By Anonymous - 30/08/2015 15:44 - United States
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What the fuck? Did your dad never learn proper gun safety? FYL OP.
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A few incidents with millions of gun owners doesn't make us stupid. What's stupid is that in many countries a criminal can break into your house with the intent to kill you, but if you defend yourself, even with a knife, you're going to jail.
#89 Blanks are actually loaded with a type of paper (if I recall correctly), and at close enough range, depending on where it's aimed, can kill. #104 He said "What's stupid is that in many countries..." as in, NOT the USA. If you're going to get after someone for incorrect information, you could at least make sure you have actually tried to understand what was written first.
Funny thing is, out of all other developed countries the USA is the only one with these types of gun problems. Other countries have gun control and very few, if any mass shootings or a high accidentally rate of death by guns. Also, the USA is the only country that feels LESS gun control, and more guns, is the answer. Talk about backwards.
Statistically speaking, a criminal almost never ever breaks into a house with the intent to kill you. That happens close to never. Your facts are also incorrect. Most countries do allow you to defend yourself, but it's called 'proportional violence'. Most countries see a gun for home defense as overproportional. And they are right, when a baseball bat is much more effective at close range and doesn't require you to load it first. Because, as a responsible gun owner, I am sure you keep your gun and ammo stored in locked containers in different rooms (like it is advised by the NRA). Good luck doing that before the burglar notices you.
@142 Yes you can defend your self with "proportional violence" but many times the court still goes against you. Also, the criminal usually ends up suing and wins most of the time, even sometimes in the US. That's part of the reason why defense classes teach you to shoot to kill if your life is in danger. If you don't, the criminal could still harm you, even incapacitated. That includes financially ruining you. I wish it was another way, but it isn't. Finally, most burglars don't break in with the intent to kill, but that changes very fast when they realize someone has seen them.
I bet all of you condemning guns never realized that the 2nd amendment was meant to give the citizens the ability to overthrow the government via a militia if it ever went out of line with its democratic principles and or became a monarchy. Additionally, the citizens of the US need rifles for the same reason the government does. In WWII a Japanese admiral said that a mainland invasion of the US would be impossible because "there would be a rifle behind every blade of grass." Guns arent the problem, people are. Mandatory extensive background checks, proper training, and locking them in a case if a child or other unauthorized gun user is in your house would solve so many of the mass shootings referred to. And to all of you saying other countries gun violence is so low, no shit. Their gun deaths are down because theres barely any guns. Is it also surprising that no people drown on dry land?What you should be talking about is the massive rise in stabbings that occur in the absence of guns. The bottom line is new gun safety laws are necessary, not banning all guns.
The dude from the Crow died when a blank from a prop gun fired a squib at him. A magician died when a blank fired some debris in the barrel into his neck, opening an artery. Besides, that's just really, really stupid behavior with a gun. First rule of gun safety is you don't point a gun at anything you don't intend to shoot.
No, it's still don't point at anything you don't intend to shoot. The father (who should have his gun rights revoked, by the way) intended to shoot blanks at his son. And blanks or not, guns are meant to kill and you never point at anything you don't intend to shoot. Gun down, never at the ceiling, never at a wall, only proper way to handle it when not firing. I don't even allow kids at my house to use their hands as guns without parroting that rule 100 times. "We shoot at targets. Not people or pets. Barrels down. No fingers on the trigger. Don't point at anything you don't intend to shoot. Do you know what's behind that wall? No. Then don't point at it..." over and over and over. It's how I learned gun safety, even when we were firing at the empty six pack my dad had drunk, we still practiced proper safety, (except the alcohol part... I don't do that part...). That's how it should be if we're a land of gun rights.
118, A lot of Americans give their kids toy guns so they can learn how to use them safely. Then when their older they give them bb guns, and when they're even older, a real gun. People will also take their kids, usually ten and up, on hunting trips and allow them to use a rifle or shotgun supervised. My father in law gave my husband a real revolver when he was sixteen, which isn't unusual. He's still alive and well and has never hurt or killed anyone.
If he does it again, fall down and make him question himself on what he loaded. Its a bit extreme yea, but it should get him to stop
No but seriously, OP should NOT do this. Since OP's dad is stupid enough to do this in the first place I think we can safely assume he's too stupid to understand the consequences. If anything, unless OP makes it look hyper-realistic, his dad will just think OP is just playing along and just do it more. OP should first of all show his dad that blanks aren't safe and possibly threaten to get his gun license revoked. If he does it again then OP should get the cops involved.