Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Patricia Anne Crowe

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What’s a real rasslin’ fan ‘sposed to do? You pays your money and you wants to see the good guy win, amiright? You can’t just sit by and watch your…

Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Ed Deubler

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Okay, so you’re gonna fly the (un)friendly skies. And you’re planning on taking along a firearm. You call the airline to make sure you follow procedures. You learn that you…

Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Mardis Gras Edition.

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Today is Mardi Gras. (Frenchy French for “Fat Tuesday.”) For those of you who are unfamiliar, it’s the holiday we celebrate in the South, commemorating the day before Ash Wednesday…

Okay, maybe this guy didn’t OWN the gun. But as RF is fond of pointing out, if the gun is in your hands, you ‘own’ it. Now I’ve been to the range I don’t know how many times. And every time I go to a new range, I have to go through their safety check procedure, put in place to make sure I don’t do something stupid. But I’ve found that in life, it’s impossible to make anything foolproof, if for no better reason, fools are so ingenious. In all my range time, I’ve never seen an item on the safety checklist “be sure and don’t put your hand in front of the barrel and pull the trigger.”

After seeing this video, I suspect some ranges may be adding this admonition to their list.

Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Self-Inflicted Wounds Edition

Okay, maybe this guy didn’t OWN the gun. But as RF is fond of pointing out, if the gun is in your hands, you ‘own’ it. Now I’ve been to…

It’s hard to know where to start with this one. We could start at the end (1:35), with an assortment of rifles lying on the ground pointing in the general direction of the area where the pistoleros were showing their stuff moments before. Or we could back it up a bit and watch “Alex” swing his handgun like a scythe (1:25). Or further back, to where headstrong851 and his BFF Chris “debate” whether or not the Desert Eagle is still loaded (1:13), as the newbie walks around without removing the magazine or checking the chamber. (Where did that gun go anyway?) But let’s focus on the bigger picture: the complete lack of eye, ear, head and body protection.

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Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Chris

It’s hard to know where to start with this one. We could start at the end (1:35), with an assortment of rifles lying on the ground pointing in the general…

Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Fired Up.

If the NRA ever decided to commission a TV show that’s like Jackass meets Shooting USA, it might look like the video above. Strike that. It might look EXACTLY like the video above. The jackass in question has been a busy boy, shooting off 300-some-odd rounds in an AK-47, quickly enough to catch the foregrip on fire. Stop and think for a moment just how hot the barrel would have to get to accomplish this feat. I don’t know at what temperature wood will catch fire (if the foregrip was made of paper, I could tell you. 451°.) After marveling at the physics of it all, let’s stop for the nonce and consider what kind of moron would shoot a gun in a way to make it catch on fire. I’m no metallurgist, but you gotta come from the shallow end of the gene pool if you think you can heat metal hot enough to burn wood and not assume that you’re risking metal fatigue or some kind of catastrophic event with the barrel in the near future. (Exploding barrel…meet moron. Moron…meet exploding barrel.) (more…)

If the NRA ever decided to commission a TV show that’s like Jackass meets Shooting USA, it might look like the video above. Strike that. It might look EXACTLY like…

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