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  •  Jeff, newsflash! (0+ / 0-)

    DKos doesn't pay my bills.  My participation isn't 24/7.  I don't link to my blog.  My facebook page isn't filled with DKos content.  I'm not speed dialing my Congress nor State critters with breathless news of Frontpager calls-to-action.

    Mostly, post USA PATRIOT Act, I see every DO SOMETHING NOW!11ty rush as being news-cycle generated.

    BREAKING NEWS ALERT!  The lights were turned on in the Judiciary Committee Hearing Room just moments ago!  More as it happens.  (which used-to have "Stay Tuned to Fox" after it, but is now epidemic).

    Now personally?  I'm taking your description of your brother's firearm skills at 100% veracity.  

    I'm unaware of the age of his children, and didn't ask - as you chose not to include the information.
    My first thought upon reading this was:  "Early for turkey..." followed by "wonder if his brother's gun was the only gun present".  Again, your brother was getting called a criminal, a dangerous parent, someone who needed his guns confiscated and his permits revoked.
    I didn't think jumping in there was a valid use of my pixels.

    I've seen old guns "slamfire" when the sear was worn and the hammer slipped from the half-cock notch.  Same for some old (1930-era) .22 single shots.  That pull-knob sometimes didn't stay pulled, as too much lint and crud built-up on the old lubricants, preventing full sear engagement.

    I'm certain of one thing:  Your brother will count ammo from now on.  Five bullets - none fired ≠ 4 ever again.

    "The bill's sponsor has a better chance of being the next Pope" ~ attributed to Rep. Eric Burlison of Missouri

    by 43north on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 06:38:03 AM PDT

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