Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Thanks for the Image Boost
Normally, I'd say this is great. I'm glad they got the guy. I'm happy no one has an extra orifice.
1) Firing a shot in the air to stop the burglar. Compared to Iowa, this place is populated. Popping a .44 Magnum into the air in a random direction is bad. Not AK-47 discharged into the air at an Arab wedding bad, but still bad.
2) Allowing the television reporter to see the western-style revolvers used to stop the criminal is good; pointing the revolver into the camera, where you can plainly see rounds in the cylinder? Bad.
3) Telling the television reporter how you fired a round into the air? Not something I'd mention. Flipping the muzzle into the air and cranking a round off to who knows where while talking to the interviewer? Not bad; criminally stupid.
Thanks for reinforcing that "Gun Owner = Dangerous Redneck" meme.