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Re: Gun Fails
« Reply #1363 on: July 22, 2017, 10:08:32 AM »
A pic (Vid) is worth 1000 words.  Truly scary.  And some people say everyone should be armed.  (The best one was the guy who got shot with his gun after the post fell over.)

My favorite was the "Jersey Shore" chick.

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Re: Gun Fails
« Reply #1364 on: July 22, 2017, 12:13:28 PM »
^^^Informative and appalling, Mr. B. And these are the fails that people are able to walk (or at least limp) away from.

Hell, I'm not a gun owner and I have a recent gun story of my own. Was visiting some friends and another friend of theirs offered to take us all to a gun range and shoot his and their weapons, his treat. This is definitely not my usual cup of tea, but I was there to spend time with them and it was an opportunity to push out of my comfort zone a bit, so I went along.

It was an enclosed range so I found it claustrophobic as well as smelling of hot metal and powder residue despite the AC. I shot all the weapons we'd brought a couple of times, confirming that I didn't find it very enjoyable. I recognize this is because of my parents' strong pacifist views when I was growing up, but I don't like guns or feel comfortable around them. To me, a gun isn't "just a tool", it is a tool specifically designed to kill.

Back to the story, my friend's teenage son shot a .45 auto pistol a couple of times, then tried to give it to one of us while pointing it directly at us. Everyone else immediately flinched away and reminded him of basic gun safety. Fortunately the gun didn't go off, but I couldn't stop thinking what might have happened if it had. At least as disturbing was how everyone else but me laughed the incident off, treating it as no big deal. So I'm pretty sure my young friend doesn't appreciate how close he came to seriously injuring or killing someone.
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Re: Gun Fails
« Reply #1365 on: July 22, 2017, 12:34:37 PM »
My dad once told me a story about how, when he was young, some older kids got a rifle out and were playing with it, and he was accidentally shot with it.  He came out of it just fine, but if he had been older, he would have bled out long before anyone could have gotten there, because of where it hit.  Needless to say, my dad always kept his firearms locked up and practiced proper safety rules with them.  I was never once tempted to treat them as a toy.  When I played with stuff, I played with sticks (even if I sometimes pretended they were guns), and I always took the safety rules seriously when I was taught how to shoot a gun as part of the Boy Scouts.
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Re: Gun Fails
« Reply #1366 on: July 22, 2017, 12:41:38 PM »
I wish they'd quit calling these accidental shootings.  None of them were accidents.  All of them were avoidable and due to negligence.
In fairness, most accidents are due to negligence, in part or in whole.  While some are truly accidental, you can usually point to some stupid, negligent thing that a person did to make it possible.

Just look at most traffic accidents, as an example.  Consider the sheer number that happen because the driver was texting, or on the phone, or even was distracted by someone else in the car.

I agree with you; we need to distinguish between things which are accidents and things where someone was negligent.
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Re: Gun Fails
« Reply #1367 on: July 22, 2017, 05:32:52 PM »
It amazes me how many people have no idea of physics. You're shooting a projectile at a rapid speed -- at, oh, how many hundreds of feet per second? -- and you don't think there is going to be "an equal an opposite reaction". Dunces (and those who encourage them). You have to be prepared for the kickback. Lots of Darwin Award contestants here.

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Re: Gun Fails
« Reply #1368 on: July 22, 2017, 05:49:13 PM »
You can be sure that they didn't show the people who were actually seriously hurt or killed, just the near misses which could be funny without being cruel.
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Re: Gun Fails
« Reply #1369 on: August 09, 2017, 07:59:13 PM »
Hell, I'm not a gun owner and I have a recent gun story of my own.

... So I'm pretty sure my young friend doesn't appreciate how close he came to seriously injuring or killing someone.

Kind of a best case scenario
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Re: Gun Fails
« Reply #1370 on: August 09, 2017, 08:19:59 PM »
Catching up on a shitload of gunfails.  So much fail...

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/4/21/1635593/-Is-that-a-tax-refund-in-your-pocket-or-are-you-just-happy-to-see-me-GunFAIL-CCXXXIV
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the week of the February 19-25 was a humdinger. I don’t know what was going on in gun world, but that week saw 79 forgotten guns picked up by TSA agents in the carry-on luggage of airline travelers across the country, 21 people who accidentally shot themselves, 12 kids accidentally shot, 9 accidental gun fatalities, 8 law enforcement officers involved in gun accidents, 8 people who accidentally fired their weapons while out shopping and dining among the rest of us, 8 people who accidentally shot family members or significant others, 4 people who accidentally fired their guns while cleaning or disassembling them, and 3 who accidentally fired them into neighboring homes and apartments.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/2/20/1635863/-Alabama-Sheriff-suddenly-realizes-the-gun-nuts-are-not-his-friends

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/4/28/1639288/-Eighteen-people-protected-themselves-right-into-the-hospital-GunFAIL-CCXXXV
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This week’s “Thanks for Keeping Us Safe” award goes to the concealed carrier in Pueblo, Colorado, whose gun allegedly fell out of its holster, slid down his leg, hit the floor, discharged, and shot another patron who just happened to be passing into the “safest” area of the store at the time. By which, of course, we mean that part of the store where our hero stood ready to defend her from ISIS or any other attack.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/5/6/1640840/-Florida-Man-strikes-again-Took-gun-to-the-movies-for-safety-shot-self-in-the-can-GunFAIL-CCXXXVI

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/5/13/1643709/-Come-on-kids-Come-with-grandpa-to-the-range-to-learn-about-gun-safety-Oh-no-GunFAIL-CCXXXVII

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/5/29/1646165/-Shhhh-No-talking-in-the-library-BLAM-GunFAIL-CCXXXVIII

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/6/4/1647519/-Tulsa-Sheriff-s-Reserve-Deputies-mysteriously-amass-impressive-track-record-of-GunFAIL-CCXXXIX
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Other notable gun mishaps include a kindergarten teacher in Guns Everywhere Georgia, who merely did the unthinkable, thankfully, as opposed to the horrifically unthinkable. That is, she showed up at work drunk, with a gun in her purse, which she left under the desk in the classroom. But what she didn’t do was have her gun discovered by one of the students. So shut up, liberals! That totally won’t happen with armed teachers! Unless it does! In which case, Freedom! And also, “suck it,” snowflakes!

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/6/10/1649646/-Is-no-one-safe-Embarrassing-wave-of-accidents-befall-experts-GunFAIL-CCXL

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/6/14/1652695/-I-wonder-what-would-happen-if-we-all-went-turkey-hunting-disguised-as-turkeys-GunFAIL-CCXLI

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/6/24/1655193/-Is-that-an-Easter-egg-in-your-pocket-or-are-you-just-happy-to-be-armed-in-church-GunFAIL-CCXLII

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/7/3/1655623/-GunFAIL-CCXLIII

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/7/14/1658351/--The-new-National-Pastime-GunFAIL-CCXLIV

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/6/27/1675686/-IQ-fail-Delaware-state-senator-faces-felony-charge-forgot-loaded-gun-was-in-his-carry-on-bag

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Re: Gun Fails
« Reply #1371 on: August 13, 2017, 05:53:57 PM »
Want scary?

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Re: Gun Fails
« Reply #1372 on: August 14, 2017, 02:00:03 AM »
Comments are disabled for this video. Maybe you should repost it with comments enabled.
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