I swear I owe a drink to whomever signed me up for their emails. If he/she thought I was going to be annoyed, the joke backfired.

And yes, the instructions are found in Handgun Safety (tn.gov), but I am guessing nobody did a proper search where did they come from.

On behalf of all NRA members who have been supporting Eddie Eagle since its inception, we thank your unintended endorsement of a successful program.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

7 thoughts on “Voices for a Safer Tennessee endorses NRA’s Eddie Eagle.”
  1. “normalize” conversation about firearms…. back in the REAL America firearms WERE normal.. hunting season they were in gun racks in trucks at school.. modern day America is embarrassing..

    1. Hell, Curby, you can’t even RIDE in the back bed of a pickup anymore. Mean ol’ rifle hanging across the window? OMG the sky is falling and we’re all gonna die!

    2. Heck, back a while ago high schools had rifle teams. I have somewhere a nice photo of the lady’s rifle team at some high school, hard at work on their target practice.

  2. Wait: I’m assuming the NRA trademarked and/or got copyright on their Eddie Eagle materials. Couldn’t the sue over that, at least for non-attribution?

    1. That was my thought. Especially since it’s a verbatim rip-off, may as well be a copy-paste. (They even took the exclamation point after “Stop!”)
      And then I thought, in the interest of real gun safety (not the “gun safety” that includes banning stuff), do they want to be a$$holes about it?
      OTOH, they don’t have to sue for a cease-and-desist or a take-down order. They just have to sue for attribution (which they should do, because for practical purposes you can only keep the intellectual property you’re willing to defend … which is why corporations like Nintendo and Disney are so zero-tolerance about potential infringements) — if the TN DoS or “Voices” wants to keep using the Eddie Eagle instructions, they have to attribute the NRA as the original creators. Otherwise they have to come up with their own, but the NRA still has the evidence they scraped Eddie Eagle.
      In addition to the infringement claim, the NRA’s social media interns can and absolutely should troll the everloving crap out of TN DoS and “Voices” by VERY publicly thanking them for the endorsement. 😀

  3. I am always surprised how the “gun safety” organizations never seem to think about actual… safety. Teaching kids that guns can be dangerous, and what to do if they see one never seems to cross their mind.
    And, when it does, they find out the super double evil NRA actually has a very good way to teach kids about gun safety. And, I am sure it drives them absolutely insane.

    1. Agreed. It’s like a “water safety” organization teaching kids to hate and fear the water, and trying to pass legislation banning pools, rivers, and lakes (and the ultimate “assault body of water”, the oceans, which clearly serve no purpose other than drowning as many people as fast as possible), instead of doing the obvious thing: teaching kids to swim and not be stupid around water, and sometimes providing PFDs* and trained lifeguards near historically-dangerous spots.
      In my opinion, at the end of the day it’s the difference between “fear” and “respect”. The antis fear guns, so they want nothing to do with them (which is their right) and they want nobody else to have anything to do with them, either (which is NOT their right). Pro-gun people respect guns, recognize they are dangerous if used improperly, and try to own and use them responsibly.
      * – Personal Flotation Devices, which are different from “life jackets”; real “life jackets” tend to be big and bulky, hard to move and play in, and nothing anyone would want to wear except in an actual open-water emergency in which the only other option is drowning.

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