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Guns and Fools!

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News story today. Guy injured when clerk in sporting goods gun shop pulls trigger on customers gun and it FIRES! Two fools: # l took loaded gun into store and Fool #2 pulled trigger without checking the weapon.

So my question is, who do we give the (Contact Us Please) Of The Day trophy to? tongue.gif

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And the Darwin award goes to.....

Seriously, some guy hands his gun to the clerk. The clerk looks at it, puts it up and pulls the trigger. It fires!!

So, guy #1 brought in a loaded gun

clerk handles the gun without checking the action and barrel to make sure they are clear.

Clerk pulls trigger (loaded or not loaded, a dry fire isn't good for guns)

Someone is injured so barrel couldn't have been pointed in a safe direction except for maybe a ricochet.

Sounds like the winner is the clerk. He's the one paid to know how to handle guns. Every time I've ever asked to handle a gun in a store, the clerk checks the action and leaves it open, even if it came out of a case or off the back wall or fresh out of the box.

Rule #1 of firearms safety....Handle and use every firearm as if it were loaded.

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All the stores I go to have strict gun regulations. In fact some will yell at you if you walk in without bolt open, action open, barrel open, etc.

I would guess this was a pawn shop, and the guy was trying to sell his gun.

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Both!!!!

First, one should never, never, never, hand a gun to someone without first opening the action. It is a matter of safety and respect.

Second, the guy taking the gun should never, never, never take it without first opening the action.

Third, dry firing without KNOWING the gun is empty? The guy should be fired.

Bob

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Quote:

... The guy should be fired.


I think he's been Fired At ...... grin.gif

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