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(WPBF West Palm Beach)   Man leaves firearms safety class, clearly didn't learn enough because the next stop was the emergency room   (wpbf.com) divider line 73
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2014-01-31 11:12:31 PM  
I do not understand how, as clumsy and as uncoordinated as I am, I have managed never to experience a negligent firearm discharge. Every time any firearm that I own has discharged, it has been pointed down a firing range and toward a backstop.
 
2014-01-31 11:21:06 PM  
www.everydaynodaysoff.com

/couldn't resist
 
2014-01-31 11:30:53 PM  
The older I get and the more weapons I fire, the more I think that most people would be better off with a basic .38/.357 revolver. Durable, Reliable and very difficult to accidentally shoot yourself with....

/Fiancé has a Glock. Hate it.
//I have an H&K USP compact with external safety. Like it.
///Also have Colt Python. Love it!!
 
2014-01-31 11:34:15 PM  
For something that is totally safe if handled correctly, there sure seem to be a lot of dumbasses accidentally shooting themselves (and others). It's almost as if there needs to be some sort of regulations about that sort of thing.

HAHAHaHahaha... Nah.
 
2014-01-31 11:47:13 PM  

DrBenway: For something that is totally safe if handled correctly, there sure seem to be a lot of dumbasses accidentally shooting themselves (and others). It's almost as if there needs to be some sort of regulations about that sort of thing.

HAHAHaHahaha... Nah.


Unfortunately, due to opposition, absolutely no laws regulating firearm ownership will ever exist in the United States of America.
 
2014-01-31 11:47:38 PM  

painless42: The older I get and the more weapons I fire, the more I think that most people would be better off with a basic .38/.357 revolver. Durable, Reliable and very difficult to accidentally shoot yourself with....

/Fiancé has a Glock. Hate it.
//I have an H&K USP compact with external safety. Like it.
///Also have Colt Python. Love it!!


make it more idiot proof, and they'll build a bigger idiot. seriously, how many accidental shootings were there from 1858 to 1985 (arguably the "era of wheelguns") ?
 
2014-01-31 11:58:06 PM  

DrBenway: For something that is totally safe if handled correctly, there sure seem to be a lot of dumbasses accidentally shooting themselves (and others). It's almost as if there needs to be some sort of regulations about that sort of thing.

HAHAHaHahaha... Nah.


It's really not that common, it just makes the news when it does happen. There are tens of millions of gun owners in the country, and over a million CCW holders in Florida alone. Even if there were dozens of these incidents a day, it would still be a tiny fraction of the total number of individuals who carry. I'm not excusing any negligence mind you, but I think people forget just how many people there are who  don't have a problem owning and using firearms. It's not even close to being the kind of epidemic that some make it out to be.
 
2014-02-01 12:10:51 AM  

Dimensio: DrBenway: For something that is totally safe if handled correctly, there sure seem to be a lot of dumbasses accidentally shooting themselves (and others). It's almost as if there needs to be some sort of regulations about that sort of thing.

HAHAHaHahaha... Nah.

Unfortunately, due to opposition, absolutely no laws regulating firearm ownership will ever exist in the United States of America.


hyperbole and a half. you're lying out your ass, and through your teeth at the same time. we're inundated with regulations right now. if you think we arent, you're a friggin uneducated dipshiat.
 
2014-02-01 12:18:24 AM  

pyrotek85: DrBenway: For something that is totally safe if handled correctly, there sure seem to be a lot of dumbasses accidentally shooting themselves (and others). It's almost as if there needs to be some sort of regulations about that sort of thing.

HAHAHaHahaha... Nah.

It's really not that common, it just makes the news when it does happen. There are tens of millions of gun owners in the country, and over a million CCW holders in Florida alone. Even if there were dozens of these incidents a day, it would still be a tiny fraction of the total number of individuals who carry. I'm not excusing any negligence mind you, but I think people forget just how many people there are who  don't have a problem owning and using firearms. It's not even close to being the kind of epidemic that some make it out to be.


This
 
2014-02-01 12:20:39 AM  
I am about a month away from my first firearm. After researching, I decided on the Glock 27 Gen 4.
 
2014-02-01 12:34:43 AM  

hiker9999: pyrotek85: FTA: "Morkert said he removed the magazine and was manipulating the slide when the gun discharged."

Sounds like he was manipulating the trigger too. Back to class!

Probably holding the gun with his finger on the trigger, while playing with the slide.


I'm betting that he 'unloaded' it by dropping the magazine, then pulled the trigger on his now 'unloaded' firearm because in all my years of experience in dealing with those morons, that has NEVER happened and since there's a first time for everything... this was it.
 
2014-02-01 01:29:39 AM  
Is this where we post pictures of our firearms? Because I have a Walther PPQ I would like to show off.
 
2014-02-01 01:41:33 AM  

hundreddollarman: Is this where we post pictures of our firearms? Because I have a Walther PPQ I would like to show off.


I believe you're looking for the "dick-waving in front of cheerleaders" thread. That was a few hours ago.
 
2014-02-01 01:43:59 AM  

DrBenway: hundreddollarman: Is this where we post pictures of our firearms? Because I have a Walther PPQ I would like to show off.

I believe you're looking for the "dick-waving in front of cheerleaders" thread. That was a few hours ago.


I don't know why you're sharing your preoccupation with penises with me. I'm not judging though. Free country.
 
2014-02-01 02:10:08 AM  

hundreddollarman: DrBenway: hundreddollarman: Is this where we post pictures of our firearms? Because I have a Walther PPQ I would like to show off.

I believe you're looking for the "dick-waving in front of cheerleaders" thread. That was a few hours ago.

I don't know why you're sharing your preoccupation with penises with me. I'm not judging though. Free country.


Hey, you sounded lost. And if I was preoccupied as you suggest, I wouldn't be trying to send you away to another thread, would I? Anyway, here you go. Have fun.
 
2014-02-01 03:00:13 AM  

pyrotek85: DrBenway: For something that is totally safe if handled correctly, there sure seem to be a lot of dumbasses accidentally shooting themselves (and others). It's almost as if there needs to be some sort of regulations about that sort of thing.

HAHAHaHahaha... Nah.

It's really not that common, it just makes the news when it does happen. There are tens of millions of gun owners in the country, and over a million CCW holders in Florida alone. Even if there were dozens of these incidents a day, it would still be a tiny fraction of the total number of individuals who carry. I'm not excusing any negligence mind you, but I think people forget just how many people there are who  don't have a problem owning and using firearms. It's not even close to being the kind of epidemic that some make it out to be.


For what reason, then, am I entirely unable to locate any news articles about concealed weapons permit holders who go through an entire day without ever negligently discharging their firearm or otherwise doing anything of note?
 
2014-02-01 03:01:18 AM  
Next time make sure the safety is a little more on. (Like the owner)
 
2014-02-01 03:04:07 AM  

Livingroom: Dimensio: DrBenway: For something that is totally safe if handled correctly, there sure seem to be a lot of dumbasses accidentally shooting themselves (and others). It's almost as if there needs to be some sort of regulations about that sort of thing.

HAHAHaHahaha... Nah.

Unfortunately, due to opposition, absolutely no laws regulating firearm ownership will ever exist in the United States of America.

hyperbole and a half. you're lying out your ass, and through your teeth at the same time. we're inundated with regulations right now. if you think we arent, you're a friggin uneducated dipshiat.


[thatsthejoke.jpg]
 
2014-02-01 04:06:08 AM  

Molavian: iheartscotch: A Glock? Yep, a glock. I'm just not into a double action gun with no external safety.

/ I've never managed to shoot myself with my 1911.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYvAxLX6OzE&feature=feedu


That is Big George Drakoulias levels of funny.
 
2014-02-01 04:13:47 AM  
So if you are all to be believed each one of you is inept and at some point will accidentally shoot yourselves due to ignorance about your weapon/all weapons.
 
2014-02-01 06:09:08 AM  

Pathman: /couldn't resist


Thank you. He's the reason I came in here.
 
2014-02-01 08:00:48 AM  

illannoyin: Pathman: /couldn't resist

Thank you. He's the reason I came in here.


...said no one ever interested in taking a firearm safety class
;-p
 
2014-02-01 09:17:42 PM  

pyrotek85: Livingroom: to be fair, i replace my stock disconnectors with 3.5lb bars, because i like rapid snappy followup shots. i think the initial pull is still 5lb, but with a 3.5 you can bumpfire-tripletap and have a sub-.5" pattern at 7yds.

That's an important point actually, different users will adjust the trigger pull to their liking, so you can make it quite light, or very heavy like the NYPD does.

demaL-demaL-yeH: OnlyM3: Really? So your "Glock, yes it's a glock" then saying you never shot yourself w/ a 1911 didn't mean what it says?

This accident had nothing to do w/ make/model and everything to do with the idiot not following the very simple rule of not pointing it at people

Hmm.
Let's turn to google.
"1911 leg" -holster             16,100 results
"Glock leg" -holster        1,120,000 results
"Glock manual safety"       223,000 results
Then there's the whole "pull trigger to disassemble" thing.
Hmm.
No problem with the product, you say?
Maybe so, but is sure as fark seems to open up an entirely new field of endeavor for operator headspace errors, now doesn't it?

Yeah not so much a problem as it's just not as tolerant of bad handling. They're also very common, so there's a lot more people using them.


I think of a manual safety as a seat belt: You don't need it 99.99% of the time.
But when you don't ever have a seat belt, you're going to get farked up.
Because accidents happen and human beings make mistakes.
/It really is a farked-up design.
//It's been proven over and over and over again.
 
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