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Quote of the Day: The Gun Did It Edition

As long as I’m already picking on her, here’s another gem:

And finally, at least for now: This man was just plain lucky that his loaded gun being shown at a gun show didn’t shoot another person.

Let me fix that for you:

And finally, at least for now: This man was just plain lucky that someone didn’t pick up his loaded gun being shown at the gun show and carelessly shoot another person.

Be careful what your words convey about your attitude, lest we start wondering whether you can really grasp who the responsible parties would be in that scenario. This might be nitpicking on anyone else, but I really do believe our favorite Brady Board member believes that guns kill people.

I’m rather amused at the irony of a Brady Board member speaking about the problem of handling loaded guns in public when their side promotes it every time they advocate creating another “gun free” exception to the rule that LTC holders can carry loaded firearms in public. It may not be the intent, but the practical effect is people removing loaded firearms from themselves in public places, and leaving them in vehicles where they are more susceptible to theft. That a gun is best left in a holster in control of the person carrying it is my definition of “common sense.”

The shows I’ve been to vary on whether they let you carry loaded. Some do. Others suggest any gun coming through the door get flagged (usually with a tie through the action or barrel). It only takes one incident, like this idiot, for a show to get kicked out of a venue, and most promoters don’t want to take the risk. But again, I think there’s a greater risk of a round going off having dozens of people loading and unloading firearms than someone carrying doing something stupid with it. Few shows I’ve seen have adequate clearing barrels or backstops for people unloading carry pieces. You want to promote gun safety? How about taking that issue up with promoters?

5 Responses to “Quote of the Day: The Gun Did It Edition”

  1. Mike says:

    “I think there‚Äôs a greater risk of a round going off having dozens of people loading and unloading firearms than someone carrying doing something stupid with it.”

    True that. I unload in the parking lot (in the car) before I go in the show. That also means I reload in the parking lot. I don’t think it makes me any safer to have to unload/reload in the car, than just keeping the gun loaded and safely holstered.

  2. Bubblehead Les says:

    Sounds like Security failed in its “Due Diligence”. Perhaps they should arrested by the local cops and Jailed. What, the local Cops were Security? But aren’t they the only ones who Joanie feels should have guns because they have all the proper training? I’m Confused.

  3. Camarath says:

    That article about the man from York makes me glad I live in Texas where I don’t have to stand by and let someone steal my possessions.

  4. Motor-T says:

    I voted earlier this week. As is required by law I removed my legally carried pistol (that I’ve carried for more than a decase without incident) and left it unattended in my vehicle on a downtown street while I voted.

    I hope that everybody feels safer now.

  5. Motor-T says:

    err… decade

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