Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: GUNxprt


I HATE being lasered. Don’t point a gun muzzle at me, anytime, ever. A certain TTAG curmudgeon lasered me the other day, claiming it was OK because the action was open. No, it’s NOT OK. The salesman at a popular gun store lasered me four times with four different guns. That’s wasn’t OK either. My step-daughter lasered me with a NERF gun. Still not OK. Pointing a gun at an unmanned camera? Not thrilled, but it’s borderline acceptable. But this video by a self-professed Gunexprt is another violation of my right to be safe from gun violence . . .

At 4:20, Gunxprt lasers his hand to show us how not to laser your hand. Yeah no. Showing people what not to do with a gun while doing it with a gun is something you should never do with a gun. More generally, his “cover the light with your weak hand” advice strikes me as possibly the worst gun light-related defensive strategy I can possibly imagine—short of shining the light under your chin, Bela Legosi style.

But wait! There’s more!

I’m not a cat person but I don’t think Katy deserves to be euthanized by a Glock (6:10). Not to mention the mess. She likes the light? Sure, what feline doesn’t want its irises ratcheted open by a flashlight beam?

A responsible gun owner understands that you have to follow all the safety rules all the time. “There’s no such thing as an unloaded gun” and “never point a gun at something you don’t want to destroy” are mutually inclusive. No matter what.



  1. avatar JOE MATAFOME says:

    I feel for you man! I hate being lasered and I always explain that plenty of people get killed by empty guns. They always ask how can someone be killed by an empty gun, and tell them that when someone has a ND they ALWAYS say that they thought the gun was empty.

  2. avatar CUJO THE DOG OF WAR says:

    Maybe he didn’t even realize it. Note at 5:32 that he is extremely cross eyed. It brings up a good point-don’t trust your safety to a cheap POS accessory.

  3. avatar Daniel Zimmerman says:

    You should always be careful with guns around your cat.

    1. avatar Vincit Veritas says:

      Ha i knew that one was coming. Awesome (terrible) movie.

      1. avatar Daniel Zimmerman says:

        Is it dead?

  4. avatar mikeb302000 says:

    “my right to be safe from gun violence,” can I borrow that?

    1. avatar Robert Farago says:

      NIce catch. That was a joke. Irony and all that. I borrowed it from you guys.

  5. avatar MT; BC says:

    Does this warrant a follow up QOTD on chest mounted pistols?

  6. avatar Derek Winslow says:

    So you keep saying “lasered” but the video is about a flash light?

    1. avatar Robert Farago says:

      Are you being funny? If so, ha! If not, “lasered” refers to someone pointing the muzzle of a gun at you or themselves. As if there’s a laser coming out of the gun.

  7. avatar Don says:

    I can haz a hamz-gun.

    It was strange to me that in 9 minutes of novice gun owner catch-phrases he somehow delivered less information on the flashlight than can be gleaned from looking at the manufacturer’s specs.

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