Thursday, June 04, 2009

Gun Safety for Dummies.

MSNBC has a chirpy piece about all the wonderful technology that's slated to take the place of common sense and good gun handling.

Of course, all the gadgets and gizmos in the world won't keep a dumbass from shooting himself in the foot, as long as he's the dumbass with the key to the internal lock and the fingerprint reader recognizes him as an authorized dumbass.

Gun safety begins with education and ends with good habits, rigorously and constantly practiced. All this Rube Goldberg garbage dangling off guns these days makes them safe only in the same way welding the barrel shut would; by making them useless. Which is what the other side views as the endgame, anyway.

11 comments:

the pistolero said...

Sources: The Weekly Standard, Safergunsnow.org, Violence Policy Center. Nope, no anti-gun bias there, nosirree.

atlharp said...

Ok, for the record I started laughing when you said MSNBC! LOL!

These people are so irrelevant....

tomcatshanger said...

Judge Dredd here we come?

Anonymous said...

MSNBC--Mostly Senile, Never Been Coherent...

Yup...

Old Squid.

TJP said...

This piece is alternatively titled, "Things the Government is Planning on Ramming Down Your Throat". Heaven only knows why we'd want to do anything to ruin our record low number of negligent discharges.

It's really simple: pull the trigger and the gun goes bang. I guess I should get a job as a network journalist, so I can slap together an eleven page presentation about some other suitably binary topic.

Peripatetic Engineer said...

You can't make things idiot proof because idiots are too clever.

Mikee said...

The closest I ever came to an unaimed and negligent discharge of a firearm was when I was stung by a gigantic and angry wasp at an outdoor range, just as I was lining up my second shot of the day. The first shot had apparently upset her nest-building just over my head.

Assuming my handgun had every one of the described gadgets for safety, a negligent discharge in this situation would still be not only possible, but would have had exactly the same possibility of occurring as with my zero-safety GP-100. Which fortunately I did not blast by accident, and only momentarily pointed at the firing line as I put it down, cocked, very fast on the bench to get the wasp off my arm.

So much for progress.

Assrot said...

Hence the reason I don't buy very many "modern" guns. I haven't found anything yet that can't be solved with one of my 20th century guns.

In fact I could solve any problem that requires firearm use with most of the guns in my C&R collection.

Newer != Better

Joe

staghounds said...

Hey! You can't shoot yourself in the foot! You're not an authorized dumbass!

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Gun Safe said...

This gave me a good laugh.