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You're at a house and some dingus puts a gun to their head

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Kimber45acp, Feb 19, 2010.

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  1. Kimber45acp

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    OK, most of us have either seen some imbecile do this, or know about someone we know who has done this.

    Premise: you're at someone's house and some idiot decides to be "funny" and put a gun to their head.

    Do you:

    A. leap and grab the gun, point it up, and take it from them if you can while yelling "what the f&^$k are you DOING!"

    B. sit and watch, and hope for the best while politely saying, "if you don't put that down NOW I'm leaving right now, and if you ever do that again, I'll just walk out."

    C. is there a third option?

    This question was inspired by the tragedy today (which I suspect was a suicide) http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=9735195 and by the way, after reading it, I would hope I would take option "A."

    By the way, this happened exactly as portrayed in the anti's textbooks. :banghead::fire:
     
  2. Heavenlyfire

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    Well, that depends, what kind of gun are they using and do I want it? Sorry bad joke. I would absolutely choose A.
     
  3. 0V3RC10CK3D

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    What an idiot, he wins the Darwin award for natural selection.
     
  4. Bovice

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    Careful with option A. If their finger is on the trigger, and you pull the gun the wrong way, it'll go off. It's not like you're taking your books back from a bully at school.

    I think B is the correct answer, modified slightly so that you're making your way out of the house while telling them to put the gun down.
     
  5. Oyeboten

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    Yes...the 3rd option, "C"...is to immediately and silently leave the situation.


    I would immediately leave any social/party/drinking/group situation where a Handgun is produced in an irresponsible, 'dramatic', theatrical, or intoxicated manner.


    Any exceptions, for me, of my doing anything else, would be very slim to none.
     
  6. Apple a Day

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    I don't hang out with 16 year olds. I don't sit around "playing cards" with 16 year olds who wave guns around.
    The 16 year old with a handgun popped out the magazine and- being a stupid 16 year old with no sense and no training- thought it was unloaded, pulled the trigger expecting to hear 'click'. Instead he heard the first half of a BANG!
    So, maybe option C would be to POINT OUT THAT THERE WAS STILL A ROUND IN THE CHAMBER... maybe, oh, BEFORE he blew his brains out all over the wall.
     
  7. Kimber45acp

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    Apple, it was a revolver.
     
  8. Shung

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    that's what the reporter wrote.. I'd bet it was a pistol.. how can you possibly remove the cartridges from a revolver not noticing that there is still a round chambered ? unless the gun was cocked.. but then, how would he have emptied it ?
     
  9. DeepSouth

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    I agree, if the finger is on the trigger and you grab the gun there is a GOOD chance it's going to fire. Then he is still dead and you have tons of guilt and probably a lawsuit.

    I like option 3, Don't socialize with people like that. I wouldn't have been there when the gun went off. With quotes like "He was just all playing around and stuff" and "He was just messing around, talking about Russian Rulette or something" I would have left when that kind of stupidity started.
     
  10. Davek1977

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    Nope, never seen it happen. of course, I'm pretty selective about who I'll spend my time with and whose company I'll keep, and generally avoid the Einstein types who would find such a thing entertaining or funny. I've survived 32 years without seeing such asinoine behavior played out in front of me, and I'm hoping to go the rest of my days without such an experience. Darwin has ways of thinning the herd, I guess......
     
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    Depends on the situation. If he is distraught start talking. Life is worth living. Close in while talking and watch him.
     
  12. TexasBill

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    When anyone tells me a gun is unloaded, it inspires in me an overwhelming urge to check the action for myself. I would have to go with "B."

    Also the reporter doesn't know how to spell "Roulette."
     
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    If it is "some dingus" and I witness such stupidity, then I make one attempt at telling him that what he is doing is wrong and then I am out of there.

    I have seen dinguses on Youtube do stuff like that, but nobody I know in real life. I try to avoid the dingus element as much as possible.
     
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    If I ever saw this I would say, "Hang on, one sec." And when they paused to see why I said it, I would walk out. Most likely to never speak to them again.
     
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    As soon as any gun is displayed, "DUDE POINT THAT THING IN A SAFE DIRECTION AND OPEN THE ACTION." Say it loud and say it in a serious voice. I had to do that a few times, people just get careless sometimes.

    Thanx, Russ
     
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    Time to walk out and let Darwin take over.
     
  17. TexasRifleman

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    I spend a good portion of time trying to avoid dingusii in the first place.
     
  18. Rock Island

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    Ask him to hold on a minute so I can leave the room, don't want to get his blood and brains all over my clothing.

    No friend of mine would ever do something like that no matter if I was there to see it or not, and if a stranger pulled a gun out to do that he would probably be shot by me the instant I saw the piece come into view.
     
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    1) Don't do stupid things.
    2) Don't go to stupid parts of town
    3) Don't hang around stupid people.

    I think this falls into rule 3.

    That said, I had two homeboys in the shop and while they were waiting for their gun to be repaired started pulling off some of the rifles and pointing them at each other. At first I was going to say something. Then I figured, why? Here it's safe. But they'll be acclimated to that and when they go home and do the same thing and it isn't safe I will have saved the taxpayers a lot of money.
     
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    You know people that do this?
     
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    I vote for leave ASAP, I knew a guy who tried to disarm someone and it resulted in a homicide.

    I don't get paid as a LEO so I don't do LEO work.
     
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    Speak for yourself.
     
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    No "accident" to it...he put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger. What is accidental about that?
    Not to be snide, but this means there is less moron DNA in the gene pool for the next generation.
    This kid was a 16-year-old high school freshman? Weren't most of us 14 when we were freshman? Refresh my memory, it's been 43 years since I was a freshman in HS.

    Oh...to answer the OP's question; I wouldn't have been there to begin with.
     
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    "Police are looking for a person of interest seen leaving the scene of a fatal shooting. Neighbors say the man was wearing blue jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt and drove away in green Ford truck."

    Personally I don't hang out with idiots or people who I know are prone to do illegal, stupid or reckless things. Guilty by association happens.

    Had I been in the situation, I would have done something similar to B, and possibly add "call 911".
     
  25. Scrapperz

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    When I was taught (by my Father) how to handle a gun, I was handed a fake gun and while practicing in front of him if I ever swung that barrel in an unsafe direction I was smacked and brow beaten until I understood what I had done. After 1 year of this I was trained and never pointed anything at anyone (not even my finger). I then always handled any firearm with the utmost respect. Soon after when I was in my backyard with one of my friends shooting my pellet gun and passing the gun to my friend he swung that barrel in front of me I told him not to ever do that again, and soon after he did it again, he laughed a little at me, I immediately took it from him and he was not my friend for quite some time. We both were 7yrs old.
     
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