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February 26th, 2014

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09:26 am
How many people have to die before the message "Do not demonstrate how 'safe' an 'unloaded' gun is pointing it at yourself and pulling the trigger" gets through?

At least one more.

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Date:February 26th, 2014 04:37 pm (UTC)
That is *so* stupid I have to wonder how many deaths are actually suicides disguised as accidents.
I remember reading a few years ago about a teenager who was a nationally ranked competitive shooter "accidentally" killing himself while cleaning his competition gun and thinking, "Yeah, right."
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Date:February 26th, 2014 05:02 pm (UTC)
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Date:February 26th, 2014 07:50 pm (UTC)
First rule of firearm safety: IT'S ALWAYS LOADED.

-- Steve learned that on day one, and stuck to it like superglue when he still used the things.
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Date:February 27th, 2014 01:41 am (UTC)
I have an idea. We could integrate a bore-sighted solid-state IR sensor (perhaps on an external rail, or perhaps in the chamber behind the firing pin hole in the breech face?), connected to a solenoid, with a small battery in the circuit. The IR sensor would be calibrated to change outputs when aimed at something 35 degrees C or more. When the user pulls the trigger, a switch would send current to a transistor with input from the sensor. If the barrel is aimed at anything near body temperature, the solenoid would not activate. If the barrel is aimed at something cooler than body temperature, like a paper target or a zombie, the solenoid would activate, retracting a safety pin and allowing the gun to fire.
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Date:February 27th, 2014 02:05 am (UTC)
Why do you hate American Freedom?
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Date:February 27th, 2014 06:38 am (UTC)
This happens far more often than anyone wants to admit.


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