arma virumque cano (et alia)
The gentlemen who managed to shoot off his own hat with a long gun cannot be considered for a Darwin Award. He still draws breath--or at least he did after that incredibly stupid incident.All that we have to go by is that snippet of video so we can't KNOW all of the facts. Perhaps Greg Camp can source the video and interview the man to get HIS side of the story. For all we know he had some perfectly good reason for looking down the barrel of a gun tha thad malfunctioned.
As Jeff Cooper told us: Don't let the muzzle cover anything that you're not willing to destroy. If the weapon hangs fire, the correct practice is to keep it pointing in a safe direction for at least thirty seconds to see if there will be a delayed shot.
I don't know where the original video was taken. I said this was darwinism - selection of the fittest - in action.You're right though Democommie; he stops short of deserving an award. He'll have to settle for laughter and applause.Hey! Maybe this is one of those conservative comedians that was written about a few posts ago!!!!
Here's another one, featuring a story about a man and his dog and a gun.http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/man-accidentally-shot-own-dog-221644169.html
There are so many videos and reports of this kind of stupidity it makes you wonder what the pro-gun guys are talking about when they keep proclaiming their safety and responsibility.
There are some 100,000,000 gun owners in America. To be significant, there'd have to be many thousands of such incidents. That's why we claim to be safe and responsible.
There are some 100,000,000 gun owners in America.Greg, what is your basis for making this statement? There is no way that you can possibly back this up with factual evidence.