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Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Well, OK: S.C. congressman pulled a gun at a meeting about gun laws today, explaining “I’m not going to be a Gabby Giffords” Sure, the PSH from the Moms Demand crowd is overblown. But, dude, leave the gun where it is unless you need it.

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Monday, November 20th, 2017

Some churchgoer in Tennessee decided, in a discussion about arming parishioners, to whip out his gun and show it to everyone. Then he shot himself and his wife. This line, though: He removed the magazine, cleared the chamber, and showed the gun to some of the men in the church. He put the magazine back […]

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Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

AL senate candidate Roy Moore, while on the campaign trail, decided to pull out his gun and show it to everyone. I cannot tell from the video but it appears he pulled the gun from a pocket. I hope he’s using a holster. But even if he is, he shouldn’t go waving a gun around. […]

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Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Much less playing with it. Some folks in Cleveland were laying with a loaded gun that they thought was unloaded. It ended tragically. And was broadcast live on facebook. Pointing it at one another, at themselves, in their mouths. Here’s video leading up to the shooting: Christ on a crutch.

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Thursday, November 17th, 2016

School resource officer, alone in a room, discharges a handgun.

#operator: Stop touching it

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Apparently, whipping out your hi-point, while breaking gun safety rules, for a photo is a thing.

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Monday, January 5th, 2015

Off duty cop shoots self in stomach on an elevator: News story here. Awful. I wonder why he was handling it. And I wonder why he was handling it like that.

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Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Indiana police chief shoots self at a gun store. Again.

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Friday, August 9th, 2013

Remember when we talked about stupid things to do with your gun while on the shitter a couple of times? Another reason why that’s stupid: A loaded .38-caliber pistol was found wedged into the handicapped brace bar in a stall in the men’s restroom at the McDonald’s restaurant on North Charles Seivers Boulevard, according to […]

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Sunday, August 4th, 2013

Y-12 officer ‘repositioning’ weapon when it goes off. It just went off!

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Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

And keep your finger off the trigger.

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Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Also, rule 2. And, I’m guessing, either use a holster or do not catch a dropped gun.

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Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

A post on what to do with your gun while pooping. Leave it in the holster.

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Friday, January 4th, 2013

I caught about ten minutes of Neal Boortz driving this morning. He was on the radio quite obviously handling a firearm and talking about it. Seemed he unloaded a semi-auto, ejected a round, reloaded it and chambered it a couple of times. What you’ve done here, Neal, is increased the chance of putting holes in […]

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Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Remember when we talked about pooping while carrying and, you know, how it was dumb to take it out of the holster and all that? Well, here’s one reason why. Seems an officer used the TTAG approved method of removing his gun while doing number 2. He left the gun in the bathroom and it […]

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Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

And get a stiff one I’ve carried a gun for a long time. Never had a problem in the shitter. I’m with Sebastian, unholstering is not the best idea.

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Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Getting back and realizing your gun wasn’t topped off. Mine just always are loaded. They’re pretty much only ever empty after shooting at the range. Then, I load them before I leave.

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Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Officer has negligent discharge at middle school. Via the duck, who notes the press included a descriptive photo of how it happen.

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Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Politichicks do a bit on guns. I’m happy they like their guns. I’m unhappy that they whip one out, start waving it around and pointing it in bad directions. Starts at about the 3:00 mark:

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Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

And it’s not a prop. A judge in GA was growing frustrated with a witness. So, he reached into his robe and pulled out a gun and told the witness she may want to shoot her lawyer. And this guy is a judge, someone who decides what law means.

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Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Say you use your gun defensively, to some fanfare from the press who wants to tell your tale. Great. But let’s reconsider posing with our guns for the press. I’m rather a fan of Tam’s rule of stop touching it. I think it’s better if we kept our guns where they belong, in the holsters. […]

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Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Local deputy shoots frozen bologna at a convenience store. Seems he was handling the weapons and shot it.

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Friday, November 18th, 2011

And get a decent holster.

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Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Airport Officer Taken To Hospital After Accidental Gun Discharge

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Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Man showing co-worker his new gun shoots her.

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Friday, April 29th, 2011

On the NRA floor checking out the Galco booth when some moron pulls his gun out of his holster and sticks in in a holster on the shelf.

Bad holster or bad gun handling?

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Violating the rule of STOP TOUCHING IT, a guy was moving his gun and holster because it was uncomfortable. And somehow managed to shoot a 3 year old in the legs.

Truth

Monday, September 28th, 2015

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Accidentally, negligently? Same diff

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Officer accidentally fires his gun at a school: They want to know exactly what happened, how it can be avoided in the future . . . Stop touching it.

Good question on press coverage

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

Someone negligently discharged a firearm. No details on whether it’s the booger hook on the bang switch, trying to catch a dropped gun, or failing to clear a chamber variety (the most common types, based on my experience reading the news). But it’s definitely got the “I was just cleaning it and it went off […]