“Guess what? A shotgun will keep you a lot safer, a double-barreled shotgun, than the assault weapon in somebody’s hands [who] doesn’t know how to use it, even one who does know how to use it,” the outspoken vice president, a shotgun owner himself, replied. “It’s harder to use an assault weapon to hit something than it is a shotgun. You want to keep people away in an earthquake? Buy some shotgun shells.”
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Well, if people heed his advice, I hope he will take credit for the uptick in accidental shootings.
Mark and Jim,
I bet we see a drop in crime resulting from this. Criminals realize sheriff is encouraging people to protect themselves with a gun. Some criminals will stop out of need for self preservation.
We will also see an increase in bad guys shot.
Both those things will be good for the community.
There are no accidental shootings…just stupid…er uninformed liberals in the making. That was a taunt I know. Trouble is that my 3 yr old knows more about weapon safety than the average liberal. He got a lesson this week with a barrel of my 870 he found under my bed.
How you can be proud of that is beyond my meager comprehension .
And meager it is Mark. He knew that it was there and told me it was there. He will forget more of weapons safety than you will ever know. Trouble is that he also knows my saying that if you stand in front of a moving car and it hits you is it the car’s fault? No you are the one doing what you shouldn’t be doing. I also tell all of them, and follow me here, that you don’t need to get hit by a car to know it hurts, followed by being right can also mean being dead right. Rational here is that if you don’t know, ask. We have things out here that look sweet but will take a finger or life if mishandled. You can eat these berries but not these. You can pick up this snake but not that one, this turtle can go in the tank and that one will take your finger off if you let him. Cars and roads are a treat when we go into the city. Crossing driveways are differant at home than at Aunt and Uncles. Crossing the tractor road is differant than 27th street in Milwaukee. Keeping kids in the dark about lethal things in their environment is just stupid and whether you like it or not, weapons of all sorts are in their environment. In my house we have implements in the barn that could kill you as easy as a rifle. We have vehicles, equip., and tools(including rifles, shotguns, and pistols…all of which can kill you of someone else if mishandled. we also have strangers. Why would we run commercials and teach in school about stranger danger and crossing the street safely but not about guns. Not informing them and just letting them run wild and stupid is irresponsible at best, negligent at worst. As far as danger my 3yr old might have been in, he found a barrel. He did not find a whole weapon but a spare rifled barrel for slugs. His only danger if he picked it up would be damage to his toe if he dropped it on it. I am proud of him because he knew what to do when he found something he was not familiar with…he came and got me… RESPONSIBLE adult.