Here’s the headline:
To which I say, is it? Is it really that weird for an experienced gun owner to be a little worried when someone who has never even handled a gun before, begins waving one around? I don’t think that is strange in the least bit.
In fact, I call that common sense. Then again, that stuff isn’t all that common these days.
At one point, one of the “Republicans” reportedly said, and I quote (from the link above): “No sir. You obviously don’t own one. You do not have it properly safe. Do not point that gun at me if you can’t assure me that gun cannot shoot.”
I want to take a second to point out that another source reports that a state police officer cleared the weapon before it entered the building…
Still, you never wave a gun, loaded or not, at anyone. It is in direct violation of the safety rules.
Why do these liberals find it “weird” that the man doesn’t want to have a gun pointed at him? That’s not weird at all. In fact, I think I may go as far as to say that it is pretty darn smart! The average gun owner understands the four basic safety rules and puts them to good use whenever he or she is handling a firearm. Plus, accidents often happen because people become complacent.
The guy with the gun obviously had no clue what our safety rules were, or he wouldn’t have muzzled anyone. He’s also lucky that he didn’t get shot, what with him pointing a firearm at people and all.
Some courts might have found his behavior to be an act of aggression if it were under different circumstances. Though, it is hard to say for sure. But, what if a concealed gun carrier walking down the street just happened to see what appeared to be a crazed lunatic pointing a gun at everyone? Would he have been justified in the use of deadly force to protect others?
What’s the point here? If people don’t know the first thing about how to safely handle firearms, they need to educate themselves, first. Then, after they know better, they may try to prove their point. After all, it’s always better to err on the side of caution, even when you don’t feel that it is entirely necessary. This is amplified whenever guns are involved.
Also, the gun-grabbers will tout our sense for gun safety as a weakness to exploit to the masses.
Sound off folks, tell us what you think about this. How would you have reacted to a similar situation? Make sure you like the Gun Carrier Facebook page to stay as current as possible with any gun-related issues, news and firearm reviews.