There is so much wrong in this next video, I don’t even know where to start with it. As usual, there is a lesson to be learned from someone else, and the stupidity flowing throughout their entire body. All I’ve got to say, is Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot…Over?
Okay, first and foremost, let’s start with the blatantly obvious. Don’t violate any of the four safety rules. Ever. Never put any part of your body on the trigger of something that is designed to put holes in people. Otherwise, you may just put a hole in yourself. Period. This is one of the four rules for gun safety because it is that important. Being that this man is a police officer, he should know that.
Second, and really no less important—never hand a gun to someone without checking to see if it is loaded, first. You should always check as a common courtesy to the person you’re dealing with. It gives them the ultimate peace of mind that the weapon won’t put a hole in anyone. In fact, don’t just pull the slide back for your own greedy eyes to check the status of the weapon, you should let them see it, too.
Pull the slide back, and lock it back—and then check the status of the weapon. After that, by all means, hand them the gun. I always hand a gun to someone with the slide (or bolt) in the open position. Why would you ever assume that the gun is not loaded!?
Which, brings me to my next point…
Why is the gun shop storing guns for sale with live ammunition inside of them? They realize that they are trying to sell guns to real, live people, don’t they? Ya know, people who may shoot themselves in the hand if they don’t realize that there is a round in the chamber? I’ll repeat myself, Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot?
As a side note, one time I was browsing the inventory at my favorite gun shop, and I saw a Ruger with a chamber status indicator in the “up” position. Generally speaking, these mean that the gun is loaded. Alarmed, I pointed it out to the clerk, who then thanked me, pulled it out of the case, pointed it in a safe direction, and pulled the slide back. Turns out that there was something else in there, not a live round.
I’m sorry if I sound angry, because I’m really not. I’m friggen FURIOUS. When stuff like this happens, we all suffer. Think about it, folks. Most of the time when I put up these stupid people with guns posts, the people aren’t professionals. Most of the time, they’re amateurs who just didn’t know any better. Both of these idiots are supposed to be pros! One is a cop, and the other works the counter at a gun store.
Professionals. They are supposed to know better.
And, finally, never assume that someone knows what the hell they’re doing just because they wear a uniform or work the counter at the local gun shop. Because, there is a small chance that the guy/gal is totally clueless.
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