[I love it. Let’s disguise total BS as “gun safety.” Lets look at his two examples shall we?
- Magazine Disconnect
Means you have to load a magazine into an empty firearm to show clear. Often if you go to a match of any kind and see someone with a gun with a disconnect, they have to carry an extra magazine to show clear after a stage. Tell me, how does it make things safer to drop the mag, rack out the round and then have to reinsert a mag. Guess that’s why it’s the one safety USPSA allows you to disable or remove.
Otherwise known as the excuse people use not to observe proper gun handling. Instead of using your own damn two eyes, you rely on a mechanical device that can, and will eventually fail. It will either result in your gun failing, or start giving false positives, or indicate empty when hot.
Even worse though is the idea, and there will be people who do this, that some people will use the chamber indicator to assume the weapon is unloaded. Then they’re finger !%^* the damn trigger and act all surprised that they just ventilated someone because they violated god knows how many of the 4 rules because “the chamber indicator said it’s unloaded”.
Safeties are all well and good folks but lets be realistic here. What do any of those two safeties actually provide?
Not a damn thing that simple education or proper storage couldn’t take care of. Instead of education he wants to modify firearms, in such a manner as to aid in careless gun handling mind you.
This folks is why you don’t take advice from people who don’t know what the hell they’re talking about. –B]
Yes, that AR-15 is so unwieldy according to Joe Biden that it should be banned yet all those features allow that wonderful little girl* to experience the same fun as the rest of us.
I will say it is stories like Kelly's that builds an unbelievable fire in my belly to the point of wanting to just fight this battle with a scorched earth policy. The thought of Mr. Biden or any other person telling that little girl that she has no reason for that rifle does nothing by make my blood boil.
While I like Kelly's version, I think I like mine better because it emphasizes my feelings on the subject without any question as to my meaning.
Why yes, that is a 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy holding an AR15. Because that's just how we roll down here in Bitter Clingervillefuck you that's why!
I suppose since this is Kelly's daughter he was trying to avoid a 4 letter expletive, frankly the though of people trying to take away her tools and what she's accomplished pisses me right the hell off. Not only does it piss me off, but there is no "why" necessary when teaching someone a skill and watching them excel at it, especially when it provides them enjoyment.
*Given Kelly has many of the same online friends as well as knows some of the same people from Meat Space as myself, as well as reading his accounts of Katy Beth, I can only assume she is as awesome as she looks in the picture. -B]
Both a teacher and a cop. Often people talk as if bad things just can’t happen because we’ve done X or Y to prevent it. The thing is, X or Y lowers the statistical likelihood but it never actually reaches 0.
He’s getting 2 10 year sentences, the majority of which is suspended. Must be for all the good he did in the community. Especially since some of the counts went all the way back to the 80′s. While he wasn’t an active police officer, the counts appear to have started while he was a teach and an officer.
State Sponsored Criminal #531: Charles Farrell
Because some times just being a teacher isn’t enough, you just need that badge for an extra bit of authority.
*Odd, this was supposed to post yesterday but didn’t.
So I have seen this before but I figure it’s a nice refresher.
Note the results, still think those little boxes you see will keep your property safe? Especially those quick access boxes some end up buying when they’re stuck in one of those states lacking in freedom and pushing tyranny. Still think the arguments are really about your safety or preventing theft?
If you think curious kids can’t figure out how to pick a lock, you obviously never saw me as a child. I figured out how to pick locks at first just with paper clips. Making my own tension fork and rake to pop simple locks. Eventually I got my hands on a real set. Yeah, beyond a real safe and educating your children, you’re not going to do much other than increase curiosity.
So consider this a public service announcement and a warning. If you’re using any of these items, be damn sure of their capabilities and weaknesses. In so doing, be sure to use them in a manner consistent with their abilities. I happen to fully agree with the presenters final conclusions.