posted on May, 23 2013 @ 01:25 PM
i've been in the woods all of my adult life.
i have been accidentally shot at by hunters, i have had more ricochets than i can count fly over my head.
bzzzzzzztttttt, the sound is unmistakable.
i am interested in a thread discussing the do's and don't of handling guns.
a few things i was taught at a young age,
-do not pull the trigger unless you know exactly where your bullet will end up.
-unless shooting with friends, no one, i mean no one sees your firearm unless you are pointing it at them and willing to pull the trigger.
-a gun is not a toy, if you want to show it to a friend, unload it before handing it over.
things like this may seem very basic, but over and over again people have shown me that there are far to many stupid humans that possess firearms.
something happened a couple of weeks ago that convinced me this may be a worthy discussion for ats.
i was out camping with 7 friends in the fossil creek area of arizona.
we had a couple of rv's, a couple of vans and pick-ups.
we'd been there 4 days already.
guy pulls up less than 50 yards away, gets out and begins to pop off shots, hitting the rock wall across the creek.
instantly we heard the ricochets.
honking horns and yelling did no good, he was wearing headphones.
crack! bullet hits windshield on friends rv. homer runs over, waving arms, 'hey, you shot my windshield.'
'no, i didn't'
'well, your ricochet did, you owe me a windshield!'
'bunch of cuss words i can not repeat'
guy turns around and continues popping off shots.
my friend bill, disappears in his van, emerges with .308 and takes off at a run, crosses creek climbs rock wall and waits for this idiot to reload.
he starts shooting again, we can hear bills rifle go off.
the hiss of the guys radiator is a telltale sign.
a few minutes later he was stopped at gunpoint before entering our camp.
we knew nothing, must have been his ricochet. we refused to give him water or any help whatsoever.
anyhow, the guy had a hell of a walk out, showed up the next day with a tow truck.
i call these people 'stupid humans', that is exactly what they are imo.
so, what were you taught, have you ever had any experiences worthy of telling us about?