History UsefulNotes / GunSafety

23rd Apr '18 2:11:25 PM SprayPay
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** NoKillLikeOverkill is also a very major warning sign. Usually this can be spotted with ammunition - know how much an average shooter needs, and start asking questions if someone is buying ''far'' more. This is a red flag for paranoia, mass casualty shooters and gun smugglers. This also ties into the gun itself - if someone is seeking, say, an AR-15 for "home defense," you can and should consider trying to steer them toward a handgun or a pump-action shotgun instead - and see their reaction when you try. If they acquiesce, they may have just been thinking unrealistically, but you should still monitor them closely. If they try to sidestep the issue, come up with an excuse, or suddenly grow defensive or even outright rude or hostile (e.g., if your attempts to gently redirect them are met with a reply of "I don't recall asking for your fucking opinion" or something along those lines), you have an absolutely massive red flag on your hands and should act accordingly.

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** NoKillLikeOverkill is also a very major warning sign. Usually this can be spotted with ammunition - know how much an average shooter needs, and start asking questions if someone is buying ''far'' more. This is a red flag for paranoia, mass casualty shooters and gun smugglers. This also ties into the gun itself - if someone is seeking, say, an AR-15 a .50 BMG anti material rifle for "home defense," you can and should consider trying to steer them toward a handgun or a pump-action shotgun instead - and see their reaction when you try. If they acquiesce, they may have just been thinking unrealistically, but you should still monitor them closely. If they try to sidestep the issue, come up with an excuse, or suddenly grow defensive or even outright rude or hostile (e.g., if your attempts to gently redirect them are met with a reply of "I don't recall asking for your fucking opinion" or something along those lines), you have an absolutely massive red flag on your hands and should act accordingly.
1st Mar '18 7:16:39 AM Toadofsteel
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** The size or weight of a gun ''does not tell you'' how much kick it has. (This is humorously and ridiculously [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the movie ''Film/MenInBlack'' where K has an alien weapon about the size of a .357 magnum with very little recoil, while Will Smith's character has "The Cricket," a firearm about the size of a small two-shot derringer with the recoil of a field cannon.) The truth is closer to the opposite, in fact: if two guns fire the same round, the larger or heaver weapon will be more stable. This is especially important with non-shoulder fired guns (which the unaware/inexperienced user is more prone to drop) and automatic or automatic mode guns (which may ''keep firing'' even if the shooter's aim is lost or the gun is dropped. The scene in ''Film/TrueLies'' where Jamie Lee Curtiss' character drops an UZI when firing it and being surprised by the recoil, and the gun falling down a flight of stairs but still firing, is not really that far from what could happen). That being said, there ''are'' certain guns that are both very heavy and kick like a mule, with [[HandCannon Desert Eagles]] being particularly infamous for this; when dealing with guns like that, be extra cautious with anyone who wishes to test them out despite having never fired one before, ''especially'' if they're small and light in build. The kickback is enough to prove a serious problem even for large, strong individuals - more diminutive folks run the risk of literally being knocked off their feet or fracturing bones from it.

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** The size or weight of a gun ''does not tell you'' how much kick it has. (This is humorously and ridiculously [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the movie ''Film/MenInBlack'' where K has an alien weapon about the size of a .357 magnum with very little recoil, while Will Smith's character has "The Cricket," a firearm about the size of a small two-shot derringer with the recoil of a field cannon.) The truth is closer to the opposite, in fact: if two guns fire the same round, the larger or heaver weapon will be more stable. This is especially important with non-shoulder fired guns (which the unaware/inexperienced user is more prone to drop) and automatic or automatic mode guns (which may ''keep firing'' even if the shooter's aim is lost or the gun is dropped. The scene in ''Film/TrueLies'' where Jamie Lee Curtiss' character drops an UZI when firing it and being surprised by the recoil, and the gun falling down a flight of stairs but still firing, is not really that far from what could happen). That being said, there ''are'' certain guns that are both very heavy and kick like a mule, with [[HandCannon Desert Eagles]] being particularly infamous for this; this[[note]]''Film/TheMatrix'' featured Agents that fired the gun one-handed, what common viewers tend to forget in the moment is that Agents have SuperStrength.[[/note]]; when dealing with guns like that, be extra cautious with anyone who wishes to test them out despite having never fired one before, ''especially'' if they're small and light in build. The kickback is enough to prove a serious problem even for large, strong individuals - more diminutive folks run the risk of literally being knocked off their feet or fracturing bones from it.
28th Feb '18 4:29:04 AM Tightwire
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** During hunting season, be aware of where people may be hunting, and wear bright colors to make yourself visible and clearly not a target -- because many animals have limited color vision, you needn't worry about this as it won't spoil anyone's fun (as opposed to the massively ''unfun'' experience of someone getting shot).

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** During hunting season, be aware of where people may be hunting, and wear bright colors to make yourself visible and clearly not a target -- because many animals have limited color vision, you needn't worry about this as it won't spoil anyone's fun (as opposed to the massively ''unfun'' experience of someone getting shot). This is what plaid red is for.
29th Jan '18 4:41:29 PM Codefreak5
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* Blank cartridges are not harmless, even if you are certain that they are blank. Depending on the type of weapon, it is possible for some combination of a jet of flame, particles of propellant, wadding used to seal the gunpowder into the blank cartridge, fragment(s) of brass from the cartridge itself, and/or a foreign body in the barrel to strike a person with enough force or heat to cause severe injury or death. This is what caused [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crow_(1994_film)#Brandon_Lee's_death the death of Brandon Lee]] on the set of ''Film/TheCrow'', and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon-Erik_Hexum#Death the death of Jon-Erik Hexum]] on the set of ''Cover Up''. Never fire a blank cartridge directly at another person, or in close proximity to them. The probability of these type of accidents is why movie and TV actors today undergo actual firearms training before shooting even ''flash-paper non-guns'' on set.\\

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* Blank cartridges are not harmless, even if you are certain that they are blank. Depending on the type of weapon, it is possible for some combination of a jet of flame, particles of propellant, wadding used to seal the gunpowder into the blank cartridge, fragment(s) of brass from the cartridge itself, and/or a foreign body in the barrel to strike a person with enough force or heat to cause severe injury or death. This is what caused [[https://en.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crow_(1994_film)#Brandon_Lee's_death org/wiki/The_Crow_(1994_film)#Brandon_Lee%27s_death the death of Brandon Lee]] on the set of ''Film/TheCrow'', and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon-Erik_Hexum#Death the death of Jon-Erik Hexum]] on the set of ''Cover Up''. Never fire a blank cartridge directly at another person, or in close proximity to them. The probability of these type of accidents is why movie and TV actors today undergo actual firearms training before shooting even ''flash-paper non-guns'' on set.\\
29th Jan '18 4:36:53 PM Codefreak5
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* Blank cartridges are not harmless, even if you are certain that they are blank. Depending on the type of weapon, it is possible for some combination of a jet of flame, particles of propellant, wadding used to seal the gunpowder into the blank cartridge, fragment(s) of brass from the cartridge itself, and/or a foreign body in the barrel to strike a person with enough force or heat to cause severe injury or death. This is what caused [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crow_(film)#Death_of_Brandon_Lee the death of Brandon Lee]] on the set of ''Film/TheCrow'', and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon-Erik_Hexum#Death the death of Jon-Erik Hexum]] on the set of ''Cover Up''. Never fire a blank cartridge directly at another person, or in close proximity to them. The probability of these type of accidents is why movie and TV actors today undergo actual firearms training before shooting even ''flash-paper non-guns'' on set.\\

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* Blank cartridges are not harmless, even if you are certain that they are blank. Depending on the type of weapon, it is possible for some combination of a jet of flame, particles of propellant, wadding used to seal the gunpowder into the blank cartridge, fragment(s) of brass from the cartridge itself, and/or a foreign body in the barrel to strike a person with enough force or heat to cause severe injury or death. This is what caused [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crow_(film)#Death_of_Brandon_Lee org/wiki/The_Crow_(1994_film)#Brandon_Lee's_death the death of Brandon Lee]] on the set of ''Film/TheCrow'', and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon-Erik_Hexum#Death the death of Jon-Erik Hexum]] on the set of ''Cover Up''. Never fire a blank cartridge directly at another person, or in close proximity to them. The probability of these type of accidents is why movie and TV actors today undergo actual firearms training before shooting even ''flash-paper non-guns'' on set.\\
16th Jan '18 1:18:28 AM Tdarcos
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* Note that in some instances (especially in the United States) you could be traveling from one place to the other and passing through an area where a gun you're carrying is illegal. For example, a Utah non-resident carry permit is honored in Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, North and South Carolina. It is not honored in Maryland, Washington DC or Pennsylvania, and carrying an unlicensed handgun in these areas can get you prison time. Federal law allows you to carry a firearm if it's (1)legal for you to have it; (2) legal in the place where you started; and (3) legal where you are going, even if it is illegal in one of the places you're passing through, as long as it is stored unloaded in a locked case without ammunition. Amazon sells inexpensive lockable handgun cases for under $20 and cheap padlocks can be obtained from dollar stores.

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* Note that in some instances (especially in the United States) you could be traveling from one place to the other and passing through an area where a gun you're carrying is illegal. For example, a Utah non-resident carry permit is honored in Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, North and South Carolina. It is not honored in Maryland, Washington DC or Pennsylvania, and carrying an unlicensed handgun in these areas can get you prison time. Federal law allows you to carry a firearm if it's (1)legal for you to have it; (2) legal in the place where you started; and (3) legal where you are going, even if it is illegal in one of the places you're passing through, as long as it is stored unloaded in a locked case without ammunition. Amazon Amazon.Com sells inexpensive lockable handgun cases for under $20 $10 and cheap padlocks can be obtained from dollar stores.
16th Jan '18 1:16:38 AM Tdarcos
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Note that in some instances (especially in the United States) where you could be traveling from one place to the other and passing through an area where a gun you're carrying is illegal. For example, a Utah non-resident carry permit is honored in Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, North and South Carolina. It is not honored in Maryland, Washington DC or Pennsylvania, and carrying an unlicensed handgun in these areas can get you prison time. Federal law allows you to carry a firearm if it's legal in the place where you started and where you are going, even if it is illegal in one of the places you're passing through, as long as it is stored unloaded in a locked case without ammunition.

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* Note that in some instances (especially in the United States) where you could be traveling from one place to the other and passing through an area where a gun you're carrying is illegal. For example, a Utah non-resident carry permit is honored in Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, North and South Carolina. It is not honored in Maryland, Washington DC or Pennsylvania, and carrying an unlicensed handgun in these areas can get you prison time. Federal law allows you to carry a firearm if it's (1)legal for you to have it; (2) legal in the place where you started started; and (3) legal where you are going, even if it is illegal in one of the places you're passing through, as long as it is stored unloaded in a locked case without ammunition.
ammunition. Amazon sells inexpensive lockable handgun cases for under $20 and cheap padlocks can be obtained from dollar stores.
16th Jan '18 1:01:45 AM Tdarcos
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There are many ways to handle a gun. [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace Most of them are wrong.]] Here are some basic rules for handling firearms safely.

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There are many ways to handle a gun. [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace Most of them are wrong.]] Here are some basic rules for handling firearms safely. \n Also, go to YouTube and search "gun fail." You'll see lots of examples on how not to shoot a gun/rifle or things to be aware of and NOT to do.




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Note that in some instances (especially in the United States) where you could be traveling from one place to the other and passing through an area where a gun you're carrying is illegal. For example, a Utah non-resident carry permit is honored in Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, North and South Carolina. It is not honored in Maryland, Washington DC or Pennsylvania, and carrying an unlicensed handgun in these areas can get you prison time. Federal law allows you to carry a firearm if it's legal in the place where you started and where you are going, even if it is illegal in one of the places you're passing through, as long as it is stored unloaded in a locked case without ammunition.
26th Dec '17 11:40:25 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** If you are wearing costumes with unloaded or prop guns or using prop guns in filming, make sure you have proper permits for filming, that when ''not'' on camera all weapons have proper safety bonding and are checked into storage, and that nothing is carried off set. Consider excluding guns for cosplay and Halloween costuming, where you may have to enter public areas, because authenticity isn't worth your life. If you feel like you ''have'' to carry a prop gun, particularly to a FanConvention, make sure you follow ''all'' convention regulations on handling prop guns, and to check yours in with the con operations department as soon as possible; if they approve of your prop, they may put a "peace bond" on your weapon as an indicator of "Yes, con ops approved of this weapon prop and I understand what to do and not do with it." If they refuse to approve your prop, ''do not'' argue with them; take your prop off the con grounds and store it someplace safe.

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** If you are wearing costumes with unloaded or prop guns or using prop guns in filming, make sure you have proper permits for filming, that when ''not'' on camera all weapons have proper safety bonding and are checked into storage, and that nothing is carried off set. Consider excluding guns for cosplay and Halloween costuming, where you may have to enter public areas, because authenticity isn't worth your life. If you feel like you ''have'' to carry a prop gun, particularly to a FanConvention, make sure you follow ''all'' convention regulations on handling prop guns, and to check yours in with the con operations department as soon as possible; if they approve of your prop, they may put give you a "peace bond" on your weapon (usually a zip-tie around some thin part of the prop) as an indicator of "Yes, con ops approved of this weapon prop and I understand what to do and not do with it." If they refuse to approve your prop, ''do not'' argue with them; take your prop off the con grounds and store it someplace safe.
26th Dec '17 11:39:29 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** If you are wearing costumes with unloaded or prop guns or using prop guns in filming, make sure you have proper permits for filming, that when ''not'' on camera all weapons have proper safety bonding and are checked into storage, and that nothing is carried off set. Consider excluding guns for cosplay and Halloween costuming, where you may have to enter public areas, because authenticity isn't worth your life. If you feel like you ''have'' to carry a prop gun, particularly to a FanConvention, make sure you follow ''all'' convention regulations on handling prop guns, and to check yours in with the con operations department; if they approve of your prop, they may put a "peace bond" on your weapon as an indicator of "Yes, con ops approved of this weapon prop and I understand what to do and not do with it." If they refuse to approve your prop, ''do not'' argue with them; take your prop off the con grounds and store it someplace safe.

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** If you are wearing costumes with unloaded or prop guns or using prop guns in filming, make sure you have proper permits for filming, that when ''not'' on camera all weapons have proper safety bonding and are checked into storage, and that nothing is carried off set. Consider excluding guns for cosplay and Halloween costuming, where you may have to enter public areas, because authenticity isn't worth your life. If you feel like you ''have'' to carry a prop gun, particularly to a FanConvention, make sure you follow ''all'' convention regulations on handling prop guns, and to check yours in with the con operations department; department as soon as possible; if they approve of your prop, they may put a "peace bond" on your weapon as an indicator of "Yes, con ops approved of this weapon prop and I understand what to do and not do with it." If they refuse to approve your prop, ''do not'' argue with them; take your prop off the con grounds and store it someplace safe.
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