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View Diary: Did you notice? Three pre-schoolers accidentally shot other kids last week: GunFAIL LXVI (61 comments)

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  •  impressive number of trained shooters (7+ / 0-)

    including law enforcement, who nevertheless have accidents like this.

    It puts the lie to the NRA claims that guns are perfectly safe in the hands of well-trained good buys. They obviously aren't.

    •  One of the first things I learned from this ... (0+ / 0-)

      ... is that the gun nuts aren't pulling it out of their ass when they say that LEOs are no special experts at gun safety despite having to carry them on the job.

      And it would be one thing if it were just the accident rate, the hand and arm injuries at the range, the thigh wounds from attempts to draw or reholster their guns. But when cops make misleading statements about how guns work, like that chief deputy sheriff in Texas (!) a couple of months ago who said in response to a death by alleged gun cleaning that a Glock is one of the few guns that will fire without a clip in, they do so much more damage since so many people, gun owners or not, take what they say as sooth.

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