With yet another accidental discharge of a firearm in a public space, it seems many “responsible gun owners” are ignoring time-tested rules on firearm safety. Far be it for this liberal to school such wise and impassioned second rights advocates on gun safety but since liberals are such preachy know-it-all’s anyway, here it goes.
This article started off with this story, Mother charged after gunfire at Bargain Hunt in Southaven. I know, ‘women’ right?
But maybe these things called “accidents” have some reasons to look at like the paranoid fantasy that we are under attack from the forces of evil and should be ready at a moments notice to defend liberty.
Here’s a Yahoo discussion – Do you keep your home defense gun(s) loaded? The responses here are something to consider but the last one is the real attention grabber.
The thing to notice here is not what is said so much, which contradicts the Holy NRA but how popular it is within the discussion, it has the largest number of approvals. Gunophiles claim to be responsible but most seem to want to use bang-bang sticks like Tackleberry on the first day on Police Academy.
The NRA has this training page where it lists these things called rules, it doesn’t have any American flag animations, Viagra advertisements or funny pictures of Obama as a monkey but it is pretty straight forward.
NUMBER THREE is this one…
ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.
When you pick up a gun, immediately engage the safety device and remove the magazine before opening the action and checking the chamber(s). If you do not know how to open the action or inspect the chamber(s), leave the gun alone and get help from someone who does.
Getting help is really good advice. It works on so many levels. But here’s the point, this gun culture in America that popularizes itself as constitutional freedom has enslaved well-meaning people into a mindset of schizophrenic delusion for the purposes of political manipulation.
In order to illustrate just how dangerous it is to keep a loaded gun, here’s some recent examples to ponder, it took me about 5 minutes to find these from a Google News search.
Notice these are local news sites and not just those mamby-pamby leftist commie sites that (like this one) crow about infringing on ‘Muricans rights to shoot themselves just because it puts others in danger.