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   Rule #1 (per NRA gun safety class circa 1962)-Consider every firearm you
   (or anyone else) handles is loaded, whether it is or not.

    Rule #2 (per me)-Consider anyone handling a firearm is irresponsible.

    Rule #2 may piss off some responsible gun owners, but simply because someone
    says -or thinks- they are a responsible firearm owner/user doesn't make it so.
    I offer you Exhibit A, one Richard (Dick) Cheney, born(sneer and all), and raised
    in a rural Western state, lifelong gun advocate/practitioner.
    Shoots hunting buddy in face. Shit Happens!

     Exhibit B through Z, read the Gun Fail diaries posted each
   week on DKos.
   A variation of the Law of Dilution applies here: the more firearms available,
   the more they will get into the hands of the irresponsible. Substitute cars for
   firearms, the Law still applies.
     So, you may be a responsible owner/user of firearms, but it’s not in my
   best interest nor my safety to assume that you are as responsible as you think
   you are. Anyone can come up with a "situation gone bad" scenario.
   If we can't trust Dick Cheney to handle a gun responsibly, who the hell can
   we trust?

  "Hey, let's be careful out there."  - Sgt. Phil Esterhaus



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