Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Unidentified Shooter

“Be sure of your target and what’s beyond it” doesn’t just mean make sure you’re aiming at something and there’s nothing behind it that could be wounded or killed by a stray bullet…although it does mean that. It also means be sure that your target won’t fragment and wound or kill someone. Or you. So shooting at rocks isn’t recommended. Doing so at close range without eye pro is even less advisable. Idiot.


Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: TheNameJohnny [NSFW]

Is that a real GLOCK 19 or an Airsoft gun? At the end of this “comedy” skit, the teen playing COD racks the slide and ejects what sure looks like a cartridge. If so, whoa. Not only is he pointing the gun in an unsafe direction, his finger’s on the trigger. If not, if it is a toy, still no. This channel is popular with the whipper-snapper set; setting a bad example on gun safety on the Interwebz is never a good idea. In fact, it’s entirely irresponsible. And Facebook bans people selling a legal product legally. Go figure.

[h/t M and AF]


Question of the Day: Would You Carry Where It’s Not Legal?

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“A 29-year-old man suspected of shooting a woman inside a Renton theater Thursday night told detectives he brought the gun to the movie fearing a mass shooting,” reports. “About 15 minutes into the movie, a gun went off and a 40-year-old Michelle Mallari had been shot through the back of her chair.” Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day and Passively Constructed Negligent Discharge News Story of the Day. More to the point, theoretically speaking, I wouldn’t watch a movie without carrying a firearm, no matter what the theater’s policy. If I was a teacher, I’d carry in school. Theoretically, would you carry in places where guns were banned? [NOTE: TTAG does not share email or IP addresses with any third party.]


New Orleans Grandma Stores Gun Under Pillow, Tragedy Results

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Toddler killed after grandmother’s gun goes off in bed, New Orleans police say, the headline at proclaims, removing responsibility from either the grandma or the child who pulled the trigger. Call me harsh, but that ain’t right. It misses an important, perhaps even life-saving teachable moment on firearms safety. Like this: “A 3-year-old boy was fatally shot Wednesday morning (Jan. 20) while he was in bed sleeping with his grandmother [Deonca Kennedy, above], New Orleans police said. Authorities said he was shot by a gun under the pillow.” And again, like this . . .

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Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Curtiss Davis

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“A man arrested just before Christmas for allegedly pulling out his gun at a restaurant because he didn’t like the bill is a Special Agent for the U.S. Army’s Criminal Investigation Division.” Yes, well Curtiss Davis’s remedy for allegedly over-priced papusas wasn’t his only offense. “According to police, on Dec. 22nd, Davis allegedly exposed himself to a 21-year-old employee and asked her to perform a sex act.” After an investigation, the one-time member of the SecDef’s security detail has now been charged with abduction, extortion, exposure and attempted forcible sodomy. Maybe next time he isn’t happy with his bill, he’ll just omit the tip. So to speak.

[h/t FirearmConcierge]


Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Elgin Anders

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“Louisville Metro Police say an 8-year-old boy was shot and killed Saturday night inside of a home in the Shawnee neighborhood,” reports. “Family members identified the victim as Andre Lamont O’Neal, Jr. [above]. “‘We’re still in the very early stages of our investigation. We don’t know whether this was accidental or what we have,’ said LMPD spokesperson Dwight Mitchell.” Here’s how the man responsible describes what happened . . .

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Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Autumn Lee Kaufmann

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“Autumn Lee Kaufmann, 21, of the 800 block of Stone Church Drive in Upper Mount Bethel, at 1:15 a.m. Sunday allegedly began fighting with her boyfriend at her home over a social media posting,” reveals. The police report doesn’t specify the exact nature of her boyfriend’s Facebook post. The digital micro-aggression was egregious enough to trigger Ms. Kaufmann’s temper, which soon turned violent . . .

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Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: The US Army Circa 1945

Imagine the thrill these boys must have felt, fresh off the farm, being handed one of John Moses Browning’s finest, probably for the first time. The best minds the U. S. military could muster put their noggins together to produce this little feature to familiarize them with the pistol that would soon be their sidearm. And this is apparently the best Uncle Sam could do. Regularly lasering each other? Check. Booger hooks consistently placed on bangswitches? You betcha. And while not dangerous, how about that fancy teacup grip G.I. Joe learned from the ol’ sarge? Yer in the Army now, dogface.

[h/t DrVino]


Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Tom Carter

One of my regrets is never taking a firearms class from the late Louis Awerbuck. My impression of him is that he brought a deadly seriousness to his classes that only someone who had ‘seen the elephant’ repeatedly – and had lost family members to violence – could. Louis used a deactivated 1911 with a plugged barrel for demonstration purposes while he taught. I recall one of his students testifying that Louis showed the gun to his class, then asked if any of them wanted to examine it. When no one took him up on his offer, he immediately chastised them . . .

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Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Carl Cameron Crimefighter

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“The man who left a package containing an unloaded semi-automatic rifle at the state Capitol — causing a full evacuation Thursday — has stepped forward to police, claiming he did not mean to cause alarm. His actions, he said, were meant to protest gun violence.” And what better way than by leaving a rifle in a coffin-shaped box with a wreath in the middle of the rotunda? Carl Cameron Crimefighter – who reportedly changed his Christian name so his kids would have a “cool” last name – hasn’t said much since he shut down the Utah capitol building . . .

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