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Old June 27th, 2012, 08:42 AM   #61
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Last summer my dad gave me an old .22 rifle semi auto he had so that I could start to teach the kids about proper gun safety, use, and practice. This particular .22 had been in his gunsafe, unfired for 20 years or more......well, while I am showing my kids (and wife who has never fired a gun) how to hold it, and handle it and showing why you never play around with a gun, and that you always treat a gun like it is loaded.

I continue my lecture with how to fire the gun, showing them that you squeeze the trigger, never jerk it because it will throw your aim off, well while I am demonstrating this "jerking" motion, the gun fires! We all freaked out, and I had the perfect example of why you always treat a gun as loaded.

Needless to say I had a few words with my dad for storing a gun for 20+ years loaded!
Sounds like your whole family needs a little safety lesson: storing a loaded gun, giving someone a loaded gun and then giving a safety lesson with a loaded gun. Seriously?

I'm waiting for the rest of the story.... did that semi auto load and you continued your lesson? only to pull the trigger again?
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Old June 27th, 2012, 09:44 AM   #62
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I realize it was my fault for not checking the gun, but my Dad never stores a gun loaded, taking it from someone else I always check it....but it was my dad.

I'm not passing blame in the least, and yes I did use it as a lesson to my kids. I also cleared it at that time before continuing. BUT, it really sunk in to them that it happened, and although a shitty stupid lesson, was effective to them and an excellent reminder to me.
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Old June 28th, 2012, 09:20 AM   #63
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Last summer my dad gave me an old .22 rifle semi auto he had so that I could start to teach the kids about proper gun safety, use, and practice. This particular .22 had been in his gunsafe, unfired for 20 years or more......well, while I am showing my kids (and wife who has never fired a gun) how to hold it, and handle it and showing why you never play around with a gun, and that you always treat a gun like it is loaded.

I continue my lecture with how to fire the gun, showing them that you squeeze the trigger, never jerk it because it will throw your aim off, well while I am demonstrating this "jerking" motion, the gun fires! We all freaked out, and I had the perfect example of why you always treat a gun as loaded.

Needless to say I had a few words with my dad for storing a gun for 20+ years loaded!
First thing to do when picking up a firearm, open the chamber to check if it's loaded.
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Old June 28th, 2012, 10:56 AM   #64
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First thing to do when picking up a firearm, open the chamber to check if it's loaded.
Even if the person handing me a gun checks the chamber, I check it too.
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Old June 30th, 2012, 12:24 PM   #65
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Even if the person handing me a gun checks the chamber, I check it too.
I have 3 firearms in the house right now, I know there isn't any ammo in the house (because i shot it all) Even when pulling them out (changed scopes recently) I clear the chamber.
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Old June 30th, 2012, 12:36 PM   #66
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I store most of my weapons loaded
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I was 16-17 at the time. after plinking with my dads 22mag (tube fed) i pulled the magazine rod but forgot to clear the chamber, i took it inside and remembered to clear the chamber, i pulled back the action but the round didn't eject and when the action slammed shut it went off. i shot a hole through my moms newly re-upholstered chair cushion and then the arm, and then into the new carpet. I shoved the stuffing back into the cushion/arm and swapped it with the matching chair on the other side of the room, and then brushed the carpet fibers back into each other as best as possible. and never spoke of it until my parents ripped up the carpet to put in hard wood floors and found the slug in the sub-floor when i was 22...my dad laughed his ass off and told me that rifle did that all the time. Yes, i learned a great deal of respect and i now visually check the chamber on all guns when handling them.
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I was 16-17 at the time. after plinking with my dads 22mag (tube fed) i pulled the magazine rod but forgot to clear the chamber, i took it inside and remembered to clear the chamber, i pulled back the action but the round didn't eject and when the action slammed shut it went off. i shot a hole through my moms newly re-upholstered chair cushion and then the arm, and then into the new carpet. I shoved the stuffing back into the cushion/arm and swapped it with the matching chair on the other side of the room, and then brushed the carpet fibers back into each other as best as possible. and never spoke of it until my parents ripped up the carpet to put in hard wood floors and found the slug in the sub-floor when i was 22...my dad laughed his ass off and told me that rifle did that all the time. Yes, i learned a great deal of respect and i now visually check the chamber on all guns when handling them.
It did that all the time, and he let you use it without yelling you that?
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it did that all the time, and he let you use it without yelling you that?
hey son!!! It does that all the time!!!!!!
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he didn't actually let me use it, i just pulled it out one day and went shooting with it, but i see your point.
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he didn't actually let me use it, i just pulled it out one day and went shooting with it, but i see your point.
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My buddy AD his 12 guage with a slug in it about 3ft from me, standing next to my truck after coming back from Deer hunting. He apparently forgot to put his safety back on, and was unloading the slugs from the gun and accidently pulled the trigger when doing it. It was scary as hell, thankfully the round went somewhere in the air and not in my head. Best part is he is like Mr. Safety pro hunter guy.
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Old July 4th, 2012, 01:03 PM   #73
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My dad and I were on drummond island hunting hare sitting on a log. the log gave way and we fell about 2 feet and then BOOM my dads 20ga went off right next to his foot, another 3 inches and he prob would have bled out before we got to help.
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While police continue to investigate a fatal shooting at a Livingston County gun range, the victim's friends and family are mourning the loss of a 19-year-old man.

Sheriff's officials said preliminary investigation indicates that Charles Robert Kimball was fatally shot in the head with an AK-47 knock-off assault rifle about 12:45 p.m. Saturday when his 19-year-old friend was cleaning the rifle after it jammed while shooting it at the Livingston Conservation & Sports Association's gun range at 8532 McClements Road in Brighton Township.

Howell resident Patrick Pheney, who has been friends with Kimball for 10 years, described Kimball as "a great friend to many."

"He was always in good spirits," 18-year-old Pheney said. "I'm going to miss him a lot, and I know everyone else will, too."

Other friends posted their disbelief about what happened and shared memories on Facebook.

"You inspired me to forget my past and move on with my future," wrote Alyssa Haygood. "I want to think of this as God wanting you in heaven next to him and not here on this Earth. Keep that smile on your face. :)"

Pheney said Kimball, a 2011 graduate of Howell High School, enjoyed riding his bike and hanging out with friends. One of his fondest memories was the day after his 6-month-old son, Jacob, was born.

"He was one of two friends who called to check on me after my son was born," Pheney said. "He always had a smile on his face, and he was a wonderful person to be around."

A funeral for Kimball is at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Fowlerville Church of the Nazarene at 840 Country Corner Drive in Fowler-ville. Visitation begins at 11:30 a.m.

Sheriff Bob Bezotte said the gun owner had problems with the rifle since he purchased it the day after his 18th birthday. He said the rifle was recently serviced.

Bezotte said the gun owner had successfully fired the rifle "a few times" on Saturday before it jammed.

"We're trying to confirm that the version of events is consistent with the scene," he said Monday. "Preliminary investigation says it may be accidental."

Kimball, the gun owner, another 19-year-old male, and a 16-year-old female friend were at the gun range after the gun owner told the group that he was a member of the club, Bezotte said.

However, the sheriff said, the man was not a member and did not have permission to be on the property.

The association's property is gated and is accessible by members who know the security code to enter, Bezotte said, noting that Saturday it is believed the gate was left open.

Garry Flanary, an association board member, declined to comment, referring questions to association President Richard Hunt, who did not return a message seeking comment.
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