Home Crime and Punishment “Russian Roulette game proves deadly” Crime and Punishment “Russian Roulette game proves deadly” By Robert Farago - February 9, 2011 9 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Email ◀Previous Post Next Post▶ What else is there to say, really? [Headline from bensonnews-sun.com] ◀Previous Post Next Post▶ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gavin Newsom’s Answer To California’s Murder Sprees? Make It Even Harder For Good Guys To Carry Guns Rethinking Criminal Justice: Multiple Offender Who Killed, Kidnapped and Tortured in Oregon Had Been Released Early in Nevada A Tale of Two Studies: The Real Effect of Constitutional Carry on Violent Crime 9 COMMENTS I once heard of three dumb ass gangbangers playing russian roulette with a 1911, and now there is one less gangbanger. (I’m willing to bet ALL my guns that the first dummy got it good) Reply Brilliant! Reply Sometimes, it’s Russian Roulette. Sometimes, it’s suicide. Sometimes, it’s just plain stoooooooopid. Reply Well turns out pointing guns at yourself is a bad idea…who would have thought. Reply The article says he thought the gun was UNloaded, which contradicts the Russian Roulette claim the article also makes. Reply I spent a number of years in broadcasting. I’m also a professional musician. In both pursuits we have a saying – always assume a microphone is “on,” meaning never shoot your mouth off around one. I think any adult who treats a gun as if it’s not always loaded and subsequently shoots themselves, pretty much gets what they deserve. Think of it as Darwinism in action. But actually, the story only says the victim “thought the gun was unloaded.” If you were going to play Russian Roulette (and expect to live) you’d either think the gun WAS unloaded, or that the next chamber to come up would be empty. So I don’t think the headline contradicted anything. Reply It should be called Idiot Roulette. It surely is no game. Reply Of course no one around here ever did something crazy like that. To listen to you guys, you’d think ALL gun owners were COMPLETELY responsible ALL the time. We know that’s not true just by reading the news, but c’mon weren’t any of you young and foolish once upon a time? Didn’t any of you ever do regrettable things and live to talk about it. Please don’t anybody tell Bob S. that I’m asking about your pasts. He’d say that means I have to talk about mine, a particular logic of his that I don’t really follow. Reply Wow. You think the readers of this site played Russian roulette in their “wild and crazy” days? You really do have a mistaken idea about the average gun owner. And Bob S. is right. If you want to troll (in more ways than one) for personal anecdotes about TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia it IS time for you to come clean about your own firearms history. Did you ever own guns? Or use them in some professional capacity? Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.