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Old 10-05-2012, 05:46 PM   #11
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We all have brain farts from time to time luckily 99.9% of the time they aren't fatal.

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Old 10-12-2012, 04:15 AM   #12
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That's a terrible story. I feel so bad for his friends and family.

I have a shotgun that only holds 3 rounds with the plug in (I always keep the plug in). I always pump it 6 times before I clean it. It can only hold 4 rounds with the plug out.

Maybe just my own quirk. I have however had a round come out on the 1st pump once. I'm still puzzled as to how it got there.

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I have a hard time feeling sorry for this person. Even if you haven't received any training, it's jut common sense to not point a gun at yourself and pull the trigger.

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Old 10-19-2012, 04:51 AM   #14
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I have a hard time feeling sorry for this person. Even if you haven't received any training, it's jut common sense to not point a gun at yourself and pull the trigger.
sad thing is many are lacking in that area, common sense. my father always said to my brother and i when we were younger, losing respect for something that ccan hurt or kill you is asking for bad things to happen to you. i have held onto that bit of advice for many years now.
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Exactly.

Sort of like passing while going up a hill on a blind turn. Stupidity can easily be cured. We just need to get rid of warning labels and let the problem sort itself out.

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Exactly.

Sort of like passing while going up a hill on a blind turn. Stupidity can easily be cured. We just need to get rid of warning labels and let the problem sort itself out.
kind of funny, that when people had common sense, we didn't need all those warning labels!
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I was taught that every gun is loaded. I always check my guns when I pick one up to make sure that it is not loaded even though I know that it is not. It was the way that I was taught. I also always when I hand a gun to someone I always hand it to them in a way that they can see that it is not loaded. I've even had gun shop owners look suprised at me when I had them a gun opened. When they ask me why. I tell them that it was the way that I was taught. And some have told me that they wished that more were taught that way. I stongly belive in gun safety and that if you own a gun that you should know how to use it safely and maintain it.

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I was taught to treat every gun as if it were loaded, even my little "pop" gun I had when I was about 5 years old. My brother and I were never allowed to point them at each other or play cowboys and indians with them. Additionally, I was taught to keep my finger off the trigger until I was ready to fire and to make sure of my target and what is behind my target. I've had one close call where I thought the gun was empty but thanks to my brother catching my mistake I didn't squeeze the trigger. Even then, the gun was pointed in a safe direction.

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Lack of respect for a firearm will, sooner or later, bite you in the butt. (or in the head)

It is so simple to handle a gun in a manner that will not damage property or people, but there are always some that are too smart, or too tough to follow the rules. The graveyards are full of them and their victims.

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Over confidence combined with stupidity can be lethal, as this case proves!

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