note to handgun newbies...
I was at a gunshop the other day, and overheard something that i hear more and more and it really bugs me when it goes unchecked... a young guy was pawing at a Judge and considering buying it, bla bla, and he said "yeah, you pull THIS bad boy out and it oughtta scare anyone, that saves me a bunch of legal crap of having to actually shoot it." So i asked (politely) "so youre buying this JUST to scare off attackers, i mean, not to shoot it in a life n death situation, but just to pull it and intimidate?" He said (i swear) "yeah...i dont want to actually KILL someone..." so i walked over to the pepper spray and pulled a can down and handed it to him. The store worker snickered, but i was serious.
Ok just to clarify to new handgun folks. No offense meant here really, but a handgun is NOT a negotiation tool. Its not an intimidation tool. It is a weapon. A very efficient and easy to use weapon. Pulling a gun and waving it around like a fool to try to scare someone has a legal name...ita called Brandishing, and its illegal.
Negotiations do not BEGIN when one party pulls a piece. They end. Negotiations already took place, they failed. Sorry to be so blunt and snotty but what the hell?
Maybe im wrong. I dont know If the new handgun laws require you to waggle your weapon in someones face before you pull the trigger and i just never heard that law?
But really..a glock 17 isnt a hunting weapon. Its made to shoot 9mm rounds. A round designed to stop baddies from doing bad stuff to you. IF During the "stopping " process, mr baddie dies, well.. thats what handguns do. If you arent comfy with that, thats totally cool. Get a tazer. Pick up a rock, whatever. But please dont go into your new purchase with the mentality of using this tool to settle arguments or intimidate people with. Its stupid, its dangerous, and its illegal.
K, ill get off my soapbox.