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.