Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Four Rules

Break them all. Keep breaking them all. Eventually someone will get shot.

Drunk people playing with a loaded handgun. Live streaming it on Facebook. Someone putting the gun in his mouth. The magazine is out, but it seems likely there's one in the chamber the whole time.

Finally, almost inevitably, this shit show ends with a death, a felony arrest, loss of the gun owner's concealed carry permit, loss of all firearms.

All four. All the time.




6 comments:

SiGraybeard said...

While I can't disagree at all with the main point, when you say, "Drunk people playing with a loaded handgun. Live streaming it on Facebook.", I think the chances of getting them to pay attention to any rules of safety is about zero. The chances of them even knowing the rules exist is just about zero.

And the overlap between the set of people who would do that and responsible gun owners is zero.

I'm afraid that sometimes you just can't keep the Kreepy Krauly out of the gene pool.

Old NFO said...

Rampant stupidity= dead body... Not surprised...

Borepatch said...

Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Brian Murphy agreed that Stanford's death is tragic but disputed calling the shooting "accidental."

I can't argue, but it would be nice it Police departments didn't describe discharges by Officers as "accidental". It's negligent, whether by a LEO or a non-LEO.

Steve said...

The last thing we need is gun owners becoming poster boys for the antis.

B said...

Rule 5:

Pretend a bullet is coming out of the barrell RIGHT NOW.

Michael said...

If you think about it though perhaps this was for the best. People that stupid will eventually find an untimely end and may have actually hurt some innocent people in the process. Just because we have the right to own a gun, doesn't mean we have the common sense to safely carry one. At least in my state acquiring a handgun requires first passing a class on gun safety, and I totally support that requirement. Even as a fairly experienced gun owner there were a few things I learned in that class and a whole lot of really good reminders.