Police in Michigan say a mishap involving a bra holster led to the death of a local politician and pageant champion.
Christina Bond, a 55-year-old mother-of-two, fatally shot herself in the eye while attempting to secure her handgun.
"She was having trouble adjusting her bra holster, couldn't get it to fit the way she wanted it to," said St Joseph Public Safety Director Mark Clapp. "She was looking down at it and accidentally discharged the weapon."
Ms Bond was rushed from her home on Lake Michigan after the incident, but succumbed to her injuries at a local hospital. She was a local Republican official, and an obituary printed in the 'Herald-Palladium' newspaper said she served two tours as a member of the United States Navy.
The obituary also describes Ms Bond as having been "on fire for the lord", and an active member of the Christian Motorcycle Association. She also won the 2013 Miss Michigan Figure Overall body-building championship.
Carrie Lightfoot, owner of the Well Armed Woman store, told the '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,'" said Ms Lightfoot.
"Women just need options because one day a woman is wearing a dress, the next day a suit and the next day exercise clothing." (© Daily Telegraph, London)
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