A couple of massive fail bombs were thrown out by the duo, among them...
- Mo told about going to a local gun shop (one of which I am not a fan of btw) and not knowing what the caliber of the handgun he owned was. To make matters worse Mo also claimed ot have a CCW permit. How in 12 hours of classroom and range instruction to get one of those do you not figure out what caliber you own? Apparently the guy behind the counter gave him the old "what type of gun do you own" line of questions. Tell you what Mo, when the guy behind the counter goes there he is making fun of you and wants you gone. Also, Mo claims to have loaded the incorrect rounds into the wrong firearm at the range, well Mo, if you don't know what you are shooting how do you know what to load?
- Blazor told a story about how he was in Kentucky with a .38 revolver and went to Wally World for some ammo for it. They gave him .380 instead of .38, honest mistake I guess. But then he proceeds to tell how he actually pulled a round out and dropped it in the cylinder and it wouldn't fit. Really? You could not figure out that the rounds you bought were 1/2 the size of the rounds you normally shoot with it?
Both stories were told with much bravado and humor like "hey, look at us, we're goofy stupid with guns! Haa ha!" At least Mo apparently had the good sense to buy a Glock.
Look, as you know if you have ever read a few of my posts I am very pro gun ownership. However, I think that we in the gun owning community must police our own before the "anti" crowd can do it for us. The most paramount quality of being a gun owner is not sill and proficiency, its maturity and responsibility. If we as a collective group cannot be seen as being able to handle the responsibility that goes along with owning a firearm, sooner or later the other side will get their way and remove that right from us.
A few weeks ago when I was out with Kevin making the video for the CMMG .22 AR conversion review we shot next to a group of young men that rented a few pistols at The Powder Room for the first time. The could not even figure out how to load and fire them. After asking our assistance and us showing them how to properly and safely fire them they proceeded to make asses of themselves by rapid firing at target sheets not more than 7 feet away and hitting pretty much nothing. Not only did I have to keep a eye open in their direction less they decide, on purpose or not, to flag me with their pistol, but it took away from my enjoyment in other ways like making me waste my time teaching them just to see them go "Rambo" for no reason.
Look people I get it. Guns are "cool" after you use them in Call of Duty and Medal of Honor on your PS3's and XBoxes. Yeah, you think you are all "trained" because you know the sound a M1 makes when it ejects a clip. Here is a hint, you're not. Before you even think about picking up or firing a weapon PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO LEARN HOW. If I observe you acting unsafely with a firearm in my presence I will point it out to you. Do it twice and I will consider you a threat and act accordingly, including defending myself if necessary.
Not trying to be a jerk here, but with the current attack in progress against our rights from the likes of Brady, Obama and Bloomberg, we can ill afford to look irresponsible in the public eye.