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30th Sep '16 12:18:55 PM PatPayne
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* Mixed with AwesomeMadeMundane and {{BFG}} in a throwaway gag from ''Anime/SuperDimenensionFortressMacross'' -- In said gag, a Valkyrie pilot uses his 122mm [[GatlingGood Gatling gunpod]] to light a cigarette for a Zentradi soldier working with the UN Spacy. Outside the [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace obvious problem]] with this... how was he even expecting to light the damn thing rather than just turn it into a blizzard of shredded tobacco?

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* Mixed with AwesomeMadeMundane and {{BFG}} in a throwaway gag from ''Anime/SuperDimenensionFortressMacross'' ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' -- In said gag, a Valkyrie pilot uses his 122mm [[GatlingGood Gatling gunpod]] to light a cigarette for a Zentradi soldier working with the UN Spacy. Outside of the [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace obvious problem]] with this... how was he even expecting to light the damn thing rather than just turn it into a blizzard of shredded tobacco?
30th Sep '16 12:15:19 PM PatPayne
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* Mixed with AwesomeMadeMundane and {{BFG}} in a throwaway gag from ''Anime/SuperDimenensionFortressMacross'' -- In said gag, a Valkyrie pilot uses his 122mm [[GatlingGood Gatling gunpod]] to light a cigarette for a Zentradi soldier working with the UN Spacy. Outside the [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace obvious problem]] with this... how was he even expecting to light the damn thing rather than just turn it into a blizzard of shredded tobacco?
28th Sep '16 2:37:29 PM dmcreif
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** Any time [[ButtMonkey Roland Prezbylewski]] handles a weapon. This is fully intentional, to establish him as a colossal screw-up who is a liability to Cedric Daniels' detail. Within minutes of his first appearance, Prez has already fired a stray round into the wall of the office, because when he tried to show another officer how light his trigger was, he "forgot the one in the chamber".

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** Any time [[ButtMonkey Roland Prezbylewski]] Pryzbylewski]] handles a weapon. This is fully intentional, to establish him as a colossal screw-up who is a liability to Cedric Daniels' detail. Within minutes of his first appearance, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xntTuJlRUbQ Prez has already fired a stray round into the wall of the office, office]], because when he tried tryiong to show another officer Carver how light his trigger was, he "forgot forgets the one round in the chamber".chamber. And then there's the fatal mistake that ends his police career when [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pbxk2pWBVRM he accidentally kills a plainclothes cop]].
21st Sep '16 7:27:32 AM GuyIncog
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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.

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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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** Doubles as a meta-example. The actor playing the boy was deliberately not told that someone would pull a gun on him in the scene[[note]]and consequently was not given the opportunity to see for himself that the weapon was unloaded and/or a nonfunctioning prop[[/note]] so that [[EnforcedMethodActing his surprise and fear in the scene would be genuine.]] Needless to say, this violates any number of rules of on-set safety.
14th Sep '16 7:47:08 AM ayjazz
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** Played painfully straight with its prequel, VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution. One of the enemy idle animations is the {{Mook}} in question scraping something off the sole of his shoe ''with the barrel of his gun.''

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** Played painfully straight with its prequel, VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution. One of the enemy idle animations is the {{Mook}} in question scraping something off the sole of his shoe ''with the barrel of his gun.'''' While this makes sense for the thug mooks you encounter, who would realistically probably only have "gun training" from action movies, this is jarring for trained para-military types.
30th Aug '16 5:59:24 PM Bissek
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* This is kind of the gimmick for Officer Tackleberry in the ''Film/PolicAcademy'' movies. He's a careless gun nut whose use of firearms borders on RecklessGunUsage. While there are plenty of examples, the worst was likely in the 6th movie where he mistook his father getting a sandwich for a burglar and fired, but thankfully only hit the milk carton dad was holding. Oh, and his per-teen son was right next to him. The fact that his accidental discharges always - miraculously - miss does little to teach him a lesson.

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* This is kind of the gimmick for Officer Tackleberry in the ''Film/PolicAcademy'' ''Film/PoliceAcademy'' movies. He's a careless gun nut whose use of firearms borders on RecklessGunUsage. While there are plenty of examples, the worst was likely in the 6th movie where he mistook his father getting a sandwich for a burglar and fired, but thankfully only hit the milk carton dad was holding. Oh, and his per-teen pre-teen son was right next to him. The fact that his accidental discharges always - miraculously - miss does little to teach him a lesson.
23rd Aug '16 12:21:59 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* This is kind of the gimmick for Officer Tackleberry in the ''Film/PolicAcademy'' movies. He's a careless gun nut whose use of firearms borders on RecklessGunUsage. While there are plenty of examples, the worst was likely in the 6th movie where he mistook his father getting a sandwich for a burglar and fired, but thankfully only hit the milk carton dad was holding. Oh, and his per-teen son was right next to him. The fact that his accidental discharges always - miraculously - miss does little to teach him a lesson.
15th Aug '16 5:50:45 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VideoGame/HaloReach'': Humorously, one of these supposedly hardened and professional marines in this advertising clip points his automatic weapon at [[GroinAttack his fellow soldier's groin]]! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1J9umLpwdq4 Here at 0:50.]]

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* ''VideoGame/HaloReach'': Humorously, one of these a supposedly hardened and professional marines Army trooper in this advertising clip points his automatic weapon at [[GroinAttack his fellow soldier's groin]]! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1J9umLpwdq4 [[https://youtu.be/ITjhUPmle-o?t=50s Here at 0:50.]]
14th Aug '16 8:00:48 PM PaulA
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* ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Mirror Dance]]'': Miles has amnesia, but when asked to reassemble a number of weapons from component parts, he does so without ever letting the guns point at a person, [[AmnesiacResonance a big hint]] that he used to be a soldier.

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* ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Mirror Dance]]'': ''Literature/MirrorDance'': Miles has amnesia, but when asked to reassemble a number of weapons from component parts, he does so without ever letting the guns point at a person, [[AmnesiacResonance a big hint]] that he used to be a soldier.
12th Aug '16 10:47:35 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Mostly averted thanks to a glitch in the game engine in ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', a ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'' machinima. To keep the characters from looking like they were pointing guns around while talking to one another, the creators were able to exploit a glitch in the first game in which a character would be looking down but would appear to be looking straight ahead, making it appear they lowered their weapon. In subsequent games, Bungie actually deliberately put in the ability to lower your weapon ''without'' having to stare at the ground for the use of machinima makers. Despite that, everyone still carries around multiple weapons and fire them off for little to no reason on occasion. Perhaps the most egregious example is Tex using Caboose as target practice in her first appearance (shooting ''[[KnifeOutline around]]'' him, not ''at'' him). Although she's a highly trained fighter and an excellent shot (as well as [[spoiler:an A.I., so she theoretically should have perfect aim... if we ignore the example of Church]]) and she's only a few feet away from him, it's still an insanely dangerous thing to do. Granted, at that point in time Tex is mildly crazy thanks to [[spoiler:the other A.I. in her head]]. Considering who we're talking about, it may not have been [[spoiler:O'Malley's]] fault, but rather just her.

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* Mostly averted thanks to a glitch in the game engine in ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', a ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'' ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' machinima. To keep the characters from looking like they were pointing guns around while talking to one another, the creators were able to exploit a glitch in the first game in which a character would be looking down but would appear to be looking straight ahead, making it appear they lowered their weapon. In subsequent games, Bungie actually deliberately put in the ability to lower your weapon ''without'' having to stare at the ground for the use of machinima makers. Despite that, everyone still carries around multiple weapons and fire them off for little to no reason on occasion. Perhaps the most egregious example is Tex using Caboose as target practice in her first appearance (shooting ''[[KnifeOutline around]]'' him, not ''at'' him). Although she's a highly trained fighter and an excellent shot (as well as [[spoiler:an A.I., so she theoretically should have perfect aim... if we ignore the example of Church]]) and she's only a few feet away from him, it's still an insanely dangerous thing to do. Granted, at that point in time Tex is mildly crazy thanks to [[spoiler:the other A.I. in her head]]. Considering who we're talking about, it may not have been [[spoiler:O'Malley's]] fault, but rather just her.
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