Sage advice: uhm, don’t do this

And by “this” I mean “let an untrained journalist handle a firearm”

Mag inserted? Check
Chamber closed? Check
Safety OFF? Check
Finger on trigger? Check
Point muzzle at cameraman? Check
Pull trigger? Check
Giggle? Check
Admit you didn’t know what would happen? Check

[insert extenuating circumstances here]
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Story
Note: as an erstwhile firearms instructor, I mentally took hold of the gun, threw this guy out of my class, and called his editor
Note: Even though gun shops never load their guns on display, always check for yourself… always
(see: my Gremlin Rule — if the gun was ever out of sight since the last time you checked, check it again. F’n gremlins!)
Note: I wouldn’t last a day as a gun shop employee… ulcer or nervous breakdown
* Assume “drug mag” is typo for “drum mag”

5 Comments!

  1. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted January 26, 2020 at 5:52 pm |

    “… if the gun was ever out of sight since the last time you checked, check it again.”
    I’m so paranoid, if It’s even out of my hands, I check again.
    I don’t even trust my memory, so when I pick it up, I look.

    That reporter idiot broke the primo No. 1 Rule – never point the gun at anything you’re not willing to destroy. Now he might not have liked his cameraman… but…well, yannow, witnesses and all…

  2. DougM (just entertainin' myself in this here sandbox)
    Posted January 26, 2020 at 9:36 pm |

    dick ^
    ‘Oops’ is the difference between murder and manslaughter

  3. MikeAZ
    Posted January 27, 2020 at 7:19 am |

    If I were the cameraman, Reporter Man’s face would be unpresentable for broadcast. Effin’ numbnuts!

  4. Posted January 27, 2020 at 8:59 am |

    Drug mag worked for me, what with the war on drugs and all…

  5. mech
    Posted January 27, 2020 at 12:54 pm |

    What is also surprising is that the cameraman was so uninformed as to not flinch or have to go change his trousers.