History Main / RecklessGunUsage

16th Apr '18 6:26:49 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Commando}}'': After Matrix gets locked up in a police van, Rae Dawn Chong tries to free him with a quad-barrelled missile launcher. Unfortunately, she points the wrong end at the target and blows up the shops behind her. Although given that the launcher, the M-202 "Flash", fires rockets tipped with a compound similar to white phosphorus (and would have incinerated the van), someone was getting screwed no matter where it was pointing.

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* ''Film/{{Commando}}'': After John Matrix gets locked up in a police van, Rae Dawn Chong Cindy tries to free him with a quad-barrelled missile launcher. Unfortunately, she points the wrong end at the target and blows up the shops behind her. Although given that the launcher, the M-202 "Flash", fires rockets tipped with a compound similar to white phosphorus (and would have incinerated the van), someone was getting screwed no matter where it was pointing.
10th Apr '18 9:06:49 AM JackG
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* ''Film/ForcedVengeance''. Creator/ChuckNorris' character lends his girlfriend his pistol when he has to leave her alone, but she's so nervous she puts a bullet through the door the moment he calls out to her on returning. Our hero then delivers AnAesop: "Note: ''Never'' let your girl handle your piece."
28th Feb '18 1:04:09 AM Nadim
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* ''Film/RideAlong'': Ben is so incompetent at being an officer that he can't even handle a gun properly. He does things like falling backwards whilst practicing at the shooting range, waving his gun randomly, and accidentally shooting a suspect in the shoulder.
26th Feb '18 4:48:36 PM foxley
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* ''Film/DiamondsOnWheels'': Finch is carrying a gun and is very keen to use it, although he doesn't seem to know much about it, and all of the other gang members are horrified he brought a shooter along on the job and keep telling him to put it away. At one stage, he points it at Wheeler's head at laughs like it is a joke. When he is hoist into the air during the fight in the warehouse, he has the gun in his hand and panic fires several times, nearly hitting his comrades.
14th Feb '18 1:00:50 PM margdean56
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* ''Schroedinger's Ball'' begins with the main character having [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace just shot himself in the face, fatally]], while cleaning his grandmother's gun. However, he's hardly an expert. In fact, the book goes so far to as to point out his inexperience in handing firearms in the "Dramatis Personae" section at the very beginning.

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* ''Schroedinger's Ball'' begins with the main character having [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace just shot himself in the face, fatally]], while cleaning his grandmother's gun. However, he's hardly an expert. In fact, the book goes so far to as to point out his inexperience in handing handling firearms in the "Dramatis Personae" section at the very beginning.
1st Feb '18 3:36:07 PM foxley
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* This caused the death of one of ''Series/MacGyver'''s childhood friends, as shown during a flashback in "Blood Brothers".

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* This caused the death of one of ''Series/MacGyver'''s ''Series/MacGyver1985'''s childhood friends, as shown during a flashback in "Blood Brothers".
26th Jan '18 9:42:15 PM MBG159
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* Frank Reynolds, of ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', is a frequent follower of this trope; he routinely draws and audibly cocks his revolver on even the most minor of arguments. It's gone off by accident on a few occasions, which is why everyone else is lucky that Frank's a terrible shot.
22nd Jan '18 9:38:45 AM Rytex
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* In ''Film/WorldWarZ'', while Brad Pitt's character is in South Korea working to extract a doctor who is supposedly humanioty's best hope, said doctor turns out to be a young man who knows nothing about guns. When they need to break into the base of a few survivors to grab essential gear, the team (doctor included) are escorted into an airfield in the middle of a rainstorm and have to clear a path. Despite being warned not to, the doctor keeps his finger on the trigger with the gun loaded as he runs down the rear ramp of the plane, and due to the wet metal ramp, he slips and falls, causing the gun to hit the ramp and discharge, shooting the poor doctor in the head and killing him.
15th Nov '17 10:53:36 PM DrOO7
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* ''Series/TheGoldenGirls''. Rose buys a gun for protection after the house is robbed. Late one night, she hears a noise and fires a shot, and only ''afterwards'' does she turn on the light to see that she's destroyed Blanche's Ming vase. Blanche's hysterical reaction is played for laughs, but in truth, Rose could have injured or even killed Blanche or her date with her stupidity.
15th Nov '17 5:15:35 PM PatPayne
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*** If the script had followed real life, they should have had [[TheNthDoctorJohn Hurt show up shortly after...]] [[SuicideByCop Unless you really want to die, you do not point anything that even remotely looks like a gun at a police officer. For any reason.]]

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*** If the script had followed real life, they should have had [[TheNthDoctorJohn [[TheNthDoctor John Hurt show up shortly after...]] [[SuicideByCop Unless you really want to die, you do not point anything that even remotely looks like a gun at a police officer. For any reason.]]
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