While I certainly feel for his family and friends, I can't imagine taking a pistol pointing it at my chest and pulling the trigger, even if it was empty. He may not have been stupid in general. But his actions are almost the definition of stupid. We all do stupid things. I've had my share; some pretty good ones too. But I can't top his example.
Jayhawk, If you had "quoted" more of my post than just a "sound bite" you would see that there could have been a lot more to the situation than just "stupidity."
As soon as we humans start to believe we are incapable of making mistakes (even ones that look totally avoidable) is when the most tragic incidents can occur.