February 17, 2007

He's damn lucky.

People, as you all know I like firearms. As part of owning a firearm, I have a lot of respect for them. You cant mistreat or misuse a firearm. If you do, it could end up with disastrous consequences. That applies to all Firearms. Even ones that people know are unloaded or safe. Ive seen first hand and heard about second hand too many cases of people messing around with one and hurting themselves. Like the idiot in this video:

Guy Shoots Himself In The Head With Flare Gun - video powered by Metacafe

Sure it was only a flare gun, but its still dangerous and hes lucky that hes okay. The sad thing is that Ive seen people pull the same stunt with real handguns. When I was in college there was a guy that put a revolver to his had and was going to pretend to blow his brains out. After a quick yelling and the guns owner disarming the idiot he advised him that the revolver was indeed loaded. That idiot pulled it out of a nightstand in the guys room.

Posted by Contagion in Things that make me go, "GUH?!?!" at February 17, 2007 08:23 AM | TrackBack

I like how they;'re shooting a FLAREGUN on a BOAT with a CONTAINER OF GASOLINE on the roof.

Posted by: og at February 17, 2007 11:09 AM

When I was young, my dad owned about 4 or 5 guns. One was his police gun from when he was a cop just after WW2. He used that frequently because he was a member of a gun club. Then he had 3 hand guns that were souvenirs from WW2 - German guns although I don't know what kind anymore. He kept the German guns in a special case - and I believe he used them every once in a while.

One day he had some friends over and was showing them the German guns. I walked up to the door of the room they were in, just as one of the guys picked up a gun and was goofing about with it - he swung it around, aiming at everyone, grinning like a maniac. My dad jumped up and immediately told him to "Stop now and give me the gun". He didn't grab the guy's arm and didn't yell loud in case he startled the moron. The man shrugged and handed the gun to my dad who checked the chamber... there was a live bullet in there that he didn't know was there.

That's the last time I ever saw him display those guns to any of his friends. It scared the bejesus out of him that someone would be so stupid. I was about 9 years old and it's a lesson I've never forgotten... any gun should be considered to be loaded - even if you "know" it's not.

Posted by: Teresa at February 17, 2007 11:14 AM

Good god - I can't freeking believe that moron didn't hurt himself!! Stupid bastard...

Posted by: Richmond at February 17, 2007 02:38 PM

It's a shame the stupid bastard didn't blow a hole through his head. That's a gene pool that needs to dry up.

Posted by: Wes at February 18, 2007 07:01 PM

That guy looks a little like David Hasselhoff.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at February 20, 2007 08:12 AM