Guns are fun. Let’s get that out of the way first. I like to go shooting, and have been many times. I do not yet own a gun (notice my use of the word yet), but plan to eventually purchase one. I have spent many hours of enjoyment watching the shows American Guns and Sons of Guns. I am a supporter of the Second Amendment and the NRA. While I don’t go hunting and don’t plan to take it up, but I think that everyone has a right to hunt and kill their own dinner. I hope that I have made my position clear. I am a gun supporter and despair whenever I hear some liberal idiot trying to tighten gun control, but that isn’t the focus today’s post.
You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out
Take a look at the following video:
Seriously, the only way these people could be any stupider would be if they killed themselves. Let’s start at the beginning.
The chick at the beginning of the video gets hit in the head when the gun kicks. It looks like there was someone there to help her, she didn’t even load the gun herself. I blame the incident mostly on him. First, he should have explained better what was going to happen. Second, look at her skinny arms. He should have known she would have trouble with the kick and given her a gun that was more suited to her. Again, we can’t see the aftermath, but that blow probably split her skin at the very least and could have given her a concussion or even killed her. Handguns are deceptively heavy, and while unlikely could have cracked her skull and killed her.
Bullet-Proof Vests Are Not Toys
Can you believe that next guy, letting his friend shoot him. Granted he was wearing a bullet-proof vest, but any responsible cop or soldier will tell you that they would much rather not have to rely on the vest to protect them. If the choice is between wearing a bullet-proof vest and getting shot or wearing the vest and not getting shot they will choose not getting shot every time. There is a perfectly good reason for that as you can see from the video. The bullet still broke skin. The vest did stop the bullet, but that idiot didn’t walk away unscathed. He’s lucky he’s not dead. What if his friend’s aim was off? What if the vest was faulty? That section of video could have ended much worse than it did.
Never Look Down the Barrel
One thing that I was taught about guns before I was able to even hold one was to never under any circumstances look down the barrel. You should always treat a gun as if it was loaded, just to be on the safe side. The boy in this next clip is lucky that he was only using a paintball gun or he could have been killed. As it is he could have easily lost an eye.
Playing with Guns
This next clip is just a break from the lethally stupid and is mostly comic relief, though I can’t for the life of me figure out what that lady is doing with that gun. Watching her jump is still funny.
Treat a Gun as if Loaded
Once again this is a case of treating a gun with the respect it deserves. The man in this clip is lucky that he’s not dead. Had the gun he put to his own head, yes you read that correctly, been a Desert Eagle, as in the first clip, basically something other than a flare gun he’d be dead. Again, this guy is very lucky. Flare guns are similar to giant bottle rockets. They are meant to be shot into the air where they create a very bright light by igniting flammable material. In fact, flares can burn as hot as 2,900 °F (1,600 °C). That idiot with the flare gun could have easily lit the boat on fire. Check the video again. You’ll notice that there was a container of gasoline right above where he was when he fired the flare gun. This could have been a disastrous piece of idiocy.
Lessons from William Tell
Did you learn nothing from William Tell, or indeed from the the idiot with the bullet-proof vest? It looks like the idiots in this clip were using a BB gun rather than something more deadly, but it is enough. The one guy shoots his friend in the face. Can you imagine the conversation that took place before the shot took place?
“Hey, why don’t you hold this can on your head and I’ll shoot it off.”
“That’s sounds like a great idea. Why didn’t I think of that?”
Maybe alcohol was involved. Why the target didn’t say, “Not in a million years!”, is beyond me. I mean, what kind of idiot did his parents raise?
Nail Gun Amusement
So, the next clip was apparently made by a sadist, someone who derives pleasure from the pain of others, and a jerk. First he demonstrates the power in the nail gun by shooting a couple of nails through a piece of wood. Then he sneaks up on his unsuspecting “friend” and shoots him in the leg. Can you believe this jerk? This would be grounds for an immediate termination of the friendship in my book. If they are related somehow, I can image some very frosty family dinners in the future. Further, the jerk with the nail gun should be kept from all power tools, and maybe even anything more dangerous than a three-inch piece of string, in the future. They had to use a pair of pliers to get the nail out. He’s lucky that nail didn’t hit bone or an artery. I hope that the jerk with the nail gun would at least experience a little remorse if he had killed his friend in the perpetration of a painful prank.
All Guns Kick
Why do we have to explain this again? This last guy pulls out a hunting rifle, holds it out and arms length, and proceeds to eat it in the face. In the slo-mo replay you can see the man turn his face aside so he catches the blow on the cheek, but this could have him spitting teeth. He’ll be lucky if all he gets is a bruise and a painful lesson. I can’t be sure of the caliber, however the higher the caliber the louder the sound and the more powerful the kick and by the sound that isn’t a .22. What did he expect would happen? Whatever it was let’s hope he learned his lesson.
It is because of people like this that guns get a bad name and people who like guns are labeled “gun nuts”. Seriously, I like guns and I think these people are nuts. Considering the near misses in this video I’m amazed that there aren’t more deaths by accidental gun shot than there are. So, next time you are tempted to stand in for William Tell’s son just remember that getting shot in the face isn’t fun.