History Main / RecklessGunUsage

25th Nov '16 3:09:19 PM rjd1922
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* ''Website/TheOnion'' has [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/8yearold-accidentally-exercises-second-amendment-r,725/ this]] article about an 8-year-old boy who unintentionally shot himself in the thigh wins praise from [[StrawCharacter Strawman Politicals]] for having exercised his constitutional rights.
* In the second tale of Merry in the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' a passel of Federal agents look on in amusement as Merry, (seemingly) completely untrained, points her weapon directly at another police officer, finger on the trigger, and discusses shooting him. However, later in the story it is made clear that she is ''very'' well versed in firearms use, and was dead serious about shooting him if he didn't get out of her way.

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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Website/TheOnion'' has [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/8yearold-accidentally-exercises-second-amendment-r,725/ this]] article about an 8-year-old boy who unintentionally shot himself in the thigh wins praise from [[StrawCharacter Strawman Politicals]] for having exercised his constitutional rights.
* In the second tale of Merry in the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' a passel of Federal agents look on in amusement as Merry, (seemingly) completely untrained, points her weapon directly at another police officer, finger on the trigger, and discusses shooting him. However, later in the story it is made clear that she is ''very'' well versed in firearms use, and was dead serious about shooting him if he didn't get out of her way.
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/user/Iraqveteran8888 Iraqveteran8888]] have a regular series on gun facts, in which they discuss safety, and once admit that they didn't practice safety to the degree they should, and are going to improve their commitment to gun safety. They also have their regular Gun Gripes series, in which they go on for some time about safety problems, be it with badly-maintained guns, lack of training, lack of common sense, lack of responsibility, and utter horror stories of people handling guns dangerously ''right in the presenters faces''. Examples:
** The woman who claimed her new revolver wouldn't fire, bringing it into the store (the show operates out of a gun store the presenters work in) still loaded, sweeping the staff with it, and handing it over to the staff for testing. It functioned flawlessly, meaning it would have killed them if the trigger had been pulled at the right time. ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2QiiAffH3w&index=10&list=PLAFE8F6FAC46F3172 She didn't know you have to pull the trigger]]''.
** Twice, people have shot themselves in the arse by [[PantsPositiveSafety Mexican-carrying loaded 1911 pistols]] cocked and locked, which is a problem with that exposed hammer which can be triggered when the hammer is caught on objects.
** More than once, people have failed to read the instructions sufficiently to load magazines correctly; multiple times the rounds have been loaded ''backwards''. If there is any obstruction in the chamber or bore, theoretically the round could fire, and who knows what could be blown off you?
** At least one large coffee jar per month is filled with live rounds ejected from weapons brought in for servicing, customising, or to sell or trade. These weapons were sweeping the staffs bodies all the time the weapons were being carried in. They always say it isn't loaded, but the staff check it themselves (some customers actually become offended by this) and when the slide is racked, or manual actions worked, suddenly a live round flies out of the ejection port.
** One man decided to buy some 12 gauge deer slugs to celebrate the 4th of July with. He didn't know the things come down. Must have thought they go into orbit or something.
** One man picked a shotgun off a rack and pointed it at his buddy in jest. In the words of the late Barry:
--> '''Barry:''' Uh-uh. Don't do that. I see him doing that again ah'm'o ''tase'' him.
** The episode ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5dh9pphlIQ&index=82&list=PLAFE8F6FAC46F3172 Range Jerks]]'' discussed men who take tiny girls who have never fired a gun before to a range and show them how manly they are by handing them a gun so big its recoil is more like ''thrust'', thinking that if he can shoot it when she cannot, he'll look more badass to her. Usually he can't shoot it either, but the point is that the girl will be hurt by the gun; in one case one was killed as the snub-nosed .500 revolver she was handed to fire doubled back on her, ''pulling its own trigger against her finger whilst pointed at her face''. Others include people who sight down the barrels of pistol-grip shotguns held up to their faces, and end up having their faces rearranged; and one man who fired a [[HandCannon Desert Eagle]] with the breech up to his face, the slide driving part of his facial bones fatally backwards into his brain.
** The episode [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkVLmt7rS-Q&index=60&list=PLAFE8F6FAC46F3172 Range Ninjas]] discussed people who shoot at ranges like they are in [[IKnowMortalKombat video games]]. Many ranges have a rate of fire of one round per second, for safety. [[MoreDakka Range ninjas fire as fast as they can pull the trigger]]; even "bump-firing" - in an indoor range.
** There is a constant struggle to promote muzzle discipline among customers. They never seem to learn. Daily, the staff have to deal with customers pointing guns right at them. One woman was at a local range and had a stovepipe in her Glock, suddenly deciding to step back and walk up to the range safety officer, pointing the gun at him and working the trigger over and over, yelling due to wearing earmuffs "WHY AIN'T IT GOIN' BANG?"
** ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_WTjjPyd2s&index=8&list=PLAFE8F6FAC46F3172 This gripe]]'' has Eric and Barry discussing unintentional discharges they've had, and why you always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction, wherever practical. Eric tells of how he once shot a target pistol inside his mothers house, and demonstrated to a superior officer in Iraq that the weapon he was in charge of shouldn't have a round in the chamber, as it is an open-bolt weapon - the hard way. Barry tells of walls, floors and cupboards he'd shot over the '70s and early '80s, when he was "full o' whiskey an' beans, and didn't care about anything". One customer had a .45 discharge in his hand and ended up shooting his .357 revolver in the trigger guard, twisting the whole frame.



[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Website/TheOnion'' has [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/8yearold-accidentally-exercises-second-amendment-r,725/ this]] article about an 8-year-old boy who unintentionally shot himself in the thigh wins praise from [[StrawCharacter Strawman Politicals]] for having exercised his constitutional rights.
* In the second tale of Merry in the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' a passel of Federal agents look on in amusement as Merry, (seemingly) completely untrained, points her weapon directly at another police officer, finger on the trigger, and discusses shooting him. However, later in the story it is made clear that she is ''very'' well versed in firearms use, and was dead serious about shooting him if he didn't get out of her way.
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* a Japanese guy [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30o9-fQrgio uses airsoft guns as a toothbrush]].

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* a A Japanese guy [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30o9-fQrgio uses airsoft guns as a toothbrush]].



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* [[https://www.youtube.com/user/Iraqveteran8888 Iraqveteran8888]] have a regular series on gun facts, in which they discuss safety, and once admit that they didn't practice safety to the degree they should, and are going to improve their commitment to gun safety. They also have their regular Gun Gripes series, in which they go on for some time about safety problems, be it with badly-maintained guns, lack of training, lack of common sense, lack of responsibility, and utter horror stories of people handling guns dangerously ''right in the presenters faces''. Examples:
** the woman who claimed her new revolver wouldn't fire, bringing it into the store (the show operates out of a gun store the presenters work in) still loaded, sweeping the staff with it, and handing it over to the staff for testing. It functioned flawlessly, meaning it would have killed them if the trigger had been pulled at the right time. ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2QiiAffH3w&index=10&list=PLAFE8F6FAC46F3172 She didn't know you have to pull the trigger]]''.
** Twice, people have shot themselves in the arse by [[PantsPositiveSafety Mexican-carrying loaded 1911 pistols]] cocked and locked, which is a problem with that exposed hammer which can be triggered when the hammer is caught on objects.
** More than once, people have failed to read the instructions sufficiently to load magazines correctly; multiple times the rounds have been loaded ''backwards''. If there is any obstruction in the chamber or bore, theoretically the round could fire, and who knows what could be blown off you?
** At least one large coffee jar per month is filled with live rounds ejected from weapons brought in for servicing, customising, or to sell or trade. These weapons were sweeping the staffs bodies all the time the weapons were being carried in. They always say it isn't loaded, but the staff check it themselves (some customers actually become offended by this) and when the slide is racked, or manual actions worked, suddenly a live round flies out of the ejection port.
** One man decided to buy some 12 gauge deer slugs to celebrate the 4th of July with. He didn't know the things come down. Must have thought they go into orbit or something.
** One man picked a shotgun off a rack and pointed it at his buddy in jest. In the words of the late Barry:
--> '''Barry:''' Uh-uh. Don't do that. I see him doing that again ah'm'o ''tase'' him.
** The episode ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5dh9pphlIQ&index=82&list=PLAFE8F6FAC46F3172 Range Jerks]]'' discussed men who take tiny girls who have never fired a gun before to a range and show them how manly they are by handing them a gun so big its recoil is more like ''thrust'', thinking that if he can shoot it when she cannot, he'll look more badass to her. Usually he can't shoot it either, but the point is that the girl will be hurt by the gun; in one case one was killed as the snub-nosed .500 revolver she was handed to fire doubled back on her, ''pulling its own trigger against her finger whilst pointed at her face''. Others include people who sight down the barrels of pistol-grip shotguns held up to their faces, and end up having their faces rearranged; and one man who fired a [[HandCannon Desert Eagle]] with the breech up to his face, the slide driving part of his facial bones fatally backwards into his brain.
** The episode [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkVLmt7rS-Q&index=60&list=PLAFE8F6FAC46F3172 Range Ninjas]] discussed people who shoot at ranges like they are in [[IKnowMortalKombat video games]]. Many ranges have a rate of fire of one round per second, for safety. [[MoreDakka Range ninjas fire as fast as they can pull the trigger]]; even "bump-firing" - in an indoor range.
** There is a constant struggle to promote muzzle discipline among customers. They never seem to learn. Daily, the staff have to deal with customers pointing guns right at them. One woman was at a local range and had a stovepipe in her Glock, suddenly deciding to step back and walk up to the range safety officer, pointing the gun at him and working the trigger over and over, yelling due to wearing earmuffs "WHY AIN'T IT GOIN' BANG?"
** ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_WTjjPyd2s&index=8&list=PLAFE8F6FAC46F3172 This gripe]]'' has Eric and Barry discussing unintentional discharges they've had, and why you always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction, wherever practical. Eric tells of how he once shot a target pistol inside his mothers house, and demonstrated to a superior officer in Iraq that the weapon he was in charge of shouldn't have a round in the chamber, as it is an open-bolt weapon - the hard way. Barry tells of walls, floors and cupboards he'd shot over the '70s and early '80s, when he was "full o' whiskey an' beans, and didn't care about anything". One customer had a .45 discharge in his hand and ended up shooting his .357 revolver in the trigger guard, twisting the whole frame.
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12th Nov '16 6:18:20 PM nombretomado
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* In ''The Return of Rapido Clint and Mr. J.G. Reeder'' by JTEdson, a British thug picks up Rapido's Colt automatic. Being unfamiliar with firearms, he pushes the safety catch off thinking that he is putting it on. He then strikes a pose like his favourite cowboy actor and the gun goes off.

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* In ''The Return of Rapido Clint and Mr. J.G. Reeder'' by JTEdson, Creator/JTEdson, a British thug picks up Rapido's Colt automatic. Being unfamiliar with firearms, he pushes the safety catch off thinking that he is putting it on. He then strikes a pose like his favourite cowboy actor and the gun goes off.
28th Oct '16 11:03:19 AM SirSapphire
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** In another episode a despondent Frasier takes a gun into Sam's office to threaten him with. Sam is nonplussed because it's a revolver and he can see that none of the chambers are loaded.
30th Sep '16 7:39:57 PM mhj0808
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* From episode 3 of ''{{Series/Narcos}}''; though the camera is situated so we only see their faces, Pablo is heavily implied to be using the ''barrel of his pistol to stimulate his mistress' lady parts'' during foreplay. Very reckless indeed.
27th Aug '16 4:33:57 AM WillBGood
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* ''Manga/InuYasha'': In the Band of Seven Arc, Jakotsu is confronted by soldiers who introduce the matchlock to the series. After dispatching them with ease, he studies the gun by looking down the barrel. Of course prior to that, he took a shot to the shoulder with little reaction. A shot to the face might not have phased him much either. Also the guns require a lit fuse and must be loaded manually after each shot.

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* ''Manga/InuYasha'': In the Band of Seven Arc, Jakotsu is confronted by soldiers who introduce the matchlock to the series. After dispatching them with ease, he studies the gun by looking down the barrel. Of course prior to that, he took a shot to the shoulder with little reaction. A shot to the face might not have phased fazed him much either. Also the guns require a lit fuse and must be loaded manually after each shot.
9th Aug '16 3:53:40 PM nighttrainfm
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** In "Hell Bent", the at-the-end-of-his-rope Twelfth Doctor waves a gun at a room full of people, including the person he's trying to save, who is visibly unnerved. [[spoiler: The General]] feels the need to mention the weapon has no stun setting.
16th Jun '16 8:52:01 PM Katsuhagi
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'': Elisa is at one point seriously injured [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace when Broadway shoots her while playing with her gun]]. To be fair, Broadway is a 1,000-year-old gargoyle who had never handled a gun before... but Elisa, a NYPD detective, had left her sidearm, holster ''and'' gun belt unattended ''in another room'' from where she was (she admits later that she should have known better). This is a case of Reckless Gun Usage for the 1,000 year old gargoyle that has no concept of firearms, and a case of basic breach of common sense for the New York cop who kept a loaded gun holstered and unsecured in her apartment in plain sight and should have known better. Notably, she's much more careful for the rest of the series, and Broadway gains guns as a new BerserkButton.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'': Elisa is at one point seriously injured [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace when Broadway shoots her while playing with her gun]]. To be fair, Broadway is a 1,000-year-old gargoyle who had never handled a gun before... but Elisa, a NYPD detective, had left her sidearm, holster ''and'' gun belt unattended ''in another room'' from where she was (she admits later that she should have known better). This is a case of Reckless Gun Usage for the 1,000 year old gargoyle that has no concept of firearms, and a case of basic breach of common sense for the New York cop who kept a loaded gun holstered and unsecured in her apartment in plain sight and should have known better.sight. Notably, she's much more careful for the rest of the series, and Broadway gains guns as a new BerserkButton.
10th Jun '16 2:40:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/DawnOfTheDead'': Peter gives Steve a lesson in why it's not a good idea to point loaded guns at people, especially when you can't shoot straight.

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* ''Film/DawnOfTheDead'': ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'': Peter gives Steve a lesson in why it's not a good idea to point loaded guns at people, especially when you can't shoot straight.
10th May '16 8:00:28 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Jesus'' had his revolver fall out of his jacket onto the floor in front of all of his new co-workers. The ditzy Sayuri picked it up, admonished him about bringing model guns to school...then '''put the barrel to his head''' and pulled the trigger. Only the fact that Jesus followed good gun safety by keeping the first chamber empty spared his life.

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* ''Jesus'' The title character of ''Manga/{{Jesus}}'' had his revolver fall out of his jacket onto the floor in front of all of his new co-workers. The ditzy Sayuri picked it up, admonished him about bringing model guns to school...then '''put the barrel to his head''' and pulled the trigger. Only the fact that Jesus followed good gun safety by keeping the first chamber empty spared his life.
10th May '16 7:58:15 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}!'', when the [[FiringInTheAirALot celebratory gun shot]] the head of the Martillo family fires is immediately met with "Oh my God, somebody just killed Isaac!" from the floor above (luckily, Isaac's PluckyComicRelief status means it actually only went through the brim of his hat without touching him).
* ''Anime/SoRaNoWoTo'', When sent to investigate another part of the base for a ghost (ItMakesSenseInContext, sorta), Kanata and Kureha showed bad gun safety. They were fingering the triggers of their rifles while arming up, although we don't know whether the rifles were loaded when they did that (still bad, though) and at least they weren't intentionally pointing them at each other. However, unlike the [[ArtisticLicenseGunSafety soldiers of episode 12]], they're young and likely have very little (read: non-existent) training with the stuff. Though they've presumably been through Basic...
* ''Manga/HighSchoolOfTheDead'', This occurs somewhat often due to the main characters being [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent perfectly normal high school students]] in a country with heavy gun control during a ZombieApocalypse, however, since there's a resident gun {{otaku}}, their errors are quickly pointed out and UsefulNotes/GunSafety is properly followed.
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', Kamina's short stint of JugglingLoadedGuns was due to never seeing a gun before. In spite of claiming otherwise, he didn't know what a gun was and thought you used it as a hammer.
* ''Manga/HaouAiren'', [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Kurumi]] waves around a loaded pistol when Hakuron is teaching her to shoot. Hakuron yells at her to be careful and takes the gun away. Hakuron himself demonstrates [[ArtisticLicenseGunSafety unsafe gun usage later]], when he repeatedly uses loaded guns to threaten people he does not intend to kill.
* ''Manga/InuYasha'', In the Band of Seven Arc, Jakotsu is confronted by soldiers who introduce the matchlock to the series. After dispatching them with ease, he studies the gun by looking down the barrel. Of course prior to that, he took a shot to the shoulder with little reaction. A shot to the face might not have phased him much either. Also the guns require a lit fuse and must be loaded manually after each shot.

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* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}!'', when ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}!'': When the [[FiringInTheAirALot celebratory gun shot]] the head of the Martillo family fires is immediately met with "Oh my God, somebody just killed Isaac!" from the floor above (luckily, Isaac's PluckyComicRelief status means it actually only went through the brim of his hat without touching him).
* ''Anime/SoRaNoWoTo'', ''Anime/SoundOfTheSky'': When sent to investigate another part of the base for a ghost (ItMakesSenseInContext, sorta), Kanata and Kureha showed bad gun safety. They were fingering the triggers of their rifles while arming up, although we don't know whether the rifles were loaded when they did that (still bad, though) and at least they weren't intentionally pointing them at each other. However, unlike the [[ArtisticLicenseGunSafety soldiers of episode 12]], they're young and likely have very little (read: non-existent) training with the stuff. Though they've presumably been through Basic...
* ''Manga/HighSchoolOfTheDead'', ''Manga/HighSchoolOfTheDead'': This occurs somewhat often due to the main characters being [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent perfectly normal high school students]] in a country with heavy gun control during a ZombieApocalypse, however, since there's a resident gun {{otaku}}, their errors are quickly pointed out and UsefulNotes/GunSafety is properly followed.
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'': Kamina's short stint of JugglingLoadedGuns was due to never seeing a gun before. In spite of claiming otherwise, he didn't know what a gun was and thought you used it as a hammer.
* ''Manga/HaouAiren'', ''Manga/HaouAiren'': [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Kurumi]] waves around a loaded pistol when Hakuron is teaching her to shoot. Hakuron yells at her to be careful and takes the gun away. Hakuron himself demonstrates [[ArtisticLicenseGunSafety unsafe gun usage later]], when he repeatedly uses loaded guns to threaten people he does not intend to kill.
* ''Manga/InuYasha'', ''Manga/InuYasha'': In the Band of Seven Arc, Jakotsu is confronted by soldiers who introduce the matchlock to the series. After dispatching them with ease, he studies the gun by looking down the barrel. Of course prior to that, he took a shot to the shoulder with little reaction. A shot to the face might not have phased him much either. Also the guns require a lit fuse and must be loaded manually after each shot.
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