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  1. If it's a real gun capable of firing live ammunition then treat it as a loaded gun. If you are an actor using a real gun as a "prop? then you should treat it as a real gun and you, as the lastt person to hold it and the only person pulling the trigger, bear some responsibility in checking that it safe to use as "prop" and it's okay to point it at someone and pull the trigger. Unless it's very obvious it's not a real gun then treat it like a real gun. More than likely most of the extras on movies with LOTS of guns (John Wick, Saving Private Ryan, etc) aren't using real firearms. Probably just the main characters and probably just for certain scenes. More and more movies use CGI to simulate muzzle flash and smoke. Look at some of the "Expendable" movies. If you slow it down it's obvious it's fake. Not sure why all movies aren't doing this? IMHO anyone actor handling live guns as props should seriously consider taking a firearm safety class. It should also be stressed to them that while a prop and while others have checked the weapon that they bear some responsibility in the safe operation of the firearm. I would have to search Google but it would be interested to see if there similiar accidents when westerns were big. I wonder if the culture then compared to now effected who actors handled guns. Back in the 40s and 50s gun laws were much more relaxed and people seemed to have more of a sense of personal responsibilty. I doubt there were many "antigun" people back then. Back then perhaps they had more personal experience handling firearms and more of a respect for them. Rather than now where "it's just a prop" and "it's someone else's responsibilty to make sure it's safe".
  2. I'm not celebrating. I actually feel bad for him despite the disdain I have for most of his political stances. He's still a human being who was directly involved in something horrific which lead to someone losing their life. It has to be horrible gut wrenching experience. It can still be a learning point. The point being even if you are vehemently anti-gun, you should still take some responsibilty for knowing how to safely operate the tool you are being handed. EVEN if you hate that tool. It's ultimately your finger on the trigger. As far as the race car analogy. The driver isn't intentionally directing the race car at people. They are out of harms way. And I'm pretty sure prior to a race the driver looks the car over. Checks the tires. Makes sure the steering wheel feels right. Checks for any obvious problems BEFORE they jump into the car and drive it. I'm sure they are so not only for their own safety but also the other drivers safety, the pit crews safety, the fans safety, etc. I highly doubt on race day that they simply show up, jump in the drivers seat and go. The difference between an actor like Alec Baldwin and Keanu Reeves is Keanu took the time to learn about firearms. Could a similiar tragedy happen to someone like Keanu? Possibly. But at least he would have taken steps to try to mitigate that happening. Let's hope he, and no other actors, never have to find out. Maybe if more actors took a firearm safety course it would help reduce accidents like this?
  3. The actor is the one holding the firearm, pointing it and pulling trigger. I don't care if Jerry Miculek is the prop master. If anyone hands me a firearm then I'm checking it. PERIOD. Learn how to properly handle a firearm if a good part of your living comes from pretending you are shooting firearms.
  4. If he knew ANYTHING or had ANY training at all about firearm safety he would have tripled checked the "prop gun" before pointing it at anyone. But his mentality is probably ""It's not a real gun" and/or "It's somebody else's job to check it". How long would it have taken? Thirty seconds to check it? But he probably never took the time to learn. This isn't the first time something like this has happened (The Crow). Simply taking a firearm safety course could help avoid something like this. Yes, it's a horrible but EASILY avoidable accident which we can and should use as an educational and teaching point. You can be anti-gun but still be sensible and responsible when handling firearms. ESPECIALLY if it's part of your job to frequently handle firearms.
  5. Pretty soon NJ will list "a barrel" as being a resticted feature! LET'S GO BRADON!!
  6. The reaction button really needs an angry face emoji. At the very least. Jus' sayin'.
  7. For those of you who haven't, start stocking up NOW. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/people-hoarding-food-shortages-next-120000053.html
  8. Project gun. Old guns with good personal history that aren't too expensive to fix is a no brainer. Have fun!
  9. Used to see Glock commercials few years ago. Probably on Fox as well. Link to commercial?
  10. The days of cheap primers (or anything) probably won't be back any time soon. With supply line issues, transportation bottlenecks and labor shortages forecast until at least next year $70 per 1k fir primers could be the "new normal" for a while. And that's cheap compared to $100 with hazmat and shipping if you order online. I hope I'm wrong and things turn around sooner rather than later.
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    Bitcoin...

    You mean like these Bitcoin ATMS? I'm sure there are more but those are first two that came up for "bitcoin ATM New Jersey". https://bitcoindepot.com/#find-atm https://bitcoindepot.com/
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    Bitcoin...

    Most currencies have no real "substance" or "value". They aren't backed by anything except the promise of the issueing country that they are indeed worth something. The government of the issuing country controls the amount and relative worth of thee currency by printing more of it or taking it out of circulation. The main allure of bitcoin / crypto is it takes that control out of the government's hand (unless it is outright banned by a country). It also levels the worth of different currencies. One bitcoin is worth one bitcoin no matter what country you are buying or selling something in. I wouldn't by any means put a large chunk of my networth in it. But then I wouldn't but a large chunk of my networth in one investment ever. if the bubble does burst in crypto, there will still be millions and millions of people who made money. For every buyer there has to be a seller. If you buy some and it doubles or triples and you sell the amount you orginally invested and let the rest "ride" then you wouldn't have lost anything at all. It's not for everyone. It is HIGHLY speculative. But as others have pointed out, we are already at the point that you can complete transactions for a variety of different products and services in bitcoint / crypto. It's no longer the future. It's here. It's happending NOW. It's just a matter of if governments allow it to conitnue and compete with their fiat currencies and if it's popularity and use continues to be adopted by more and more users.
  13. CZ P10c? I don't have one. Never fired one. Put people who don't like / want a Glock seem to like them.
  14. Audio interview with Ruger President / CEO about their forthcoming Marlin offerings Marlin 1895 SBL (stainless big loop) in 45-70 and 444 Marlin to be first released in December. Then the 336 in 30/30. Followed by the 1894 in 44 or 357 magnum! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_AHFat3yqE
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