By becca thompson
How often do you cringe while watching movies or TV when you see something that just isn’t possible? Or how about when you hear “facts” or soundbytes that you know just aren’t true? Here are our Top 10 gun myths... debunked!
This is like saying cars are dangerous because they may lose power steering and veer you off of a cliff. With all the news stories that claim someone was shot when the gun “went off”, you may assume this to be a daily occurrence. You might even be envisioning an innocent family sitting on the couch with the gun on a table when suddenly it develops a life of its own and shoots the TV! On a very rare occasion, a gun can go off without a trigger consciously being pulled. Such an incident is SO rare that it is really a freak accident, and not a common occurrence like some may believe. Two rare events that can cause a gun to go off are a gun dropped on the ground in just the right way, or a poorly maintained firearm with a broken internal component. But in the vast, vast, vast majority of cases, the person in the news story broke at least one of the cardinal rules of gun safety: keep your booger hook off the bang switch!
True Lies, 1994, Twentieth Century Fox
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Sure Shots Mag Issue 15