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1. Not gonna swordfight with over my figurative statement about not being prepared for the recoil of a shotgun.
2. I said hip was simply my personal preference. My. Personal. And yes, it is not easy to aim from the hip. But with enough practice, you learn the nuances in aiming from that position and acclimate to an additional shot perspective, rather than being limited to shoulder-only perspective.
3. I never guaranteed anyone's safety. From what I understand, the OP has a teenager and a wife in the house. The likelihood of a fatality with a rubber round is embarassingly less than that of a lead round.
but neither one of those would kill your child or yourself should the unthinkable happen and that first round be accidentally engaged.
Sorry I crashed the men's only thread about guns
Originally posted by bjax9er
i had a springfield xd,
Originally posted by cmdrkeenkid
I'm confused as to your thoughts on responsible gun ownership though. You claim that having the less than lethal round as the first chambered should make people feel more comfortable if they have a child. The kids who find guns and play with them are more likely to shoot themselves at close range, so I doubt a less than lethal round would actually be less than lethal at that close range when impacting the fragile body of a child. Why not keep your firearms in a locked cabinet? That is responsible gun ownership, especially if you have children in the house.
And, despite the small space, I think it would still be easy for someone to miss with a shotgun. A shotgun isn't a magical kill everything in front of it weapon. Yeah, it will certainly do some damage, but only if your shot is true. And like I said before, shooting paper targets, is a far cry from shooting a living, moving human being.
You're correct that it doesn't take a couple seconds to pump a shotgun. You can absolutely pump, fire, and cycle the round in just over a second. But what about aiming? Not many people, aside from professional target shooters, can do that and keep their aim true, especially when firing from the hip. Firing from the hip gives you almost zero true aiming capability. If you can do all that, you must be either Annie Oakley reincarnated or a real-life Rambo.
In 1999, 3,385 children and youth ages 0-19 years were killed with a gun. This includes homicides, suicides, and unintentional injuries.
This is equivalent to about 9 deaths per day, a figure commonly used by journalists.
The 3,385 firearms-related deaths for age group 0-19 years breaks down to:
83 for which the intent could not be determined
20 due to legal intervention