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  •  There's a case for design safety rules (2+ / 0-)
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    Creosote, a2nite

    Manufacturers are, as I understand, exempt from product safety rules. Plenty of them design weapons that don't go off when you drop them, but there's no way to force the rest to make safer guns.

    Admittedly the idea of making deadly weapons safe is a bit of a mind bender, and someone who hated guns could pervert the regulations into a TRAP situation.

    Freedom isn't free. Patriots pay taxes.

    by Dogs are fuzzy on Fri May 17, 2013 at 09:55:43 PM PDT

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    •  Well we could come up with all kinds (8+ / 0-)

      of sensible precautions, that a lot of gun owners do know. It's the ones who think they are not going to have a problem. Just like that quick phone call or text behind the wheel.

      1) No alcohol in the last 6 hours. Much longer if you passed out from however much you drank. Or cold medicines, or pain killers, etc.

      2) No cleaning or handling a gun from dinner time to after breakfast.

      3) If the gun goes off, immediately figure out where the bullet(s) went, if you don't already know.

      4) Think of show and tell for guns as another form of Russian Roulette.

      5) Don't forget gravity and curiosity are always on.

      That's the short list. My brain is going to sleep...

      "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

      by Ginny in CO on Fri May 17, 2013 at 11:09:50 PM PDT

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    •  They'd never be safe enough (2+ / 0-)
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      thomask, Laconic Lib

      when you have idiots like the ones in these diaries owning them.

      “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

      by skohayes on Sat May 18, 2013 at 02:35:46 PM PDT

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