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Old 01-27-2013, 02:46 AM
 
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I think this pretty much proves that people who go to gun shows are complete idiots.

This makes shooting victim #6 at a gun show this month. If a certified dealer can't even handle these safely, who can? But don't worry, guns are harmless. Only people shoot people. Yeah yeah.
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:55 AM
 
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So whadda ya want to do 'bout it? Ban guns? Six children probably had unsecured flatscreen TV's fall on them this year; ban those too? Put a gate around your pool if your so interested in safety. Ban pools!
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:57 AM
 
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I think this pretty much proves that people who go to gun shows are complete idiots.

This makes shooting victim #6 at a gun show this month. If a certified dealer can't even handle these safely, who can? But don't worry, guns are harmless. Only people shoot people. Yeah yeah.
That is exactly what is reported here. What is your problem in comprehending this? The gun didn't walk into the room and fire itself off. You do understand that, right?
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:04 AM
 
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That is exactly what is reported here. What is your problem in comprehending this? The gun didn't walk into the room and fire itself off. You do understand that, right?
They are inherently dangerous, no matter what the intention is of the person handling it. "You do understand that, right?"

This guy was a gun dealer! If a car or a TV were to unexpectedly shoot you with a high speed projectile while you were handling it, it would be immediately recalled, so spare me the false equivalencies.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:08 AM
 
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They are inherently dangerous, no matter what the intention is of the person handling it. "You do understand that, right?"

This guy was a gun dealer! If a car or a TV were to somehow shoot you with a high speed projectile while you were handling it, it would be immediately recalled, so spare me the false equivalencies.
People in cars kill themselves every single day. Mountain climbing is inherently dangerous. A large number of people percentage wise are killed and injured every year through this pursuit. Are you calling for a ban?

So, do you acknowledge your error in your first post?
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:09 AM
 
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Good thing he had a 2nd loaded gun on the table... who knows how many times he would have shot himself if he didn't.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:10 AM
 
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I understand it is an accident. When did the leap to ban guns over mass shootings go to unintentional discharges. Is the Ban Crew running out of good reasons? Is this the kind of post to make when someone gets hurt?

Besides, the gun in question was likely a Saturday Night Special (modern pistols of good quality don't use .25 ammo). Gun people even tried to ban the SNS but the democrats said cheap guns are a right for the poor to own.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:15 AM
 
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Gun people even tried to ban the SNS but the democrats said cheap guns are a right for the poor to own.
Yeah, right. I'm sure those were their exact words. And I'm sure "gun people" tried to ban anything. Do you often make up crap to justify your own fetish?
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:19 AM
 
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http://www.responsivemanagement.com/...entsreport.pdf
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http://www.desmoinesregister.com/art...nclick_check=1

I think this pretty much proves that people who go to gun shows are complete idiots.

This makes shooting victim #6 at a gun show this month. If a certified dealer can't even handle these safely, who can? But don't worry, guns are harmless. Only people shoot people. Yeah yeah.
Are you aware of how many people carry/handle weapons every day without incident? Literally millions! And how many of these accidental discharges happen compared to how many guns are handled annually? I would bet the figure is low, due to the fact gun owners realize the potential dangers involved. Accidental discharges happen and if the person it happens to is practicing proper handling, then no one will be harmed. And yes, I do realize injuries/deaths do happen. Remember, we are talking about accidental gun discharges here by legit gun owners.

Heres some figures for comparison: http://www.responsivemanagement.com/...entsreport.pdf
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:48 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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That is exactly what is reported here. What is your problem in comprehending this? The gun didn't walk into the room and fire itself off. You do understand that, right?
This line of reasoning is silly.

Here is how it goes:

Inanimate objects, as such, are harmless unless accessed by a person
A gun is an inanimate object
Therefore guns are harmless unless accessed by a person.

However much like the false equivalency gun supporters like to make about the lethality of weapons:
gun=knife=rock etc. ....you're just as dead blah, blah, blah.......

Here is the inanimate object false equivalency.

To use pknopp's line "the gun didn't walk into the room and fire itself off."

Why don't we hear things like: "The marshmellow didn't just hurl itself against the guys skull."

This is because the lethality of inantimate objects is not the same.

guns, knives, rocks are more inherently dangerous than marshmellows, sponges and a glob of oatmeal.
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