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[[caption-width-right:325: Guns don't kill people, [[{{Metaphorgotten}} doughnuts kill people.]]]]

->'''Rocko Dillon:''' ''[fires a gunshot into the air to silence the audience]'' Freeze, and nobody gets hurt!
->''[a guy falls from the rafters into the orchestra]''
->'''Rocko Dillon:''' Well... from now on!
-->-- ''Film/TheNakedGun 33 1/3''

You know how you shouldn't screw around with guns because they're dangerous? You know... because they're specifically designed to kill and maim people instantly? Well, the normal rules don't apply when it comes to [[RuleOfFunny comedy]]. Whether it's the [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons police chief]] [[ArtisticLicenseGunSafety eating donuts off his gun barrel]] or [[RecklessGunUsage some clown]] juggling loaded guns, the normal rules of safety don't apply.

Frequently results in AmusingInjuries from gunshot wounds or a superficial case of AshFace. Caused by whichever combination of ArtisticLicenseGunSafety, RecklessGunUsage and ShurFineGuns would maximize the laughs. When gunshot wounds are used seriously, that's IJustShotMarvinInTheFace. See also RemonstratingWithAGun.

Not to be confused with CartoonJuggling, though actually juggling loaded guns in any cartoon (or RealLife, for that matter), is probably just as bad an example as any of these following examples. Also not to be confused with JugglingDangerously, though juggling loaded guns would in fact be an example of that trope. {{Subtrope}} of TooDumbToLive.


[[folder: Anime and Manga]]
* ''LightNovel/CatPlanetCuties'' has one of the haremettes opening fire on the main character on full auto with a machine gun for the crime of having accidentally seen her naked. It should be noted that said haremette ran outside stark naked to ''help'' the main character she subsequently shot at.
* ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu'' has a lot of gags involving this. Sousuke is perfectly capable of handling firearms safely, but has vastly distorted standards on which situations call for use of firearms and which ones do not. He opens fire on a light gun game with a real-life loaded pistol because the alternative (firing the system's light gun outside of the screen and therefore pointing it at something you aren't intending to shoot) was "too unsafe," uses a Steyr AUG to fire warning shots to chase off delinquents (a "peaceful solution" by his standards), and ends up using a loaded handgun to accidentally create a riot when trying order at a bread sale (Kaname told him to "get the seller's attention").
* ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'': Panty's gun stops working, so she turns it around, peers into the barrel, and ''pulls the trigger several times.'' Possibly justified because her gun uses magic bullets that only kill the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters Of The Week]], but [[spoiler:Stocking's similar magic swords work just fine against her at the very end of the series]].
* ''Manga/SoulEater'': Death the Kid shoots Soul and Black*Star during their [[HoYay bromance hug]], when they first fight (this occurs in Episode 6/ Chapter 3). [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial He claims "his finger slipped"]].
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'': When Kamina is first given a gun he pretends to know how to use it, even though he ''doesn't know what it actually is''. At first he uses it as a ''hammer'', and after narrowly missing shooting himself in the gonads he proceeds to hold it ''upside down''. Well, he already held it upside down when using it as a hammer; but of course, it was pointing towards him then.

* ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace'': a scene where one of the cops scratches his head with the barrel of his revolver. The possible consequence to himself, should his gun go off, would not only be hideous but poetic, as someone who would do that in the first place obviously wasn't using his brains for much to begin with. The actor who played the cop later said he was testing to see if Wood, who rarely did second takes, would notice or care ([[CaptainObvious he didn't]]). Characters in the film, including said cop, also tend to wave their guns like they were pointers.
* The Creator/MarxBrothers film ''Film/MonkeyBusiness'' has a gangster hands revolvers to both Groucho and Zeppo on two separate occasions. Both times he does so he immediately realizes that they are absentmindedly pointing them right at him, and grabs their hands to turn the guns aside. Don't hand weapons to people who don't know proper gun safety, somebody will get [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace shot in the face.]] [[WhatAnIdiot Another gangster]] in the same film gives guns to ''Chico'' and ''Harpo''.
* ''Film/TheThreeStooges'': If a firearm is anywhere near one of Film/TheThreeStooges, you can be assured that every basic rule of gun safety is out the window. One short even has Curly ''giving a pistol to a baby as a pacifier!''
* ''HideAndCreep'': One character, a former police officer, uses his gun to emphasize other members of the group while coming up with an escape plan, in homage to ''Plan 9''.
* ''Film/HotFuzz'': Danny accidentally shoots the village doctor with an air gun. Later on, when [[spoiler: Angel and Danny are gunning down the NWA during the return to the village, Danny takes down the doctor by throwing his shotgun and blowing apart his foot with the blast when it hits the ground]].
** Danny Butterman shooting the doctor in the leg is also a reference to a short conversation in ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'', where a character asks if anyone has any experience with guns. Ed raises his hand, and when asked about what his gun experience is, Shaun mentions that Ed shot his sister in the leg with an air rifle.
** The air rifle gag is apparently based on a real-life incident - in the ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'' commentary, Edgar Wright claims that his brother once shot him in the leg with an air rifle.
* ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'': features a running argument between Ed and Shaun on whether or not The Winchester's namesake gun (mounted over the bar) has been deactivated:
--> ''Shaun clubs a zombie with the butt of the Winchester''
--> '''Ed:''' "Why didn't you just shoot him, man?"
--> '''Shaun:''' "Ed, for the last time..."
--> ''Shaun squeezes the trigger of the gun, and it fires''
--> '''Ed:''' "[[IKnewIt I]] [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] [[IKnewIt knew it!]]"
* ''Film/TheReturnOfThePinkPanther'': Chief Inspector Dreyfus keeps in his office desk both a real gun and a lighter that ''looks just like'' said gun. HilarityEnsues with predictably violent results, such as when his assistant Francois, hearing a gunshot, bursts in the office to see the top half of Dreyfus' face looking up at him from behind his desk:
--> '''Dreyfus:''' Don't just stand there, idiot call a doctor. ''And then help me find my nose!''
* In the live-action film of ''Film/GeorgeOfTheJungle'', Lyle Van De Groot carries lighters that looked like guns. When he and the poachers Max and Thor head out to find Ursula and capture the "White Ape," Lyle mistakenly trades one of his lighters with an African guide for a real one. He plans to use the "lighter" to scare George away, but when George runs over to save Ape from being poached, a shot rings out, followed by a BigNo both from Ape and Lyle (who realizes he accidentally traded his lighter for a real gun), and a [[SayMyName Big GEORGE!!]] from Ursula.
-->'''Narrator:''' Whew! Okay, kids, let's settle down and review the important information. [[WhatAnIdiot Lyle is a big doofus]]. Poor George was really shot, [[PlotArmor but can't die because let's face it, he's the hero.]]
* ''Film/SemiPro'': While playing poker, one guy pretends to threaten someone with a gun as a prank, and says it's not loaded. ''Everyone at the poker table'' takes turns pointing the gun and pulling the trigger at each other. Predictably, the gun ''does'' have one round left; the bullet ricochets around the room and hits a guy's arm (it's in a cast). ''It's still played for laughs'' even though the guy's arm is ''bleeding through the cast''.
* ''Film/{{Commando}}'': After Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger 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. Of course, if she had used the gun properly, it would actually have turned out ''worse''...
* ''Film/{{Idiocracy}}'': features a bunch of cops are firing on the car Not Sure had just exited. One of them has a rocket launcher - which he proceeds to fire backwards. A few seconds later, a 747 enters the shot going down in flames. Later in the film, the ''U.S. President'' quiets down a rowdy crowd in the House of Representin' by firing a light support weapon into the air.
* ''Film/TheNakedGun 33 1/3'': was kind enough to provide the page quote.
* ''Film/MarsAttacks'': When a soldier runs screaming towards a rifle, points it at a Martian - and hits the magazine release.
* Benny the cop in the Swedish film ''Film/{{Kopps}}'' keeps doing this in his daydreams and fantasies, like in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYncM3cy0-k this awesome scene.]]
* ''Film/AustinPowers'': does it, as he can be seen shaking his arms and blinking uncontrollably whenever he fires his gun. Mike Myers notes in the commentary that it was done only half-intentionally, as Mike himself had [[EnforcedMethodActing never fired a gun before]].
* ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'': Just before the climactic battle, Jack Burton attempts to lead the charge of TheCavalry by shooting upwards dramatically. A chunk of the ceiling lands on his head for his effort, and puts him out of commission until halfway through the fight.
* ''Film/StarskyAndHutch'': Starsky tries to intimidate a suspect by playing RussianRoulette with him. Said suspect rolls his eyes when he sees him empty his revolver and pretend to put one bullet in, but becomes wide-eyed and panicked quickly when one of the bullets Starsky (not so) inconspicuously puts up his sleeve falls into the cylinder. The scene is still played for laughs since Starsky ''thinks'' he still has an empty revolver. When the suspect tries to plead to Hutch when he comes in the interrogation room, Starsky ends up shooting the wall.
* ''Film/TheATeam'': When two CIA agents attempt to off Pike in the back of the car and lampshaded by the target himself. In fact, Pike begs Lynch not to let that guy shoot him because that'd just be embarrassing. The agent to his left seemed to suck at gun safety and was stupidly putting a [[strike:silencer]] suppressor on his pistol. While the gun's pointed at him no less. He then proceeds to aim it at Pike such that it'll more likely kill the agent on the right than the target. Pike overpowers him and hands his gun to the agent on the right, hoping that this one isn't as much of a complete imbecile. Sadly, that agent then answers his cellphone, while also pressing the gun to his face. Not to mention that all this was happening in a moving vehicle. By that point, even Lynch was exasperated with the firearms handling incompetence.
* ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens'': B.O.B. is given a plasma gun by a clone, and the gun goes off in his hands and hits said clone. Later, Dr. Cockroach grabs the gun away, claiming that it should be in the hands of someone capable... and then the gun goes off in his hands and shoots another clone.
* Pretty much anyone who gets hold of a gun in ''Film/AlanPartridgeAlphaPapa'' does something stupid with it. Highlights include someone with a taser shooting someone holding a shotgun, and Alan tossing away a loaded shotgun so that it goes off when it lands.
* ''Film/{{Looper}}'' has Kid Blue juggling his gun which he nearly drops and which eventually goes off, sending a round ricocheting around the room. He's never lived down a past incident where he shot himself in the foot.
* In ''Film/TwentyOneJumpStreet'', Jenko and Schmidt practice flipping their guns while facing each other. Schmidt asks Jenko if his isn't loaded; Jenko admits it is, but then adds it's more fun that way.
* In ''Film/{{Mortdecai}}'', in a flashback, Charlie goes to a hunting event and, holding his shotgun the wrong way, accidentally [[BlownAcrossTheRoom shoots Jock several feet away.]]
* In ''Film/{{Logan}}'', Logan relieves an unconscious Pierce of his sidearm, and gives it to Caliban while instructing him to drive him out into the desert and dump his body. Caliban ''immediately'' points the gun at Logan while confirming the instructions, and Logan pushes the barrel down. Made even more amusing considering Logan's HealingFactor.


* In the Dean Ing novel ''Cat House'', a compilation of short stories he wrote for Creator/LarryNiven's ''Literature/ManKzinWars'' books, a human picks up a Kzinti energy rifle, smearing blood over the 'insufficient charge' light to hide it, and captures a Kzin. Having [[IGaveMyWord given his parole]], the Kzin asks about the rifle. The human says "It's not charged," and points it upward, pulling the trigger to demonstrate. As they watch the hut burn from outside, the Kzin mentions that there is a world of difference between ''insufficient'' charge and ''no'' charge.


[[folder:Live Action Television]]
* ''Series/{{MASH}}'': used this a lot with gun fanatic Frank Burns. His appalling gun safety included frequently drawing his gun with his finger on the trigger, more than once accidentally shooting something, and at one point, accidentally shooting BJ, for which he was relentlessly mocked.
--> '''Frank:''' Sir, I think the Chinese have captured Major Houlihan!!
--> '''Col. Potter:''' I see. So, naturally you shot Captain Hunnicutt.
** One incident involved him shooting himself in the foot while attempting to return a high-ranking officer's beautiful revolver that he had stolen. He also had a particularly entertaining scene where he pulled the pin on a grenade for no good reason, and about six seconds later realized he was waving around a live grenade. Cue frantic search for the dropped pin and fumbling attempt to return it to the grenade (it worked).
* Creator/StephenColbert: Stephen thinks of [[ICallItVera Sweetness]] as [[CompanionCube more of a lover than a weapon]] and so doesn't pay too much attention to gun safety when he's with her. His bad habit of waving the loaded gun around [[ArtisticLicenseGunSafety with his finger on the trigger]] [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/211989/december-02-2008/the-word---a-man-named-plaxico eventually comes back to bite him in the ass.]] Well, not the ''ass'' exactly... [[spoiler:Don't worry - he's fine. The bullet [[{{Superman}} ricocheted off his balls]].]]
* ''Series/TheITCrowd'': Douglas opening a random drawer and finding a loaded revolver. Whilst attempting to conceal it, he accidentally shoots himself in the leg, and spends the rest of the episode trying to hide his injury from his staff. Amusingly, that happens after he checks if it's loaded by ''putting the gun to his head and pulling the trigger five times.'' He is supposed to be TooDumbToLive, but ''damn''.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** In "The Gunfighters", when Doc Holliday gives the Doctor a revolver, the Doctor spends the next few lines unthinkingly pointing it alternately at Doc and Kate. Whenever they try to push the gun away from them, he ends up pointing it at the other.
** "Daleks in Manhattan", an actress threatens Martha and the Doctor with a gun, and handles it in an appallingly cavalier way, waving it around and even briefly pointing it at her own head. The Doctor suggests she should maybe put it down, and she shrugs and tosses it aside. The Doctor and Martha both flinch--
--->'''Actress:''' Hunh? [realizes she has gun] Oh, sure. [tosses gun to a chair] Oh, c'mon. It's not real. It's just a prop. It was either that or a spear.
* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' does it pretty much every time Rodney [=McKay=] fires a gun. Justified since he has no military experience and no training with firearms. In one episode, he frantically asks someone else what the hell he's supposed to do when ''[[TooDumbToLive his gun runs out of bullets]]''. Why he hasn't sought out proper instruction on ''how'' to use weapons beyond "bullets come out of this end" by now is part of his many many flaws.
** His best part was when he tried to shoot a Wraith, and hit the magazine release instead...[[note]]He does, over the course of the show, go from barely being able to operate a pistol to carrying a P90 and using it fairly competently, though never quite as well the rest of the team.[[/note]]
* ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'': The episode "The Gang Cracks The Liberty Bell" has Frank and Charlie discovering one of the rifles they've purchased is defective when it fails to kill Dee. They check the rest by taking turns staring down the barrel of each gun while the other pulls the trigger.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': episode "End of Days", it is implied that Willow and Tara's cat, Miss Kitty Fantastico, met her demise in a tragic crossbow accident. (Or that MKF stepped on a negligently loaded crossbow, with wacky results.)
-->'''Dawn:''' Xander, my crossbow is not out here. I told you, I don't leave crossbows around all willy-nilly. Not since that time with Miss Kitty Fantastico.
* ''Film/TheThreeStooges'': short "Disorder in the Court" introduces a gun as evidence. Curly is told to try to pull the incredibly rusty trigger, after being told "[[TemptingFate Never fear, it's not loaded.]]" After one harmless click, he then accidentally shoots off the prosecutor's toupee when his finger gets stuck in the trigger guard.
** ''Any'' time the Stooges or someone around them insisted a gun wasn't loaded, it was. In "Even as I.O.U." Curly gives a baby a pacifier. When Moe sees that it's a revolver, he reaches in to get it, but is stopped by Larry, who warns that the kid might pull the trigger. Curly insists it isn't loaded, and seeks to prove it...by cocking the hammer and thoughtlessly discharging it in an enclosed space. Pretty much every rule of gun safety is blithely disregarded.
* ''Series/{{SCTV}}'': In a parody of ''Series/CaptainKangaroo'' called "Captain Combat", Gunny Rabbit is shot by an accidental discharge. (Captain Combat's lesson to the kiddies at the end of the sketch: "Never be in a room with a loaded gun unless you're holding it.")
* ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'': Chubby carries a loaded pistol and an identical looking water pistol filled with vodka that he uses to freshen patrons drinks (and occasionally squirts directly into mouth). He is shown shooting at least one patron's glass and (between episodes) the inevitable happens and he shoots himself in the head.
* ''Series/ModernFamily'': When the families go to a dude ranch, the guys try skeet shooting, and Mitchell sends the others diving for cover when he absent-mindedly turns towards them while holding his rifle.
* ''Series/{{Pixelface}}'': Sgt. Riely uses his plasmatronic laser for all kinds of mundane tasks, such as opening a carton of milk.
* Played with in ''Series/TheAndyGriffithShow'':
** CluelessDeputy Barney Fife often has comical accidents with his gun, but not because he doesn't know the rules of gun safety, just because he's a total klutz. Andy, due to Barney's habit of accidentally setting off his sidearm, always orders Barney to keep it empty with just one spare bullet in his shirt pocket.
** However, in one episode when housing a famous criminal, Barney decides to put the one bullet in his gun for safety. Later, the criminal steals the gun and holds up Barney, Opie, and Aunt Bee while attempting a getaway, only to be interrupted by Andy. Not knowing that Barney disobeyed him, Andy is tickled at being threatened with an "empty" gun and dares the criminal to shoot him over Barney's objections. The criminal recklessly pulls his trigger at the ceiling without a shot...five times. After taking the gun away and locking the criminal up, Andy jokes about it some more and fires at the ceiling a sixth time to show how "empty" the gun is...only for Barney's one bullet to go off. Unlike most instances of this trope, Andy promptly realizes how dangerous the incident really was, and is so shaken he faints.
** Played straight in a few episodes when Gomer gets temporarily deputized and turns out to be so bad about gun safety that even ''Barney'' chastises him for it.
--> '''Andy:''' And take that gun out of your mouth!
* Done with pistol style taser in ''Series/DocMartin'' when the resident idiot-cop Joe gets one to supplement his police equipment and spends the episode pretending he is a cowboy, always whipping it out and pointing at people and things. Needless to say that he eventually manages to taser a complete bystander when he panics during a mild altercation.
* ''Series/SanfordAndSon'': While Fred was away in St. Louis, Grady chases away some of Lemont's friends with a rifle. When Lemont talks to him about it the next day, Grady claims he didn't load it, then starts pointing it around the room, though only at the ceiling, claiming "You sure can scare people with an empty gun", then pulls the trigger and when it fires, he's so startled he drops it.
* On a serious side, during an episode of ''Series/{{CSI}}'', the team couldn't figure out how an Uzi was shot in a DeathBlossom manner in this warehouse. Turns out the kids who did it spun the weapon down a pole from the ceiling. (It turns out as well as you can expect for the boys.)
* ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'': In the Season 2 episode "The Next 50 Years", Scott Scanlon's fixation with guns ends up accidentally killing him when he spins one (and discharges at him) during his birthday in front of his old friend David Silver. His last words were "Check this out."

* Used in the music video for "Walk" by the Music/FooFighters after the rest of the band (minus Dave Grohl who's being arrested) becomes friends with the cops. This includes taking a picture while pointing guns stylishly at the camera and Taylor Hawkins literally juggling a loaded gun.
* The narrator of the Music/WeirdAlYankovic song "Trigger Happy" is extremely reckless with gun safety and rather unconcerned about having shot both his father and his cat.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/LegoStarWars II'': After being handed the lightsaber Luke turns it on and Obi-Wan ducks out of the way. Luke then swings it a few times and inadvertently beheads [=C3PO=].
* ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim'': Two of his idle animations are to twirl his blaster on his finger, throw it in the air, catch it and holster it. The aversion is done successfully, with no harm done. In the second (straight) version he catches it wrong, and it blasts him in the face. (Unfortunately, his [[YourHeadAsplode head does not asplode]].) A third idle animation splits the difference after Jim tosses the gun in the air, it lands on his head, but doesn't go off.
* ''Videogame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' played with: Ocelot is fond of literally doing this as an extreme form of RussianRoulette. [[spoiler:The last time he does this in TheStinger, one of the guns he juggles is empty, and the other is empty except for a blank. He's doing it just to test Snake's mettle.]]
* ''VideoGame/ComicJumper'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dor_v-7-DGg Captain Smiley accidentally shoots the cameraman during this ad.]]
* [[TooDumbToLive Captain Qwark]], in ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureACrackInTime''.
--> '''Qwark:''' This Lombax is young. He does not understand that being a hero is [[TooManyHalves 45% strength, 60% bravery, and 10% raw intelligence.]] *points to his head with the barrel of his laser gun*
* ''VideoGame/{{Deadpool}}'' starts with the titular character hanging around his apartment lounging in his recliner, occasionally scratching his crotch with one of his pistols.
* ''Videogame/{{Metro2033}}'' and ''Videogame/MetroLastLight'' has some seriously unsafe (and generally hilarious) {{Idle Animation}}s. [[PlayerCharacter Artyom]] will start throwing his fully-loaded submachine gun [[ScavengerWorld built from old steel pipes]] into the air until it whacks him in the head, he'll crush his finger while playing with the hammer on his shotgun pistol (and catch his fingers in the SawedOffShotgun's break action), shock himself on the [[MagneticWeapon Volt Driver]], and jam a cleaning rod down a loaded shotgun. The safest animation is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2ynSL0rG20 ringing the bell]] on the bicycle shotgun.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/GirlchanInParadise'', "It's out of bullets, anyway!" "Then that means I can do this!" (''[[TooDumbToLive BANG]]'')

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': Sarah is scared of ShapeShifting and holds a grudge against Tedd after his "just ''[[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2005-12-02 joking around]]''" with supposedly "not charged" TransformationRay.
* ''Webcomic/{{Girly}}'': [[http://girlyyy.com/go/483 Lampshaded.]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Lackadaisy}}'': [[http://www.lackadaisycats.com/exhibit.php?exhibitid=19 In a background extra strip,]] Rocky shoots himself in the left ear when [[RecklessGunUsage waving around his pistol,]] giving him EarNotch seen in the regular strip.
* ''Webcomic/PvP'': [[http://www.pvponline.com/2008/09/15/count-of-two/ 2008/09/15,]] when Scratch tries to threaten someone with his [[ShurFineGuns ray gun]].
* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'': [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=529 Marten doesn't observe]] ''taser'' safety and accidentally electrocutes himself. Of course, he ''was'' drunk.
* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' had the eponymous amorph [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2009-05-17 literally juggling]] his plasma guns... lacking safety switches and powerful enough that he need only one to use as a makeshift {{jetpack}}. Then again, dumb luck and unusual biology are the only reasons he survives.
** That said, he also invokes the trope at one point--he acquires a pair of {{BFG}}s and saws the barrels in half to make them more maneuverable. When Kevyn points out that he cut off all the safety mechanisms that'd stop the guns from blowing up in his face and insists on repairing them, Schlock demands that he not make the gun ''look'' any safer.
* Subverted in [[http://wapsisquare.com/comic/all-safe/ this]] ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare'' strip. Monica makes absolutely sure her vintage revolver is unloaded, and then manages to knock herself out with it.
* ''Webcomic/TheDreadful'': [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2012/04/06/the-dreadful-110/ A cocky gunslinger]] tries to intimidate Kit by spinning and flipping his revolver around. Kit even invokes the trope by remarking on how dangerous that sort of thing is. [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2012/04/06/the-dreadful-111/ Then]] he had to go and call her [[FantasticSlur "pinky."]] It should be noted that before the (unnamed) gunman made his appearance, Kit put on a display of ImprobableAimingSkills on the rest of his gang ''[[TooDumbToLive and was still holding her gun.]]''
* ''Webcomic/GonewithTheBlastwave'' has an ArmedFarces cast full of depressed people, apathetic people, incompetents, sociopaths, and [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs depressed apathetic incompetent sociopaths]]. All of the many, many examples of improper gun use and handling are PlayedForLaughs.
-->''"Friendly fire you goddamned son of a b-"''

[[folder: Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'': shows blatant disregard for gun safety, often waving the gun around, discharging it at unsafe distances, not unloading the magazine, not uncocking the pin, etc. He would likely accidentally blow his head off in real life. Then again he has blown his head off on purpose enough times already in character. The actor, Doug Walker, is of course using a prop gun, which is just an airsoft gun with the orange tip painted black.
** Bennett the Sage takes this to the extreme in the two-year anniversary special ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'' where, as Surgeon General of Kickassia, he determines that Uzis make you unkillable, on the grounds that [[YouFailLogicForever he's holding one, and he isn't dead]]. He's later seen wiping tears away ''with the barrel of the Uzi.''
* ''Website/TheOnion'', [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/8yearold-accidentally-exercises-second-amendment-r,725/ this article,]] an 8-year-old boy who unintentionally shot himself in the thigh wins praise from {{Strawman Political}}s for having exercised his constitutional rights.
* ''[[http://idiotswithguns.blogspot.com/ Idiots with Guns]]'' blog, dedicated to the people who for some reason think Hollywood style gun handling makes them look "cool", as opposed to irresponsible and/or stupid.
* [[http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6558847/troopers-gun-privileges "Gun Privileges,"]] an episode of ''Troopers'' from ''Website/CollegeHumor'', is full of this.
* Several ''Website/DarwinAwards'' have been handed out to those who shouldn't be allowed to handle guns.
* [[https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152448955334391&fref=nf This video]] with a man using a gun's slide action to power a toothbrush, which of course he sticks in his mouth. Incredibly unsafe trigger discipline, and he even points the gun at the camera while doing so!

[[folder: Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons,'' '''repeatedly.'''
** Homer buys a gun and uses it for such things as opening a can of beer, turning off lights, and turning on his TV (complete with a Mook from a Western falling off a roof at that exact moment). He becomes a member of the local gun club, and despite how trigger happy they are, even they are horrified at his total lack of responsibility and expel him immediately. By third-act, Marge takes the kids and moves out of the house until Homer can learn to control himself. Considering all the things she's put up with from him, this actually says quite a lot.
*** Hell, considering the very first thing he did in the gun store was ''[[ArtisticLicenseGunSafety point it at the clerk and pull the trigger five times]]'' (with no bullets inside, of course), it's a wonder the clerk sold him the gun at all.
*** This is, incidentally, TruthInTelevision, as a lot of new customers will do that exact thing when buying their first firearm.
** In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'', Chief Wiggum can't carry enough donuts, so he stacks them on the barrel of his gun, and then eats them straight off it. The gun goes off while he's between bites, blowing a hole through his hat. He says "Whoa, that was a close one!" and continues eating. Another episode, showing film of him when he was younger at a firing range, has him looking down the barrel after his gun stops and getting yelled at by his instructor ("What did I say about pointsy-twardsies?"). He then gives the instructor a back massage with the gun and it goes off and shoots the cameraman. He's later shown to have gotten the position of Chief by giving the Mayor a back massage with his gun. Another episode showed Wiggum cleaning his ears with the barrel of his gun, and yet another showed him firing at his TV after forgetting where he left the remote. It was in his gun holster.
** Yet ''another'' Wiggum example is a recent episode where he used two gun barrels as ''earplugs''.
** In another episode, Chief Wiggum is trying to shoot a fly with a gun:
---> '''Chief Wiggum:''' *the fly lands on his nose* HA!! I've got you now!! *cut to commercial*
** In "I Love Lisa", Chief Wiggum uses his loaded revolver like a hammer to crack walnuts by holding it by the barrel and hitting the nuts on the table with the end of the handle. He gets frustrated by a nut that won't crack and shoots it, leaving a large bullet hole in the kitchen table. What's worse is that Ralph was standing right by the table the whole time.
** Also done in Homer The Vigilante:
--->'''Marge:''' I don't think the guns are a good idea.
--->'''Homer:''' Marge! We're responsible adults. And
--->'''Moe:''' [shoots] Whoops.
--->'''Homer:''' And if a group of responsible adults can't handle firearms in a responsible way
--->'''Sea Captain:''' [shoots] Sorry.
--->'''Skinner:''' [shoots] Uh oh.
--->'''Moe:''' [shoots] Me again.
--->'''Bart:''' [shoots] Sorry.
** From the episode "Simpsons Tall Tales":
--->'''Homer:''' I'm cleaning my gun with the safety off, safety off, safety off, I'm cleaning my gun with the safety off on a cold and frosty--[shoots]
** One comic book had Homer attend an "Arm The Elderly" rally. To the frustration and astonishment of the GrimReaper, everyone somehow survived.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'': Marvin manages to get the Villain of the Day's freeze weapon and threatens him with it. The villain smugly tells him to fire away because he (and the audience) can clearly see ''he's holding the weapon backward''. In order to demonstrate that he was just as stupid, Zan later did the same thing with a transformation gun.
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'': Elmer Fudd, for an avid hunter, ignores pretty much every rule of gun safety while out hunting wabbits. Also, there's the scene from ''WesternAnimation/RabbitFire'', where Daffy looks down the barrel of Elmer's gun and finds out the hard way that there was OneBuwwetWeft.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Duckman}}'':
--> '''Duckman:''' Did I ever tell you my Dad's last words to me?\\
'''Cornfed:''' "Careful, son, I don't think the safety is on."\\
'''Duckman:''' Before that!
* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'':
** In "Soldier of Misfortune" Dale once again tells a story to the gun club members how he assassinated a Central American dictator. He twirls his gun and accidentally drops and discharges it hitting the cash register. This panicked the others and ruins Dale's reputation as president.
** In a two-part whodunnit, Buck's mistress Debbie is found dead in a dumpster shortly after Buck gets back together with his wife, Ms. Liz; both were suspects, along with Hank. Eventually it's revealed that Debbie had been trying to climb in that dumpster, planning to kill Buck and/or Liz herself, but accidentally shot herself in the process.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''
** In an episode where Peter becomes the town sheriff, [[ShootTheHostage he aims at a thug holding his son hostage and pulls the trigger]]. After the gun fails to fire, he then examines the jam by looking down the barrel. Rather than being hit and killed by a bullet from his pistol, he is instead punished with a raccoon to the face.
** He literally juggles a loaded gun in a later scene as UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's fictional brother. He kills Hitler by accident, continues to juggle the gun as Eva Braun berates him, accidentally shoots her too, then makes it look like they committed suicide with it and silently moves away.
* In the Creator/RalphBakshi film, ''WesternAnimation/{{Wizards}}''. A Gas Mask Mook starts screaming about how "They killed Fritz." Fritz gets up and tells him that he's ok. Max (the first mook) crosses his arms in disappointment that he won't get the chance to go on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge, and accidentally shoots Fritz while his arms are crossed.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', Brett's primary character trait is "gets shot in the office regularly." As of Season 3 he seems to know this, after someone demonstrates a car's bulletproof shields and he gets hit by a ricochet:
-->'''Brett:''' Yeah, I'm like a magnet...
* ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'':
** In "SPF", Peanut is seen cleaning a gun while pointing the barrel to his face.
** In another episode, Phil is juggling a baby, a target, and a shotgun (and is shooting the target while juggling all three). Of course it's not REALLY unsafe until Harvey helps out...
* In ''WesternAnimation/PorkysDuckHunt'', Porky, while showing off his hunting gear, aims his shotgun at his dog, then says it's unloaded, points it at the ceiling and pulls the trigger, firing it. His upstairs neighbour then comes down and punches him in the face, then walks away with a hole in his pants. After Porky's unsuccessful hunt, Porky disgustedly throws his gun on the floor, causing it to fire into the ceiling again. The neighbour upstairs comes down and punches Porky in the face again, then walks off with two holes in his pants.