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There are better ways to carry a handgun!

3464 Views 30 Replies 18 Participants Last post by  Ralph McLaney
This shooting incident in a Seattle area Lowe's Home Improvement store, lends a certain gravity to the subject of proper handgun carry methods:
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The man has his priorities on which "gun" to take care of all wrong.
I still can't bring myself to carry a round in the chamber on my 1911's even with two safeties.
There is really no such thing as an accidental discharge, all shooters know that, and why anyone would even need to carry a handgun of any kind on the street either legally or illegally with the exception of the Police, Security or Army escapes me for any common sense whatsoever, and the measure of the absolute paranoia that seems to be common place in the US where your laws allow such things, I love Australia.

Interesting that the nearby thread on Gun Control sits there untouched like it has the plague and any reply to it will be watched by some secret US government department to be flagged and then visited by your FBI, get a grip.

The mass hysteria when "gun contol" is mentioned to the point when all US ammo supplies is low all over the world due to bulk panic buying by US shooters, that goes for all guns, powder primers bullets etc etc, surely sensible gun control is something that most people would want, within reason, or must every citizen carry a handgun, Hello ? is anyone home, does no one see the insanity where it's got to the point where you need to carry any gun.

Sad to see, really is, and the fool that blew away one of his nuts deserves all the pain, as I know the first and last rule is that All guns are always loaded, and to have one that I had deliberately loaded and pointing at true point blank range at my manhood, I guess stupid is as stupid does, accidental discharge, yeah what a crock, or was that ? never mind, that really makes my day.

Flame away, I live under very strict gun laws in Australia, I enjoy my shooting, rifle, shotgun and handgun, and I'm glad I live in a free country where I don't need to carry a gun, and for the record, after the Australian Government via John Howard introduced strict gun control, Gun Crime incresed in Australia, including Murder, Armed robbery violent assault, etc etc all went up nearly 20%, but pointing a gun that I deliberately loaded at my nuts has to be pretty dum, in the extreme.
Friend, you seem to have a real chip on your shoulder about this issue.
I'm sure Austrailia is a wonderful country, no less then our USofA. Some of us carry in our vehicle and some on our person. It is legal to do that in most states. But every once in a while we get some nut that does what this fool did. I'm sure that there are no people like this in your country, right?

Since you brought it up, I'm going to google Austrailan Gun Rights and increases in crime just to familiarize myself with your country.
You say that unless they are the police, security, or army, there is no reason for anyone to carry on the street. But with your new National Firearms Laws enacted in 1996 that does not recognize the right to defend one's self as a need to own a gun, homocides are up 3.2%, assaults are up 8.6%, and robberies are up 44%.
Don't know about you but I think I would be defending myself right about now.
Was John Howard in charge back in 1996?
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