DEA Agent Shoots Self in Foot During Safety Seminar

I guess the lesson to learn here is that none of us should get too pleased with ourselves when trying to explain something to other people.

This is DEA Agent, Lee Paige, running a gun safety seminar in a Florida High School back in 2004. Unbeknownst to Mr. Paige, he was about to have the most embarrassing situation in his life play out, and soon it would be broadcast to the entire internet for millions of other people to share in.

I’m the only one in this room professional enough, that I know of, to carry a Glock .40… BOOM!

Don’t be so sure of yourself, Mr. Paige!

Apparently someone leaked the video to the internet, which led Mr. Paige to sue the DEA. After the incident in the High School, he says that his coworkers teased him mercilessly, which led to his being forced to resign from the agency and having to stop giving his motivational speeches. However, a judge in Florida threw the case out because Mr. Paige could not prove who leaked the video.

Just more proof that it is extremely important to be very careful around loaded firearms, even if you have been professionally trained. Don’t let your guard down!

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Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Romulus Marketing and Bravera Holdings. He's also the managing editor at,, and the managing partner at You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their five wonderful children.

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