Posted by Karol at 09:05 AM
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I know it’s “not loaded” and your finger isn’t near the trigger, but don’t point a gun at another person you don’t intend to shoot.
Basic gun safety.
c’mon karol, no smiling when holding a gun.
btw, there’s a flickr site called gals n’ guns or something. you should submit your photo.
Ok, you win…yours IS bigger than mine !
Any Ron Paul supporters show up at the NRA event? Maybe your readers would like to hear about them.
I (heart) chicks packing!
I think the NRA are missing a trick in the USA. They should award people (their members) certificates to say they have a good understanding of what it means to own a gun, and how to minimise the chances of anything untoward happening to them in terms of, for instance, their kids accidentaly getting hold of them. It would make them look like the responsible gun owners they want to look like, and lower the chances of any gun-related curbing of their rights. I could see there being a little badge in the window of a house which more or less says “Not only do I own a gun, but I have it handy, and I’m quite good at using it!” I’d be interested to see what anyone else thought.
Karol, a side on pic would’ve made things clearer. Nobody wear any ‘mod’ gear near you (it has a target on it).
Aren’t the certificates just given for shooting accuracy? I don’t remember gun ownership/care (other than maybe how to clean one’s firearms) being on the exam.
Yes, I’m more thinking of a course with components like “Dumb places to practice”, and “why your guns should be hard to access for your kids”. These things would stop a lot of inadvertent harm befalling the owners families and also(in the case of Elvis) the TV!
Speaking as an NRA certified a Distinguished Expert (4 position small bore rifle category), you are holding that thing completely wrong! The kickback alone will leave SUCH a mark in your neck, and possibly shatter your jaw! It looks like you’re holding a 12-gauge pump action shotgun. Square up a bit more to your target and lean in a bit. Put the butt of the gun just below your collarbone and to the left of your shoulder joint. Now aim and squeeze and watch your home intruder burst into multiple bits! Wasn’t that nice?
Jamie, you are a bad man; thinkof the furniture! Blood is a sod to remove, and gore moreso.
I would imagine, I should add, please don’t add me to a watchlist!