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Old 11-03-2012, 11:58 AM   #31
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It would have violated the man's Constitutional rights to require him to know how to operate the gun before buying it. The seller had no responsibility for regulating the sale either. Neither did the shop owner have any responsibity to assist him in decocking it. Giving the man advice about how to decock the gun over the phone probably opened the shop owner up to litigation if the thing had gone off and winged another idiot. If the shop owner allowed the guy in the store with the loaded and cocked weapon, he was as big a fool as the buyer.

If being an idiot was legal justification for denying a person the right to own a firearm, then far fewer people would own then own today. If you don't believe that, I suggest you visit an unregulated public range. Our local "public range" is worse than Dodge City, on cowboy payday.

No firearm regulation folks, remember?
Scary , and comforting at the same time..
Weird..
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:39 PM   #32
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Or you know, just watch a YouTube video...
In the days of YouTube, there is absolutely no excuse for being an uneducated gun owner.
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The only thing I see wrong is that they guy should've done this at the range. If you don't know what you're doing, do it in a place where you can test/practice safely. Don't cock a hammer until you're in a spot that you can attempt letting it down while pointed downrange. Just a stupid mistake from a newb, but I agree with the comment about YouTube. Unless that fella had no access to internet there's no excuse for not figuring out how to handle the gun properly in any situation he might've been in.

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