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2013-01-10 12:02:56 PM  
11 votes:
OMG....let's just go over this one.more.time.... Learned it in Basic Training......

DO NOT EVER POINT A WEAPON, LOADED OR UNLOADED (cause you never know) AT ANYTHING YOU DON'T INTEND TO KILL.
/ done
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-01-10 11:55:44 AM  
6 votes:
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?
2013-01-10 11:59:50 AM  
4 votes:
So can we at least agree that some level of mandatory training should be required for people that wish to own guns?
2013-01-10 11:56:17 AM  
3 votes:
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!
2013-01-10 11:56:16 AM  
3 votes:
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.
2013-01-10 01:45:26 PM  
2 votes:

Carn: Pick: More people die by the blade, than by the bullet. And cars.

We should issue cars to our military members then.


Have Obama take away all the military's guns and replace them with knives and hammers. Watch millions of right wing heads explode simultaneously.
Bf+
2013-01-10 12:17:30 PM  
2 votes:

Carn: 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.

LOL



Ah, another fine example of Republican humor.
Care to explain the joke and how, exactly, you considered it funny?
2013-01-10 12:04:44 PM  
2 votes:
No Florida tag?

Then again, we should have a Darwin tag.
2013-01-10 12:03:27 PM  
2 votes:
Revolver huh? Bet his brains were here, there, and everywhere.
2013-01-10 12:00:08 PM  
2 votes:
I think we should encourage all gun nuts to prove just how safe their guns are.
2013-01-10 11:55:10 AM  
2 votes:
Chicago's search for a new guitarist continues.
2013-01-10 02:24:42 PM  
1 votes:
FTFA: An 18-year-old man died when he put a gun to his head to show how safe it was...

To be fair, he did succeed in showing how safe it was
2013-01-10 01:43:18 PM  
1 votes:

Pick: More people die by the blade, than by the bullet. And cars.


We should issue cars to our military members then.
2013-01-10 01:22:09 PM  
1 votes:

Bf+: Carn: 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.

LOL


Ah, another fine example of Republican humor.
Care to explain the joke and how, exactly, you considered it funny?


If you dont get it....... i got this safe gun I would like to show you.
2013-01-10 12:53:11 PM  
1 votes:
Some people say idiots shouldn't have guns. I say it's a self-correcting problem.
2013-01-10 12:41:13 PM  
1 votes:

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?


What's wrong with putting the same requirements on gun ownership as with a driving license?  All you'd have to do would be take a gun safety course to learn not to do things like put a gun to your head and pull the trigger, giving the instructor a chance to screen for crazies.
2013-01-10 12:38:42 PM  
1 votes:

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.


"If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying 'End-of-the-World Switch. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH', the paint wouldn't even have time to dry."
2013-01-10 12:37:14 PM  
1 votes:

bentley57: My gun-nutters are sending me stories about a couple towns in the news who are trying to get everybody to own a gun


Let me guess, these are small towns without a lot of minorities.
2013-01-10 12:33:59 PM  
1 votes:

Cythraul: It's ridiculous just how often this scenario happens.  I read in an article only a couple of years ago how a guy shot himself in the head while showing his girlfriend how safe the weapon was.

To be that stupid.  If someone I loved died this way, I'd go to their funeral in mourning and in anger.  I'd be saddened by the loss, but very angry at them for being so farking stupid.


I would be angry at myself, for loving someone with the sound judgement of a retarded koala. It would be like falling for the love-child of Charlie Sheen and Lohan.
2013-01-10 12:26:13 PM  
1 votes:

durbnpoisn: This is clearly one of the stupidest things anyone could do.

At least once a week there is some news story about some idiot showing off how well they trust that their gun is not loaded, only to find themselves dead an instant later.

When will people realize that guns are not toys? They are also always (let me repeat) ALWAYS loaded!!


When a lot of idiots stop with the "guns are just a tool" nonsense. Can we go back to everyone being advocates for gun safety? It's a weapon, know and respect that, and learn safe handling.
2013-01-10 12:22:58 PM  
1 votes:
This is clearly one of the stupidest things anyone could do.

At least once a week there is some news story about some idiot showing off how well they trust that their gun is not loaded, only to find themselves dead an instant later.

When will people realize that guns are not toys? They are also always (let me repeat) ALWAYS loaded!!
2013-01-10 12:21:09 PM  
1 votes:

Bf+: Carn: 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.

LOL


Ah, another fine example of Republican humor.
Care to explain the joke and how, exactly, you considered it funny?


It's like in high school when some dumbass would crack an unfunny joke and the only person who laughed was his dumbass only friend...and the rest of the class looked on in bemusement while the hot girls snickered at each other.
2013-01-10 12:19:44 PM  
1 votes:
It's ridiculous just how often this scenario happens.  I read in an article only a couple of years ago how a guy shot himself in the head while showing his girlfriend how safe the weapon was.

To be that stupid.  If someone I loved died this way, I'd go to their funeral in mourning and in anger.  I'd be saddened by the loss, but very angry at them for being so farking stupid.
2013-01-10 12:16:31 PM  
1 votes:
The cylinder on mine rotates counter clockwise while pointing the business end away from my head.

This fellow clearly needed to do more research.

/goes to the range twice a year to practice safe handling as much as much as I do to practice accurate shooting.
2013-01-10 12:13:52 PM  
1 votes:

Pincy: I think we should encourage all gun nuts to prove just how safe their guns are.



All of my guns are safe and as mellow as a baby kitten. Unless they get pissed off. Then they break out of their gun safe and start firing rounds indiscriminately . I REALLY have to walk on eggshells around Mr. SKS, being a crazy Russian and all.
2013-01-10 12:05:21 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2013-01-10 12:05:02 PM  
1 votes:

HotWingConspiracy: So can we at least agree that some level of mandatory training should be required for people that wish to own guns?


Who says he had it legally?

Often in cases like this, cops and press decide that the situation is bad enough, and they let details like the legality of the weapon to slide.
2013-01-10 12:03:40 PM  
1 votes:

HotWingConspiracy: So can we at least agree that some level of mandatory training should be required for people that wish to own guns?


I think hunter's safety should be mandatory for all junior high students. I'm from Montana, so pretty much everyone takes it then anyhow. But yeah rule #1 always treat a gun like it's loaded, #2 never point the barrel at anything you don't want to shoot.
2013-01-10 12:03:14 PM  
1 votes:

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!


Really? So, I guess you could say it revolves in a circle to bring the next bullet into position. Hmm, you'd think they'd make that a bit more clear. Maybe they should rename it to something like "circle firing thingy" or "revolv..." hmm, never mind. As a point of fact, you should always assume a gun is loaded even when you know it isn't. I don't mean to be harsh, but this guy was a numb-nuts.
2013-01-10 12:00:41 PM  
1 votes:

PirateKing: They call that Russian Solitaire.


even funnier since he is from St Petersburg
2013-01-10 11:58:43 AM  
1 votes:
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.
2013-01-10 11:58:30 AM  
1 votes:

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.
2013-01-10 11:57:28 AM  
1 votes:
Still, you have to wonder what was going through his mind.

/oblig
2013-01-10 11:55:42 AM  
1 votes:
They call that Russian Solitaire.
 
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