Mandatory Gun Safety? Yay or Nay?

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  1. Ivy Mike

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    Now, for some actual gun safety. The good kind that lets you enjoy your hobby for years to come without damaging your health and well-being. A shooter on Reddit bought a lead test kit on Amazon and swabbed his guns after shooting. He swabbed his hands as well and the results were surprising!

    We all know to wear ear and eye protection. But do you bring hand wipes or some kind of soap and water with you to the range? Reading through this thread makes me think that a little bar of soap and an extra water bottle will be accompanying me when I'm out shooting in the boonies. Lots more lead than you might think on the parts of these guns.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/liberalgunowners/comments/qdn2a0/so_i_tested_my_guns_for_lead_wash_your_hands_folks/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3
     
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    I wash my hands in the rest room after shooting and carry wipes in my car and gun bag if I am not able to get to a rest room immediately. Don't have the specific lead wipes though. I also take a shower when I get home for the hair, etc.
     
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  4. JCooperfan1911

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    Mandatory training is one step closer to mandatory registration.

    I WILL NOT COMPLY.
     
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    I have done so many shooting/training/field eating/ swamp water filtration that I probably gained a pound or two from all that lead but…. I just watch my my hands when ever i can
     
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    AGREED!

    every time i hear the word “mandatory” i think to myself, you can’t mandate stuff.
     
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    Guess you didn't actually read the post....
     
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    SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.
     
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    This is getting funny (and will probably get out of hand!).
     
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    None of y'all read the OP did ya?
     
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    I would think anyone that is new to owning a gun would seek the safety course out on their oun
     
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  12. TarDevil

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    LMAO!

    @Ivy Mike , you made my day!
     
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    I read the OP before I posted. Last time I checked, in this country I was still free to have a knee jerk reaction to the thread title if I wanted to.
     
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    Hmmm.... I see some here are playing tricks...
     
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    Well I am for a mandatory handout given to any person that successfully passes a 4473 that has basic safety info and general safe firearms instruction. Nothing beyond that though.;)

    I generally don't chew or lick on my fingers or such after I shoot so I wait until I get home to wash up well. On the off chance I should stop for food along the way I will wash well there in their rest room before eating.
    Don't tell me this is just common sense because that seem to be sorely lacking in certain sections of our population today sadly. Darwin and all that jazz ya know!
     
  16. Ivy Mike

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    This is your brain on lead. Any questions?
     
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    Although this makes me a little concerned. My first job ever was at a tire shop and I have handled hundreds and hundreds of pounds of lead wheel weights bare handed.
     
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    People! Read the opening post before replying to the title.


    Added: Always read the Opening Post before relying to replies, no thread drift ya know.
     
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    I wash my hands after cleaning guns, after cleaning fired casings for reloading, after reloading ammo.

    I ought to ask VA if they check my blood and urine samples for lead levels. I assumed they did.
     
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    Okay, anecdotal - I've been "enjoying my hobbies" (shooting, hunting, handloading, etc.) as far back as I can remember, somewhere around 70 years, and I can't remember ever washing my hands to get the lead off them. Of course I've washed to get the blood off my hands after gutting a deer or elk I shot, but I didn't wash them for fear of lead poisoning. And I don't think I have elevated levels of lead in my system.
    On the other hand (pun intended), due to covid, I've washed my hands and used alcohol wipes and hand sanitizer a lot in the last year and a half. Maybe that makes up for not washing my hands after every time I fired a gun in the last 68 years or so.:D
     
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    And yet, here you are. :)
    You should at the least have brain damage and hunger cessation, maybe even drop foot, definitely memory loss.
    Quick! What did you eat for breakfast on the thirty first of September? Oh, no! It’s starting!:eek:

    But, if I may be honest, you are more cognitively aware than many and even have a sharp sense of humor. :D

    I also find it humorous that a human was surprised to find lead on his firearm. Isn’t that like being amazed there are mosquitoes in a swamp?
    I am surprised at the constant state of surprise some adults seems to perpetually be in.

    The source for firearms lead contamination is airborne and comes from the primer. All primers that are not vigorously waving a “non-toxic” flag use a lead based explosive compound.


    In a previous life I abated lead and asbestos from buildings. I too have handled hundreds of thousands of pounds of lead and several tons of asbestos, albeit with substantially more protective equipment.
    And yet, I too am still here.
    I think humans are more resilient than given credit for. Though that’s no reason to be cavalier about lead poisoning.

    As for my personal modus operandi, I always wash directly after shooting. Firearms too. I abhor smudgy finger prints on my firearms, in my truck, or in my home, regardless the origin.;)
     
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    I’ll take handling lead, shooting and reloading and then washing my hands before I’ll take red40, meat pumped full of antibiotics and hormones, and processed crap food. Oh and household cleaning products in a small bathroom. Seriously, all that stuff has negative effects on humans and no I don’t care if they are FDA approved.


    PS. And no mandate for firearm training or anything else!!!!:)
     
  23. Good Ol' Boy

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    No!

    Everyone should be persuaded to get training but no one should be forced into training in order to obtain a firearm.

    I'm an old school Constitutionalist though.
     
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    Sure, and it started off with "clickbait successful".
    Idiot way to start a discussion.
     
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    If we ever needed evidence that posters respond to thread titles rather than the actual thread content... here it is.

    I have spent huge amounts of time on ranges over the years in the military, law enforcement and as a firearms instructor (at least twice weekly, often more, for many years). Get your lead levels checked! (The treatment is NOT fun).
     
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