TMZ has this 2006 shot of 14 members of the Steelers having a “gun party.”Â I’ll say it. Guns scare me.
Who are the old ladies?
and before any internet gun nuts comment on this post, calling me a crazy liberal who wants to limit your personal freedoms, read this quote:
“The photos show generally unsafe gun-handling techniques,” said Paul Raynolds, a chief range-safety officer from North Jersey. “The players look to be poorly supervised. Basic firearm-safety rules are not being followed.”
One “sacrosanct” gun-safety rule ignored in the photos is the safe-direction rule, Raynolds said.
“It doesn’t matter if a gun is loaded or not; all guns are to be treated as if they’re loaded at all times. So whenever you’re handling a gun, it should always be pointed in a safe direction – unless you are getting ready to shoot somebody,” Raynolds said.
“Here,” he added, referring to the group portrait, “you have [a player] pointing this straight at his [another player’s] skull. [Other players] are pointing the gun directly at the other guy and the cameraman. That’s just negligent beyond belief.”
That’s a guy from the NRA.