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    that's exactly what my dad taught me when I was very young.  It saved me, too, one time.  I was out in a cow pasture with him one time when I was about 10.  He always kept a .22 pistol in the glove compartment, and while he was outside breaking open some hay bales for some cattle, I was left to my own devices.  Bored, I removed the pistol and took it out of its holster.  I was fiddling with it, put my hand in front of the barrel, contemplated pulling the trigger, but thought better of it -- remembering my dad's advice. I guess.  Anyway, instead, I aimed it at the floorboard and pulled the trigger.  Boom!  It was loaded all right.  The only damage done was that I put a hole in the floorboard near the accelerator.  I looked out the back window and saw my dad running at high speed towards the pickup.  He was so spooked that he didn't even punish me.  I think he figured the experience had put the fear of God in me, as, indeed, it had.  

    -7.13 / -6.97 "The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion." -- Edmund Burke

    by GulfExpat on Tue May 06, 2014 at 05:03:34 PM PDT

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