And anyone who tells you otherwise is
Let's review the 4 Rules of Gun Safety. (Experienced folks will know these by heart. You new folks should take the time to learn and know these backwards and forwards. Also, it's always good to refresh one's memory.)
The 4 Rules:
1. All guns are always loaded.Rule #3 explains why there can be no "accidental discharges."
2. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.
3. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target (and you have made the decision to shoot).
4. Always be sure of your target and what is beyond it.
A gun cannot fire unless the trigger is pulled.
Yeah, yeah. Sometimes a gun might go off if dropped. But why would a person randomly going around intentionally dropping a gun?
More often than not, a person has the gun in their hand but has failed to follow Rule #3.
So why am I bringing this up?
Because of our friend japete over on Common Gunsense. (You knew it was coming, didn't you?)
In a recent post, she talks about "stupid and dangerous" behavior when it comes to guns. Here's the part that I found interesting.
Sometimes it's true that guns discharge when dropped. I just wrote about that in my post about Plaxico Burress. Often, the comments from the gun rights folks here on this blog assert that guns don't just discharge on their own. They tell me that someone has to pull the trigger. In this case, I guess they are right. This guy surely pulled the trigger here and the jury agreed.From this, we can infer that japete agrees: Guns don't discharge on their own; the trigger has to be pulled.
But at the end of her post she writes this:
When you think of people walking around with loaded guns in their waistbands for self protection and not thinking the gun could actually discharge accidentally or intentionally, this is what I am talking about.Right there. Look again
not thinking the gun could actually discharge accidentallyNow why would she use the phrase "discharge accidentally" when earlier she writes
In this case, I guess they are right. This guy surely pulled the trigger here and the jury agreedNotice she never actually says "I agree."
She says "I guess they are right."
If you're not paying attention, it sounds like she was agreeing.
But she's not. The words "I agree"--or even "I agree they are right"--are never used.
It's fake agreement.
Bait and switch.
This is the truth about gun control.