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    that suggest how many gun owners would rather lie to law enforcement and say they were just cleaning their gun and it mysteriously "went off," rather than admitting what and how "really" stupid their behavior was to cause the "accident."

    •  Fair point, but . . . (0+ / 0-)

      Law enforcement has guns.  I assume they know them MUCH better than I do.  I believe I could very well ruin a weapon trying to clean it.  But I don't think I would shoot anyone in the process -- at least if my understanding of the mechanics is correct.

      If that's the case, then what are the chances that somebody who actually owns one of these things wouldn't have worked out what I suggested above?  And if that's the case, then what are the chances that law enforcement would believe them?

      Again, I stress that I am not a gun owner and I do not actually know that the process above would be guaranteed to work.  I'm just wondering if it is actually that simple and if so, what LEO is going to buy that bullshit?  Again, if I've missed something, please tell me.

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      by journeyman on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 08:27:02 PM PST

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      •  Your understanding of the mechanics is (0+ / 0-)

        correct, except most guns also have a safety/selector switch in the clearing process, which (it's been a long time) I would usually go between your nos. 4 and 5.

        Your overall concept includes the concept of redundant safety measures. e.g. clearing the chamber and the firing to verify.

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        by LilithGardener on Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 03:22:19 PM PST

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