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Michigan Republican Official Fatally Shoots Self in Eye While Trying to Adjust Bra Gun Holster

Another tragedy strikes a 'responsible gun owner.'

It’s now official: a local elected Michigan Republican was accidentally killed while trying to adjust the gun in her bra holster. Though Christina Bond fatally shot herself in the eye on New Year’s Day, it wasn’t until Wednesday that a public safety investigation was able to confirm the details surrounding her death.

Bond, age 55, was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and more recently, a Republican precinct delegate for Saint Joseph Charter Precinct 1.

According to St. Joseph public safety director Mark Clapp, who spoke with the Kalamazoo Gazette, Bond “was having trouble adjusting her bra holster, couldn't get it to fit the way she wanted it to. She was looking down at it and accidentally discharged the weapon.”

A look at Bond’s Facebook page indicates she was a fan of Fox News and several conservative organizations. She had recently posted a handful of updates expressing opposition to the Ferguson protests (including one in which she responded to a story about an SUV hitting protesters with, “Yep..... Don't stop...”). She also posted an update questioning whether Obama is American and one in which she asked, “Why hasn't this man been impeached!! He is an embarrassment to the USA.”

Bra holsters, like the one pictured below, are just one of several conceal-carry items aimed at women. To check out others, click here


Kali Holloway is a senior writer and the associate editor of media and culture at AlterNet.

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