Category Archives: Gun safety

Fortunately, Reports Of These Tragedies Are BEcoming Less Common

A Florida three year old is dead, after she picked up her father’s gun and pulled the trigger. The father laid the gun on a table so he would not forget it, never imagining his three year old daughter would … Continue reading

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While it is normal, it is no matter for humor

Thanks to a link at Instapundit I see blogger Ann Althouse has a too short purse on the linked subjects of women and strangers, women and the dark, and similar things. World wide, one woman in six will be accosted … Continue reading

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How Much Progress Have We Made On Gun Safety?

WahooJan dropped a contact comment to ask how much progress we have made on gun safety. Obviously, from the graphic below, a lot: In 1900 there were 76,200,000 Americans and 2,727 fatal firearms accidents resulted in a fatal firearms accident … Continue reading

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Bad Weather: Firearms Accidents Up

Two reports of tragedies cause by horseplay with a firearm point up the lack of firearms safety training in schools. The latest tragedy cost the life of a heroic Indiana sixteen year old, as a 20 year old who ‘did … Continue reading

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How Not To Clean A Machine Gun

A link at Improbable Results leads to the story of a Turkish gent who used the wrong technique to clean an MG-3. Briefly quoting the Improbable Results report linked immediately above: “A 35 year–old man was admitted to emergency department … Continue reading

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Malls Working On Tertiary Security, Ignoring Primary Security

Pravda West reports, possibly accurately, that shopping malls are investing in third rank security measures such as CCTV security systems, and second rank measures such as making the largely unarmed mall ninjas more visible, but studiously ignore the cheapest and … Continue reading

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Why Not Ban Guns To Promote “Gun Safety”

Someone who would like to be named dropped a comment asking “why the nra” opposes commons sense measures to promote gun safety, such as universal background checks and assault weapons bans. The actual reason is those “common sense measures” have … Continue reading

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“What Is The Probability Of Accidentally Shooting Someone With A Handgun.”

Someone was sent by who was searching for “probability of accidentally shooting someone with a hand gun.” That depends, for two reasons. The search implies “shooting someone else with a handgun.” There are places in the world where accidental shootings … Continue reading

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“All Guns Are To Always And Without Exception To Be Considered Loaded”

Charley Turnipseed’s gun shop had a sign, probably from the 1920′s, that simply said “All guns are always and without exception to be considered loaded.” Charley lived by that. You could hand Charley a rifle with one hand and the … Continue reading

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“Always Be Sure Of Your Target:” Saudi Hunter Thinks Woman Is Monkey

Thanks to a link at Jim Hoft’s Gateway Pundit, I see a young Saudi hunter saw a woman breaking branches, mistakenly believed she was a monkey, and shot her in the chest. While we have a notable shortage of monkeys … Continue reading

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