Question of the Day: What’s the Worst Gun Mistake You’ve Ever Read?

Don sent us a link to an LA Times feature called The Way of the Gun. The article offers artsy black and white photos with excerpts from gun-toting character in popular novels. Oh dear. Joe Pike: “You don’t need to double-tap with the .45. One shot will knock a big man off his feet.” Karen Sisco: “Her pistol, a Sig Sauer .38, was in the trunk.” Joseph Rizzo: “Any gun you can carry for twenty-six years and never have to fire, that’s a goddamned good gun. A guy keeps a gun that good.” Bob Lee Swagger: “Like the gun [a 1911], he needed little attention, no maintenance and little lubrication.” What’s the worst gun faux pas you’ve encountered in popular fiction?