We Warned You!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by SwampWolf, May 25, 2021.

  1. DustyGmt

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    Yeah, nobody want to say "you did something wrong" or "you shouldn't have left your gun accessible to your kid". Those are too hard to deal with, it's much easier to blame an inanimate object for features they do/do not have than to tell somebody they were stupid or should have done better, or the infinitely worse, holding "them" accountable.
     
  2. twarr1

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    I’m a huge proponent of information and documentation.
    If one gets into a new activity, whether it be shooting or whatever, it’s incumbent on them to be informed. Firearm safety is not a big hidden secret.
    It’s also incumbent on those of us who have accumulated knowledge to share it with others as appropriate.
    I won’t say there are no dumb questions, because there are. But we all should help in whatever area we can without belittling the guy asking if 45ACP and 45 Colt are the same. At least they are trying to learn.
    The warnings on bags of peanuts warning the bag may contain peanuts is a product of the lowest form of life we have allowed to flourish - lawyers.
    The fact lawyers exist is prima facia evidence (to use one of their bs terms), that we have too many laws. The agreements we have as a society (our laws) should be simple enough to understand that we don’t need someone to translate them from a long dead language and explain them to us (and pay dearly for the information). It’s a racket; “let’s make the laws ultra complex and use Latin terms whenever we can, then we can charge good money from people wanting to stay out of jail”.
    End of rant.
     
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  3. MedWheeler

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    I haven't read the whole thread.

    Two things I've noticed:

    Taurus actually warns that keeping a firearm intended for defense locked up may result in injury or death due to inaccessibility (the warning is in the owner's manual for many of their models.)

    My Smith and Wesson M&P BG38CT revolver has a label on its laser warning of "radiation output" from its lens opening, but doesn't have anything describing what might come from the muzzle opening. :scrutiny:
     
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  4. GBExpat

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    One of my faves on the subject:

     
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  5. ApacheCoTodd

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    Just as with military surplus without importers' markings, I attach something of a premium to a gun without moron-markings.

    Because really, aside from society's vampires.... who truly sees these markings as valuable in any practical sense?

    Do we really think that even one dolt was about get all ballistic, happened to see the side of the gun - and then think to his own damn self; "Self, I maybe ought's ta read that little book firstsome!"

    My form or *warning* as in; "things are about to get sporty":
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    Another very valid and valuable warning:
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    All new.... no billboards! And from New York of all places, too.
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    Todd.
     
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  6. brickeyee

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    Ruger lost a law suite and the legend started appearing on their guns.
     
  7. GAF

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    I don`t usually read the manual unless it is a product that come in 75 pieces and half of those pieces look alike.
     
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  8. old lady new shooter

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    Not being mechanical, I like manuals if they have clear diagrams and clear directions. It's a big success experience for me when a manual enables me to assemble something myself which I otherwise wouldn't have been able to do. :)
     
  9. GEM

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    Deleted a set of off topic posts. Unless you want to specifically discuss gun warnings, let this die.
     
  10. Bfh_auto

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    Am I the only one who doesn't even notice them.
    It's like complaining the yard is ugly because there's a mailbox and street number.
     
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  11. N9NWO

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    Warning have to put on everything because who vote Democrat use them. And are looking for someone to sue.
     
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