Category Archives: Gun safety

Would I trust A Twelve Year Old With A Loaded Gun?

One of the trolls, in opposition to high school clay target leagues, asks if I would trust a twelve year old with a loaded gun. Twelve is a little young for high school, but I not only trusted a twelve … Continue reading

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I Hope The Gun Was Not Loaded

It has never been approved technique to aim a gun at the back of your instructors head with your finger on the trigger. I hope this crew of the Austrian Flying Corps all survived the experience: I also hope those … Continue reading

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"Gun Accidents From Improper Use?"

Someone came by searching for “gun accidents from improper use.” Almost all gun accidents are from improper use, one way or the other. It is improper use to have your finger on the trigger before you are ready to shoot. … Continue reading

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"How Much Does It Cost To Deactivate A Shotgun?"

Someone came by searching for “how much does it cost to deactivate a shotgun?” Why someone would want to do that I have no clue. Unloading it – if you do not know how you know someone who does – … Continue reading

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Children Killed In Gun Accidents

I can pretty well tell when certain gun related incidents hit the news. Today’s favorite search is for some variant of “how many children die in gun accidents.” As I have posted many times, the official total of “under sixteens” … Continue reading

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Secret Service Agent "Shoots Himself In The Hip."

KTVU-TV reports a Secret Service Agent on Nancy Reagan’s guard detail shot himself in the hip “while holstering his gun.” Even we amateurs know to keep our finger off the go switch. And considering the ergonomics of the usual Secret … Continue reading

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Fewer Hunting Deaths This Year

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Number of Gun Cleaning Deaths?

Someone dropped by looking for “gun cleaning deaths.” Which is an interesting question, but one that will require a bit of discussion. For starters, the counter on the right shows we are probably going to have 650 or so fatalities … Continue reading

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Pet Peeve, "GUN SAFETY ADVOCATES"

One of my pet peeves are those gun banners who claim they are “firearms safety advocates,” “gun safety advocates,” or some such. When I started keeping tabs on gun statistics the National Safety Council estimated there were more than 4,000 … Continue reading

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RECOMMENDED!

Kathy Jackson’s “Cornered Cat” is out in book form. The full title is “The Cornered Cat: A Woman’s Guide to Concealed Carry.” The intent may have been to write a guide for women, but there are darn few of us … Continue reading

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