Comment 54081

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted December 30, 2010 at 19:06:34

Basic gun safety...

1) Do not have guns pointed at you. 2) Never assume a gun pointed at you isn't loaded. 3) Avoid areas where people get shot, like Young St. in Toronto 4) It doesn't matter whether you were "in the right" - the gun will kill you, not them. 5) Be very nice to the man with the gun. 6) Don't get shot. If you do, it's your own fault.

See why blaming the victim isn't an effective way to ensure safety? When does the one holding the gun have to start following rules? I ask this question in a hypothetical sense, of course, because any crime or accident involving a gun does tend to come under amazing amounts of scrutiny - whereas the same careless accident or act of aggression with five tons of projectile garner little at all. Would we have any sympathy for someone who shot someone because they were texting during target practice? Would we ever allow that person near a gun again, even if they didn't shoot somebody?

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