Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Tip of the Day: How NOT to get shot!
Here are a few tips to keep in mind if you find yourself in a situation where you are likely to be shot. First, be respectful. If you are breaking the law, there are a lot more ways of justifying someone shooting your stupid disrespectful @$$. Second, if you do find yourself staring down the business end of a gun, it’s probably because you were disrespectful, stupid, or both. At this point in time it would be unwise to provoke the person with the gun, as they are obviously willing and able to shoot you. Perhaps, you should listen. Maybe let them know who you are and that most obviously made a mistake and apologize. Just like with any wild animal, do not approach said person with a gun and don’t make any sudden movements. This will certainly lead to you being shot. Always remember, being shot really, really hurts. Except for crazy people who shouldn’t have guns in the first place, no one wants to shoot another person, so don’t force some ones hand into pulling the trigger. It’s really hard for a stranger to assess the worth of your life, so it would be unwise to expect them to think it is worth more than the price of a bullet.
Here are a few more specific tips:
Don’t sleep with a gun owners daughter, wife, mom, husband or really anyone who they don’t want you sleeping with.
Road rage is considered attempted assault in most places and use of force laws can justify someone shooting you if you are an aggressor.
If you have a weapon in your hands, you should drop it right away if someone threatens to shoot you.
Alcohol and Firearms DO NOT MIX! Really, Really Bad Idea! Any other drugs, too.
If you point a gun at someone, be prepared to shoot them. If you aren’t, they might take your gun and shoot you with it!
Don’t let strangers know where you keep your guns, even friends. Although they might not rob you they may inadvertently tip off someone who will.
And last of all, remember your basic firearm safety rules,
and teach them to the people who live in your home, even your kids. Knowledge is Safety.