Category Archives: Gun safety

An Important Gun Safety Rule: Do NOT Hand Someone A Loaded Gun

A fatal firearms accident took the life of a North Dakota man Thursday. Reading between the lines a bit: A Minnesota man gave a Bismarck man a loaded weapon to inspect, and when the Dakotan handed the now cocked firearm … Continue reading

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A Pro-Violence Commercial

While the intention may have been good, this commercial by an anti-gun, and not at all incidentally pro-crime, group, badly misses the mark: These children are certainly old enough to take the NRA’s Eddie Eagle gun safety course. A course … Continue reading

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“Gun Mounted Flashlights?”

Someone stopped by searching for “gun mounted flashlights.” They are pretty much out of luck at this site. But I suspect the first thing a newby shooter wants to do is accessorize Roscoe. I have a couple of handguns with … Continue reading

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“What Happens When A Bullet Hits Water?”

Someone stopped by searching for “what happens when a bullet hits water.” For most bullets striking water at a fairly shallow angle, the result is a “hit and bounce” affair. Like light striking a slick surface, up to a point … Continue reading

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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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