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Mon Oct 28, 2013, 10:59 AM

Sarah Palin poses for pic, with her gun pointing at her own head.

http://bluntandcranky.wordpress.com/2013/10/28/why-you-shouldnt-listen-to-sarah-palin-reason-five-gazillion-and-two/

Jesus Christ on a nuclear pogo stick.

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Reply Sarah Palin poses for pic, with her gun pointing at her own head. (Original post)
riqster Oct 2013 OP
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Turbineguy Oct 2013 #29
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lpbk2713 Oct 2013 #76
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riqster Oct 2013 #83
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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 11:06 AM

1. Fortunately for the Quitter no vital organs are involved.








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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 12:13 PM

23. DUzy!

 

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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 12:22 PM

29. Darn.

Beat me to it.

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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 12:55 PM

43. That's the other classic Palin photo-op.


I swear, that one was some Monty Python bit that should have been made, the minister being interviewed while fowl are slaughtered in the background. Somehow, it's the perfect metaphor for our government now.

I remember the RWers trying to spin that one, too. Like, "What? Nothing wrong with that scene. Slaughtering turkey's isn't wrong. Interviews aren't wrong. So what's wrong?"

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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 01:42 PM

57. all of her 'hunting' trips and events are staged. all of them.

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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 11:25 AM

86. Damned, that was good. nt

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 11:06 AM

2. "I didn't know the gun was loaded!!"

<img src="?w=460" alt="20131028-103153.jpg" class="alignnone size-full">

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 11:18 AM

5. Thanks!

Poor connection on my mobile, couldn't get the pic to post.

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 11:38 AM

9. The sad part is, someone shot a bear just so that she could pose with it.

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Response to Dash87 (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 12:10 PM

22. ... and flash her dopey smile.




I swear, if she had a brain she'd take it out and play with it.


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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #22)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 03:32 AM

75. LMAO!!

I don't know if you just made that up or if it's been around, but it's hysterical. I can just visualize her doing that with drool running off her idiotic smile.

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #75)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 07:09 AM

76. Something left over from my Navy days.




1965 - 69. Some things you just can't shake.



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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #22)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 09:04 AM

78. What makes you think she didn't?

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #78)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 11:02 AM

83. Point.

Definite point.

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 11:42 AM

13. Fucking stupid bitch, I hope a pissed off bear follows her home ....

n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 12:19 PM

26. god how I hate these kind of pics.



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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #26)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 01:02 PM

46. Totally agree..

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 12:25 PM

33. We'll the pink in the cammy is precious

 

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 12:33 PM

38. What's with all the weird-ass digital fuzz under the bear's chin? Where it says "PieRS"?

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 11:08 AM

3. I really hate this woman

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 11:13 AM

4. Blunt & Cranky rec...

thanks for posting.

Sid

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 11:19 AM

6. A casual hunter who the image-makers tried to pawn off as an expert huntsman.

Imagery. The corporate media swallowed it whole.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 11:20 AM

7. What it tells me is she jumped in for a photo op

After someone else shot it.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 11:36 AM

8. She's a fraud. Nothing about her is genuine.

Her image is corporate bull crap designed to appeal to the American people, but they even failed at that.

No real hunter would make a mistake like that. That's not her gun, and this is such an obvious canned photo-op.

It's time to stop pretending that she's anything other than an entitled tool that knows as much about nature as I know about building a spaceship.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 11:39 AM

10. It wouldn't hit anything passing from one ear to the other, anyway ...

.... as evidenced by taking part in a ridiculously stupid PR stunt that could (and has) gotten kids killed.


"Here, hold my beer and watch this!" OMFG.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 11:39 AM

11. Hope it's empty.

The gun, that is.

Her head, who knows what's in there? What comes out is sure scary.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 11:40 AM

12. At least the bolt is open so you know there's no round in the chamber... oh, wait.

 

A lesson on unsafe gun handling.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #12)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 11:52 AM

17. Too bad Sgt. Major Eby didn't teach her gun safety.

He taught our JROTC class, on M-14's. That man tolerated NO errors, and my triceps still ache when I remember the one time I fucked up. 250 push-ups, I believe it was. For not polishing the shells before loading a magazine.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 11:42 AM

14. surely I can't be the only person to notice that the gun is not pointed at her head

 

though I appear to be the only person in this thread pointing it out.

Palin is an idiot. the picture is repulsive. The gun is not pointed at her head.

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Response to cali (Reply #14)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 11:51 AM

16. Oh foo, don't spoil the fun ......

 

Let the folks enjoy their rants.

I also notice the scope covers are back on the scope. This photo was probably some time after the "shoot" and the rifle is unloaded and safe.

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Response to oldhippie (Reply #16)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 11:55 AM

19. well, you know me. I'm not partial to made up stuff

 

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Response to oldhippie (Reply #16)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 12:20 PM

28. Even if that is the case you treat a weapon as though it was loaded all the time...

 

...and what this vacuous moron is doing is incredibly stupid...even for her...

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Response to truebrit71 (Reply #28)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 01:23 PM

53. I hate to apply logic to perfectly good disparagement of La Palinette

 

I adore bashing her, but how do you know that the rifle is loaded? someone downthread noted the scope cover is on. It's possible that the gun is also unloaded.

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Response to cali (Reply #53)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 01:47 PM

58. cali, I did a riflery option as a phys. ed. class when I was back in school,

and literally the very first thing that the instructor taught us was to ASSUME EVERY GUN IS LOADED when it came to handling them - anywhere, anytime.

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Response to cali (Reply #53)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 01:47 PM

59. Gun Safety Rule Number One. Always treat EVERY gun as though it is loaded.

 

Even when scope covers are on. You never EVER point it at someone, always have it facing down range, that way, loaded or not, there is no chance of an accident.

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Response to truebrit71 (Reply #59)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 09:05 AM

79. As our instructor told us, "I can't tell you how many times people have

been shot by 'unloaded' guns!"

This was literally 30 years ago when I took this class, and those words remain with me to this day.

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Response to oldhippie (Reply #16)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 12:23 PM

30. That's how accidents happen, "the rifle is unloaded and safe."....

the gun is NEVER safe to point at (or even in the vicinity of)something you don't want to shoot!

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Response to oldhippie (Reply #16)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 09:24 AM

80. There's no such thing as an "unloaded and safe" rifle.

"Safe" rifles are the most dangerous.

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Response to cali (Reply #14)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 11:57 AM

20. You know, you're right. On the other hand if she isn't left handed.........

she's looking to be. And that would be a pity as her right elbow is probably smarter than her head.

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Response to wandy (Reply #20)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 12:01 PM

21. I'm not convinced that it's pointed at her elbow either

 

photographs can really screw perspective.

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Response to cali (Reply #21)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 11:21 AM

85. The gun is not pointed at her at all.

 

Her right elbow is above the trajectory of any bullet fired from that rifle in that position. That being said, if she had to pose for that photo, having the rifle more clearly pointed in a safe direction would have been better.

I wonder if she really shot the bear or not.

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Response to cali (Reply #14)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 12:25 PM

32. I was thinking the same thing.

 

Palin is an idiot but the title is misleading.

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Response to cali (Reply #14)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 12:34 PM

39. Really, that is what you got from this? Well....

 

I guess you think she is frozen in time and not moving?

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Response to cali (Reply #14)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 01:17 PM

48. You never point a gun at anyone, even in their general direction.

 

That's pretty basic gun safety. In fact, that's probably Rule 1 of gun safety. She's in a staged photo with her gun pointed back in her direction. I haven't held a gun in 20 years, but I think anyone who has held a gun knows that you just don't do that.

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Response to cali (Reply #14)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 01:18 PM

50. My guess is that it is the power of wishful thinking at play here.

 

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Response to cali (Reply #14)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 02:53 PM

64. You're wrong, it's pointing to the right rear of her head.

Do you what you have to do to double check your claim in a more scientific manner.

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Response to cali (Reply #14)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 08:01 PM

74. a gun barrel should never point anywhere close to the direction of a person ever.

There shouldn't be any doubt. That's basic gun safety.


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Response to cali (Reply #14)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 08:59 AM

77. It's a gun. It's plenty close enough to be considered pointing at her head.

Palin is breathtakingly stupid. That photo shows her making a statistically significant effort to win a Darwin Award. And yes, it does show rank cluelessness about gun safety.

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Response to cali (Reply #14)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 09:28 AM

81. Doesn't matter - it's in an unsafe, careless position.

I suspect it was just throw there for the photo shoot by someone who has no clue about gun safety. It's people like this that cause accidents.

A gun, loaded or unloaded, should never be remotely close to pointed at something that you don't want to destroy.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 11:50 AM

15. It's like she doesn't even know it's bad form to pose with something you haven't killed.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 11:54 AM

18. How can anyone not spot what a phony she is?

she obviously knows even less about gun safety than I do

just like on her "reality" show where someone had to stand a moose up for her to shoot, load and hand her the rifle and even then she can't figure out how it works--- from a woman who claims to have done this many times

she should go hunting with Dick Cheney

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 12:17 PM

24. Poor bear...

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Response to calimary (Reply #24)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 12:30 PM

35. OH NOES!!11! The half-governor shot Pooh Bear??



Oh ...





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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 12:17 PM

25. A gun pointing at her foot would be a more apt metaphor. n/t

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 12:20 PM

27. Don't see a helicopter in the shot, therefore not her kill.

 

Also, fuck her for having an animal killed for a stupid fucking photo op.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 12:23 PM

31. No brain, no pain. n/t

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 12:32 PM

36. This is performance art. She is depicting today's GOP

 

The mainstream republicans are represented by the bear. And she represents the teabaggers, and the gun represents the irony because the teabaggers are too stupid to avoid blowing their own brains out.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 12:32 PM

37. If only one of those bears or wolves her handlers shoot for her to pose with would wake up during

the photo op and just maul the motherfucking shit out of her. Idiots can't appreciate nature unless they're destroying it.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 12:52 PM

40. she really is stupid

 

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 12:53 PM

41. She and Cheney should go on a hunting trip together. nt

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Response to adirondacker (Reply #41)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 01:26 PM

54. 'She' and Cheney should go on a hunting trip together.

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Response to srican69 (Reply #54)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 02:23 PM

63. OK you gone to far their too make you're point.

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Response to srican69 (Reply #54)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 06:32 PM

73. +1000

darth and pea-brain...someone's bound to get hurt.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 12:57 PM

44. One of these things is firing blanks

(Hint: it ain't the gun)

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 01:02 PM

45. Lets all give John Mcain a big thank you for this nimrod,,,,,

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 01:15 PM

47. The perfect GOP candidate for POTUS.

 



Does it get any more stupid than this? Hey how about Batshit for a running mate?

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 01:18 PM

49. Actually, if it where to discharge by accident it would blow off her right arm.

 

A 270 at close range would mean she would be missing a limb and possibly the right side of her face. Goes to show what a total fake she is, just like the GOP pretends to be a political organization.

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Response to Rex (Reply #49)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 01:23 PM

52. OK---so it may miss her head by just a bit...

 

but anyone with gun safety knowledge knows that this is a big no no. The minute she stands up she's in line of sight for the rifle.

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Response to trumad (Reply #52)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 01:28 PM

55. Might rip off the right side of her face too, depends on how the rifle jumps

 

in a accidental discharge. I would think a 270 (or whatever similar caliber it is) at close range would do some huge damage, her face included. Just looks like the barrel is pointing straight at her elbow, which like you said even a rookie hunter would know never to point your weapon at somebody. Nor lay it down to where it can accidentally kill/maim you.

She was just so proud of her camera man for shooting the bear, that as she clamored to get the picture for herself the rifle became background - like the bear.

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Response to Rex (Reply #49)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 01:51 PM

61. Assuming the gun doesn't move when it's discharged...

 

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Response to berni_mccoy (Reply #61)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 01:55 PM

62. True it could well jump to the right and erase her head.

 

It is just so mindnumbingly stupid to have the barrel pointing in a human's direction, that I have to remember Sarah Palin is a GOP created persona. A D class actor at best.

I agree with some of the other posters, I bet someone else shot it.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 01:20 PM

51. I seriously doubt she has ever even held a gun for anything

but photo ops. I wish Rachel Maddow would challenge her to a shooting competition. Most people don't know it, but Rachel is an NRA member, gun enthusiast and competitive shooter. What better person to expose Palin for the phony she is.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #51)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 01:29 PM

56. +1

 

She reminds me of Rick Perry, all hat and no cattle.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 01:48 PM

60. I can only imagine




bwahahahaha

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Response to tomm2thumbs (Reply #60)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 05:54 PM

70. ...derp...

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Response to progressoid (Reply #70)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 06:13 PM

71. Brain bleach, Stat!!!!

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Response to progressoid (Reply #70)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 06:17 PM

72. talk about half-cocked...


<LOL> great gif - thanks for posting

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 03:03 PM

65. I'm not gonna say what I am thinking

because I would have a DU jury all over me...needless to say it refers hoping the gun works

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 03:46 PM

66. Maybe at her elbow, not pointed at her head

The chances of that gun going off in that situation are basically zero. Yes, when one is handling a firearm, proper muzzle discipline is a must. When it is sitting by it's lonesome there is no danger.

Name an incident where a gun just actually "went off" on it's own? The only time I have ever seen it happen is in the military when a machine gun had fired hundreds of rounds quickly and "cooked" a chambered round off due to heat.

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Response to madville (Reply #66)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 03:55 PM

67. Not according to my firearms training.

Boy Scouts and Army. We were taught to never point a muzzle at anyone we might not wish to get shot. And not to leave a weapon lying about, pointing at people or property.

When people get relaxed, and say things like "basically no danger", that is when accidents happen.

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Response to riqster (Reply #67)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 04:22 PM

68. Ever been to a gun show or store?

There are hundreds/thousands of firearms in display cases, hanging on walls and on tables pointing at people in every direction at any given moment. No one gives it a second thought because there is no danger if it is not being handled.

A hunting rifle is in a case laying flat in the trunk of someone's car. The muzzle is going to point at a bunch of people during this car ride. Would that be unsafe? I don't consider it to be because it can't be fired.

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Response to madville (Reply #68)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 04:30 PM

69. At a gun show or store, it is rare to see a just-fired weapon laying casually aimed at a shooter

Those weapons are (mostly) stock for sale, in a controlled environment that does not involve live fire. This situation with Palin is quite different.

The situation I would use as a comparison would be a rifle range. Weapons are pointed in a specific direction when not being fired...because, yep, they have recently been fired.

People with casual attitudes about gun safety get people killed.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 10:30 AM

82. Boink

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Response to Scurrilous (Reply #82)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 11:06 AM

84. And a very happy Boinkday to you, too.

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