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Airhead Reporter Does an Unsafe Gun Safety Report (video)
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Posted on 12/20/2009 3:43:44 PM PST by Tom Hawks

This is a video that helps explain the mentality of news reporters. Check out this airhead news reporter doing a report on gun safety. The woman reporter in this video keeps pointing the loaded gun at the cameraman. Even after she fired a round down range at a target she looks at the camera and non nonchalantly shakes the gun with the barrel pointed towards the cameraman. Honestly, you cannot make this stuff up.


Watch the video of the airhead reporter here

After watching this video, all I could think about was all the gun laws we have. The only gun law we need in America is one that bans reporters from ever coming near one.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Education; Humor; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: banglist; commonsense; guns; reporters; safety

1 posted on 12/20/2009 3:43:49 PM PST by Tom Hawks
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To: Tom Hawks

Reporterette: “Holy Moly what power!...I have no respect for it.”


2 posted on 12/20/2009 3:48:11 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Tom Hawks
1980 called.

They want their hair back.

3 posted on 12/20/2009 3:48:36 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Tom Hawks

Actually, this inadvertently becomes (perhaps) a great gun safety video. There’s nothing like outrageous humor to cement an important idea into the minds of the young and impressionable.


4 posted on 12/20/2009 3:48:52 PM PST by samtheman
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To: Tom Hawks

It’s not her, it is the Range Officer who didn’t explain Weapons Rule 1 before allowing her to touch a firearm.

She is probably a standard-issue city chick and has never touched a gun in her life. If it wasn’t for Boy Scouts I wouldn’t know the rules either (well, through FR I would have learned).


5 posted on 12/20/2009 3:53:57 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Tom Hawks

lol


6 posted on 12/20/2009 3:56:48 PM PST by GeronL
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To: freedumb2003
It’s not her, it is the Range Officer who didn’t explain Weapons Rule 1 before allowing her to touch a firearm.

I would not have the bozo in blue on my range!

NRA Gun Safety Rules :

Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction

Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot

Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use

NRA T/C CRSO

7 posted on 12/20/2009 4:00:18 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Tom Hawks
I will now demonstrate correct muzzle discipline....


8 posted on 12/20/2009 4:11:28 PM PST by smokingfrog (Don't mess with the mocking bird! - http://tiny.cc/freepthis)
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To: Tom Hawks

She may not know gun safety, but she’s cute and can get by with a lot in life. She passes the range test in my book, though she may require remediation.


9 posted on 12/20/2009 4:39:41 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Tom Hawks

I notice that she’s not wearing eye protection. Having had a ricocheting bullet fragment cut my nose right between my eyes, nobody has to convince me of the importance of eye protection.


10 posted on 12/20/2009 4:44:26 PM PST by Hardastarboard (Maureen Dowd is right. I DON'T like our President's color. He's a Red.)
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To: Tom Hawks

And, you will only fix this kind of stupid with mandatory firearms training for everyone as part of their (home schooled) education.

But, yeah, she’s an idiot...


11 posted on 12/20/2009 5:07:59 PM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: Hardastarboard
"I notice that she’s not wearing eye protection. Having had a ricocheting bullet fragment cut my nose right between my eyes, nobody has to convince me of the importance of eye protection." - Hardastarboard

Well, considering what idiotic moves the "range officer" (really, he was a range officer?) let her get away with before he stepped in, she probably said, "...glasses? Oh it's okay - I have in my contacts!" and he just let her slide...

I do feel sorry for the cameraman... Why he stood there and didn't tell her to "STOP POINTING THE F'ING GUN AT ME!!!" can only be explained by his lack of situational awareness and total stupidy...

When you have one idiot on the range by himself, pulling crap like this, I refer to it as a "self correcting error". Sometimes it only takes a minute to correct itself, sometimes it can take years - but sooner or later it WILL correct itself. But in the interim, bystanders become victims if they are not paying attention...

Regards,
Raven6

12 posted on 12/20/2009 5:21:10 PM PST by Raven6 (The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important than either.)
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To: Tom Hawks

What a frikkin’ idiot! I’d hate to be on the highway with her while she’s texting away on her lap! Imagine her behind the wheel of an SUV going 75MPH, weaving in traffic, on her BlackBerry!


13 posted on 12/20/2009 5:21:59 PM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Raven6

If I was the cameraman, you would have seen a flash of the sky while I tossed the camera and hit the dirt.


14 posted on 12/20/2009 5:23:01 PM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Travis McGee
Travis, if you had been the cameraman, you would have handed her the camera and told her, as you took the weapon from her hands, "Let's move back about another 20 yards and then I'll show you how it's done, baby!" :-)

Then, after your marksmanship demonstration, she would have said (while swooning) "Oh Travis, I just knew there was something about you!" ;-]

Regards,
Raven6

PS: My above attempt at humor has made me remember something General Tommy Franks told the men to do when they got back home: "When you men get home and face an Anti-War protester, look him in the eyes and shake his hand. Then, WINK at his girlfriend, because she knows she's dating a P*$$y!"

15 posted on 12/20/2009 5:41:44 PM PST by Raven6 (The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important than either.)
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To: Raven6

That’s a great quote by Gen. Franks!

Your reply made me think more deeply. Here’s how I would have handled it. I’d start with an empty gun and “private lessons” golf-pro style. That is, standing pressed against her back, my arms over hers, my hands over hers, my chin on her shoulder. You get the idea. That’s “lesson one.”


16 posted on 12/20/2009 5:46:40 PM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: freedumb2003

The range officer where I shoot is ex USMC. He would have sounded off at her like Gunny Hartman. I have seen him sound off at people who show no respect for range rules. Such people at not welcome back. He’s by the book, and I prefer it that way!


17 posted on 12/20/2009 5:52:55 PM PST by Fred Hayek (From this point forward the Democratic Party will be referred to as the Communist Party)
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To: Fred Hayek

Oops, that should be former Marine. Ex-Marine description belongs to scum like John Murtha.


18 posted on 12/20/2009 5:55:23 PM PST by Fred Hayek (From this point forward the Democratic Party will be referred to as the Communist Party)
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To: freedumb2003

Why do you think he did not explain the rule about not pointing a gun at anything you do not want to shoot? I got the impression that he did explain it, and was reminding her about it.


19 posted on 12/20/2009 6:03:30 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

>>Why do you think he did not explain the rule about not pointing a gun at anything you do not want to shoot? I got the impression that he did explain it, and was reminding her about it.<<

Good point. She was so casual I assumed she hadn’t been briefed.


20 posted on 12/20/2009 6:06:34 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Raven6

>>I refer to it as a “self correcting error”. Sometimes it only takes a minute to correct itself, sometimes it can take years - but sooner or later it WILL correct itself. But in the interim, bystanders become victims if they are not paying attention...<<

Her toe was definitely a target for a moment...


21 posted on 12/20/2009 6:08:32 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Tom Hawks

“You need to change pants?”


22 posted on 12/20/2009 6:20:11 PM PST by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!(FR #1690))
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To: Tom Hawks

The cameraman is no genius either, he didn’t even duck for cover.


23 posted on 12/20/2009 6:24:41 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07

He was too busy lookin at the girl.


24 posted on 12/21/2009 4:34:23 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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