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18th Jul '16 1:11:04 PM TheNicestGuy
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** Any time [[ButtMonkey Prez]] handles a weapon.
** Several Barksdale gangsters are shown behaving in this manner, showing their general level of (in)competence.

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** Any time [[ButtMonkey Prez]] handles a weapon.
weapon. This is fully intentional, to establish him as a colossal screw-up who is a liability to Lt. 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".
** Several Barksdale gangsters are shown behaving in this manner, showing their general level of (in)competence. This is played superbly in the opening of the aptly named episode "Stray Rounds". A street-corner shootout breaks out between two crews, with about five or so shooters on each side. Dozens of rounds are fired, none of them aimed carefully, almost all while on the run, and many are simply [[RecklessGunUsage wild blind fire]]. It comes off as the precise opposite of the glamorous action gunfight. Both sides scatter as soon as sirens are heard, with the only casualties being some car windows—and a [[InnocentBystander young boy]] in a nearby building.
15th Jul '16 2:54:14 PM LtFedora
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** ''Film/{{Spectre}}: While trying to instruct a reluctant Madeleine in handgun self-defense, James points his pistol at the wall of the next train compartment over with his finger on the trigger. Madeleine exhibits a good deal more sense when she expertly drops the magazine out of the gun, ejects the round in the chamber (!) and points the pistol at the ceiling before pulling the trigger to decock it.

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** ''Film/{{Spectre}}: ''Film/{{Spectre}}'': While trying to instruct a reluctant Madeleine in handgun self-defense, James points his pistol at the wall of the next train compartment over with his finger on the trigger. Madeleine exhibits a good deal more sense when she expertly drops the magazine out of the gun, ejects the round in the chamber (!) and points the pistol at the ceiling before pulling the trigger to decock it.
2nd Jul '16 6:52:48 AM StFan
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* Played for laughs in the ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "Avalon" when Teal'c who, as a member of SG1 for eight years really should know better, fires his P-90 at the wall of the room where he and Colonel Mitchell are trapped. Mitchell freaks out, exclaiming "Whoa! Bullets BOUNCE!"
** Well, he was around Jack for those eight years, and he is well known for just [[CuttingTheKnot shooting his way out of any situation without much warning]]

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* Played for laughs in the ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "Avalon" when Teal'c who, as a member of SG1 SG-1 for eight years really should know better, fires his P-90 at the wall of the room where he and Colonel Mitchell are trapped. Mitchell freaks out, exclaiming "Whoa! Bullets BOUNCE!"
** Well, he was around Jack for those eight years, and he is well known for just [[CuttingTheKnot shooting his way out of any situation without much warning]]
BOUNCE!"
30th Jun '16 5:08:51 PM Reflextion
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' {{zigzag|gedTrope}}s this with the [[TheGunslinger gun-wielding]] [[TheTurretMaster Machinists]]. On the one hand, their movement animations and "idle" stance have them pointing the gun towards the ground and keeping their finger off the trigger. On the other, they engage in all sorts of flashy trick shots (including one that has them fire a shot into the air, coming down on their target a moment later), and their "[[AsskickingPose Battle Stance]]" and "VictoryPose" emotes have them [[GunTwirling twirling their guns around]].
29th Jun '16 6:13:46 PM Rebu
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* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', Peggy Carter decides to test the Vibranium shield by grabbing a handgun from a table, which is apparently loaded with the safety off, and instantly unloading a volley at the shield without even shouting a warning. Even considering [[WomanScorned her mindset at the time]], you'd think she would know better.

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* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', Major Peggy Carter decides to test the Vibranium shield by grabbing a handgun from a table, which is apparently loaded with the safety off, and instantly unloading a volley at the shield without even shouting a warning. Even considering [[WomanScorned her mindset at the time]], you'd think she would know better.better, especially considering they're in ''an enclosed room with lots of potential for ricochet''.
28th Jun '16 8:13:23 PM kyeo
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* In ''Film/TheKiller'', Ah Jong angrily throws his (presumably loaded; this is Creator/JohnWoo [[MoreDakka we're talking about]] here) gun into the back of the Jeep he's stolen after missing his chance to kill the gangster who put a hit out on him. Fortunately, it doesn't go off.
6th Jun '16 5:39:46 PM dmcreif
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* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', Carter decides to test the Vibranium shield by grabbing a handgun from a table, which is apparently loaded with the safety off, and instantly unloading a volley at the shield without warning. Even considering [[WomanScorned her mindset at the time]], you'd think she would know better.

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* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', Peggy Carter decides to test the Vibranium shield by grabbing a handgun from a table, which is apparently loaded with the safety off, and instantly unloading a volley at the shield without even shouting a warning. Even considering [[WomanScorned her mindset at the time]], you'd think she would know better.
5th Jun '16 6:07:55 PM 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!



** An earlier episode shows him sensibly freaked out by a girl casually tossing a (fake, but he didn't know that) gun around, which indicates that he should have known better.

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** An earlier episode "Daleks in Manhattan" shows him sensibly freaked out by a girl the Doctor taking issue with Tallulah casually tossing a (fake, but he didn't know that) gun around, which indicates that he should have known better.
2nd Jun '16 1:05:42 PM eldiablo555
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** Mocked outright by Website/SFDebris in his review of the ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine [=DS9=]]]'' episode Empok Nor. An engineer is trying to salvage supplies and calmly asks the [[SarcasmMode experienced Starfleet security officer]] if she wouldn't mind pointing her phaser rifle somewhere else. She smugly replies that the safety is on. Chuck proceeds to rip her stupidity a new one by pointing out her blatant violations of the first and third rules of gun safety. Never point a gun at anything you don't intend to destroy and never rely solely on the safety mechanism. Rules which are strictly followed by organizations such as the NRA and NSSF.

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** Mocked outright by Website/SFDebris in his review of the ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine [=DS9=]]]'' episode Empok Nor. An engineer is trying to salvage supplies and calmly asks the [[SarcasmMode experienced Starfleet security officer]] if she wouldn't mind pointing her phaser rifle somewhere else. She smugly replies that the safety is on. Chuck proceeds to rip her stupidity a new one by pointing out her blatant violations of the first second and third rules of gun safety. Never point a gun at anything you don't intend to destroy and never rely solely on the safety mechanism. Rules which are strictly followed by organizations such as the NRA and NSSF.
29th May '16 8:58:45 AM GamerFromJump2
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* ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' and his successors are an interesting case. Their {{Arm Cannon}}s turn back into a hand when not firing. That's good. However, when a ChargedAttack is readied, there's no way to abort it except by firing. That's...a bad design choice. Granted, the games have EverythingTryingToKillYou, but in reality, it would be a major safety hazard.
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