Safety First ... ALWAYS!

This is a discussion on Safety First ... ALWAYS! within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by BRTCP88 The bill of rights doesn't have an expiration date! You have the right to bear arms until you die! We have ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRTCP88 View Post
    The bill of rights doesn't have an expiration date! You have the right to bear arms until you die!
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    Quote Originally Posted by i10casual View Post
    So what age should a person not be able to carry a gun anymore? I'm thinking in terms of when would it be unsafe.
    When the person demonstrates by their conduct that they are incapable of carrying safely.

    We stop our elderly from driving at a certain age.
    Not in any state I have ever lived in! I have never seen an upper age limit to driving. I'm 67; would you like to compare driving records?

    our elderly???? How paternalistic can one get? I bet YOU aren't "elderly".
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    Quote Originally Posted by bladenbullet View Post
    dry firing is a common practice regardless of familiarity and skill level with your gun...it is not even remotely related to playing "quick draw mcgraw"...it is a legitimate practice...and it is just as effective practice in your hotel room, bedroom, garage or basement...
    I didn't say it wasn't legitimate - double negative anyone?

    I did say it was silly. If you're going to practice with a weapon, a dedicated place and even a specific time aids in one's concentration. I know this as an instructor (not firearms). The issue was likely the guilty party would go click-click-click, then get distracted, come back to practice, and forget he reloaded. That's far too easy to do.

    When I am in my hotel room with a firearm, the firearm is loaded and holstered - always. If I want to practice, I am in my garage at home or at the range. Always.

    Hotel room = silly, and unsafe.

    That's just my opinoin, and worth everything you paid for it.

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    +1 for MadMac... Practice time is at the range or home or garage, NOT at a hotel room, too many distractions!!! Leave it loaded and holstered and ready.
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    POPCORN anyone???

    "So what age should a person not be able to carry a gun anymore? I'm thinking in terms of when would it be unsafe. We stop our elderly from driving at a certain age."

    I'm trying to remain calm regarding the implication that 60 is somehow too old to be carrying a weapon!
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    Yeah. try telling that to all the past and present CO's, in The military, and police force


    I'm not jumping from the frying pan into the fire on this one!
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    Just gonna add, BE SAFE when handling firearms


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    Quote Originally Posted by i10casual View Post
    So what age should a person not be able to carry a gun anymore? I'm thinking in terms of when would it be unsafe. We stop our elderly from driving at a certain age. What's your opinion?
    That question speaks volumes about the lack of respect for the elderly in this country.

    I would trust my back to an 85 year-old gun enthusiast over a 25 year-old one any day.
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    Practicing in a hotel room...

    My reference to practicing in a hotel room was with respect to a specific five-day course. They were busy days and part of the homework was to practice what was learned, including trigger resets and trigger control in general, not necessarily drawing from the holster. For those who traveled to the course, the hotel room was the only place they had in which to practice. I would be the first to say save practice for the range, except for limited circumstances when there is no other choice. Then it's lock the ammo away until you are finished so as not to, as pointed out above, get distracted and load live rounds in the middle of practice. If done properly, it can be done safely but, like anything else, if done carelessly it will have a negative result whether it's in a room or on the range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmark340 View Post
    My reference to practicing in a hotel room was with respect to a specific five-day course. They were busy days and part of the homework was to practice what was learned, including trigger resets and trigger control in general, not necessarily drawing from the holster. For those who traveled to the course, the hotel room was the only place they had in which to practice.
    I will repeat my opinion. Practicing in a hotel room - any hotel room - is a lousy idea.

    I could care less if someone was attending a "class". If they were, the instructor/owner could possibly be sued. It doesn't matter if the guy was playing Quick Draw McGraw or simpy doing trigger resets. That's something to do at the class, at your home, or on the range. Hotel room firearm fondling = potential of an ND putting random strangers at risk. The results speak for themselves.

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