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  •  No, no one has claimed those specific words (5+ / 0-)

    but the overused terms

    "responsible gun owner",
    "law abiding gun owner",
    "legal possession of firearms",
    "accidental shooting",
    "accidental discharge" are all used by some to shield a realistic look at contributing factors that increase the risk of injury and death to many gun owners and everyone in their proximity, especially children, who typically can not resist their own curiosity in the presence of a gun.

    You know what I meant.

    Guns don't kill people, and bullets don't kill people, but when poor judgment, or poor impulse control, combine with the open end of a gun that is pointed at a human, then serious injury is much more likely than when those other factors are absent.

    All these people with default RKBA rights and no licensing requirement, and proven failure to show responsible storage and handling frequently face no sanctions, no charges, because drunken hunting and drunken gun play are not rare, but rather are accepted by many as ordinary in the same way drunk driving used to be accepted as ordinary.

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