Originally Posted by Eturnsdale
Ive got a friend that works in the gun industry. From what Ive gathered from him, the engineers and designers they employ have more experience with firearms than many of the knowledgeable people on this forum.
The biggest problem we have is idiots letting themselves get lazy. No I am not saying that Ive never had a brain fart in my life. But I have never had a brain fart when handling something that could kill someone.
Having the mentality that "its gonna happen" is IMHO a serious problem. It excuses idiotic behavior.
Originally Posted by Doc3402
Either you don't drive or you're not being completely honest with yourself. You know what I'm talking about. That one boneheaded stunt where the first thing you do is look around to see if a cop saw you? Yeah, that one.
Look, I'm not trying to come down on you, but people don't see cars as deadly weapons. They use them every day and nothing happens, so they get complacent. The same can be said for gun owners.
i think that Eturnsdale is trying to say that having that mentality, "it;s gonna happen" is wrong, and by having that mentality, you set yourself up for a future problem. here in turn comes what you call complacency, and i agree that being too complacent with anything is a formula for a problem also. so we have to train ourselves to not be complacent as well as not getting into a mentality of, "it's gonna happen" and accepting that as fact.
i think we need to remind ourselves of the 10 rules of gun safety everytime we handle a firearm and not slipping into a mentality that accidents are gonna happen and teaching ourselves not to be complacent around firearms or allowing others to do so either.
nothing is idiot-proof. give an idiot a steel ball bearing and a rubber mallet, and he will destroy both of them!