This tweet is part of an exchange between your truly and one of Rick The Dick’s minions and abided Anti Gunner. I do believe he/she/it/ is being sincere after I ask a question, so it gets its name sanitized and the idea is to impart a bit of information.
The exchange was about securing a firearm
My response was in three parts and I summarize here:
PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH THE GUN!
- In the case of an active shooter situation, you come across the abandoned/unused gun or one of the guns that might be involved and start fudging with it, you are tampering with evidence.
- In the case you just found the gun in the street or a bathroom or some other place, do not know the manual of arms for that gun and star messing with it, you are risking a negligent discharge that may injure somebody, you included.
- Again, you found a gun abandoned somewhere, pick it up and render it safe. Call the cops, they arrive and later id found out the gun was used in a homicide and your big fat fingerprints are on it. Next thing you know you are cordially invited by detectives to speak about the victim and they may recite the Miranda warning for shit and giggles.
- Back to the active shooter situation: You come across the active shooter who just committed suicide, reach for the gun to render it safe and at that moment the police arrives only to see somebody armed with a gun next to the body of somebody on the ground. Guess who is about to be shot for his troubles?
So, if you find a gun and fell the need to “avoid an accident” begin by NOT TOUCHING THE GUN.
3 thoughts on “Simply don’t touch it.”
You COULD just stand guard by the “active shooters” firearm to make it hard for anyone to snatch it. Have your ID and permit in your hand and be CALM..
If one has one of those pocket communication devices, one could inform the police of said situation. (I saw that in a movie once.)
And call an adult. (Or someone who acts like one rather than going into a tissy when seeing a gun in person.)
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