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  •  That's STILL not what you said! (1+ / 0-)
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    FrankRose

    You said about mistaking a live round for a blank when loading the guns for this foolish event.

    I call that a ridiculous thing to say.

    Tell me how you look at this live 9mm round on the left and mistake it for any of the other three blank rounds:

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    Now, neglecting to unload the live round in the chamber... that's not ridiculous. That would be a reason to have multiple people and their multiple eyes / fingers all involved in the clear-and-make-safe that would happen before loading the drill weapons with blanks.

    •  Do you really think they bothered with taking (1+ / 0-)
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      revsue

      those kind of precautions considering how poorly thought out the whole thing was?  Not to mention the possibility of "but I just thought we were using realistic looking wax bullets" or even "I was in a hurry and grabbed the wrong magazine without looking too closely because I was assured that all magazines were loaded with blanks but someone put magazine full of live rounds in the pile".

      You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

      by Throw The Bums Out on Wed May 01, 2013 at 06:15:59 PM PDT

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    •  This is snark, right? (3+ / 0-)
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      revsue, Silvia Nightshade, RichM

      I mean, you are familiar with the GunFail series on DailyKos, right? And you're well aware of the volume of accidental deaths and injuries caused by otherwise knowledgeable folk with firearms (they're not ALL dumbasses and drunks).

      From following GunFail, I've long since ceased being amazed at the number of accidents that happen with presumably sober and baseline-competent firearms dealers and gun safety class instructors. If those folks are making deadly errors, your argument from the position of logic holds no water.

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