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  •  yeah, the dude in silverdale wa (3+ / 0-)

    who was active duty military...he was totally untrained.

    the problem with "responsible gun owner"ship is that no one meets that bar.  because even military personnel, trained officers, and security don't meet that requirement when they're the dipshits fucking up.

    you throw them to the wolves as being specific cases of idiocy (that's on them) instead of seeing that as symptomatic of a larger issue which is...guns are not safe.

    •  at what point did I say that (0+ / 0-)

      training absolves you of ever being a fuck-up?

      training should help you understand what/what not to do.  It's no guarantee.  It's not immunity.

      If you do something careless, you're are being irresponsible.  If you've been properly trained, you should know the difference between what is proper and what is careless.

      If the firearm goes off 'accidentally'/negligently while you're in control of it.  You were irresponsible.  Period.  It did nothing without you.

      •  All well and good (0+ / 0-)

        but the person hit by your stray round is still....you know...........dead.

        Oops. Sorry. My bad.

        If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

        by Major Kong on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 07:52:53 PM PDT

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    •  Unfortunate fact of life (0+ / 0-)

      there are trained dickheads in EVERY job and in EVERY profession.

      "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

      by LilithGardener on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 03:20:43 PM PDT

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