Report: Actor in Bloomberg Anti-Gun Ad Violates Basic Gun Safety Rules

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 at 1:17 pm
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Hey, when you’ve got an agenda, who cares if you screw up the basic details? But really, this is embarrassing, even for the mini-mayor Mike Bloomberg.

The ad does not specify if the man is an actor, but he violates all three gun safety rules taught by the National Rifle Association (NRA). (Click here to see the ads.)

The first rule is to always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction. In this case, the children are playing in the yard. Although the viewers can’t see what is to the side of the truck, the man should be pointing the muzzle in the air or at the ground.

The second NRA rule is always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.

In the ad “Responsibility,” the man has his finger on the trigger, as if ready to shoot. While doing this, he says, “I believe in the Second Amendment, and I’ll fight to protect it. But with rights come responsibilities.”  To make an ad demonstrating gun safety, the man would put his forefinger straight above the trigger guard on the firearm to indicate it is in a safe mode.

The third NRA safety rule is always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use. This would mean the man is in a situation where the gun is available for immediate use — such a deer could step out at any time while hunting or the firearm is safely stored but ready for quick self-defense as needed.

In the ad called “Family,” the man says that,  “My dad taught me to hunt, and I’ll teach my kids. I’ve owned a gun all my life, and I’ll fight for my right to keep it.”

While saying this, he holds the pump-action shotgun with the action (bolt) closed, so it is impossible to know if it is loaded. To make this a demonstration of safety, the bolt would be wide open to demonstrate that it is unloaded.

Could this guy be any more of a cartoon character? Flannel shirt, pickup truck and the cap? This is how the Bloombergs of the world look at gun owners. A bunch of hayseed hicks driving around in pickups with a gun racks.  We’re surprised they didn’t name the guy Cletus.

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17 Responses to “Report: Actor in Bloomberg Anti-Gun Ad Violates Basic Gun Safety Rules”

  1. MT Geoff on 25/25/13 at 1:24 pm

    I shoot with a Cowboy Action group. As soon as the long guns come out of the vehicle and cases, they go in a cart with the actions open. We only load our guns at the loading table and we may only take loaded guns to the firing line. Lots of people are ready to yell at you if you start to do something clumsy — because they are your friends and want you to stay in the match.
    The setup in the photo is one we would not tolerate at a match for a moment.

  2. Comrade J on 25/25/13 at 2:10 pm

    Government knows best?

    At least he didn’t point it on children while hugging that trigger. Although who knows…, they have been a few takes to shoot this video.

  3. lyle on 25/25/13 at 4:01 pm

    Ignorant assholes. But it just proves the point: they don’t want to know anything about responsible gun use–that’s too icky and rural for these elitists

  4. lyle on 25/25/13 at 5:37 pm

    Oh dear gawd. I just noticed the tire swing in the background. Can this possibly be more condescending?

  5. Blue Hen on 25/25/13 at 6:11 pm

    “My dad taught me to hunt,”

    “My parents? Yeah, they were Diane Feinstein and Joe Biden. How did you know?”

  6. Red State Radio on 25/25/13 at 8:13 pm

    Comrades Das Radio is lighting up this ad right now! The host says all cardinal rules of safe gun handling are being violated in this agitprop bravo sierra.

  7. JKB on 26/26/13 at 11:04 am

    Doesn’t matter, the finger doesn’t go into the trigger guard until you are ready to fire. Besides, he’s got it there absentmindedly, very bad. He gets startled, turns suddenly and he can unintentionally pull the trigger.

    The rules exist because you have to violate two for a tragedy. Violating one absentmindedly, you reduce the safety.

    Interestingly, in the ad where he violates rule 2, he’s holding the shotgun oddly, whereas in the other, he holds it more normally and without his finger on the trigger.

    Oddly, the much maligned pistol grip goes a long way to making finger discipline the default whereas the traditional stock on a heavy barreled weapon like a shotgun requires more mindfulness to maintain finger discipline. Also, the lighter AR-15 variants also make finger discipline more instinctive. So really, the gun banners are trying to ban safety features and safer firearms.

  8. Comrade J on 26/26/13 at 11:22 am

    A little while ago heard a moonbat on the radio lecturing about the need for more gun control and safety training. Then to show how much of an “expert” he was, he proceeded to recommend FMJ over hollows for usage in home defense…

  9. bobmark on 26/26/13 at 11:58 am

    ‘While doing this, he says, “I believe in the Second Amendment, and I’ll fight to protect it. But with rights come responsibilities.”’

    Yes, they are mentioned in the constitution – voting, jury duty, taxes

    you don’t make new ones up at random.

  10. lyle on 26/26/13 at 12:32 pm

    Oddly, the much maligned pistol grip goes a long way to making finger discipline the default whereas the traditional stock on a heavy barreled weapon like a shotgun requires more mindfulness to maintain finger discipline

    Very good point, sir. Too bad you’re just another gun nut whose opinions the elitists don’t think they need to hear.

  11. Slurms McKenzie on 26/26/13 at 2:50 pm

    @Comrade J that is hilarious! Yea those FMJ’s that waste all energy while penetrating the wall into the neighbors living space will do the trick for self-defense. Moonbat mongos must think all of us are as stupid and useless as their faithful true believers.

  12. Brian Williams on 26/26/13 at 4:03 pm

    How surprising – they know nothing at all about guns.

    I also enjoyed all the talk of ‘magazine clips’ and ‘ammunition magazines’ thrown around by journalists who thought they were using gun vernacular, druing the recent two minutes hate.

    I truly don’t know why our advocates don’t spend quite a lot more time laughing at these idiots, during interviews (but not in a Joe Biden way).

  13. Comrade J on 26/26/13 at 4:43 pm

    @Slurms,

    Yeah that’s what I thought too. I hope the idiot lives out in the country and would not shoot his neighbors. Although, what are the chances that all the lib sheepies who will follow his advise, also are in the rural area? yeah…