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Unsafe Gun Handling in Iraq

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Sven, Dec 14, 2003.

  1. Sven

    Sven Senior Member

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    I've seen several pictures and videos of Iraqis shooting their guns in the air... not too cool! I mean, it would suck to die the day of liberation due to the stupidity of one of your countrymen.
     
  2. BerettaNut92

    BerettaNut92 Senior Member

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    That's why in LA they don't sell ammo a week before the New Year :barf: :rolleyes:
     
  3. Dionysusigma

    Dionysusigma Senior Member

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    Every year we shoot off fireworks on our day of liberation, and those can be dangerous too... it's just human nature to make loud noises in any way you can when something good happens, I suppose. :rolleyes: :D

    Gun related: I wonder if there were more 7.62x39 or 5.45 AKs...
     
  4. HABU

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    As I was watching the coverage of Sodom's (or Sadamn's, depending on Bush Jr. Or Sr.) capture this morning there was some footage of Cousin Achgoober shooting his pistol in the air. Interesting probably only to me was that I knew sumpin was up before they panned the camera to Cousin Achgoober. One of the bystanders ducked/flinched and moved away/looked over his shoulder, then 'Goob was shown shooting air.

    One would think that not too many Iraqi's get it in the head, or it wouldn't be such a popular act.
     
  5. mtnbkr

    mtnbkr Senior Member

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    When Saddam's sons were killed, bullets raining back down to earth after the festivities killed 12 Iraqis.

    Darn, there goes my 666 post count...

    Chris
     
  6. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    Firearms safety over there isn't held in the same regard as we do here. This is one of the times when I will say that we are right (with regards to safety) and that some aspects of another's "lifestyle" is unacceptable.

    OK, would it be acceptable if, say, it were on the open sea? Clear, sunny day and from the topmast (and with radar) you can positively assert that no one is within a 10 mile radius of your ship?
     
  7. RikWriter

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    It's a cultural thing. That's what Arabs do when they're happy.
     
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  10. Sven

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    On Fox I saw a celebration, and one guy was instructing his friend with the AK about how to hold it in the air and shake it. The next clip had a more enthusiastic crowd, with bayonets extended and cheering.

    Then, cut to the dumbarse firing up in the air. Real nice for the people immediately next to him (noise) and those 0-2000+ yards away.
     
  11. nemesis

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    It's not just the Arabs. Most less well developed societies get off by blasting off volleys to show their civic pride.

    Around here, on New Years Eve, the local Mexicans all run outside at midnight and fire off full magazines as fast as the slide can cycle, although most of them aren't entitled to own or possess firearms. Of course, most of them aren't entitled to be here so one more crime to add to the list probably doesn't make a lot of difference.
     
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    I remember a particular south american country dumping nearly its entire arsenal at a lunar eclipse not too long ago. Sad part is that the military participated and a number of people were killed/injured.
     
  13. Thumper

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    There's one clip I keep seeing with a kid with an SKS and it keeps dropping down from vertical...finally, his smiling father grabs the forend and gestures up. The kid gets the idea and keeps it pointed up. Fundamentals. Gotta love that. :D
     
  14. Dionysusigma

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    To say nothing about the poor innocent bystanders who get a shower of brass down their robes... :eek: :D :rolleyes:
     
  15. El Tejon

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    Third World Weaponcraft: everyone KNOWS that it is the noise, not the bullets, that can hurt you.:rolleyes: :D
     
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    First report was four civilians dead and sixteen injured from celebration fire. I am not making that up.
     
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    Latest report is 8 dead and 60 injured from celebratory gunfire. And we think these people can run a society on their own?
     
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    rock, just another New Year's Eve in Chicago or Dee-troIT.:D
     
  19. Smoke

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    Saw some footage of a 12 - 14 year old boy dancing with a rowd after Saddams capture. The boy had a pistol in his hand and was pointing it everywhere but in a safe direction. Nobody cared. Nobody even noticed.

    These threads crack me up when it's pointed out that a underdeveloped country whose inhabitants have little or no education, whose people have a lower value of human life, are not practicing basic gun safety.

    These people are probably more concerned where their next meal is coming from; not where their bullets may come down.

    It's a cultural thing. We practice safety, lots don't.

    Smoke
     

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