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Old 01-19-2012, 08:17 AM   #1
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Default Those visitors that pick up your gun and pull the trigger while looking at it.

Yeah, had one of those the other day. I handed it to him, mind you I knew it was unloaded, I only got pissed at him because if the safety was off It could damage my firing pin seeing as it was cocked and my gun is rimfire. I should just get in the habit of saying 'don't pull the trigger' instead of assuming such and such is smart enough to not go pulling triggers. ~.~
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:33 AM   #2
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So you knowingly handed a firearm to a moron? Who is to blame here? I try to not allow morons anywhere near my firearms or even in my house.
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I never show any firearms to people unless I know they are firearms and safety knowledgeable.

IMO, displaying of firearms should be done in three circumstances:
1. When selling
2. When shooting
3. To stop a threat
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"…The gun accidentally fired, and he was struck by a bullet in the head.”
"The person was just looking at the gun, and he was unfamiliar with it and it discharged," said Sgt. David Walker of the Van Buren County Sheriff's Office…"

This wouldn’t have happened if he had done like his Mama said, “Look with your eyes, not your hands!”

Sounds like Sgt. Dave shouldn’t have a gun either. He sure doesn’t know how firearms work, they don’t go off just because you look at them!
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I wouldn’t presume that someone not familiar with firearms would know why one shouldn’t dry fire a pistol. I didn’t.

I would expect a friend/visitor who was not familiar with firearms would presume the firearm just handed to him by someone who was familiar with firearms that it would be unloaded or otherwise safe to handle as your visitor did.

The clerks that have let me examine pistols ALWAYS racked the slide open before they handed it to me.
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Marine Corps RO, "unload, show clear!"
This ensures that the shooter and everyone on the line knows that all weapons are "safe" (quotation marks denote a salute to the first rule of firearm safety, treat every weapon as is it were loaded)

Your friend pulling the trigger on a rim fire shows lack of knowledge on his part, educate him. If you can't educate him, and he's stupid, find another friend.
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I have had visitors like this. More than once I was doing something like cleaning one of my guns when visitors showed up. Most of the time the visitor is smart and courteous enough to leave someone's gun alone, but there was one particular person who used to pick up the handgun I had out and look at it without being invited. This is the same irritating person who was quite concerned because I had one of my guns out while his kids were in my house, never mind that I as sitting there with it the whole time. Usually I would just put the gun away while they were there and try to keep the peace, but sometimes it was disassembled. I had to sit there the whole time to make sure they didn't disturb the different parts.

This is the same guy who used to come over and sit down at my computer and start using it without being invited. A computer is one thing, a gun is another.
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Originally Posted by BlueTurf View Post
This is the same guy who used to come over and sit down at my computer and start using it without being invited.
That would not happen in my house! My computer (and my guns) are off-limits to anyone except my wife.
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Luckily I don't have a lot friends, I already thinned out the herd, and the ones that made the cut are gun savvy. No one really asks to touch my firearms, they'll ask to see them at times but they won't touch them. I'd have a conniption if they started to play with them without asking me first.
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Old 01-19-2012, 02:51 PM   #10
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I actually have no problem with people touching most of my guns.
I find that it helps with 2A propaganda.

1) always make sure rifle or pistol is unloaded.

2) tell them whether or not to dry fire.

3) refer them to a "quality" instructor.

4) Let them know they can be a citizen & protect there family.

Of course there are the exceptions, you touch my guns & I'll brake your fingers.
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