The Only Sane Man In Florida: Revolvers do not work that way. When you pull the trigger with an empty chamber, the cylinder rotates and brings a round into firing position!
Kibbler: Chicago's search for a new guitarist continues.
d23: Is this what the NRA means when they say it would be safer for EVERYONE to have a gun?The biggest idiots and most careless will simply shoot themselves?
david_gaithersburg: d23: Is this what the NRA means when they say it would be safer for EVERYONE to have a gun?The biggest idiots and most careless will simply shoot themselves?.Well it would eliminate the progressive wing of the Democratic Party pretty quick.
PirateKing: They call that Russian Solitaire.
HotWingConspiracy: So can we at least agree that some level of mandatory training should be required for people that wish to own guns?
H31N0US: "...he showed them a .38-caliber revolver..."I guess he forgot about the "revolver" part?
Pincy: I think we should encourage all gun nuts to prove just how safe their guns are.
lordjupiter: Same thing would've happened if he put a hammer up to his head.
GranoblasticMan: Still, you have to wonder what was going through his mind./oblig
LessO2: No Florida tag?Then again, we should have a Darwin tag.
Tanthalas39: Good shot, man.
Solid State Vittles: Revolver huh? Bet his brains were here, there, and everywhere.
GranoblasticMan: FTA:Witness told officers that Shaw, his uncle, grandparents and some friends were on the back patio talking when he showed them a .38-caliber revolver, police said.Shaw told them that he kept one round out of the firing chamber to prevent an accidental shooting, according to police.Somebody forgot (or didn't know) that revolvers advance to the next chamber before firing.
damndirtyape: Pincy: I think we should encourage all gun nuts to prove just how safe their guns are.I do, every day for the last 20+ years. Never shot anyone including myself nor ever had a negligent discharge.
KeithLM: The Only Sane Man In Florida: Revolvers do not work that way. When you pull the trigger with an empty chamber, the cylinder rotates and brings a round into firing position!Right, this guy must have picked up this concept from an old western or some other show describing the old Colts in which it was routine to leave one chamber open so that the hammer wasn't resting on a live round for safety. This shouldn't be necessary with any modern revolver if I'm not mistaken. They have mechanisms in place to help prevent accidental firing of the gun.
Slaxl: From the comments i'm going to guess Subby's name is Steven.Anyway, how hard is it to not shoot yourself? Seems to happen an awful lot. People don't prove that knives aren't sharp by stabbing themselves. Actually scratch that, they do run their finger along the blade then go "ow". So I guess there's no hope for common humanity. As a group we're simply terrible.
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