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As much as people bitch about right to bear...
No excuse not to take a course whether required or not.
One where you actually touch and fire several different guns too.
My wife took a 'safety' course which consisted of nothing more than the NRA safety guidelines. They didn't touch or even get shown a weapon. Didn't even look at a diagram depicting the various parts of a gun.
I told her to tell them I wanted my money back.
I should have vetted the course first...
Saying this was an "accident" is like saying something like- "Well, ya know, m e and my friend were playing around with a live grenade with the pin pulled out and tossing itNot saying not to be safe. But we go mental about gun safety and eat our own in a moment of being human.
I agree with you on the memetic front on this stuff, at least WRT the victims.All I want is for people to have the same level of care about the guy who was crushed by a car doing a two second job without jack stands as they do an accidental shooting.
I agree--this no longer qualifies as an accident. There are at least 4 cardinal rules broken here that point to gross negligence:Saying this was an "accident" is like saying something like- "Well, ya know, m e and my friend were playing around with a live grenade with the pin pulled out and tossing it
back and forth.. my friend caught it, and it blew up in his face and he's dead. It was just an accident. "
Or another way of putting it, this is about as much of an accident as a guy saying "I wonder what would happen if I drove down the wrong side of the highway at 100 mph with my lights off in the middle of the night" ....
I can't think of too many things where unintentional injury/death happened where there wasn't a greater, imminently proximate, gross level of negligence, on a scale of 1 to 100, this is 100 being the worst.
I agree with you on the memetic front on this stuff, at least WRT the victims.