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15th Jan '17 7:28:38 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'': Tom Sawyer is shown being taught to shoot by Alan Quartermain. Sawyer then takes a moment to lean on the upturned gun contemplatively, putting his ''chin'' on the barrel of the ''explicitly loaded weapon''. Especially stupid considering Sawyer is a Secret Service agent and should have already received proper weapon training.

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* ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'': Tom Sawyer is shown being taught to shoot by Alan Quartermain. Sawyer then takes a moment to lean on the upturned gun contemplatively, putting his ''chin'' on the barrel of the ''explicitly loaded weapon''. Especially stupid considering Sawyer is a Secret Service agent and should have already received proper weapon training. Although he has to be taught how to actually aim the gun instead of just spraying shots in the general direction too, so his training was apparently generally terrible.
15th Jan '17 7:21:24 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** In ''Film/ANewHope'', [[https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=389240727794201&set=a.184244804960462.62918.169299103121699&type=1&theater Obi-Wan Kenobi hands a Luke a weapon without first explaining how it works.]] A weapon that will instantly kill or maim you and/or anything and everything else in the room if you even ''slightly'' mishandle it.

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** In ''Film/ANewHope'', [[https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=389240727794201&set=a.184244804960462.62918.169299103121699&type=1&theater Obi-Wan Kenobi hands a Luke a weapon without first explaining how it works.]] A weapon that will instantly kill or maim you and/or anything and everything else in the room if you even ''slightly'' mishandle it. Luke immediately points it at his own face and stares down the business end.
9th Jan '17 10:42:16 AM upupandaway42
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* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', a rookie police officer panics when seeing Comicbook/{{Batman}} for the first time, and fires wildly at the [[HorrifyingHero vigilante]], almost shooting his partner in the face. Said partner is ''not'' amused.
--> '''Officer Mazzuccheli''': You almost took my face off! [[SarcasmMode How about]] you don't [[{{Foreshadowing}} shoot the good guys]], huh?
2nd Jan '17 1:10:01 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''[[VideoGame/GoldenEye1997 GoldenEye]]'': The guards have an animation in which they would wave a hand as if to shoo away a fly, and then threaten the offending insect with their assault rifles. Even worse, they do the same thing while the cheat code that gives them all ''rocket launchers'' is active. Similar nonsense can happen with Franchise/JamesBond as well, as various tweaks to the game can affect which gun shows up in level-ending cutscenes. Putting a bazooka [[TrouserSpace down]] his [[FreudWasRight pants]] is entirely possible.

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* ''[[VideoGame/GoldenEye1997 GoldenEye]]'': The guards have an animation in which they would wave a hand as if to shoo away a fly, and then threaten the offending insect with their assault rifles. Even worse, they do the same thing while the cheat code that gives them all ''rocket launchers'' is active. Similar nonsense can happen with Franchise/JamesBond as well, as various tweaks to the game can affect which gun shows up in level-ending cutscenes. Putting a bazooka [[TrouserSpace down]] his [[FreudWasRight pants]] pants is entirely possible.
24th Nov '16 7:22:58 AM dmcreif
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** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E8HumanNature Human Nature]]", when the boys are doing machine-gun practice, they're using a .303 Vickers machine gun, which had a range of 4,500 yards. An outdoor firing range would always have a slope of earth or sand behind the targets to stop dead all bullets fired down the range. Not only is there no such slope behind the boys targets, but we can see they're firing down into a valley full of buildings, well within the 4.5km (2.8mi) range of the gun, jeopardizing the lives of the villagers!

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** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E8HumanNature Human Nature]]", when the boys are doing machine-gun practice, they're using a .303 Vickers machine gun, which had a range of 4,500 yards. An outdoor firing range would should always have a slope of earth or sand behind the targets to stop dead all bullets fired down the range. Not only is there no such slope behind the boys targets, but we can see they're firing down into a valley full of buildings, well within the 4.5km (2.8mi) range of the gun, jeopardizing the lives of the villagers!



* ''Series/GetSmart'': the [[ShoePhone Gun Phone]] is by its very design impossible to use properly. Guess which bit of it the earpiece is.
-->'''Agent Smart:''' 99 I'm gonna have to hang up now. I may have to fire my phone.

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* ''Series/GetSmart'': the [[ShoePhone Gun Phone]] is by its very design impossible to use properly. Guess which bit of it Two guesses where the earpiece is.
is and one of them doesn't count.
-->'''Agent Smart:''' 99 99, I'm gonna have to hang up now. I may have to fire my phone.
21st Nov '16 3:14:42 AM LondonKdS
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* A case of dangerous misinformation rather than implausible behaviour - in ''Series/BronBroen'' a gangster intimidates a victim by forcing him to play Russian Roulette with a revolver containing what turns out to be a blank cartridge. The cartridge goes off leaving the victim terrified but uninjured. In reality, firing a blank cartridge into the side of your head at point-blank range would cause horrific burns at the very least, and quite possibly a skull fracture.
13th Nov '16 10:27:25 AM Bissek
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* In ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', no one fails gun safety like Gaston! Gaston declares his intent to marry Belle by pointing his gun at her. Not a good idea. It is true that his blunderbuss had recently been discharged and should have been empty, but later in the film he demonstrates that his blunderbuss is fully automatic, which is another problem entirely.

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* In ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', no one fails gun safety like Gaston! Gaston declares his intent to marry Belle by pointing his gun at her. Not a good idea. It is true that his blunderbuss had recently been discharged and should have been empty, but later in the film he demonstrates that his blunderbuss is fully automatic, which is another problem entirely. This is in addition to the fact that his first scene shows him birding in the middle of town, where any missed shot could end up hitting someone down the street. It's a mystery why he's considered the local paragon of manliness rather than a public menace.
12th Nov '16 4:36:55 PM nombretomado
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* ''Cahill: US Marshall''. JohnWayne decides to catch forty winks in the back of a railroad carriage with a cocked shotgun pointing at the prisoners he has chained up, who complain that he might blow their heads off if he twitches.

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* ''Cahill: US Marshall''. JohnWayne Creator/JohnWayne decides to catch forty winks in the back of a railroad carriage with a cocked shotgun pointing at the prisoners he has chained up, who complain that he might blow their heads off if he twitches.
10th Nov '16 6:13:47 PM Kid
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** The novelization tries to hand wave it by changing the scene so the firearms only have one shot chambered into each-which is good, except that the movie scene has the military men firing ''repeatedly'' at the targets.[[note]]Though even having the pistol click empty wouldn't excuse such behavior for a trained shooter - remember, ''treat '''every''' gun as if it were loaded.''[[/note]]

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** The novelization tries to hand wave it by changing the scene so the firearms only have one shot chambered into each-which each--which is good, except that the movie scene has the military men firing ''repeatedly'' at the targets.[[note]]Though even having the pistol click empty wouldn't excuse such behavior for a trained shooter - remember, ''treat '''every''' gun as if it were loaded.''[[/note]]
8th Nov '16 12:22:05 PM dmcreif
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* One scene in ''Film/TheATeam'' film basically takes this UpToEleven. A group of CIA agents grab Brock Pike, a mercenary who betrayed them, handcuff him, and put him in the back of a car. Suddenly one of the agents in the back seat decides to shoot Pike there in the car, much to the surprise of their leader Lynch. However he's so inexperienced that Pike, in a rare AffablyEvil moment, begins walking the agent through how to load and prepare his gun for use. ''Then'' the agent starts fiddling with a HollywoodSilencer, trying to put it on the wrong way, (and while the gun is pointing at himself) and insisting on calling it a "silencer" rather than a "suppressor", despite Pike's attempts to correct him on the terminology. Then he lines up to shoot Pike in such a way that if his hand so much as twitches he'll be more likely to kill the agent on the other side of Pike instead. At that point Pike gets so exasperated that he takes the gun away from the agent, (he can do it because they [[HandyCuffs handcuffed him wrong]]) states that "it would be embarrassing to get killed by that guy" and hands the gun over to the other agent in the hopes that the second agent will be more competent and allow him to die with some dignity. Amazingly, the other guy manages to top the first by answering his cell phone while he's holding the gun, and winds up holding the phone to one side of his face while pressing the loaded, ready to fire gun against the other side. At this point even Lynch, who is constantly criticized for being a desk jockey with little to no real world experience, looks seriously disturbed by the morons on his team. This is all going on in a moving vehicle too, adding to the likelihood of an IJustShotMarvinInTheFace moment.

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* One Taken UpToEleven in one scene in from ''Film/TheATeam'' film basically takes this UpToEleven. film: A group of CIA agents grab Brock Pike, a mercenary who betrayed them, handcuff him, and put him in the back of a car. Suddenly one of the agents in the back seat decides to shoot Pike there in the car, much to the surprise of their leader Lynch. However he's so inexperienced that Pike, in a rare AffablyEvil moment, begins walking the agent through how to load and prepare his gun for use. ''Then'' the agent starts fiddling with a HollywoodSilencer, trying tries to put it on the wrong way, (and while the gun is pointing at himself) and insisting on calling it a "silencer" rather than a "suppressor", despite Pike's attempts to correct him on the terminology. Then he lines up to shoot Pike in such a way that if his hand so much as twitches he'll be more likely to kill the agent his partner on the other side of Pike instead. At that point Pike gets so exasperated that he takes the gun away from the agent, agent (he can do it because they [[HandyCuffs handcuffed him wrong]]) wrong]]), states that "it would be embarrassing to get killed by that guy" and hands the gun over to the other agent in the hopes that the second agent will be more competent and allow him to die with some dignity. Amazingly, the other guy manages to top ''top'' the first by answering his cell phone while he's holding the gun, and winds up holding the phone to one side of his face while pressing the loaded, ready to fire gun against the other side. At this point point, even Lynch, who is constantly criticized for being a desk jockey with little to no real world experience, looks seriously disturbed by the morons on his team. This Let us remind you again that this is all going on in a moving vehicle too, vehicle, adding to the likelihood of an IJustShotMarvinInTheFace moment.a [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace Marvin moment]] happening.
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