Safety Bullet Article

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    Safety Bullet Article

    This article talks about a new safety bullet that when used basically turns your gun into an expensive club.

    To me it looks like a pointless attempt to appease the gun control crowd.

    http://www.live5news.com/Global/story.asp?S=13529680

    Susan Helms, director of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital's Safe Kids Coalition, said the Safety Bullet is an ideal device for conscientious gun-owners with small children. But she said she had concerns about its use in homes with teenagers, especially troubled teens.
    There are plenty of safes on the market that fit on a nightstand that can make a gun readily accessible to a person while at the same time preventing criminals and children from getting access.

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    That is so wrong on so many levels. Folks trying to buy personal responsibility with firearms by acquiring gadgets is only one way it is wrong. How many more can be spotted here?
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    Uh...couldn't you accomplish almost the same thing by keeping the chamber empty?

    Anyway, anyone who keeps a gun out with children in the house should be tied to a tree and have some sense whipped into them. Gross lack of judgment...

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    Wrong solution. Anyone capable of doing this (or just, you know, leaving the chamber empty...) is capable of locking it up. If you can't afford to properly secure your firearm around your kids, then you can't afford your firearm. Period.

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    Caught this:

    "363 unintentional shooting deaths in 16 states between 2003 and 2006."

    Is that REALLY the number? 121 per year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Random View Post
    Caught this:

    "363 unintentional shooting deaths in 16 states between 2003 and 2006."

    Is that REALLY the number? 121 per year?
    Even if it was, it still doesn't do anything to address the lack of proper handling of a firearm, which is the cause of all of those "unintentional shooting" deaths.

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    I see SOME utility in SOME situations, but it isn't for me. The one thing that it has over an empty chamber is that, if someone IS messing around with it and pulls the trigger, they won't be able to KEEP messing around with it and possibly chamber a live round.

    I won't completely dismiss it, but it is NO substitute for teaching your children, and keeping OTHER PEOPLE'S children away from your guns.
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    Easy solution: Don't have kids. The world is over-populated enough already.
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    I saw this and wonder if someone will have time and the right state of mind to clear a jam in their firearm in the event they absolutely need to use it. They probably won't even remember this is in there. Simple solution, lock up your stuff and teach your kids not to touch anything that isn't theirs. Yes children are curious but they will learn not to do something if they are given enough reinforcement on the subject.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paul34 View Post
    Even if it was, it still doesn't do anything to address the lack of proper handling of a firearm, which is the cause of all of those "unintentional shooting" deaths.
    Granted. I won't argue AT ALL that ALL of those "unintentional firearms deaths" could have been avoided. But the numbers are a hell of a lot lower than you would expect, given the general attitude toward guns in the MSM...

    Just wondering for the sake of having accurate facts.

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    What a horrible idea that does nothing to really promote safe gun handling. This thing would cause more problems than it would solve.

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    "It may take several strikes to push the Ram back inside the Safety Bullet®. You will know when the ram is back inside the Safety Bullet® because, until it is, you will be unable to eject the Safety Bullet®! "

    What if someone "activated the Safety Bullet" and didn't tell you and then you needed it. (see above)

    Nope, no way, no how, ain't gonna do it.

    I saw a better version that accomplished the same thing, but no primer was needed and it was very easy to push the rod back into the case.

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    That is just terrible. The problems with it seem to have been covered pretty well by everyone else. So stupid....

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul34 View Post
    Wrong solution. Anyone capable of doing this (or just, you know, leaving the chamber empty...) is capable of locking it up. If you can't afford to properly secure your firearm around your kids, then you can't afford your firearm. Period.
    I would also add that if you cannot afford to train yourself with the firearms you own, you cannot afford to own a firearm.
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    The accident numbers are sometimes manipulated to include 18+ year old thugs and gangbangers who pay the stupid tax with their lives from doing their dirt.

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