reply to post by ScrufferMcGruffer
That entirely depends ScrufferMcGruffer, on whether or not the lady in question is the sort of person who frequently leaves her keys in the door of
the car, or accidentally leaves her front door open when leaving the house!
See, this part depends on your ability as a human being to prevent distractions. Let's look at a possible scenario, that might result in an accident.
Dude is sat at a desk in his and his wife's bedroom, cleaning a pistol. Just as he is about to clear the gun away, and place it in the safe, he hears
a bloodcurdling scream from downstairs, a howl of pain. He places the gun hurriedly on the desk, and scrambles down the stairs to find his daughter
with a wasp sting glowing on the back of her hand. Just as they enter the bathroom so that the father can apply ointments and so on to the injury, a
flat bang issues forth from upstairs....
Obviously what's happened here, is that his son has seen the door fail to close, and has gone adventuring, but somehow managed to insert a container
of bullets into the gun, and managed to fire it. However, this could have been avoided entirely, if father had been trained to ignore any and all
distraction, even the pain of his daughter, when cleaning and correctly storing his weapon. Another way to avoid this kind of mishap, would be to have
a lock on the bedroom door, which locks when the door swings shut, on a closer mechanism. Forward planning, training...
Obviously, to be any use for home defense a weapon, whether it be a blade or a gun, it must be within easy reach of the intended user, and ready to
use at little more than a moments notice, so obviously a broom cupboard sized weapons supply cupboard would be a) over the top and b) not very
effective. But there is nothing stopping people taking decent measures against these things.
If the person you are talking about wants to get involved with modifying her weapon to make it look like it was a freebie with a Barbie doll, then
why the hell not? But if she is not going to make damned sure, every time, that her weapon is out of the sight of, and reach of her children, then she
should think twice about getting any gun, let alone one with such a garish paint job. If she is responsible enough to have the gun as it is, then I do
not see a problem with it. Seems daft to me, but I have testes so I suppose it would!
edit on 29-1-2014 by TrueBrit because: Grammatical error
correction was required.