r/Whatcouldgowrong Sep 22 '22 Wholesome 3 Press F 1 I'll Drink to That 1 Pranked! 1 Silver 3 Helpful 2

WCGW touching the barrel of a gun at a shooting range

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u/AageKush Sep 22 '22

So much wrong.

The barrel is pointing at her gut/chest when it's 'holstered'. Insufficient ear protection. Flagging other people around her.

What an absolute menace.

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u/mnbvcxz123 Sep 22 '22

What does flagging mean?

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u/AageKush Sep 22 '22

Pointing the barrel at someone.

A very important safety precaution.

She's clearly a novice, because most people at a gun range will give you an earful you'll never forget if you flag them. Which is perfectly reasonable.

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u/Domestic_AA_Battery Sep 23 '22

Such a massive issue. You should always always always treat a gun as if it's loaded. Even if you're 100% sure there's no bullet in the gun. It could be missing the internals and you should never aim it at anything you're not afraid of shooting. Because always doing it means that you're less likely to slip up. It's not about the gun magically getting a bullet in the chamber out of thin air. It's about not being comfortable aiming at things when you do have a bullet in the gun.

People don't seem to understand that and are far too careless with guns.