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  •  He's right though (2+ / 0-)
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    oldpunk, Robobagpiper

    Always assume a gun is loaded until you verify otherwise.  Even if you verified it earlier.  Never point a gun at something you aren't willing to kill.  Don't touch the trigger until you are sure you want to fire.

    My guns are in a safe with a trigger lock.  I haven't used them in ages.  I only own guns because I purchased them while I was in the military.  When I go to the range I make sure the gun is on my person for the entire trip there so it is not lost.  If I go in a store, gun comes with me.  If I get gas the gun stays on me even if I am just getting out to the pump.  The gun is only loaded once I get to the range.

    A large problem with guns is that a large portion of the people with them have no fucking idea what they are doing.  The NRA used to be about gun safety and proper gun use and provided a nice service.  Now it's turned into a bit of a mess for people who are angry they can't own RPGs and fire them off in their back yard.

    Proper gun training should be mandatory for people.  Hell in the military they are really strict about the use of guns.  I grew up shooting guns at summer camp, had gun safety in the military issue and I've never had an issue with guns or endangered anybody.

    "Foolproof systems don't take into account the ingenuity of fools."

    by overclocking on Sun Feb 19, 2012 at 03:53:43 PM PST

    •  The NRA still is heavily-involved in training (2+ / 0-)
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      oldpunk, gerrilea

      The people who think that you should have any weapon are GOA and JPFO.

      I like JPFO most out of the political organizations because they only make statements about bills and laws, not about candidates.

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