The GLOCK “Take the Pledge” video above dropped yesterday. With a thud. Just like R Lee Ermey’s GLOCK safety pledge video, which racked up an unimpressive 4028 views since posting on June 1. You might think that gun blogger Bob Owens’ recent lattimes.com editorial — the one claiming striker-fired guns without external safeties and “light trigger pulls” are and inherently unsafe — inspired Gaston’s spate of well-intentioned, dishwater dull public service announcements. And you might be right. But what’s really wrong: the GLOCK safety pledge . . .
To take the GLOCK Safety Pledge you register your personal details. Wait. What? Don’t worry that you’ll have a prosecutor throwing your safety pledge back at you in the event of a negligent discharge (glockenspam is a more distinct possibility). Here’s the pledge’s exact wording . . .
This pledge represents our pride in firearms safety – a responsibility we take seriously.
So, no promising to practice the four rules of gun safety. No commitment to store your gun on your hip or in a safe. No pledge to pass on safe handling practices to children and other gun owners. Just pride in firearms safety and a statement of safety seriousness.