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Old 09-05-2015, 01:48 AM
 
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If we could just get every thug to test their safety this way
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Old 09-05-2015, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Lightbulb Man Tries to Prove Gun Won't Fire; It Does

Sometimes, stupid is self-correcting.
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Old 09-05-2015, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Lmao! I'm sorry not funny but my God this just shows how many people are idiots and all
In the name of trying to prove a point-dude was it worth it? Or nah. Smh. The more stories that come out about accidental shootings in the home of gun owners really indicates the number of irresponsible, uneducated people that own them. I don't have a problem with gun-ownership but it's scary the number of people that should know better and make these silly mistakes. Smh.
Meh... Far more people will drown in there own backyard pool than Will accidentally shoot themselves.

The only purpose of a pool is to KILL!

The NSPI has blood on there hands. (The NATIONAL SPA and POOL INSTITUTE)



Bill
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Old 09-05-2015, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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It probably started out like this: Hold my beer, I want to show you something.
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Old 09-05-2015, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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Gun control is not needed if we have adequate idiot control.
Unfortunately, we have far too many laws aimed at (ooh, punny) protecting idiots from themselves, and sometimes even rewarding them for their own stupidity. If we didn't interfere with the idiots' propensity to off themselves, the problem would be (partly) self-limiting.

Personally, I think that anyone stupid enough to put a gun to his own head and pull the trigger should be encouraged to do so as many times as he wishes.

My primary weapons (Sig P220E .45, S&W Custom 3" 629 .44mag, Ruger "Security Six" .357) do not have external, manually-operated safeties, there is no doubt whether the action will work if the trigger is pulled.

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This incident reminds me of when I went through Army basic training in the 60's. The day we handled rifles for the first time, our Drill Instructor said the following "The most dangerous thing in the world is a civilian with a loaded weapon. You, and the guy next to you, may be wearing a uniform, but don't kid yourselves. You are still a civilian, and if you want to live to become a soldier, you had better pay attention to what I'm telling you. Making a mistake with a firearm is permanent, not even God can fix it."

I grew up with guns and knew some basic safety rules, but that little speech from that D.I. really stuck with me. I'm starting to see more & more evidence every day that he was right.
When I was in BT, another trainee aimed his M-16 at me...I took it away and put the butt of it upside his skull. He wanted me charged with assault, crying "It wasn't loaded." I said that I had no way of knowing that, and no way of knowing if *he* knew it. The DI told him that he was lucky that a cracked skull was *all* he got, and that if he kept running his mouth *he* would be the one to go up on charges.
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Old 09-05-2015, 09:16 AM
 
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When I was in BT, another trainee aimed his M-16 at me...I took it away and put the butt of it upside his skull. He wanted me charged with assault, crying "It wasn't loaded." I said that I had no way of knowing that, and no way of knowing if *he* knew it. The DI told him that he was lucky that a cracked skull was *all* he got, and that if he kept running his mouth *he* would be the one to go up on charges.
Nice story but any DI worth his salt would have given you as much stick as the offender got for treating what you "thought might have been a loaded weapon" like a baseball bat. Your silliness was as dangerous as his. While you were performing your Pete Rose moment butt forward, where was the muzzle pointed and how many behind you were endangered by this action of yours? He pointed it at you and after relieving him of it, you pointed it where again?

One of the first things uttered by any DI at any range is 'down range muzzle pointing only' with also the admonition that if a muzzle swing occurs; everyone hits the dirt. First rule of range ethics is to make the response to an offense universal and unforgettably embarrassing for the offender. That's the way it was taught in my day of the same period as yours.

Your statement "I said that I had no way of knowing that, and no way of knowing if *he* knew it." just doesn't have that credibility of follow-up behaviour indicating you were any more concerned about the weapon's safety than he was, and your DI should have responded thusly and given you a *ding* for behaving in an exactly similar manner as him.

DI's or Range Officers following protocols taught to them, would have had you both humping a railroad tie through the obstacle course or scrubbing some latrine floor with toothbrushes for a week.

Just say'n.
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Old 09-05-2015, 11:26 AM
 
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Not quite but almost thinning the herd.
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