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Interesting Gun Safety Lesson

  1. Sep 11, 2006 #1

    BobG

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    Okay, maybe not great marks for technical merit, but high marks for style and definitely very high marks for dedication. What a trooper!

    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/0411061foot1.html (Click the picture for the video)
     
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  3. Sep 11, 2006 #2

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    I saw this on youtube or something similar. I can't believe the guy is suing because was it not his responsibility to check the gun was free of ammo before he lectured in front of kids?

    But yes in terms of pure shock therapy for the school kids I suppose this was one of his better presentations.
     
  4. Sep 11, 2006 #3

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    Where does it say that? All I see is that he's suing because the tape was released to the public.
     
  5. Sep 11, 2006 #4

    BobG

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    Actually, he's suing because of the video being released to the public.

    I guess you can expect people to make fun of him, just like people made fun of Cheney, but it really gets to the heart of why gun safety is important. Anyone can have an accident.

    I was just impressed he kept trying to continue the lesson - at least until he saw the terror of the audience when he brought out the next gun. :rofl:
     
  6. Sep 11, 2006 #5

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    Ahh. Lesson Learned: read more than just the headline.
     
  7. Sep 11, 2006 #6
    He was a idiot, plain and simple.
     
  8. Sep 11, 2006 #7
    was? a zebra doesn't change its spots.
     
  9. Sep 11, 2006 #8
    stripes you dumb dumb, stripes.
     
  10. Sep 11, 2006 #9

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    I can't believe this is the sort of person we have "educating" our children. "I'm da only one in dis room pro-fessional enough to BLAM" In fact, I can't even believe these geniuses brought any ammunition, at all, into that classroom.

    - Warren
     
  11. Sep 11, 2006 #10
    Very educational.
     
  12. Sep 11, 2006 #11

    Kurdt

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    One could say, with that line he shot himself in the foot literally and metaphorically.
     
  13. Sep 11, 2006 #12
    HAH!!! :rofl:
     
  14. Sep 11, 2006 #13
    I'm not taking my clothes off for anyone.
     
  15. Sep 11, 2006 #14
    That would be strips, not stripes.
     
  16. Sep 11, 2006 #15
    a building for dead people? what does that have anything to do with guns?
     
  17. Sep 11, 2006 #16
    One of these days trib......straight to the moon!!
     
  18. Sep 11, 2006 #17

    Chi Meson

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    I'm feeling sorry for the guy. Everything else he has done is overshadowed by this incident. But jeeze. Loaded Gun? Safety off? In front of kids? He really blew it. For at least one moment in time, everyone is an idiot. His moment is being played all over the web.

    The kids should have had a chance to see a guy like that on the "right side" of law and order, but instead they saw an "idiot."
     
  19. Sep 11, 2006 #18

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    :bugeye: I was impressed he held it together long enough to continue talking, but thought he was just going to stop after he explained that bit about anyone can have an accident, and that's why they shouldn't play with guns. I figured he just continued to that point not to frighten the kids more than they already were. But, then to keep going...:eek:

    But, yeah, he doesn't exactly talk like someone you'd want educating your kids. Everything looked a bit disorganized from the start, like he'd never done an educational thing before. And, to bring a loaded weapon into a classroom and hold it up...stupid stupid stupid!!!!

    Though, it sounds like the main reason he's suing about the video being released is that he can no longer work undercover, but doesn't going out and giving public talks sort of blow your cover too?
     
  20. Sep 11, 2006 #19
    I dont think he knew it was loaded.
     
  21. Sep 11, 2006 #20

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    First thing my daddy taught me about guns --- every gun is always loaded.
     
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