Bad bras really can kill you

20 February 2015 - 02:22 By ©The Daily Telegraph

A politician in Michigan, in the US, fatally shot herself while adjusting her bra holster, according to police.

Christina Bond, a 55-year-old mother of two and a Republican official, shot herself in the eye while trying to secure her handgun.

"She was having trouble adjusting her bra holster; couldn't get it to fit properly," said StJoseph public safety director Mark Clapp. "She was looking down at it and accidentally discharged the weapon."

Bond was rushed from her home on Lake Michigan but succumbed to her injuries at a local hospital.

A newspaper obituary said she had served two tours in the US Navy and described her as having been "on fire for the Lord", and active in the Christian Motorcycle Association.

She won the 2013 Miss Michigan Figure Overall body-building championship.

Carrie Lightfoot, owner of the Well Armed Woman store, told USA Today newspaper last year that bra holsters were growing in popularity.

"It's kind of a natural location, depending on the size of the gun and the size of the 'guns'," she said.

"Women need options because one day a woman is wearing a dress, the next day a suit and the next day exercise clothing."

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