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  •  people get dead that way. (2+ / 0-)
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    Not a lot of them,  fatal gun accidents are quite rare, but they do.

    Taking the magazine out of any semiautomatic firearm does not empty the chamber. You have to open the action and look.

    California's "not unsafe" gun list tries to solve this by requiring all new semiautomatic handguns sold to have a loaded chamber indicator. While well intentioned, and not an infringement, I don't think it helps much... anybody who knows enough about guns to know what a loaded chamber indicator even is, let alone where to look for one on an unfamiliar pistol, knows enough to clear the thing properly. Still, it's a useful feature for a gun to have.

    The implementation of the law is asinine, (the color of the gun matters... 'nuff said,) but that's another topic.

    --Shannon

    "It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees." -- Emiliano Zapata Salazar
    "Dissent is patriotic. Blind obedience is treason." --me

    by Leftie Gunner on Tue May 07, 2013 at 03:13:33 PM PDT

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    •  Many stage guns are real guns that have (0+ / 0-)

      been modified never to fire anything (not even a blank) again.  Also, I would not be surprised if he fired the prop gun at the ground a couple of times during the commercials just to be sure it wasn't switched with a real gun accidentally or otherwise.

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

      by Throw The Bums Out on Wed May 08, 2013 at 03:19:46 AM PDT

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