Seeing stupid people with guns online is no laughing matter. Raising awareness is a must to avoid shooting accidents, so check out this article on how not to handle a firearm.
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The Lessons Stupid People with Guns Need to Learn Right Now
Improper Gun Handling Will Most Likely Lead to Shooting Accidents
Guns are pretty dangerous when they are in the hands of people who don't know how to use them safely and properly.
The Internet has tons of proof of this claim, with thousands of videos online showing stupid people with guns accidentally shooting themselves or other people, sometimes with unfortunate results. The story below is a clear example of people doing stupid things and how not to handle a firearm.
Above is a YouTube video by Tossing Salad. According to the caption, the person in the video is a wannabe rapper who was playing around with a gun.
Anyone would notice the wannabe rapper is the one who is filming himself rapping with his iPhone using his right hand and waving his gun in the air with his left hand.
Three seconds into the video, the wannabe rapper playfully shoots the mirror. He then waves the gun to the side while continuing his rap performance.
At the 6-second mark, the wannabe rapper appears to have pulled the trigger, causing the gun to go off. The guy was startled and abruptly stopped filming.
3 Tips to Avoid Accidental or Negligent Firing
While we may never know if the guy owns the gun or has the license to do so, the video clearly shows he does not know how to properly handle a gun. We are also gonna go out on a limb here and say this guy really should never hold a firearm.
Nonetheless, there is a valuable lesson to be learned in the video: Guns are not toys to be played with! Here are some safety tips for handling a gun:
1. Learn Basic Firearm Safety Rules Before Holding One
A responsible person would take it upon himself to know the four rules of firearm safety. Whether you just bought a new gun or have handled a gun a few times, these four rules will quell any trepidation:
- Every gun is always loaded.
- Never allow the muzzle to cover anything you are not willing to destroy.
- Finger off the trigger until sight is on target and you have decided to shoot it.
- Be sure of your target and what's around it.
2. Never Rely on the Safety
Just because the safety is on does not mean it will not fire even if you pull the trigger. There is still a likelihood of the gun firing. And should it fire, you can never take the shot back.
It also pays to learn and understand the firearm and how to clean it properly.
3. Keep Your Trigger Finger Straight If You Need to Play with It
While it can be tempting to put on a show like Machine Gun Kelly, you should at least keep your finger away from the trigger. The guy in the video made this grave mistake, which caused the firearm to go off.
Straighten your trigger finger and rest it on the barrel so the grip remains comfortable.
In this video are the compilation of stupid people and their guns from Just Funny Videos:
There is some debate about the validity of this video because some say it is a fake gun. It does not matter because, at the end of the day, people with guns need to be responsible when handling firearms.
We can only hope there was only slight property damage and no one was injured.
Do you have other gun fails stories to share? We can all learn a lesson or two from you. Share your stories in the comments section below.
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Editor's Note: This post was originally published on May 21, 2018, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.