A Nurse with a Gun

Friday, May 19, 2006

Idiots With Guns #32

"It wasn't loaded."
"I bet they used a remote control for that shot."
"How do you know a person was holding the camera?"
"It could have been done with mirrors."
"Don't worry, it wasn't loaded."
"He's my ex-husband, it's OK."

There are hundreds of ways to rationalize doing the wrong thing. It's easier to just not do the wrong thing.

The purpose of Idiots with Guns is not to humiliate, but to educate. Over the years we have seen photos of people who, upon picking up a gun, just cannot resist pointing it at something they should not, with their finger on the trigger. This is usually the camera, another person, or themselves. These photos are often difficult to google up, because of the pages they are shown on. If you have archived any of these photos, feel free to send them in to me.

The Four Rules
1. All firearms are loaded
2. Never let the muzzle of a firearm point at anything you are not willing to destroy
3. Keep your finger off the trigger unless your sights are on the target
4. Be sure of your target and what is behind it



Blogger Patrick Sweeney said...

And her form is lousy, too.

9:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you know he's not a cardboard cut out?

10:23 AM  
Blogger red said...

very true.

but from her hand position, it doesn't look like she's violating #3.

hey, 3 out of 4 aren't bad!

11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As long as the person the gun is being pointed at gave his consent, and personally inspected the weapon to make sure that it wasn't loaded - knock yourself out. If you get shot, you're the idiot, not the shooter.

12:58 PM  
Blogger Reason said...

Bolt closed with magazine inserted... That'd be enough to make me nervous.

1:12 PM  
Anonymous Roughedge said...

The base assumption that folks can not pose pictures safely is odd.

When ya gonna list every movie with guns ever made?

7:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The base assumption that folks can safely pose pictures while pointing guns at each other is dangerous.

Brandon Lee. Remember him? How about that movie?

8:32 PM  
Anonymous Roughedge said...

Brandon Lee. Remember him? How about that movie?

Yep. That's a pretty small statistical problem. More people die from speeding then from unintentionally shooting each other.

Hey, a crusade against stupid gun handling doesn't bother me. The guy who fell and discharged his handgun is a perfect example.

But folks aiming guns at cameras are not necessarily stupid. Neither is the woman with the AR.

Hell, that could be an Airsoft. Even the cheap $50 ones are hard to tell from a distance, and the $300 ones are damned hard to tell unless you handle them and try to clear em.

8:24 AM  

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