Posted: 8/10/2012 6:49:18 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by don juan:
Let me tell you a true story, the gospel truth Rick.
One day I was visiting my neighbor, a 20 year retired WW 2 Army vet, he was about 70 years old, and his son who was about 40 years old.
My only son Kevin, 9 years old at the time, knocked on the door to see if was there visiting.. I saw him from the dining room so I said, "come on in Son and wait, I'll be leaving in a minute."He sat down at the kitchen bar and waited for me.
Out of the blue, the neighbor's son brought out a 45 caliber hand gun he had to show to me. I was shocked, and never expected that. Like I wanted to see that ? Huh. Anyway.
Instinctively, I said to my son.. Go on home and wait I'll be right out. He got up and left immediately. I few minutes later as the neighbor's son went to hand the gun to his father, it went off ! Blowing a hole in the kitchen window exactly where my son was sitting Rick !. I just got up and walked out.
They were so embarassed and apologized profusely.. When his wife ( who absolutely hated weapons ) came home she came over to my house and apologized and even had tears in her eyes and asked for their forgiveness, saying that there will never be another gun in her house as long as she lives there. My 70 year old neighbor sold all his rifles.
To this very day, 30 years later, I thank God again and again that my son got up and left that day.
Rick, I can tell you some horror stories and more. I would if I knew that it would help change your thinking before something worse than that happens to you. Peace
Nice personal narative for gun control ..so your neighbor sold all his rifles, but the son who disregarded the first rules of gun safety still has the .45..
The first most basic firearm safety rule....always keep the muzzle in a safe direction.. never point the gun at something you do not intend to shoot ..
Rule #2 ..firearms should be unloaded when not actually use..Whenever you handle a firearm or hand it to someone, always open the action immediately, and visually check the chamber, receiver and magazine to be certain they do not contain any ammunition. Always keep actions open when not in use. Never assume a gun is unloaded................