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You know how to shoot?"- Emma "Yes. My dad taught me everything about gun safety. He was an expert." - Heather "What happened to him?" -Shanna "He was...shot." -Heather
Kerrelyn Sparks (The Undead Next Door (Love at Stake, #4))
A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite; and their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories as tend to render them independent of others for essential, particularly military, supplies.
George Washington
The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles.
Jeff Cooper (Art of the Rifle)
Safety isn't always safe. You can find one on every gun.
Andrea Gibson
As she’d left, I’d glanced at her gun. This time, when she’d pointed it at me, she’d flicked the safety on. If that wasn’t true love, I don’t know what was.
Brandon Sanderson (Firefight (The Reckoners, #2))
Foolish liberals who are trying to read the Second Amendment out of the Constitution by claiming it's not an individual right or that it's too much of a public safety hazard, don't see the danger in the big picture. They're courting disaster by encouraging others to use the same means to eliminate portions of the Constitution they don't like.
Alan M. Dershowitz
Kincaid, evidently exhausted himself, drew a gun, took the safety off, placed it on his chest, and went to sleep too. "It's cute," I whispered to Murphy. "He has a teddy Glock.
Jim Butcher (Small Favor (The Dresden Files, #10))
Only one chance one bullet in the gun. This is my life and I only got one, yeah. The safety’s off and I put on her. Oh stick ‘em up, stick ‘em up. Ready to shoot.
Nicki Minaj
Discourse and critical thinking are essential tools when it comes to securing progress in a democratic society. But in the end, unity and engaged participation are what make it happen.
Aberjhani (Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays)
As time went on, we learned to arm ourselves in our different ways. Some of us with real guns, some of us with more ephemeral weapons, an idea or improbable plan or some sort of formulation about how best to move through the world. An idea that will let us be. Protect us and keep us safe. But a weapon nonetheless.
Colson Whitehead (Sag Harbor)
Our greatest power as nations and individuals is not the ability to employ assault weapons, suicide bombers, and drones to destroy each other. The greater more creative powers with which we may arm ourselves are grace and compassion sufficient enough to love and save each other.
Aberjhani (Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays)
safety isn't always safe. you can find one on every gun. i am aiming to do better.
Andrea Gibson
Wordlessly, she slipped off her shoes. Gently, she placed a palm on the floor, shifted to stand, but that was when Macey felt another hand pressing down on hers.Hard. Too Hard. "Just what do you think you're doing ?" Hale hissed in her ear. His fingers burned into her skin. And Macey knew if she was going to take out the gunman, she was first going to have to neutralize the boy beside her. "Why don't you let me go and I'll show you," she said with only a modicum of flirt in her voice. "Why don't you put your fancy shoes back on and sit there like a good little girl?" "First of all, I'm good at a lot of things. Taking orders from bored billionaires isn't one of them. Second of all, he's alone, and I can take him," Macey said. "No!" Hale said. "You don't know anything about this guy." "I know he's left handed and has an old injury to his right knee---probably a torn ACL at some point but the details don't matter. And the way he keeps his finger purposefully away from the safety of that gun means he's never fired it. And he doesn't want to." "You're kinda scary.
Ally Carter (Double Crossed: A Spies and Thieves Story (Gallagher Girls, #5.5; Heist Society, #2.5))
Death wins nothing here, gnawing wings that amputate–– then spread, lift up, fly.
Aberjhani (Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry)
These days, it's better to look poor and be safe, than look rich and be a victim.
Anthony Liccione
I remember a time when all I wanted was a gun and to learn how to use it. I thought a gun would make me feel safe. I thought a gun would make me feel powerful. But right now I just feel . . . heavy. Like I live in this world of death and destruction and I’ll never escape alive.
Paula Stokes (Ferocious (Vicarious, #2))
I dug through my purse for the Glock. There is was, and I realized I'd never set the safety. I decided to consider this a great example of forethought rather than my being the stupidest gun handler on the planet.
Gini Koch
I do not understand exactly what you mean by fear," said Tarzan. "Like lions, fear is a different thing in different men, but to me the only pleasure in the hunt is the knowledge that the hunted thing has power to harm me as much as I have to harm him. If I went out with a couple of rifles and a gun bearer, and twenty or thirty beaters, to hunt a lion, I should not feel that the lion had much chance, and so the pleasure of the hunt would be lessened in proportion to the increased safety which I felt." "Then I am to take it that Monsieur Tarzan would prefer to go naked into the jungle, armed only with a jackknife, to kill the king of beasts," laughed the other good naturedly, but with the merest touch of sarcasm in his tone. "And a piece of rope," added Tarzan.
Edgar Rice Burroughs (Tarzan of the Apes (Tarzan, #1))
There’s a gun in your desk. It’s fully loaded.” “How do you know?” His frown deepens. “I checked it yesterday.” “I don’t want you messing with guns. I hope you put the safety back on.” I blink at him, momentarily stupefied. “Christian, there’s no safety on that revolver. Don’t you know anything about guns?” His eyes widen. “Um . . . no.
E.L. James
Gun control? It's the best thing you can do for crooks and gangsters. I want you to have nothing. If I'm a bad guy, I'm always gonna have a gun. Safety locks? You will pull the trigger with a lock on, and I'll pull the trigger. We'll see who wins.
Sammy Gravano
I was a hunter. Skilled with both bow and arrow and gun. I stalked the weaker and slit their throats when they succumbed to my careful aim. But sometimes I liked to... miss. I liked to give them a small window of safety, all while closing the noose when they didn't expect it. I liked to play with my food.
Pepper Winters (Debt Inheritance (Indebted, #1))
I think one of the sweetest lessons taught by the Prophet, and yet one of the saddest, occurred close to the time of his death. He was required to leave his plan and vision of the Rocky Mountains and give himself up to face a court of supposed justice. These are his words: 'I am going like a lamb to the slaughter; but I am calm as a summer's morning; I have a conscience void of offense towards God, and towards all men' (D&C 135:4). That statement of the Prophet teaches us obedience to law and the importance of having a clear conscience toward God and toward our fellowmen. The Prophet Joseph Smith taught these principles--by example. There was to be one great final lesson before his mortal life ended. He was incarcerated in Carthage Jail with his brother Hyrum, with John Taylor, and with Willard Richards. The angry mob stormed the jail; they came up the stairway, blasphemous in their cursing, heavily armed, and began to fire at will. Hyrum was hit and died. John Taylor took several balls of fire within his bosom. The Prophet Joseph, with his pistol in hand, was attempting to defend his life and that of his brethren, and yet he could tell from the pounding on the door that this mob would storm that door and would kill John Taylor and Willard Richards in an attempt to kill him. And so his last great act here upon the earth was to leave the door and lead Willard Richards to safety, throw the gun on the floor, and go to the window, that they might see him, that the attention of this ruthless mob might be focused upon him rather than the others. Joseph Smith gave his life. Willard Richards was spared, and John Taylor recovered from his wounds. 'Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends' (John 15:13). The Prophet Joseph Smith taught us love--by example.
Thomas S. Monson
If the thing they were fighting for was important enough to die for then it was also important enough for them to be thinking about it in the last minutes of their lives. That stood to reason. Life is awfully important so if you've given it away you'd ought to think with all your mind in the last moments of your life about the thing you traded it for. So did all those kids die thinking of democracy and freedom and liberty and honor and the safety of the home and the stars and stripes forever? You're goddamn right they didn't. They died crying in their minds like little babies. They forgot the thing they were fighting for the things they were dying for. They thought about things a man can understand. They died yearning for the face of a friend. They died whimpering for the voice of a mother a father a wife a child They died with their hearts sick for one more look at the place where they were born please god just one more look. They died moaning and sighing for life. They knew what was important They knew that life was everything and they died with screams and sobs. They died with only one thought in their minds and that was I want to live I want to live I want to live. He ought to know. He was the nearest thing to a dead man on earth.
Dalton Trumbo (Johnny Got His Gun)
Nothing we're going to do is going to fundamentally alter or eliminate the possibility of another mass shooting...
Joe Biden
No one is protecting you. You are all alone, aren’t you?” he asks while he lets my elbow drop from his hand. I can no longer see his face clearly because my tears are making it impossible, but unfortunately for him, I’ve found what I’ve been searching for in my bag. “I don’t need anyone to protect me when I have this!” I say in a desperate tone. Pushing the Taser into his side, I release the safety and pull the trigger. The hot, kinetic sizzle of electricity snarls through the gun and into his torso, but Reed doesn’t fall down and start twitching like in the demonstration video. Instead, his eyebrows shoot up in an expression somewhere between disbelief and amazement as he asks, “Are you serious?
Amy A. Bartol
Well, make up your mind. I don’t have all night.” Fidelia set her beer on the porch and removed a set of keys from her skirt pocket. She fumbled with the key, trying to release the trigger lock on her pistol. “Don’t do that,” Heather warned her. “You’ve had too much to drink.” Fidelia snorted. “I’m not drunk. I’m in complete control.” She tore off the trigger lock. Bang! The gun fired, ripping into a nearby oak tree. The women screamed. Jean-Luc winced. A squirrel plummeted from the tree and landed in the yard with a thud. Fidelia shrugged. “I meant to do that. Damned rodent’s been gnawing on the house. And stealing all the nuts from our pecan tree.” Heather planted her hands on her hips. “Haven’t I told you a million times to keep the locks on?” Fidelia hung her head, looking properly remorseful. “I’ll be more careful.” She switched on the safety, then shot Jean-Luc a pointed look. “I know how to deal with a scumbag with nuts.
Kerrelyn Sparks (The Undead Next Door (Love at Stake, #4))
Yes, things catch fire," Shawn ground out as he switched the safety off and cocked the gun threateningly, letting it dig even further into Brandt's cheek. "But hotel rooms do not just catch fire! Automobiles do not just catch fire! And my favorite pair of sweatpants do not just catch fire!
Abigail Roux (The Archer)
Then the Communists set up a front organization, the National Rifle Association, to encourage the wide usage of guns of all sorts, and to battle any attempt to control guns as “unconstitutional.” Thus, they guaranteed that the murder rate in Unistat would always be the highest in the world. This kept the citizens in perpetual anxiety about their safety both on the streets and in their homes. The citizens then tolerated the rapid growth of the Police State, which controlled almost everything, except the sale of guns, the chief cause of crime.
Robert Anton Wilson (Schrödinger's Cat Trilogy)
You didn’t bring any C-4, did you?” “Javier, you have to let that go. Let bygones be bygones.” He pulled his sidearm and clicked off the safety. “I’ll show you bygones.” “Now, now,” Garrett said, wrestling the gun from him. “Charley brings out the worst in all of us. It’s not her fault.” “He’s right,” I said. “I have a condition.
Darynda Jones (Sixth Grave on the Edge (Charley Davidson, #6))
In a nation where freedom is among the deepest ideals, control is almost a dirty word, and it is much easier to justify why one is against control than it is to justify why one is against safety.
Jonathon Schuldt
 “We plan to take on this law [Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act 2005]. If we are successful, we may open a new frontier in gun safety. Perhaps the advances that have made cars and other products safer will find their way into the gun industry. All of us must work together for a safer society.
Mark M. Bello (Betrayal High (A Zachary Blake Legal Thriller Book 5))
Because life is robust, Because life is bigger than equations, stronger than money, stronger than guns and poison and bad zoning policy, stronger than capitalism, Because Mother Nature bats last, and Mother Ocean is strong, and we live inside our mothers forever, and Life is tenacious and you can never kill it, you can never buy it, So Life is going to dive down into your dark pools, Life is going to explode the enclosures and bring back the commons, O you dark pools of money and law and quantitudinal stupidity, you oversimple algorithms of greed, you desperate simpletons hoping for a story you can understand, Hoping for safety, hoping for cessation of uncertainty, hoping for ownership of volatility, O you poor fearful jerks, Life! Life! Life! Life is going to kick your ass.
Kim Stanley Robinson (New York 2140)
Firearms can’t ensure safety in the society, only open arms can.
Abhijit Naskar (The Constitution of The United Peoples of Earth)
Gun control was never about safety: it was just about taking power away from ordinary Americans,” said Carson.  “It’s to make it safe for the police, in a police state.
Matthew Bracken (Foreign Enemies And Traitors (The Enemies Trilogy, #3))
Gun safety rules: Do not piss off the woman holding the gun.
Lane Lynn Vale (Keys To My Cuffs (The Heroes of The Dixie Wardens MC, #4))
You know how to shoot a gun?” “Nope.” I passed it back to her. “Safety’s off. Point it and then pull the trigger.” “What if I shoot myself?” “Don’t.” “Thanks for the lesson.” “Anytime, babe.
Cambria Hebert (Text (Take It Off, #4))
I focused on the gun. I would show what him what needed to be done. Like you even know what to do with that, mocked Tucker. I glanced dwon, flicking the safety off. It's a nine millimeter, isn't it. I just pull back the slide, aim and fire. With a steady hand, I chambered the first round. Click.
Kristen Simmons (Article 5 (Article 5, #1))
My parents won’t let me have a motorcycle, but they give me all the guns I want. I asked them for a motorcycle last Christmas and they told me I’d only kill myself. They got me this twelve-gauge instead.
Scott Thompson
The threat of lawsuits has increased public awareness of the dangers of smoking and has made tobacco companies market their dangerous nicotine delivery systems more responsibly. The threat of lawsuits has made all kinds of products safer. For example, over the last forty years or so, automobile deaths have been cut nearly in half by safety features in cars, developed and implemented in response to lawsuits.
Mark M. Bello (Betrayal High (A Zachary Blake Legal Thriller Book 5))
From Zachary Blake? Not a chance in hell. All his cases are high-profile. And these days, he’s got a Midas touch. Every case he touches turns to gold. Blake is on a personal crusade for civil justice and safety—truth, justice, and the American way, don’t you know? Guns are an excellent target issue for someone like him.
Mark M. Bello (Betrayal High (A Zachary Blake Legal Thriller Book 5))
Adult politicians have been ignoring this issue and playing politics on gun safety issues for years. Meanwhile, my generation has been getting shot and killed in schools across the country. Listen to how these politicians speak to each other; watch how they treat each other on local or national levels. How can we expect to see any meaningful change on gun violence if politicians on either side of the aisle are incapable of civil discourse?
Mark M. Bello (Betrayal High (A Zachary Blake Legal Thriller Book 5))
Firearms, if you think about it, are power tools. They drill holes in things and chew things up. That’s their purpose. The purpose of the user is, quite simply, to puncture and destroy the right things and not the wrong things.
Massad Ayoob (Gun Safety in the Home)
If there’s a disaster, do you go over to your neighbor’s house with: a) a covered dish or b) a shotgun? It’s game theory. If you believe your neighbor is coming over with a shotgun, you’d be an idiot to pick a); if she believes the same thing about you, you can bet she’s not going to choose a) either. The way to get to a) is to do a) even if you think your neighbor will pick b). Sometimes she’ll point her gun at you and tell you to get off her land, but if she was only holding the gun because she thought you’d have one, then she’ll put on the safety and you can have a potluck.
Cory Doctorow (Walkaway)
The NRA is an outdated special interest group. The Association’s membership does not have the best interests of our students or the safety of our schools in mind. Its’ influence must be diminished and ultimately destroyed. The NRA has our fallen friends’ blood on its hands.
Mark M. Bello (Betrayal High (A Zachary Blake Legal Thriller Book 5))
Boy everyone in this country is running around yammering about their fucking rights. "I have a right, you have no right, we have a right." Folks I hate to spoil your fun, but... there's no such thing as rights. They're imaginary. We made 'em up. Like the boogie man. Like Three Little Pigs, Pinocio, Mother Goose, shit like that. Rights are an idea. They're just imaginary. They're a cute idea. Cute. But that's all. Cute...and fictional. But if you think you do have rights, let me ask you this, "where do they come from?" People say, "They come from God. They're God given rights." Awww fuck, here we go again...here we go again. The God excuse, the last refuge of a man with no answers and no argument, "It came from God." Anything we can't describe must have come from God. Personally folks, I believe that if your rights came from God, he would've given you the right for some food every day, and he would've given you the right to a roof over your head. GOD would've been looking out for ya. You know that. He wouldn't have been worried making sure you have a gun so you can get drunk on Sunday night and kill your girlfriend's parents. But let's say it's true. Let's say that God gave us these rights. Why would he give us a certain number of rights? The Bill of Rights of this country has 10 stipulations. OK...10 rights. And apparently God was doing sloppy work that week, because we've had to ammend the bill of rights an additional 17 times. So God forgot a couple of things, like...SLAVERY. Just fuckin' slipped his mind. But let's say...let's say God gave us the original 10. He gave the british 13. The british Bill of Rights has 13 stipulations. The Germans have 29, the Belgians have 25, the Sweedish have only 6, and some people in the world have no rights at all. What kind of a fuckin' god damn god given deal is that!?...NO RIGHTS AT ALL!? Why would God give different people in different countries a different numbers of different rights? Boredom? Amusement? Bad arithmetic? Do we find out at long last after all this time that God is weak in math skills? Doesn't sound like divine planning to me. Sounds more like human planning . Sounds more like one group trying to control another group. In other words...business as usual in America. Now, if you think you do have rights, I have one last assignment for ya. Next time you're at the computer get on the Internet, go to Wikipedia. When you get to Wikipedia, in the search field for Wikipedia, i want to type in, "Japanese-Americans 1942" and you'll find out all about your precious fucking rights. Alright. You know about it. In 1942 there were 110,000 Japanese-American citizens, in good standing, law abiding people, who were thrown into internment camps simply because their parents were born in the wrong country. That's all they did wrong. They had no right to a lawyer, no right to a fair trial, no right to a jury of their peers, no right to due process of any kind. The only right they had was...right this way! Into the internment camps. Just when these American citizens needed their rights the most...their government took them away. and rights aren't rights if someone can take em away. They're priveledges. That's all we've ever had in this country is a bill of TEMPORARY priviledges; and if you read the news, even badly, you know the list get's shorter, and shorter, and shorter. Yeup, sooner or later the people in this country are going to realize the government doesn't give a fuck about them. the government doesn't care about you, or your children, or your rights, or your welfare or your safety. it simply doesn't give a fuck about you. It's interested in it's own power. That's the only thing...keeping it, and expanding wherever possible. Personally when it comes to rights, I think one of two things is true: either we have unlimited rights, or we have no rights at all.
George Carlin (It's Bad for Ya)
I had witnessed up close how rude and violent men were determined to force their version of love and safety on others using guns and blood.
Enjeela Ahmadi-Miller (The Broken Circle: A Memoir of Escaping Afghanistan)
Remember that there are only two safe places to store a gun: on your person, and in a locked, secured container.
Grant Cunningham (Gun Digest Shooter's Guide to Handguns)
In the end, the focus on safety should be credited to the entire firearms-owning community, the “gun culture” if you will.
Massad Ayoob (Gun Safety in the Home)
On days when the tragedy which had robbed him of his life was too much for him, he took out this letter, which he had not dated and which explained his desire to die. Then he laid the gun on the table, bent down to it and pressed his forehead against it, rolling his temples over it, calming the fever of his cheeks against the cold steel. For a long time he stayed like that, letting his fingers caress the trigger, lifting the safety catch, until the world fell silent around him and his whole being, already half-asleep, united with the sensation of the cold, salty metal from which death could emerge. Realizing then that it would be enough for him to date his letter and pull the trigger, discovering the absurd feasibility of death, he knew his imagination was vivid enough to show him the full horror of what life’s negation meant for him, and he drowned in his somnolence all his craving to live, to go on burning in dignity and silence. Then, waking completely, his mouth full of already bitter saliva, he would lick the gun barrel, sticking his tongue into it and sucking out an impossible happiness.
Albert Camus (Happy Death)
What of it? Suppose the State is an organism, - what then? What is the inference? That the State is therefore permanent? But what is history but a record of the dissolution of organisms and the birth and growth of others to be dissolved in turn? Is the State exempt from this order? If so, why? What proves it? The State an organism? Yes; so is a tiger. But unless I meet him when I haven't my gun, his organism will speedily disorganize. The State is a tiger seeking to devour the people, and they must either kill or cripple it. Their own safety depends upon it.
Benjamin Ricketson Tucker (Selected essays and writings on Individualist anarchism & Liberty: (plus selected letters))
I’m especially amazed that feminists will preach countless tales advocating for the empowerment of women in almost all ways except for the one that matters most—protection of their physical safety. Throw a firearm into the equation, and modern-day feminists adopt the patriarchal prejudice represented by Colorado Democrats: Women suddenly become stupid, weak little creatures, unfit to carry a firearm.
Dana Loesch (Hands Off My Gun: Defeating the Plot to Disarm America)
To be black in the Baltimore of my youth was to be naked before the elements of the world, before all the guns, fists, knives, crack, rape, and disease. The nakedness is not an error, nor pathology. The nakedness is the correct and intended result of policy, the predictable upshot of people forced for centuries to live under fear, The law did not protect us. And now, in your time, the law has become an excuse for stopping and frisking you, which is to say, for furthering the assault on your body, But a society that protects some people through a safety net of schools, government-backed home loans, and ancestral wealth but can only protect you with a club of criminal justice has either failed at enforcing its good intentions or has succeeded at something much darker. However you call it, the result was our infirmity before the criminal forces of the world. It does not matter if the agent of those forces is white or black—what matters is our condition, what matters is the system that makes your body breakable.
Ta-Nehisi Coates (Between the World and Me)
We had seen too many horrors already, and we could see and hear more explosions all around us as the war continued, very close to our hiding place; machine gun fire and the sounds of grenades – all very frightening.
Alfred Nestor (Uncle Hitler: A Child's Traumatic Journey Through Nazi Hell to the Safety of Britain)
I Saw A Jolly Hunter I saw a jolly hunter With a jolly gun Walking in the country In the jolly sun. In the jolly meadow Sat a jolly hare. Saw the jolly hunter. Took jolly care. Hunter jolly eager- Sight of jolly prey. Forgot gun pointing Wrong jolly way. Jolly hunter jolly head Over heels gone. Jolly old safety catch Not jolly on. Bang went the jolly gun. Hunter jolly dead. Jolly hare got clean away. Jolly good, I said.
Charles Causley
Steve Sanetti of the NSSF told me on my radio program in July 2014 that Project Child Safe had reached out to Bloomberg for assistance as Bloomberg claimed to promote gun safety, but Bloomberg never responded. Instead, his money has gone to support a warped idea of “safety,” which is to incite furor and violence. To recap: It was gun control advocates who turned their backs on a national gun safety program that provided gun locks. Not the gun industry.
Dana Loesch (Hands Off My Gun: Defeating the Plot to Disarm America)
The Peacemaker Colt has now been in production, without change in design, for a century. Buy one to-day and it would be indistinguishable from the one Wyatt Earp wore when he was the Marshal of Dodge City. It is the oldest hand-gun in the world, without question the most famous and, if efficiency in its designated task of maiming and killing be taken as criterion of its worth, then it is also probably the best hand-gun ever made. It is no light thing, it is true, to be wounded by some of the Peacemaker’s more highly esteemed competitors, such as the Luger or Mauser: but the high-velocity, narrow-calibre, steel-cased shell from either of those just goes straight through you, leaving a small neat hole in its wake and spending the bulk of its energy on the distant landscape whereas the large and unjacketed soft-nosed lead bullet from the Colt mushrooms on impact, tearing and smashing bone and muscle and tissue as it goes and expending all its energy on you. In short when a Peacemaker’s bullet hits you in, say, the leg, you don’t curse, step into shelter, roll and light a cigarette one-handed then smartly shoot your assailant between the eyes. When a Peacemaker bullet hits your leg you fall to the ground unconscious, and if it hits the thigh-bone and you are lucky enough to survive the torn arteries and shock, then you will never walk again without crutches because a totally disintegrated femur leaves the surgeon with no option but to cut your leg off. And so I stood absolutely motionless, not breathing, for the Peacemaker Colt that had prompted this unpleasant train of thought was pointed directly at my right thigh. Another thing about the Peacemaker: because of the very heavy and varying trigger pressure required to operate the semi-automatic mechanism, it can be wildly inaccurate unless held in a strong and steady hand. There was no such hope here. The hand that held the Colt, the hand that lay so lightly yet purposefully on the radio-operator’s table, was the steadiest hand I’ve ever seen. It was literally motionless. I could see the hand very clearly. The light in the radio cabin was very dim, the rheostat of the angled table lamp had been turned down until only a faint pool of yellow fell on the scratched metal of the table, cutting the arm off at the cuff, but the hand was very clear. Rock-steady, the gun could have lain no quieter in the marbled hand of a statue. Beyond the pool of light I could half sense, half see the dark outline of a figure leaning back against the bulkhead, head slightly tilted to one side, the white gleam of unwinking eyes under the peak of a hat. My eyes went back to the hand. The angle of the Colt hadn’t varied by a fraction of a degree. Unconsciously, almost, I braced my right leg to meet the impending shock. Defensively, this was a very good move, about as useful as holding up a sheet of newspaper in front of me. I wished to God that Colonel Sam Colt had gone in for inventing something else, something useful, like safety-pins.
Alistair MacLean (When Eight Bells Toll)
As one refugee, Amila, from Gradačac, commented 20 years later: “The most important part of being a refugee is being a good loser; it’s the only way to survive this. You learn to lose your nationality, your home to strangers with bigger guns, your father to mental illness, one aunt to genocide, and another to nationalism and ignorance. You learn to lose your kids, friends, dreams, neighbours, loves, diplomas, careers, photo albums, home movies, schools, museums, histories, landmarks, limbs, teeth, eyesight, sense of safety, sanity, and your sense of belonging in the world”.
John Farebrother (The Damned Balkans: A Refugee Road Trip)
Hate was reserved for front-page villains. Abstractions: the pox, the bombers, the bombs, the gunmen, the guns, the chaos they sowed, the politicians who wielded restriction in the name of freedom and safety, or the ones who didn’t stop them, or the ones who were sure it would only be temporary.
Sarah Pinsker (A Song for a New Day)
The report of a gun is one of my favorite sounds. It’s so powerful, so dangerous, yet perversely, it’s also the sound of safety. I figured that in the unlikely event the world really did end, I’d at least have that. I could shoot all day long, make all the biggest, blasting shotgun sounds I wanted.
Ann Christy (The In-Betweener (Between Life and Death #1))
Rather than trying to control or confiscate guns, it might be smarter to offer free, public gun-safety courses. In countries like Switzerland, every man within a certain age range is required to possess a gun and to know how to use it, and Switzerland has one of the lowest gun homicide rates in the world.
Ben Carson (A More Perfect Union: What We the People Can Do to Reclaim Our Constitutional Liberties)
The very worst strategy is to try to hide a gun. Children are remarkably adept at finding things that Mom and Dad don’t want them to find, and burglars make their living by doing so. No matter how well hidden you think it is, a gun that’s not secured is an accident or crime waiting to happen. If they’re not on you, lock ‘em up.
Grant Cunningham (Gun Digest Shooter's Guide to Handguns)
The Hunter's Last Will and Testament If I should die before I wake, my safety deposit's key hidden in the nut cake. My pearl handled gun goes to my son. My daughter can have my bow. To my wife, I bequeath my huntin' knife ~ though I'm reluctant to let it go. As for my Winchester Model 70, please stick that in the grave with me.
Beryl Dov
Although we’ve been authoritatively informed that a majority of Americans support a “pathway to citizenship,” approximately five hundred times in the last two years alone, according to a quick Nexis search,18 that is a lie. This is part of the media’s campaign to convince Americans they’re nuts for preferring not to turn America into Mexico. Polls are irrelevant if you lie to the people being polled.           Poll: Do you support commonsense gun safety or are you against it?           Headline: MAJORITY OF AMERICANS SUPPORT GUN CONTROL.           But I hate gun control!           Too late! You agreed to “commonsense gun safety”—that means gun control.
Ann Coulter (¡Adios, America!: The Left's Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole)
You remember why you carry a gun and fight this fight. Not for yourself, but for something greater. You fight for your country, for your loved ones and their safety, and for honor. For something more than yourself. Because nothing makes a man greater than what he’s willing to do and sacrifice for the betterment of those he loves.
M.L. Rodriguez (This I Promise You (a La Flor & Men of Phoenix Prequel))
A thought occurred to me. "Or are you saying that you're on his side, really on his side?" I had the Browning out in my hand already. I clicked the safety off, and Bernardo heard it. I saw him stiffen. "Well, that's not fair. If I take my left hand off to pull a gun, then we wreck." "I didn't like the way the conversation was going," I said.
Laurell K. Hamilton (Obsidian Butterfly (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #9))
This can be a safety factor making it less likely that you’ll fire the gun unintentionally but it also makes firing the weapon accurately a challenge.  Many police departments use double action firearms so that officers won’t accidentally shoot a suspect.  They also have the resources to properly train officers in accurate double action shooting. 
Steven Gregersen (The Gun Guide for People Who Know Nothing About Firearms)
Then the bandit turned tail and broke for the open. Greeley hit the sidewalk only seconds after him, big as he was and with a panic-stricken woman to detour around. A slice of hindmost heel was all he saw of the man. The store entrance adjoined a corner; that gave the fugitive a few added seconds of shelter, and as Greeley flashed around it in turn, again the breaks were the lawbreaker's. There was a school midway up the street toward the next avenue. It was a couple of minutes past three now, and a torrent of young humanity came pouring out of the building by every staircase and exit, flooding the street. In through them the sprinting man plunged, knocking over right and left the ones that didn't get out of his way quickly enough. If it had been hazardous to take a shot at him in the store, it would have been criminal out here. The kids parted, screaming in delighted excitement, as Greeley tore through them after the bandit with uptilted gun, but he couldn't just callously knock them flat like the man before him had. He sidestepped, got out of their way as often as they did his, and he began to fall behind the other, lose ground. The kids weren't just on that one street - they had dispersed over the entire vicinity by now, for a radius of a block or more in every direction, in frisky, milling, homeward-bound groups. Through them the quarry zigzagged, pulling slowly but surely away. He kept going in a straight line, because it was to his advantage to do so - the presence of these kids made for greater safety - but he was already far enough in the lead so that when he should finally decide to turn off - the answer was pretty obvious; a taxi or a doorway or a basement. Any of them would do. ("Detective William Brown")
Cornell Woolrich (Night and Fear: A Centenary Collection of Stories)
Her eyes were narrow, staring down the line on the barrel. “Do you ever wish you could just shoot them?” “Sometimes,” he said. “When I’m in the moment.” He hesitated. “I don’t think I could do it, though. We can talk about bullets and safeties and target practice all day, but the bottom line is that guns are made to kill people. It’s stupid to forget that.” “And
Brigid Kemmerer (Fearless (Elemental, #1.5))
They gave us watches and took away time They gave us shoes and took the paths They gave us parliaments and took freedom They gave us playground swings and took celebrations They gave us dried milk and took childhood They gave us fertilizers and took spring They gave us guards and locks and took safety They gave us rebels and took the revolution. —MUHAMMAD AL-MAGHOUT,
Marwan Hisham (Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War)
Once upon a time," said the Kiritsugu, "there were people who dropped a U-235 fission bomb, on a place called Hiroshima. They killed perhaps seventy thousand people, and ended a war. And if the good and decent officer who pressed that button had needed to walk up to a man, a woman, a child, and slit their throats one at a time, he would have broken long before he killed seventy thousand people." Someone made a choking noise, as if trying to cough out something that had suddenly lodged deep in their throat. "But pressing a button is different," the Kiritsugu said. "You don't see the results, then. Stabbing someone with a knife has an impact on you. The first time, anyway. Shooting someone with a gun is easier. Being a few meters further away makes a surprising difference. Only needing to pull a trigger changes it a lot. As for pressing a button on a spaceship - that's the easiest of all. Then the part about 'fifteen billion' just gets flushed away. And more importantly - you think it was the right thing to do. The noble, the moral, the honorable thing to do. For the safety of your tribe. You're proud of it -
Eliezer Yudkowsky (Three Worlds Collide)
I know we don’t need everyone in the world to agree for this to work, but there’s got to be a critical mass of covered-dish people or we’ll never win.” “Okay.” Gretyl broke her silence—she’d been prodding the screen in a way that radiated leave-me-alone-I’m-working (Gretyl was good at this). “What’s a ‘covered dish’ person?” “Oh. If there’s a disaster, do you go over to your neighbor’s house with: a) a covered dish or b) a shotgun? It’s game theory. If you believe your neighbor is coming over with a shotgun, you’d be an idiot to pick a); if she believes the same thing about you, you can bet she’s not going to choose a) either. The way to get to a) is to do a) even if you think your neighbor will pick b). Sometimes she’ll point her gun at you and tell you to get off her land, but if she was only holding the gun because she thought you’d have one, then she’ll put on the safety and you can have a potluck.
Cory Doctorow (Walkaway)
To be black in the Baltimore of my youth was to be naked before the elements of the world, before all the guns, fists, knives, crack, rape, and disease. The nakedness is not an error, nor pathology. The nakedness is the correct and intended result of policy, the predictable upshot of people forced for centuries to live under fear. The law did not protect us. And now, in your time, the law has become an excuse for stopping and frisking you, which is to say, for furthering the assault on your body. But a society that protects some people through a safety net of schools, government-backed home loans, and ancestral wealth but can only protect you with the club of criminal justice has either failed at enforcing its good intentions or has succeeded at something much darker. However you call it, the result was our infirmity before the criminal forces of the world. It does not matter if the agent of those forces is white or black--what matters is our condition, what matters is the system that makes your body breakable.
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Either way, Cage knew he had take action. He had to get out of the car and into the streets. His attackers would no doubt be approaching his position. Cage unfastened his seatbelt. He reached into the front seat and pulled Fredric's primary gun from his jacket holster. He drew his own and turned off the safeties for both. Then he turned towards the back passenger door and softly exhaled. He felt the world slow down around him. He felt the adrenaline surge through his body. He was death itself. He was at peace.
Leona Keyoko Pink (Kept (Bound #1))
He was one of the first people to complain about the increasing encroachment of the state into personal lives, but, actually, shouldn't there be a little more encroachment, when it came to things like this? Where was the protective fence, or the safety net? They made it hard for you to jump off bridges, or to smoke, to own a gun, to become a gynecologist. So how come they let you walk out on a stable, functioning relationship? They shouldn't. If this didn't work out, he could see himself become a homeless, jobless alcoholic within a year. And that would be worse for his health than a packet of Malboros.
Nick Hornby (Juliet, Naked)
He had less than thirty seconds to finish his ritual. Using his toes, West loaded the bipod, pushing his body tight into the buttstock. He set his cheek on the rest, locked into the gun, his body set up to absorb the recoil. His mind calculated the data needed to put a 750-grain armor-piercing bullet into the bow tie affixed to the grille. Hitting a target the size of a coffee can was hard enough. When the target was moving at 80 miles per hour West knew he had to be right on the money. He focused on breathing normally—even breaths in and out. The reticle was locked in high and to the right of the spot he actually wanted to put the bullet, and then he flicked the safety off with his thumb
Sean Parnell (Man of War (Eric Steele #1))
But Holms had proven stalwart and valiant. When Miss Jones had shown up to discover them in the castle hallway, because she’d heard a suspicious noise and had feared for her schoolchums’ safety, they’ d had to bring her along. She’d wanted to run straight to the headmistress, of course, but Armand had persuaded her not to. How he regretted that decision now! The duke had fired his guns at them all. They’d retreated, thought to go to the automobile to fetch a doctor and the sheriff, but they’d stumbled the wrong way and fallen down the slope to the beach instead. All three of them. And there, noble Jesse had died. Fact. Fiction. Likely because so much of it had happened, and because Armand’s red-eyed, stoic distress seemed so genuine, the adults around us had accepted it as truth. Mostly. I think if I hadn’t been discovered wearing only Armand’s coat as I knelt next to Jesse’s body, Mrs. Westcliffe might have found the whole thing easier to swallow. Yet the official version ruled the day. And here we all were basking in it, breathing fresh sea air, warmed by the generous spring sun. Burying a hero. A far, far greater hero than anyone standing around me at his funeral would ever suspect. Somewhere in deep-blue briny waters, a U-boat rested, filled with live torpedoes and solid-gold men. I thought I better understood Rue’s letters now. I understood her warning about the pain that would come with my Gifts. I understood my sacrifice.
Shana Abe (The Sweetest Dark (The Sweetest Dark, #1))
He reached up and stroked her uninjured cheek. “If you need me, I won’t leave your side. I promise..." THEY MADE HIM leave her side. Due to so-called hospital “policy” and “safety regulations” —aka a load of bullshit—they wouldn’t let Nick accompany Jordan into the X-ray room. He was debating whether to pull out his gun or his FBI badge—figuring one of them ought to do the trick—when Jordan squeezed his hand. “I’ll be fine. Maybe you could try to round me up a Vicodin or something for my wrist?” she suggested. He threw her a knowing look. “You’re trying to distract me.” “Yes. Because I see you making the don’t-fuck-with-me face. And if you start shooting people, they’ll get bumped ahead of me in the X-ray line, and then I’ll really be screwed.
Julie James (A Lot like Love (FBI/US Attorney, #2))
To be black in the Baltimore of my youth was to be naked before the elements of the world, before all the guns, fists, knives, crack, rape, and disease. The nakedness is not an error, nor pathology. The nakedness is the correct and intended result of policy, the predictable upshot of people forced for centuries to live under fear, The law did not protect us. And now, in your time, the law has become an excuse for stopping and frisking you, which is to say, for furthering the assault on your body, But a society that protects some people through a safety net of schools, government-backed home loans, and ancestral wealth but can only protect you with a club of criminal justice has either failed at enforcing its good intentions or has succeeded at something much darker.
Ta-Nehisi Coates (Between the World and Me)
Beckett watched Cole closely. This had been some next level-bullshit. And Cole had already been through some caveman-brutal violence coming up with his horrible mother. A betrayal like that cut deep and hard. He watched as Cole’s eyes filled up, and he curled his hands into fists. His breath came in gasps. His brother’s reality might possibly be caving in. Who the fuck knew. Beckett put the safety on and set down his gun. He turned in his seat and leaned over, grabbing Cole’s shirt and twisting it hard at his chest, pulling the sobbing man closer to him. It was one of the ways he scared the shit out of people, this look he would give, but not now. “Look at me. Fucking look at me!” Cole’s hazel eyes finally locked on Beckett’s. “You are never alone. You will never be alone! We’re together. Do you understand? I will murder the whole world to keep you out of that shit! It will never happen to you again. Do you hear me? Do you fucking hear me?” Cole screamed back at Beckett. Not words, just a guttural noise. Pain. Pain vocalized. Blake careened the car to the side of the road and cut the lights. After it was in park, he turned and faced Cole as well. Cole screamed again. Anger. Hot tears, rage. Pain, so much pain. Beckett panicked. Was it something I said? Shit. Was I too late? Shit. Blake crawled over the seat, sat next to Cole, and he started screaming too. Jesus Christ. The two of them were fucking insane. And if they were going crazy, he would follow. Beckett crawled over too, sloppy and kicking his brothers as he planted himself in the backseat. It took a second before he could match them, before he could go to that place in his head and heart and scream. But he did. For a few heartbeats, three teenage boys raged at their childhood. They hollered at fate. They screamed out pure need. It was the sound of Peter Pan fucking dying, the ghost of dreams that would never be—until Cole started cough-sob-laughing. It was catching, the sliding from one emotion to another. Blake was next, holding his stomach and laughing. Finally Beckett held his head and did the same. They collapsed in a heap, slapping at each other in their hysteria. When they finally caught their breath, they didn’t need words. They didn’t need anything but each other. Cole put up his arm and Blake and Beckett grabbed on. Never alone.
Debra Anastasia (Poughkeepsie Begins (Poughkeepsie Brotherhood, #0))
She watched as the dirt kicked up in a cloud. When it cleared, she couldn’t see him anymore. She stayed until she couldn’t hear him anymore. Staying. Not chasing. Not stopping him. She knew she could bring him back. She was more than capable, and yet her feet refused to move. It felt like the little arms that had encircled her neck still clung there. Was it my Anna? Was her name just a coincidence? Eve hated that she had these questions, and that the only man she wanted to talk to about them was David. Have I just forsaken Beckett? Roots continued to form. Her murderous hands remembered how satisfying clicking the seatbelt around Emily’s small body had been. It sounded just like releasing the safety on a gun. Could motherhood be even a tiny possibility? Her inaction chose her future.
Debra Anastasia (Poughkeepsie (Poughkeepsie Brotherhood, #1))
The Grassley-Cruz bill addressed each of these failings, directing law enforcement resources to stop violent criminals from using guns to harm others. It created a gun crime task force, to prosecute violent gun criminals and also felons and fugitives trying to illegally buy guns. It directed resources to helping states report mental health records to the federal background check system. And it enhanced school safety funding, to protect vulnerable children. As a result, it garnered more bipartisan support than any other comprehensive piece of gun legislation—and far more support than the 40 votes Dianne Feinstein’s so-called assault weapons ban received. With votes from 52 senators—9 Democrats and 43 Republicans—Grassley-Cruz could have become the law of the land—if Harry Reid and his Democratic allies had not filibustered it.
Ted Cruz (A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America)
I never saw human beings treated like this,” another prisoner later recalled. He couldn’t understand: “Why all the hatred?”57 But it wasn’t just any hatred—it was racial hatred. As one prisoner was told by a trooper who had a gun trained on him: he would soon be dead because “we haven’t killed enough niggers.”58 Everywhere there were cries of “Keep your nigger nose down!”59 “Don’t you know state troopers don’t like niggers?”60 “Don’t move nigger! You’re dead!”61 Underscoring just how much racial hatred was fueling trooper rage in D Yard, one prisoner, William Maynard, tried to carry Jomo to safety after he had been shot multiple times. As Maynard struggled along, a CO ordered him to stop and put his hands in the air. As he dutifully put his hands up, still trying to balance Jomo on his shoulders, the CO shot him twice in the forearms. As Maynard fell in a heap, with Jomo on top of him, this same officer “loaded up his gun and shot Jomo six times right on top of me and kicked me in the face and says both the niggers are dead and went on.
Heather Ann Thompson (Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy)
If our democracy worked as it should, we would elect wise women and men who made laws for the good of the people and enforced those laws. That, though, is not the way things work. Greedy, power–mad billionaires spend money so that politicians such as George W. Bush can buy elections. Corrupt corporations such as Enron defraud old ladies and commit crimes. And they get away with it. They get away with it because most of us are so afraid of losing the security of our nice, normal lives that we are not willing to risk anything about those lives. We are either afraid to fight or we don’t know how. Or we believe that bad things won’t happen to us. And so, in the end, too many people lose their lives anyway. In Nazi Germany, millions of men who acquiesced to Hitler’s murderous rise to power wound up marching into Russia’s icy wasteland—into the Soviet Army’s machine guns and cannon—to themselves be murdered. In America after 9–11, trusting teenagers who had joined the National Guard found themselves sent to Iraq on extended and additional tours. Our enemy killed many of them because we, citizens of the richest country in the world, did not provide them with body armor. Grieving mothers protested the wasting of their sons’ lives. Nadia McCaffrey defied Bush’s shameful ban on the filming of U.S. soldiers’ coffins returning home from Iraq. She knew, as we all did, that this tyrannical dictum of Bush dishonored our soldiers’ sacrifice. And so she invited the press to the Sacramento International Airport to photograph her son’s flag–draped coffin. Again, I am not comparing George W. Bush to Adolph Hitler, nor America to Germany’s Third Reich. What I do believe is that each of us has the duty to keep the Bushes of the world from becoming anything like Hitler—and to keep America from invading other countries with no just cause. We will never, though, be able to stop corrupt politicians and corporations from doing criminal things until we stop surrendering our power to them. The more we fear to oppose them—the more we want to retreat into the supposed safety of our nice gated communities or downtown lofts—the more powerful people will conspire to ruin our prosperity and wreck our lives.
David Zindell (Splendor)
Yo, Y.T.," Roadkill says, " 'sup?" "'Sup with you?" "Surfing the Tura. 'Sup with you?" "Maxing The Clink." "Whoa! Who popped you?" "MetaCops. Affixed me to the gate of White Columns with a loogie gun." "Whoa, how very! When you leaving?" "Soon. Can you swing by and give me a hand?" "What do you mean?" Men. "You know, give me a hand. You're my boyfriend," she says, speaking very simply and plainly. "If I get popped, you're supposed to come around and help bust me out." Isn't everyone supposed to know this stuff? Don't parents teach their kids anything anymore? "Well, uh, where are you?" "Buy 'n' Fly number 501,762." "I'm on my way to Bernie with a super-ultra." As in San Bernardino. As in super-ultra-high-priority delivery. As in, you're out of luck. "Okay, thanks for nothing." "Awwww," he begins. "Surfing safety," Y.T. says, in the traditional sarcastic sign off. "Keep breathing," Roadkill says. The roaring noise snaps off. What a jerk. Next date, he's really going to have to grovel. But in the meantime, there's one other person who owes her one. The only problem is that he might be a spaz. But it's worth a try.
Neal Stephenson (Snow Crash)
But old tensions and enmities persisted. Britain’s King George V loathed his cousin Kaiser Wilhelm II, Germany’s supreme ruler; and Wilhelm, in turn, envied Britain’s expansive collection of colonies and its command of the seas, so much so that in 1900 Germany began a campaign to build warships in enough quantity and of large enough scale to take on the British navy. This in turn drove Britain to begin an extensive modernization of its own navy, for which it created a new class of warship, the Dreadnought, which carried guns of a size and power never before deployed at sea. Armies swelled in size as well. To keep pace with each other, France and Germany introduced conscription. Nationalist fervor was on the rise. Austria-Hungary and Serbia shared a simmering mutual resentment. The Serbs nurtured pan-Slavic ambitions that threatened the skein of territories and ethnicities that made up the Austro-Hungarian empire (typically referred to simply as Austria). These included such restive lands as Herzegovina, Bosnia, and Croatia. As one historian put it, “Europe had too many frontiers, too many—and too well-remembered—histories, too many soldiers for safety.
Erik Larson (Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania)
Much like his birth, Cole’s first hunting experience was a little more traumatic. He was give years old and we were getting ready to have our Christmas party at Phil’s house in 2002. Because we hunt on private land, we’re allowed to shoot deer from our vehicles. Cole and I climbed into my truck right before dark, and I drove next to the woods. As I was explaining safety and other things about hunting to him, a deer walked right into the middle of a trail. We hadn’t been there for five minutes before the deer showed up! I looked at Cole and pointed toward the front of the truck. Without saying anything, I leaned my gun out the driver’s-side window of my truck and shot the deer. The deer did a double backflip and hit the ground. I looked at Cole and his mouth was wide open. I could have picked his jaw up from the floorboard. “That’s how you do it, son,” I told him. Cole didn’t say anything. I figured his ears were still ringing, and I instantly regretted not telling him to cover them. It ended up being a pretty traumatic experience for him, and I feared he’d never want to go hunting again. In hindsight, he might have been a little too young to witness something like that.
Jase Robertson (Good Call: Reflections on Faith, Family, and Fowl)
I select the right practice gun, the one about the size of a pistol, but bulkier, and offer it to Caleb. Tris’s fingers slide between mine. Everything comes easily this morning, every smile and every laugh, every word and every motion. If we succeed in what we attempt tonight, tomorrow Chicago will be safe, the Bureau will be forever changed, and Tris and I will be able to build a new life for ourselves somewhere. Maybe it will even be a place where I trade my guns and knives for more productive tools, screwdrivers and nails and shovels. This morning I feel like I could be so fortunate. I could. “It doesn’t shoot real bullets,” I say, “but it seems like they designed it so it would be as close as possible to one of the guns you’ll be using. It feels real, anyway.” Caleb holds the gun with just his fingertips, like he’s afraid it will shatter in his hands. I laugh. “First lesson: Don’t be afraid of it. Grab it. You’ve held one before, remember? You got us out of the Amity compound with that shot.” “That was just lucky,” Caleb says, turning the gun over and over to see it from every angle. His tongue pushes into his cheek like he’s solving a problem. “Not the result of skill.” “Lucky is better than unlucky,” I say. “We can work on skill now.” I glance at Tris. She grins at me, then leans in to whisper something to Christina. “Are you here to help or what, Stiff?” I say. I hear myself speaking in the voice I cultivated as an initiation instructor, but this time I use it in jest. “You could use some practice with that right arm, if I recall correctly. You too, Christina.” Tris makes a face at me, then she and Christina cross the room to get their own weapons. “Okay, now face the target and turn the safety off,” I say. There is a target across the room, more sophisticated, than the wooden-board target in the Dauntless training rooms. It has three rings in three different colors, green, yellow, and red, so it’s easier to tell where the bullets it. “Let me see how you would naturally shoot.” He lifts up the gun with one hand, squares off his feet and shoulders to the target like he’s about to lift something heavy, and fires. The gun jerks back and up, firing the bullet near the ceiling. I cover my mouth with my hand to disguise my smile. “There’s no need to giggle,” Caleb says irritably. “Book learning doesn’t teach you everything, does it?” Christina says. “You have to hold it with both hands. It doesn’t look as cool, but neither does attacking the ceiling.” “I wasn’t trying to look cool!” Christina stands, her legs slightly uneven, and lifts both arms. She stares the target for a moment, then fires. The training bullet hits the outer circle of the target and bounces off, rolling on the floor. It leaves a circle of light on the target, marking the impact site. I wish I’d had this technology during initiation training. “Oh, good,” I say. “You hit the air around your target’s body. How useful.” “I’m a little rusty,” Christina admits, grinning.
Veronica Roth (Allegiant (Divergent, #3))
from the upcoming novel, Agent White: A figure dressed all in black ran across the rooftops in the rain. A black cloak fluttered behind him as he ran two and sometimes three stories above the sidewalk where Ezra Beckitt stood. Long silver hair tied back in a ponytail flew out behind him, exposing ears that came to sharp points. His left ear was pierced with a silver ring, high up in the cartilage. Like the old man, this black figure wore a sword; but this weapon was long and thin, slightly curved. The blade stuck out behind him for three and a half feet, almost seeming to glow against the grey backdrop of the rain-soaked cityscape. Suddenly, the figure in black looked down into the street and saw Ezra there. More, he saw Ezra seeing him. Startled, he lost his sure footing and slid down the steep incline of an older building’s metal roof, the busy street below waiting to catch him in an asphalt embrace. The figure in black got his feet under himself and pushed, flying out into space above the street. For an eternity Ezra watched him, suspended in the air and the rain with his cloak spread in midnight ripples around him, and then the figure in black flipped neatly and landed on the sidewalk half a block away. The pavement cracked, pushing up in twisted humps around the figure in black’s tall leather boots. Before the sound of this impact even reached Ezra the figure was up and gone, dashing through the morning throngs waiting for buses or headed to the ‘tram station. Ezra saw a girl’s hair blow back in the wind created by his passing, but she never noticed him. A young techie blinked his 20-20’s (Ezra’s own enhanced senses picked up the augmented eyes because of a strange, silvery glow in the pupils) and turned halfway around, almost seeing him. And then the figure in black darted into an alley, gone. Ezra drew his service weapon and ran after, pushing his way through the sidewalk traffic. Turning into the alley he skidded to a stop, stunned; the figure in black was still there. The alley was just wide enough to accommodate Ezra’s shoulders- he couldn’t have held his arms out at his sides. Dumpsters spilled their trash out onto the wet pavement. The alley ended in a fire door, the back exit of a store on the next street over. Even if it was locked, Ezra didn’t think it would pose a real problem for the figure in black. No, he was waiting for him. Ezra advanced with his gun out in front of him, and his eyes locked with the figure in black’s. His were completely black- no pupils, no corneas, only solid black that held no light. The figure in black smiled, exposing teeth that looked very sharp, and laid his hand on the hilt of his sword. He wore leather gloves with the fingers cut off. His fingers were very long and very white. “Don’t even think about it,” Ezra said, clicking the safety off his weapon. “I am a Hatis City Guard, an if you move I will put you down.” This only seemed to amuse the figure in black, whose smiled widened as he drew his sword. Ezra opened fire.
Michael Kanuckel
Six or seven minutes past 2 P.M. on September 11, 1973, an infiltration patrol of the San Bemardo Infantry School commanded by Captain Roberto Garrido burst into the second floor of the Chilean Presidential Palace, Santiago's Palacio de La Moneda. Charging up the main staircase and covering themselves with spurts from their FAL machine guns, the patrol advanced to the entrance of the Salon Rojo, the state reception hall. Inside, through dense smoke coming from fires elsewhere in the building and from the explosion of tear gas bombs, grenades, and shells from Sherman tank cannons, the patrol captain saw a band of civilians braced to defend themselves with submachine guns. In a reflex action, Captain Garrido loosed a short burst from his weapon. One of his three bullets struck a civilian in the stomach. A soldier in Garrido's patrol imitated his commander, wounding the same man in the abdomen. As the man writhed on the floor in agony, Garrido suddenly realized who he was: Salvador Allende. "We shit on the President!" he shouted. There was more machine-gun fire from Garrido's patrol. Allende was riddled with bullets. As he slumped back dead, a second group of civilian defenders broke into the Salon Rojo from a side door. Their gunfire drove back Garrido and his patrol, who fled down the main staircase to the safety of the first floor, which the rebel troops had occupied.
 Some of the civilians returned to the Salon Rojo to see what could be done. Among them was Dr. Enrique Paris, a psychiatrist and President Allende's personal doctor. He leaned over the body, which showed the points of impact of at least six shots in the abdomen and lower stomach region. After taking Allende's pulse, he signaled that the President was dead. Someone, out of nowhere, appeared with a Chilean flag, and Enrique Paris covered the body with it.
Robinson Rojas Sandford (The Murder of Allende and the End of the Chilean Way to Socialism)
Yossarian went to bed early for safety and soon dreamed that he was fleeing almost headlong down an endless wooden staircase, making a loud, staccato clatter with his heels. Then he woke up a little and realized someone was shooting at him with a machine gun. A tortured, terrified sob rose in his throat. His first thought was that Milo was attacking the squadron again, and he rolled off his cot to the floor and lay underneath in a trembling, praying ball, his heart thumping like a drop forge, his body bathed in a cold sweat. There was no noise of planes. A drunken, happy laugh sounded from afar. 'Happy New Year, Happy New Year!' a triumphant familiar voice shouted hilariously from high above between the short, sharp bursts of machine gun fire, and Yossarian understood that some men had gone as a prank to one of the sandbagged machine-gun emplacements Milo had installed in the hills after his raid on the squadron and staffed with his own men. Yossarian blazed with hatred and wrath when he saw he was the victim of an irresponsible joke that had destroyed his sleep and reduced him to a whimpering hulk. He wanted to kill, he wanted to murder. He was angrier than he had ever been before, angrier even than when he had slid his hands around McWatt's neck to strangle him. The gun opened fire again. Voices cried 'Happy New Year!' and gloating laughter rolled down from the hills through the darkness like a witch's glee. In moccasins and coveralls, Yossarian charged out of his tent for revenge with his .45, ramming a clip of cartridges up into the grip and slamming the bolt of the gun back to load it. He snapped off the safety catch and was ready to shoot. He heard Nately running after him to restrain him, calling his name. The machine gun opened fire once more from a black rise above the motor pool, and orange tracer bullets skimmed like low-gliding dashes over the tops of the shadowy tents, almost clipping the peaks. Roars of rough laughter rang out again between the short bursts. Yossarian felt resentment boil like acid inside him; they were endangering his life, the bastards!
Joseph Heller (Catch-22)
You whom I could not save, Listen to me. Can we agree Kevlar backpacks shouldn’t be needed for children walking to school? Those same children also shouldn’t require a suit of armor when standing on their front lawns, or snipers to watch their backs as they eat at McDonalds. They shouldn’t have to stop to consider the speed of a bullet or how it might reshape their bodies. But one winter, back in Detroit, I had one student who opened a door and died. It was the front door to his house, but it could have been any door, and the bullet could have written any name. The shooter was thirteen years old and was aiming at someone else. But a bullet doesn’t care about “aim,” it doesn’t distinguish between the innocent and the innocent, and how was the bullet supposed to know this child would open the door at the exact wrong moment because his friend was outside and screaming for help. Did I say I had “one” student who opened a door and died? That’s wrong. There were many. The classroom of grief had far more seats than the classroom for math though every student in the classroom for math could count the names of the dead. A kid opens a door. The bullet couldn’t possibly know, nor could the gun, because “guns don’t kill people,” they don’t have minds to decide such things, they don’t choose or have a conscience, and when a man doesn’t have a conscience, we call him a psychopath. This is how we know what type of assault rifle a man can be, and how we discover the hell that thrums inside each of them. Today, there’s another shooting with dead kids everywhere. It was a school, a movie theater, a parking lot. The world is full of doors. And you, whom I cannot save, you may open a door and enter a meadow, or a eulogy. And if the latter, you will be mourned, then buried in rhetoric. There will be monuments of legislation, little flowers made from red tape. What should we do? we’ll ask again. The earth will close like a door above you. What should we do? And that click you hear? That’s just our voices, the deadbolt of discourse sliding into place.
Matthew Olzmann
#1 of 2 Leah munched another chip as she watched a couple on-screen race madly away from men with guns who were intent on killing them. She and Seth sat shoulder to shoulder on the sofa, both slumped down until they were practically lying on their backs. Seth had pulled the matching ottoman up against the sofa, so it really did feel as if they were lying in bed together, watching a movie. She slid him a covert glance. He had donned black cargo pants and a black T-shirt after his shower but had left his big feet bare. He had also left his hair loose. It now spilled over the back of the sofa in a glossy curtain, the thick wavy tresses still drying. He chuckled at something the male protagonist said. Leah smiled. She loved seeing him laugh. She didn’t think he did so as often as he should. Every once in a while, she noticed his gaze would slide to her legs. Her feet were propped on the ottoman close to his. The robe she had borrowed had parted just above her knees and fallen back, leaving most of her legs bare. And that pale flesh repeatedly drew Seth’s attention. She held the bag of chips out to him. Smiling, unaware that the faint golden light of desire illuminated his eyes, he poked his hand in and drew out a couple of chips. She smiled back, then returned her attention to the screen. The protagonists had at last made it to safety. They checked each other over for wounds, something both had miraculously escaped incurring in true Hollywood fashion. Then they fell into each other’s arms, finally giving in to the lust that had sparked between them ever since their first contentious meeting. Leah sighed as she watched them peel each other’s clothes off with eager hands. It made her want to do the same with Seth. Her body even began to respond as her imagination kicked in. “I miss sex.” The words were out of her mouth before she could question the wisdom of speaking them. “I do, too,” Seth confessed. She glanced over at him and found his eyes glued to the screen. More so since I met you. Her eyes widened when his voice sounded in her head. “Really?” “Yes.” The actors on-screen fell naked onto the bed and began to simulate sex, their moans and groans and cries of passion filling the room. “It’s natural to miss it,” he said matter-of-factly. “Nothing to feel guilty about.” “No. I mean, you really miss it more since you met me?” He froze. A look of dismay crossed his features as he cut her a glance. “I said that out loud?” “No. I heard it in my head.” Sh**. She grinned. “I heard that, too.” F**k.
Dianne Duvall (Death of Darkness (Immortal Guardians, #9))
I wanted to be a spy,” Olga said, shrugging. “I applied to the CIA. I was turned down. I did not meet the psychological profile. Oppositional Defiance Disorder. Basically, I have a hard time taking orders from idiots.” “Don’t think of me as an idiot and I won’t give you an idiotic order,” Sophia said. “But if I give you one, you’d better do it. Because it’s probably going to mean surviving or dying.” “You I don’t mind,” Olga said. “Or I wouldn’t have joined your crew. Don’t ask me about Nazar. So I was in Spain with the troupe. When the Plague hit, they shut down travel. And all my guns were in America. In a zombie apocalypse. I was quite upset.” “You should have seen Faith when they told her she had to be disarmed in New York,” Sophia said. “Then they gave her a taser and that was mistake. What kind of guns?” “I like that your family prefers the AK series,” Olga said. “I really do think it’s superior to the M16 series in many ways. Much more reliable. They say it is less accurate but that is at longer ranges. The round is not designed for long range.” “I can hit at a thousand meters with my accurized AK,” Sophia said. “It’s a matter of knowing the ballistics. It’s not real powerful at that range, but try doing the same thing with an M4. I’ll wait.” “Oh, jeeze, you two,” Paula said. “Get a room.” “So continue with how you got on the yacht,” Sophia said. “We don’t want our cook getting all woozy with gun geeking.” “We were called by the agency and asked if anyone wanted to ‘catch a ride’ on a yacht,” Olga said. “When they said who owned the boat… I nearly said no. We all knew Nazar. Or at least of him. Not a nice man, as you might have noticed. We knew what we were getting into. But then we were told he had vaccine… ” she shrugged again. “Accepting Nazar’s offer was perhaps not the worst decision I have made in my life. I survived. Not how I would have preferred to survive, but I was vaccinated and I survived. But I did not even hint that I knew more about his men’s weapons than they did. They were pigs. Tough guys. But none of them were military and none of them really knew what they were doing with them. When they brought out the RPG, I nearly peed myself. Irinei had no idea what he was doing with it. I don’t think he even knew the safety was off.” “You know how to use an RPG?” Sophia said. “My family liked the United States very much,” Olga said, sadly. “We all like guns and anything that goes boom. And in the US, you could find people who had licenses for anything. I’ve fired an RPG, yes.” “Well, if we find an RPG you can have it,” Sophia said. “Oh, thank you, captain!” Olga said, clapping her hands girlishly. “But we’ll be keeping the rounds and the launcher separate,” Sophia said. “Oh, my, yes,” Olga said. “And both will have to be in a well sealed container. This salt air would cause corrosion quickly.” “I guess you miss your guns?” Paula said. “That’s not a request for an inventory and loving description of each, by the way. Got that enough from Faith.” “I do,” Olga said. “But I miss my books more.” “Books,” Paula said. “Now you’re talking my language.” “I have more books than shelves,” Olga said. “And I had many shelves. I collect old manuscripts when I can afford them.” “If we do any land clearance, look in the libraries and big houses,” Sophia said. “I bet around here you can probably pick up some great stuff.” “This is okay?” Olga said. “We can, salvage?” “If there’s time and if we clear the town,” Sophia said. “Sure.” “Oh, thank you, captain!” Olga said, kissing her on the cheek. “Okay, now you definitely need to get a room.
John Ringo
Nowadays, people often ask me what it’s like hunting with my dad. We’ve actually had offers of tens of thousands of dollars from people who want to spend a day in Phil’s blind. It always amazes us because when we were growing up, duck hunting was our everyday life. When we were kids, we were always in the blind with Dad. I don’t remember my first hunt or the first duck I killed, like other young hunters. It was a different time and Phil wasn’t exactly a traditional dad. He didn’t take pictures of our first duck. It wasn’t sentimental; it was just life. We hunted and fished because we wouldn’t eat if we didn’t. Phil’s number one concern was always safety. If you were careless with a loaded gun, you would not come back to the blind. You’d be stuck at home with Mom the next time. Also, you had to be prepared because Phil wasn’t gonna baby you out there. If you didn’t wear the proper clothes, you were gonna freeze your butt off. And I did many times! You had to get your stuff together as well: shells, guns, and whatever you needed. I will never forget a time when I was about ten and we were all going on a dove hunt. It was opening day, and we were all excited. I was shooting a .410 shotgun, but I could only find one shell. Since we were leaving early in the morning, Phil let me know we wouldn’t be able to stop at a store because none of them would be open that early in the morning. “You better make that shot count,” Phil told me. So I shadowed Phil during the entire hunt, watching him drop ‘em. I rant to fetch the birds for Phil, and if any were still alive, he would pinch their heads. With one flick of Phil’s wrist, the dove’s head separated from its body. I was fascinated and yet a little freaked out. You can’t be sensitive when you’re hunting with Phil. I kept throwing my shotgun up to shoot, but I knew I had only one shot. Finally, about eleven o’clock in the morning, I saw my opportunity. I told Phil I was gonna take my shot. He was supportive and told me to make it count. Boom! Wouldn’t you know I smoked the dove? I couldn’t believe it. I went one-for-one with only one shell. As I turned to look at my dad with the biggest smile ever, I noticed he was putting his gun down. He’d shot at the exact same time. He wanted to make sure my shot counted. “Good shot, Willie boy, put your safety back on,” Phil told me. I didn’t know why the safety mattered since I only had one shell, but he wanted to instill the practice in my brain. We’ll never know who hit that bird, but believe me, I told Jase that I got it for sure.
Willie Robertson (The Duck Commander Family)
You know how to fire this?" he asked. Thomas took Ulysses's gun. It looked absurdly large in his thin hands, but he released the safety like a professional. "My father taught me," he explained. "Good." Ulysses turned to the man kneeling before him. "This boy's in charge now. You'll do as he says. If you don't--as you can see, his father taught him how to shoot you.
Cameron Stracher (The Water Wars)
And yet we have an never-ending series of politicians and political leaders who believe that they can not only make choices for their population, but override the will of the population whenever they see fit.  The justifications will vary – guns will be banned on grounds of public safety, for example, while drugs will be banned on grounds of personal health – yet the underlying motive will remain the same.  -Professor Leo Caesius, Authority, Power and the Post-Imperial Era
Christopher G. Nuttall (Semper Fi (The Empire's Corp's, #4))
safety catch or decocking lever, and with a bobbed hammer. INS, NYPD’s Emergency
Massad Ayoob (Gun Digest Book of Beretta Pistols: Function, Accuracy, Performance)
In 2012, a man accidentally shot himself in the hand, and was treated at the nearby hospital. When the authorities were investigating the incident, the man admitted that he was unfamiliar with his handgun, and did not know how to safely handle the gun, or the several other guns that he confessed to having in his home.   After the man was treated, him and his wife were planning to return to their home. The officers asked for consent to go to their home to investigate the incident, and to also unload the guns for obvious safety concerns.   The couple quickly agreed, and as soon as the officers arrived at their home, they noticed a strong smell of marijuana. The smell increased as they walked up the stairs, and the officers soon discovered a room filled with marijuana plants on the second floor, as well as a closet with plants being dried, and a second room with more marijuana.   Strangely enough, the husband tried to deny knowing about the setup, and told police that only his wife ever accessed the second floor of their home, even though his personal belongings were scattered throughout the area.
Jeffrey Fisher (More Stupid Criminals: Funny and True Crime Stories)
Gabrielle reached into her bottom drawer and took out a Glock 19 Gen4 and laid it on the bed. Merton had given it to her, claiming it was the perfect handgun for women. He’d taken her out to a firing range in Randolph and taught her how to use it. It was loaded and ready to go. She’d been worried at first about keeping a loaded gun in the house with young children, but the possible threats had trumped standard home safety. So
Harlan Coben (The Stranger)
When President Obama addressed the country on January 5, 2016, about his latest push for gun control, Bloomberg-funded research provided the “facts” that Obama cited: •​“Congress actually voted to make it harder for public health experts to conduct research into gun violence; made it harder to collect data and facts and develop strategies to reduce gun violence.” •​“After Connecticut passed a law requiring background checks and gun safety courses, gun deaths decreased by 40%. Forty percent.” •​“Since Missouri repealed a law requiring comprehensive background checks and purchase permits, gun deaths have increased to almost 50% higher than the national average.” •​“A violent felon can buy the exact same weapon over the internet with no background check, no questions asked. A recent study found that about 1-in-30 people looking to buy guns on one website had criminal records—one out of 30 had a criminal record. We’re talking about individuals convicted of serious crimes—aggravated assault, domestic violence, robbery, illegal gun possession. People with lengthy criminal histories buying deadly weapons all too easily.
John R. Lott Jr. (The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies)
In 2014, the ad that the NFL turned down featured a former Marine talking about his responsibility for his family’s safety. Unlike Bloomberg’s ads, this ad never even mentions the word gun, just the concept of personal protection. The company even told the NFL that it would happily remove its logo, which features a gun, and replace it with a picture of an American flag. But apparently the stumbling block was the vague reference to someone being responsible for his family’s safety. The NFL and NBA are private organizations that are free to support Bloomberg if they so choose. But right now, these organizations seem to be guided by political correctness rather than consistent rules or guiding principles
John R. Lott Jr. (The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies)
The most frequent use of a gun in self-defense is when an ordinary citizen feels threatened by a human predator and produces a gun — usually a handgun. The potential robber, rapist, or murderer sees the gun, realizes his victim-selection process needs revision, and takes off faster than a shotgun slug goes through a sheet-rock wall. No one gets hurt. Usually, the incident is not reported to the police, and there is seldom a report of the incident in the local paper or on the local television news — no blood, no story. At the other end of the media-attention scale is when a disturbed individual turns up at a place where many people congregate — a school, a mall, a church, a workplace — and starts shooting, killing and wounding as many as possible. It is these incidents that get national attention across the air-waves, cable television, and newspapers. Screams for more gun control by the country’s professional whiners, who think more laws will solve everything, typically follow. They hate the idea of ordinary citizens carrying concealed handguns for protection, and they hate the people who take responsibility for their own safety.
Chris Bird (Surviving a Mass Killer Rampage: When Seconds Count, Police Are Still Minutes Away)
The Colt was loaded, as it always was. He racked the slide and chambered a round, carefully putting the safety on before slipping the big pistol into the paddle holster on his hip. Cocked and locked. Moving across the room, he laid the second weapon, a Taser X3, on the table. The stun gun, which looked for all the world like an artist’s conception of a laser pistol gone bad, had been developed in 2009 as a response to the law enforcement community’s main critique of the original X26: its limited, single-shot capability
Stephen England (Day of Reckoning (Shadow Warriors #2))
Maybe this doctor should have asked about the family bathtubs instead of the family guns. Because, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), 346 children under age five drowned in bathtubs between 2006 and 2010.2 By contrast, only ninety-four children under five died from accidental gunshots over the same period.3 That is a difference of nearly a factor of four. In fact, more children under five died from drowning in bathtubs than children under ten or even under fifteen from accidental gun shots (167 and 291 respectively).
John R. Lott Jr. (The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies)
By 2015, a 25 percent greater proportion of blacks were answering that they thought owning a gun improves safety. There was an 11 percent increase among women—greater than the increase among men. Both blacks and women have seen the largest increase in concealed handgun permits. Blacks now make up 7 to 8 percent of permit holders. Women now hold over a quarter of concealed handgun permits. Between 2007 and 2015, the number of permits has grown by 156 percent among men and 270 percent among women.
John R. Lott Jr. (The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies)
An October 2015 Gallup poll found that a 56 to 41 percent margin of Americans believe that increased concealed carry leads to improved safety.3 The results are reversed only among Democrats and those with postgraduate degrees. This is quite a change from 2005, when 65 percent of Americans told Gallup that they felt less safe in places allowing concealed weapons.
John R. Lott Jr. (The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies)
Again, though, I’m not saying this to be partisan. These are facts. And they have to be said because while I used to think school safety could be a nonpartisan issue, I am not so sure anymore. I only ever wanted to talk about school safety. I never wanted to say anything either way about guns. But because I didn’t want to only focus on guns, the politically correct media labeled me as being on the “other side of the gun debate.” As I hope this book has shown you, there are so many school safety problems that have nothing to do with guns. But if these people think that any school safety idea that isn’t about gun control is pro-gun, then I just don’t see how Democrats can ever be for school safety.
Andrew Pollack (Why Meadow Died: The People and Policies That Created The Parkland Shooter and Endanger America's Students)
At that meeting they also voted to not allow money from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act’s Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program to fund armed guards for Broward schools. The reason why, they said, was that they didn’t want to arm teachers. That was bullshit. The Guardian Program explicitly excluded teachers from participating. It was about allowing highly trained veterans or security staff to carry a gun to protect students. A new law was passed because of a failure on their watch, and then they used a politically correct talking point as an excuse to avoid complying with it.
Andrew Pollack (Why Meadow Died: The People and Policies That Created The Parkland Shooter and Endanger America's Students)
To be black in the Baltimore of my youth was to be naked before the elements of the world, before all the guns, fists, knives, crack, rape, and disease. The nakedness is not an error, nor pathology. The nakedness is the correct and intended result of policy, the predictable upshot of people forced for centuries to live under fear. The law did not protect us. And now, in your time, the law has become an excuse for stopping and frisking you, which is to say, for furthering the assault on your body. But a society that protects some people through a safety net of schools, government-backed home loans, and ancestral wealth but can only protect you with the club of criminal justice has either failed at enforcing its good intentions or has succeeded at something much darker. However you call it, the result was our infirmity before the criminal forces of the world.
Ta-Nehisi Coates (Between the World and Me)
Guns are made for killing. That's the only thing they're for. And they don't give a flying-flip what they kill. It's the people handling them who have to take all the responsibility. You always handle a gun like your life and the life of anybody around you depends on how safe and careful you are, 'cause it does.
Bill Wallace (Beauty)
Ben Franklin, writing for the Historical Review of Pennsylvania in 1789, famously said, “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Harsh words perhaps, but given Franklin's experience with kings and princes, quite a practical bit of advice.
Tom King (Give Guns a Chance)
Rather than trying to control or confiscate guns, it might be smarter to offer free, public gun-safety courses. In countries like Switzerland, every man within a certain age range is required to possess a gun and to know how to use it, and Switzerland has one of the lowest gun homicide rates in the world. It is clear that guns do not kill people by themselves. Rather, people who are determined to kill will find whatever means are available to accomplish their mission.
Ben Carson (A More Perfect Union: What We the People Can Do to Reclaim Our Constitutional Liberties)
It’s hands that kill—hands reach for knives or guns and throw punches.
Jason Hanson (Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life Deluxe: A Former CIA Officer Reveals Safety and Survival Techniques to Keep You and Your Family Protected)
In 2015, in a BBC interview, President Barack Obama said that he felt “frustrated” and “stymied” in failing to get the gun control laws he wanted. In fact, he said, “The United States of America is the one advanced nation on earth in which we do not have sufficient common-sense, gun-safety laws. Even in the face of repeated mass killings. And you know, if you look at the number of Americans killed since 9/11 by terrorism, it’s less than 100. If you look at the number that have been killed by gun violence, it’s in the tens of thousands.” You read that right: Barack Obama said that American gun owners are a bigger threat to our safety than are Muslim terrorists; and he said that Americans who believe in the Second Amendment lack “common sense.” My first response is that this just exposes how liberals like Obama have no grasp of the reality of the terrorist threat. They downplay the dangers of Islamist terrorism. Second, they have no respect for the Constitution. They treat that noble document with contempt. Third, they fail to consider how many crimes are prevented, deterred, or foiled by gun owners. Scholar John Lott has shown repeatedly that in American cities, in his famous phrase, more guns equals less crime. That’s a fact.
Sarah Palin (Sweet Freedom: A Devotional)
An age that needs security guards is, of course, without security. What do we have in the dull old days? Old man janitors in the schools; watchmen in the factories, and the watchman was usually the turbanned bearded Bombay armed only with a stick, drowsing on a stool by a gate. How his strong odor remembered now seems the very smell of safety! In his place now lurks the man in uniform, armed with pistol and club and submachine gun: the "security" that stands for the insecurity of our times, being the human equivalent of the iron bars at the window, the barbed wire on the wall.
Nick Joaquín (Reportage on Crime: Thirteen Horror Happenings That Hit the Headlines)
With the time and money Bloomberg groups spend demonizing peaceful, law-abiding mom-and-dad gun owners, they could have promoted real gun safety. Bloomberg’s $50 million to shout down dissent on Second Amendment issues could have gone toward putting a safe in every American home or teaching children about proper behavior with and around firearms. He could have donated to Project Child Safe, a wonderful program created by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, which gives away free gun locks in gun safety kits through partners in every state. Over thirty-six million safety kits have been distributed through partnerships with law enforcement agencies in all fifty states. Unfortunately,
Dana Loesch (Hands Off My Gun: Defeating the Plot to Disarm America)
He took another swig of the scotch. It was like French kissing a shot gun, but it left him clearheaded in a way he’d never been clear before. He would survive this. He and Mike. They would do what they had to do. They weren’t afraid to admit they were survivors.
Dayna Lorentz (No Easy Way Out (No Safety In Numbers, #2))
In silence Peter and I make our way back to my room. We turn left, and a group of people stands at the other end of the hallway. It is the longest of the corridors we will travel through, but that distance shrinks when I see him. Held at either arm by a Dauntless traitor, a gun aimed at the back of his skull. Tobias, blood trailing down the side of his face and marking his white shirt with red; Tobias, fellow Divergent, standing in the mouth of this furnace in which I will burn. Peter’s hands clamp around my shoulders, holding me in place. “Tobias,” I say, and it sounds like a gasp. The Dauntless traitor with the gun presses Tobias toward me. Peter tries to push me forward too, but my feet remain planted. I came here so that no one else would die. I came here to protect as many people as I could. And I care more about Tobias’s safety than anyone else’s. So why am I here, if he’s here? What’s the point? “What did you do?” I mumble. He is just a few feet away from me now, but not close enough to hear me. As he passes me he stretches out his hand. He wraps it around my palm and squeezes. Squeezes, then lets go. His eyes are bloodshot; he is pale. “What did you do?” This time the question tears from my throat like a growl. I throw myself toward him, struggling against Peter’s grip, though his hands chafe. “What did you do?” I scream. “You die, I die too.” Tobias looks over his shoulder at me. “I asked you not to do this. You made your decision. These are the repercussions.” He disappears around the corner. The last I see of him and the Dauntless traitors leading him is the gleam of the gun barrel and blood on the back of his earlobe from an injury I didn’t see before. All the life goes out of me as soon as he’s gone. I stop struggling and let Peter’s hands push me toward my cell.
Veronica Roth (Insurgent (Divergent, #2))
Safe in the Arms of My Enemies [10w] "You can trust me. Even a gun has a safety.
Beryl Dov
A January 2016 poll by Investor’s Business Daily found that a 52 to 42 percent margin of Americans believe that gun ownership is more likely to increase public safety than gun control is to keep guns out of the hands of criminals.5 In a June 2015 Rasmussen poll, 68 percent of Americans said that they would feel safer living in a neighborhood where guns are allowed.
John R. Lott Jr. (The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies)
All right.” He glanced at my gun. “You tapped?” Meaning: Was my Glock threaded for a silencer? I rarely had reason even to draw my weapon, let alone make sure it fired in a whisper. “No.” He handed me his. “One in the bedroom. Safety’s on.” He’d tell me this because Glocks don’t have a safety lever; they have a double trigger that prevents accidental discharges. I was familiar with the Beretta, though, and slid the lever smoothly to the fire position. The Italians made as efficient weapons as the Austrians. I
Jeffery Deaver (Edge)
When we get closer to the training room, I think I hear voices inside. Frowning, I push the door open with my foot. Standing inside are Lynn, Uriah, Marlene, and…Tris. The collision of worlds startles me a little. “I thought I heard something in here,” I say. Uriah is firing at a target with one of the plastic pellet guns the Dauntless keep around for fun--I know for a fact that he doesn’t own it, so this one must be Zeke’s--and Marlene is chewing on something. She grins at me and waves when I walk in. “Turns out it’s my idiot brother,” says Zeke. “You’re not supposed to be here after hours. Careful, or Four will tell Eric, and then you’ll be as good as scalped.” Uriah tucks the gun under his waistband, against the small of his back, without turning on the safety. He’ll probably end up with a welt on his butt later from the gun firing into his pants. I don’t mention it to him.
Veronica Roth (Four: A Divergent Story Collection (Divergent, #0.1-0.4))
There would be little pleasure in hunting," retorted the first speaker, "if one is afraid of the thing he hunts." D'Arnot smiled. Tarzan afraid! "I do not exactly understand what you mean by fear," said Tarzan. "Like lions, fear is a different thing in different men, but to me the only pleasure in the hunt is the knowledge that the hunted thing has power to harm me as much as I have to harm him. If I went out with a couple of rifles and a gun bearer, and twenty or thirty beaters, to hunt a lion, I should not feel that the lion had much chance, and so the pleasure of the hunt would be lessened in proportion to the increased safety which I felt." "Then I am to take it that Monsieur Tarzan would prefer to go naked into the jungle, armed only with a jackknife, to kill the king of beasts," laughed the other, good naturedly, but with the merest touch of sarcasm in his tone.
Edgar Rice Burroughs (Tarzan of the Apes (Tarzan, #1))
ONCE YOU’VE HOOKED readers, your next task is to put your early chapters to work introducing your characters, settings, and stakes. The first 20-25% of the book comprises your setup. At first glance, this can seem like a tremendous chunk of story to devote to introductions. But if you expect readers to stick with you throughout the story, you first have to give them a reason to care. This important stretch is where you accomplish just that. Mere curiosity can only carry readers so far. Once you’ve hooked that sense of curiosity, you then have to deepen the pull by creating an emotional connection between them and your characters. These “introductions” include far more than just the actual moment of introducing the characters and settings or explaining the stakes. In themselves, the presentations of the characters probably won’t take more than a few scenes. After the introduction is when your task of deepening the characters and establishing the stakes really begins. The first quarter of the book is the place to compile all the necessary components of your story. Anton Chekhov’s famous advice that “if in the first act you have hung a pistol on the wall, then in the following one it should be fired” is just as important in reverse: if you’re going to have a character fire a gun later in the book, that gun should be introduced in the First Act. The story you create in the following acts can only be assembled from the parts you’ve shown readers in this First Act. That’s your first duty in this section. Your second duty is to allow readers the opportunity to learn about your characters. Who are these people? What is the essence of their personalities? What are their core beliefs (even more particularly, what are the beliefs that will be challenged or strengthened throughout the book)? If you can introduce a character in a “characteristic moment,” as we talked about earlier, you’ll be able to immediately show readers who this person is. From there, the plot builds as you deepen the stakes and set up the conflict that will eventually explode in the Inciting and Key Events. Authors sometimes feel pressured to dive right into the action of their stories, at the expense of important character development. Because none of us wants to write a boring story, we can overreact by piling on the explosions, fight sequences, and high-speed car chases to the point we’re unable to spend important time developing our characters. Character development is especially important in this first part of the story, since readers need to understand and sympathize with the characters before they’re hit with the major plot revelations at the quarter mark, halfway mark, and three-quarters mark. Summer blockbusters are often guilty of neglecting character development, but one enduring exception worth considering is Stephen Spielberg’s Jurassic Park. No one would claim the film is a leisurely character study, but it rises far above the monster movie genre through its expert use of pacing and its loving attention to character, especially in its First Act. It may surprise some viewers to realize the action in this movie doesn’t heat up until a quarter of the way into the film—and even then we have no scream-worthy moments, no adrenaline, and no extended action scenes until halfway through the Second Act. Spielberg used the First Act to build suspense and encourage viewer loyalty to the characters. By the time the main characters arrive at the park, we care about them, and our fear for their safety is beginning to manifest thanks to a magnificent use of foreshadowing. We understand that what is at stake for these characters is their very lives. Spielberg knew if he could hook viewers with his characters, he could take his time building his story to an artful Climax.
K.M. Weiland (Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story)
I took a shuddering breath. Then I pushed back hard and surged forward, shoving him down onto the floor. He skidded backward until his head hit the concrete wall. I'd been playing a lot of rugby this last year. "I want you to know that I'm not going to kill you," I said, putting my knees down onto his chest. He was conscious, breathing, but there was blood spilling down his forehead into his eyes. "But I want you to know - I don't have any problems hurting you until you listen to me." His breathing was coming hard. "You little shit," he gasped, and at that moment the bathroom door flew open. Charlotte Holmes was standing there in a red dress, pointing a pistol at Lucien Moriarty with both hands. The door snapped shut behind her. "Oh," she said. "I didn't know you had this covered." She put the safety on and slipped the pistol into her bag. There was a commotion in the main dining room. One lone voice, yelling, I saw her, I saw she had a gun - Calmly, Holmes flipped the lock behind her.
Brittany Cavallaro (The Case for Jamie (Charlotte Holmes, #3))
Taking quick looks behind him on the trail, Lew Basnight was apt to see things that weren’t necessarily there. Mounted figure in a black duster and hat, always still, turned sidewise in the hard, sunlit distance, horse bent to the barren ground. No real beam of attention, if anything a withdrawal into its own lopsided star-shaped silhouette, as if that were all it had ever aspired to. It did not take long to convince himself that the presence behind him now, always just out of eyeball range, belonged to one and the same subject, the notorious dynamiter of the San Juans known as the Kieselguhr Kid. The Kid happened to be of prime interest to White City Investigations. Just around the time Lew was stepping off the train at the Union Station in Denver, and the troubles up in the Coeur d’Alene were starting to bleed over everywhere in the mining country, where already hardly a day passed without an unscheduled dynamite blast in it someplace, the philosophy among larger, city-based detective agencies like Pinkerton’s and Thiel’s began to change, being as they now found themselves with far too much work on their hands. On the theory that they could look at their unsolved cases the way a banker might at instruments of debt, they began selling off to less-established and accordingly hungrier outfits like White City their higher-risk tickets, including that of the long-sought Kieselguhr Kid. It was the only name anybody seemed to know him by, “Kieselguhr” being a kind of fine clay, used to soak up nitroglycerine and stabilize it into dynamite. The Kid’s family had supposedly come over as refugees from Germany shortly after the reaction of 1849, settling at first near San Antonio, which the Kid-to-be, having developed a restlessness for higher ground, soon left, and then after a spell in the Sangre de Cristos, so it went, heading west again, the San Juans his dream, though not for the silver-mine money, nor the trouble he could get into, both of those, he was old enough by then to appreciate, easy enough to come by. No, it was for something else. Different tellers of the tale had different thoughts on what. “Don’t carry pistols, don’t own a shotgun nor a rifle—no, his trade-mark, what you’ll find him packing in those tooled holsters, is always these twin sticks of dynamite, with a dozen more—” “Couple dozen, in big bandoliers across his chest.” “Easy fellow to recognize, then.” “You’d think so, but no two eyewitnesses have ever agreed. It’s like all that blasting rattles it loose from everybody’s memory.” “But say, couldn’t even a slow hand just gun him before he could get a fuse lit?” “Wouldn’t bet on it. Got this clever wind-proof kind of striker rig on to each holster, like a safety match, so all’s he has to do’s draw, and the ‘sucker’s all lit and ready to throw.” “Fast fuses, too. Some boys down the Uncompahgre found out about that just last August, nothin left to bury but spurs and belt buckles. Even old Butch Cassidy and them’ll begin to coo like a barn full of pigeons whenever the Kid’s in the county.” Of course, nobody ever’d been sure about who was in Butch Cassidy’s gang either. No shortage of legendary deeds up here, but eyewitnesses could never swear beyond a doubt who in each case, exactly, had done which, and, more than fear of retaliation—it was as if physical appearance actually shifted, causing not only aliases to be inconsistently assigned but identity itself to change. Did something, something essential, happen to human personality above a certain removal from sea level? Many quoted Dr. Lombroso’s observation about how lowland folks tended to be placid and law-abiding while mountain country bred revolutionaries and outlaws. That was over in Italy, of course. Theorizers about the recently discovered subconscious mind, reluctant to leave out any variable that might seem helpful, couldn’t avoid the altitude, and the barometric pressure that went with it. This was spirit, after all.
Thomas Pynchon (Against the Day)
In their open front cockpit the crew were completely unprotected from the bitter lash of the wind. And the same westerly winds also proved an additional threat when at last, mission accomplished, they tried to fly back to safety: The prevailing wind was against us when returning from any flight over the lines and when it was strong, as it often was, our ground speed was much reduced thereby presenting us as ‘sitting birds’ for the anti-aircraft guns. When landing back at the aerodrome I have known the wind speed to be greater than my landing speed, so that I had to use my engine to get down after finding that my aeroplane was flying backwards relative to the ground.7 Second Lieutenant Geoffrey Hopkins, 22 Squadron, RFC
Peter Hart (Bloody April: Slaughter in the Skies over Arras, 1917)
The most interesting thing I learned from this trip came when I told the story to my friend James, who had been a performer on a cruise ship years before. When I told him the woman said, “Bravo, bravo, bravo,” James froze. Did she really say it three times? he needed to know. Then James laid it out for me. Bravo is serious. The more times they say it, the more serious it is. The most times they ever say it is four times, and if they say it four times, it means you’re going down to your watery grave. So “Bravo, bravo, bravo” was not terrific. Interesting fact number two: In the event of an emergency, it is the entertainers who are in charge of the lifeboats. Because the rest of the crew has actual nautical duties, the kids from Fiesta Caliente are trained to man the lifeboats. If you ever have to get on a lifeboat, the person in charge of your safety will likely be a nineteen-year-old dancer from Tampa who just had a fight with his boyfriend about the new Rihanna video. James also told me that each lifeboat has a gun on it and that once a lifeboat is in the water, the performer–lifeboat captain is trained to shoot anyone who is disruptive. This is apparently legal in accordance with maritime law.
Tina Fey (Bossypants)
Don’t I need to practice firing?” “Well, it’s not as if you’re going to shoot somebody with this. You’re just going to shoot yourself, right?” Aomame nodded. “In that case, you don’t have to practice firing. You just have to learn to load it, release the safety, and get the feel of the trigger. And anyway, where were you planning to practice firing it?” Aomame shook her head. She had no idea. “Also, how were you planning to shoot yourself? Here, give it a try.” Tamaru inserted the loaded magazine, checked to make sure the safety was on, and handed the gun to Aomame. “The safety is on,” he said. Aomame pressed the muzzle against her temple. She felt the chill of the steel. Looking at her, Tamaru slowly shook his head several times. “Trust me, you don’t want to aim at your temple. It’s a lot harder than you think to shoot yourself in the brain that way. People’s hands usually shake, and it throws their aim off. You end up grazing your skull, but not killing yourself. You certainly don’t want that to happen.” Aomame silently shook her head. “Look what happened to General Tojo after the war. When the American military came to arrest him, he tried to shoot himself in the heart by pressing the muzzle against his chest and pulling the trigger, but the bullet missed and hit his stomach without killing him. Here you had the top professional soldier in Japan, and to think he didn’t know how to kill himself with a gun! They took him straight to the hospital, he got the best care the American medical team could give him, recovered, then was tried and hanged. It’s a terrible way to die. A person’s last moments are an important thing. You can’t choose how you’re born, but you can choose how you die.
Haruki Murakami (1Q84)
Suddenly—so suddenly it scared him—there was light ahead, around a corner. Not the light of a rainy evening in the city, but paler, less certain. They rounded the corner. He noticed the flashlight bulb starting to flicker; lost the alligator momentarily. Then turned the corner and found a wide space like the nave of a church, an arched roof overhead, a phosphorescent light coming off walls whose exact arrangement was indistinct. “Wha,” he said out loud. Backwash from the river? Sea water shines in the dark sometimes; in the wake of a ship you see the same uncomfortable radiance. But not here. The alligator had turned to face him. It was a clear, easy shot. He waited. He was waiting for something to happen. Something otherworldly, of course. He was sentimental and superstitious. Surely the alligator would receive the gift of tongues, the body of Father Fairing be resurrected, the sexy V. tempt him away from murder. He felt about to levitate and at a loss to say where, really, he was. In a bonecellar, a sepulchre. “Ah, schlemihl,” he whispered into the phosphorescence. Accident prone, schlimazzel. The gun would blow up in his hands. The alligator’s heart would tick on, his own would burst, mainspring and escapement rust in this shindeep sewage, in this unholy light. “Can I let you just go?” Bung the foreman knew he was after a sure thing. It was down on the clipboard. And then he saw the alligator couldn’t go any further. Had settled down on its haunches to wait, knowing damn well it was going to be blasted. In Independence Hall in Philly, when the floor was rebuilt, they left part of the original, a foot square, to show the tourists. “Maybe,” the guide would tell you, “Benjamin Franklin stood right there, or even George Washington.” Profane on an eighth-grade class trip had been suitably impressed. He got that feeling now. Here in this room an old man had killed and boiled a catechumen, had committed sodomy with a rat, had discussed a rodent nunhood with V., a future saint—depending which story you listened to. “I’m sorry,” he told the alligator. He was always saying he was sorry. It was a schlemihl’s stock line. He raised the repeater to his shoulder, flicked off the safety. “Sorry,” he said again. Father Fairing talked to rats. Profane talked to alligators. He fired. The alligator jerked, did a backflip, thrashed briefly, was still. Blood began to seep out amoebalike to form shifting patterns with the weak glow of the water. Abruptly, the flashlight went out.
Anonymous
And for God's sake, if you need to shoot make sure to release the safety ,” he murmured, as we moved across the front, careful to stick to the shadows as often as we could. So far, I hadn't seen anyone, not even zombies. It wasn't uncommon for a straggler to come along, every now and then. Lucky for us, we were remote enough that we hadn't had any major issues with any hordes locating us. The men were quick to dispatch any zombies that hung around, not willing to take the risk that somehow they could communicate with each other. Not to mention, the zombies were strong and fast. It was better to end them, rather than to risk them one day killing one of us.
Rose Wynters (Phase Three: Devastate (Territory of the Dead, #3))
There was literally flawless obedience when they were living under my roof-at least when I was home. If I told them to go to bed, they jumped up and went to bed. If I told them to rake the leaves, they raked the leaves. If I told them to clean the fish, they cleaned the fish. People would come over to visit us and were amazed at how obedient our sons were. Their teachers always told us our boys were among the most well-behaved students in school. I believe it’s because my boys were always aware of the consequences of not doing what they were told to do. They always respected me, and they respected their mother because I didn’t want them taking advantage of the woman who put them on Earth. I also didn’t allow my sons to fight with each other. They could argue and disagree all they wanted-and Jase and Willie managed to do it regularly. I didn’t have a problem with them raising their voices at each other to make a point. I wanted to encourage them to argue and make a case for their beliefs. But if it came to blows and there was meat popping, they were getting three licks each. I didn’t care who threw the first punch. If it ever came to physical blows, I’d step in and everybody involved got three licks. Another thing I didn’t allow was tearing up good hunting and fishing equipment. I wanted them to respect someone else’s property and to be thankful for what we had, even if it wasn’t much. If one of my boys borrowed one of my guns or fishing poles and tore it up while they were using it, they received three licks. I always wanted my boys to have access to my guns to hunt, just like I had access to Pa’s guns when I was growing up. When I was young, I knew if I broke a gun, we probably weren’t going to eat that night because we were so dependent on wild game for food. But since my boys knew there was going to be a meal on the table every night, they weren’t always as respectful of my equipment. When Alan was about fourteen, he and a few of his buddies borrowed all of my Browning shotguns to go bird-hunting. They were hunting on a muddy track and because they were careless and immature, mud got into a few of the shotgun barrels. They were very fortunate the guns still fired and didn’t blow up in their faces! When Alan returned home, he was so scared to tell me what happened to my Browning shotguns-my Holy Grails-that he enlisted Kay’s help to break the news. I’m sure Alan thought I was going to beat him on the spot, but I simply told him to go outside. I was afraid to whip him right then because I was so angry. After cooling off, I pulled Alan and his buddies together and gave them a stern lecture about gun safety and respecting other people’s property. I also told Alan-after I gave him three licks-that he was on probation from using my guns for a long time.
Phil Robertson (Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander)
Victor examined it while the driver wheezed and choked. It was a small Cold War era Soviet pistol. A Makarov. Outdated, inaccurate, but still deadly in the right hands. The gun bore none of the marks or scratches of a long life of use. He released the magazine and checked the load. It was filled with eight 9x18 mm copper-cased rounds. The chamber was empty and the safety was on. It was a backup weapon — for protection, not aggressive use. The woman made a continuous coughing, spluttering noise as she struggled and suffocated.
Tom Wood (The Game (Victor the Assassin, #3))
a moment later the second of Sverdlov’s men leapt out from behind the truck with his automatic raised. He was about take the shot at Maria, but Cris snapped off two rounds. Both buried themselves in his chest, and he collapsed to the sidewalk in a welter of blood. Bystanders were running, and a woman was screaming. He ignored them, reached the table, and stuck his gun in Sverdlov’s face. "Keep your hands in view, and don't move. Maria, we're leaving. You’ve seen the deal they were about to make with you. All they wanted was to get you here to kill you. Isn't that right, Major?" The Russian didn't reply, but his silence was eloquent. They raced across the street back to the Dodge and leapt inside. Sirens were starting to wail, and they had to get out of the city. He drove away fast and out of town, heading north. “Use your phone. Call March, and tell him we’re heading his way. You’ll be able to ask him about Alexander, and see if he can fix us up somewhere remote to stay. Like before, but not his place, an address with no connection to him, and nowhere near Alexander. They could use him again to reach you.” She made the call. It was brief, and she relayed it to him when she’d finished the call. “March said he’d do what he can to find us a place. Cris, what are you planning?” Her voice sounded different, not frightened, but hollow, empty of hope. He spoke as he weaved through the traffic to get away before someone came after them. The Russians, Chicago PD, U.S. Immigration, and maybe a couple more agencies he wasn’t yet aware of. "We need to go back to where it all started, where these bastards first picked us up. I’ll drive to the floatplane base, and if Warner is still there, I'll get him to fly us back to Vermont. It’s time to get ahead of them and make preparations for when they try again." "Why Vermont?" He frowned; annoyed he’d got it so wrong before. "I made a mistake coming here. I thought we could lose ourselves in the city, but the Russians have the same technical resources as U.S. Law Enforcement. Which means wherever we go, they'll find us. We have to go back to somewhere remote. Where there are no cameras.” “And what then? More shooting, more killing?” It didn’t sound like Maria. More like a frightened girl, frightened for the safety of her son.
Eric Meyer (The Kremlin Assassins (Black Operator #2))
It proved almost impossible to square the circle of ensuring crew safety and comfort when trapped in a riveted or welded steel shell of stored gasoline, high-explosive shells and machine gun bullets, sparking engine plugs, and incoming projectiles.
Victor Davis Hanson (The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won)
There are several ‘givens’ in firearms handling,” Andrew explained. “A gun is never pointed at anything other than what one wishes to shoot. When two hunters walk side by side, with guns cradled, each points his muzzle in the direction away from the other. When one is walking with a loaded gun, the safety is engaged to prevent accidental discharge. One does not walk with a finger on the gun’s trigger. When hunting or otherwise carrying firearms, one must be constantly alert to positions and movements of others in relation to oneself.
Joan Wester Anderson (Where Angels Walk: True Stories of Heavenly Visitors)
Pay attention to everything going on around you. When you put your gun on in the morning, it should be like turning on the ignition key. You go into Condition Yellow. Before you enter a convenience store or a restaurant, assess the situation — don’t walk in blindly. Be aware of everything inside your twenty-one-foot personal safety zone. Watch all 360 degrees around you. Always know how to get out of where you are, whether you are on foot, in a vehicle, or in an office building or mall. Protect your back by sitting with your back to a wall. It was failure to do this that cost Wild Bill Hickok his life. Sit where you can see the exits and the cash register. In a vehicle be sure to use your mirrors. Break conventional thought patterns by ascertaining what you are really seeing. Always keep the edge. Be prepared, have a plan, and do something. “Doing something may be being the best witness you can be.
Chris Bird (Surviving a Mass Killer Rampage: When Seconds Count, Police Are Still Minutes Away)
in various forms, these four basic safety rules are essential for safe firearms handling. Most any firearm’s accident is attributable to not meeting one or more of these rules. 1)  Always treat every gun as if it were loaded! 2)  Always know your target and beyond! 3)  Always point the muzzle in a safe direction! 4)  Keep your finger off the trigger until your sight is on the target.   Also: Always clear a firearm every time you touch it
Gary Behr (Firearm Fundamentals - FL (incl: FL CCW Laws) (Florida Edition))
Teddy’s hand trembled unsteadily with the weight of the Remington .45 pistol. September wanted to cry. Maybe it was time to give up. April was probably going to die; Combs had as good as said it. She couldn’t win, not when even Teddy was one of Lizzie’s henchmen. She leaned into Shadow’s ruff. His breath warmed her cheek. His tension screamed beneath her hands, a coiled spring aching for release. With sudden clarity, she knew exactly what to do. “You almost forgot this. I hate these things. Maybe you’ll need it—” “Shadow, show me…gun!” Shadow sprang. He muzzle-popped the target. The pistol spun away. Teddy cried out and grabbed his bruised hand. He staggered. Fell. The sofa softened his landing. “Why the hell did you do that?” “Oh crap, sorry, Teddy. Are you okay? Sorry, I just reacted. Yes, Shadow, good-dog.” Shadow leaped around, tail flailing with excitement. September scrambled to retrieve the gun—the safety was still on—and stuck it back into her pocket. She dried her palms on
Amy Shojai (Lost And Found (September Day Series, #1))
Fuck,” Syn growled. He was still thinking of solutions when he heard something scrape against his doorknob. Something metal was tampering with the lock. If he were anywhere else in the apartment he wouldn’t have heard it, but he was right next to the door, so he could hear someone trying to get in. He instinctually moved to stand in front of Furi, pulling his Sig from its holster and unlocking the safety. He felt Furi tensing behind him. He could hear the tool manipulating the lock mechanism. Is this bastard really fuckin’ brave enough to break into my home in broad goddamn daylight? Syn was in awe at the size of this guy’s balls. The closet door was arm's length away. He yanked it open and grabbed the blanket off the top shelf, pulling his loaded twelve-gauge shotgun down just as the door eased open. All Syn could see was the tip of a black boot. Furi griped his shoulder. “Hey. Listen to this!” Syn yelled out. He put the stock of the gun firmly against his shoulder and pulled the pump back in two extremely swift moves. The sound was extremely loud and intimidating in the quiet room, by far the scariest sound an intruder could hear. “Don’t shoot, Dirty Harry.” The irritating chuckle that followed was unmistakable. “Son of a bitch,” Syn grumbled. “Day, have you lost your fuckin’ mind?” His Lieutenants came all the way through the door, Day laughing at the pissed look on Syn's face and Furi leaning on the wall behind him recovering from a panic attack. “Syn. What the hell is going on man? Are you really gonna put a buckshot in someone you think is breakin’ into your little-ass apartment? Because, you do know that that’s excessive force, right?” God asked, looking at him expectantly. “I was just scaring them off. No one comes in after hearing that sound, trust me.” Syn removed the shell and placed the gun back in the closet, covering it with the blanket. He turned to look at Furi. He looked a little pale but he was okay. Syn spun back around, “Day. Knock on my damn door like a normal visitor and wait for me to say come in!” Day pfftd, plopping down on the couch. “You don’t invite the wind. The wind just–” “Stop saying that stupid wind bullshit. Because if your door is shut and you weather guard that bitch then the wind stays the fuck out until ... You. Open. The. Door.” Syn’s dark eyes bored into Day’s hazel ones. God’s laugh was raspy, while Day looked bewildered. “But we’re family.” “Oh for fuck’s sake,” Syn grumbled, he had to get going; he had no time to explain to Day about how to behave in civilized society. He turned serious eyes back on Furi. “I gotta go, but I really think–” Furi pulled Syn to him before he could finish the sentence, kissed him hard on the mouth before turning, heading to the bedroom. “Just concentrate on your job and don’t take any officers away from their assignments to follow me. There could be someone out there who really needs their help.” Syn didn’t get to say anything else because Furi had closed the bedroom door. End of discussion.
A.E. Via
And they have the gall to call it a law for public safety! We’ve got no cars, no gasoline, no guns, no men . . . It’s clear they’re determined to promote criminality. Enough. What can we do?” “If
Andrea Camilleri (Angelica's Smile)
And isn’t this really what it’s all about? Control. Even in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, many of us persist in believing that more choice equals more freedom. Making choices gives us the illusion that we are in control. For instance, some Americans keep guns “for protection” despite the fact that it makes death by a firearm in one’s residence more rather than less likely. Gun ownership gives us the (false) sense that we are in control over our safety. Or consider football. National Football League head coaches (before it was made illegal) often called timeout right before an opposing team lined up for a game-winning try — despite the fact that doing so made the second field goal attempt more rather than less likely to succeed. It also gave them a (false) sense of control. And even in the face of clear evidence that a medical intervention would make a particular sickness worse rather than better, we often go ahead with the treatment nonetheless, rather than do nothing and let the body heal itself. “Doing something” helps convince us that we have some control in a vulnerable and difficult situation. This
Charles C. Camosy (Beyond the Abortion Wars: A Way Forward for a New Generation)
Debbie is a mom from Uxbridge, Massachusetts. She was in the examination room when the pediatrician asked her five-year-old, “Does Daddy own a gun?”1 When the little girl said yes, the doctor began grilling her and her mom about the number and types of guns, how they are stored, etc. If the incident had ended there, it would have merely been annoying. But Debbie got mad when a friend in law enforcement told her that the doctor had filed a report with the police (about her family’s [entirely legal] gun ownership). Maybe this doctor should have asked about the family bathtubs instead of the family guns. Because, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), 346 children under age five drowned in bathtubs between 2006 and 2010.2 By contrast, only ninety-four children under five died from accidental gunshots over the same period.3 That is a difference of nearly a factor of four. In fact, more children under five died from drowning in bathtubs than children under ten or even under fifteen from accidental gun shots (167 and 291 respectively).
John R. Lott Jr. (The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies)
FEAR DOESN’T CHANGE THE STATISTICS Fear about guns seems to be greatest among those who know the least about them. It takes some familiarity to know that young children can’t simply fire a typical semi-automatic pistol. Few are likely to know that the slide needs to be pulled back to put a bullet in the chamber. Those who do are unlikely to have the strength to do so. And, of course, they may not be aware that the safety has to be switched off. Maybe more media attention should be given to the dangers posed by everyday items. In 2014, motor vehicles killed 303 pedestrians under age ten.8 Bicycle and space heater accidents take many times more children’s lives than guns do. Suffocation claimed over 1,100 lives. The most recent yearly data available indicate that five-gallon plastic water buckets claimed the lives of more than thirty children under age five. Again, the problem with gun-phobia is that without guns, victims are much more vulnerable to criminal attack. Guns are used defensively some 2 million times each year.9 Even though the police are extremely important in reducing crime, they simply can’t be there all the time. In fact, they virtually always arrive after the crime has been committed. Having a gun is by far the safest course of action when one is confronted by a criminal.
John R. Lott Jr. (The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies)
Since 2000, motor vehicle deaths only really changed between 2007 and 2009, when deaths fell by more than 20 percent. Why the sudden drop? It wasn’t because of any safety regulations suddenly going into effect in late 2007. The explanation is much more prosaic: during the recession and anemic recovery, people drove a lot less. There is a more basic problem with comparing motor vehicle deaths to firearm deaths. The causes of death are very different (Figure 4). In 2014, 99.4 percent of car deaths were accidental in nature. By contrast, only 1.8 percent of gun deaths were accidental. A staggering 65 percent of gun fatalities are suicides. Although murders and accidental gun death rates have fallen, the firearm suicide rate has risen by 14 percent since 2000 (Figure 5). But the non-firearm suicide rate rose by 49 percent during the same period. The motor vehicle suicide rate went up 53 percent.15 Something is causing a general rise in suicide.
John R. Lott Jr. (The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies)
It is very hard to look at the raw data on firearm suicides and homicides and see any benefits from Australia’s gun buyback. In 2004, the U.S. National Research Council released a report reaching this same conclusion: “It is the committee’s view that the theory underlying gun buy-back programs is badly flawed and the empirical evidence demonstrates the ineffectiveness of these programs.”10 Australia’s buyback program was only one experiment, and we can’t account for all of the other factors that may have come into play. The solution is then to look across many different states or countries and try to discern overall patterns. The U.S. data is clear: laws that restrict gun ownership adversely affect people’s safety. Police are extremely important in reducing crime—my research indicates that they are the single most important factor. But police themselves understand that they almost always arrive on the crime scene after the crime has occurred. Behaving passively is definitely not the safest course of action to take.
John R. Lott Jr. (The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies)
Why him?He was as likely to offer me security and safety as a violent terrorist holding a gun to my head.So why I had chosen him?Because he had charmed me into a love affair,had truly convinced me he was madly in love with me.
Barbara Taylor Bradford
Democrats should not respond to my defeat by retreating from our strong commitments on these life-or-death issues. The vast majority of Americans agree that we need to do more on gun safety. This is a debate we can win if we keep at it.
Hillary Rodham Clinton (What Happened)
I’d glanced at her gun. This time, when she’d pointed it at me, she’d flicked the safety on. If that wasn’t true love, I don’t know what was.
Brandon Sanderson (Firefight (Reckoners, #2))
Does it not occur to you,” her words came winging over her shoulder like angry bats, “that I might not like the idea of someone making threats against your life? That I might be just the least little bit bothered by someone coming to our home waving a gun about with the intention of shooting you?” It took Harry a long time to answer. In fact, they had nearly reached the house by the time he replied, his voice thick and odd. “You’re concerned for my safety? For . . . me?” “Someone has to be,” she muttered, stomping to the front door. “I’m sure I don’t know why it’s me.
Lisa Kleypas (Tempt Me at Twilight (The Hathaways, #3))
Since the establishment of the lifesaving “Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program” in 1988, more than twenty-eight million pre-kindergarten to fourth-grade children have learned what to do if they see a firearm in an unsupervised situation. • During the past seven years, “Refuse to Be a Victim” seminars have helped more than fifteen thousand men and women develop their own personal safety plan using common-sense strategies.
Rick Sapp (The NRA Step-by-Step Guide to Gun Safety: How to Care For, Use, and Store Your Firearms)
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Rick Sapp (The NRA Step-by-Step Guide to Gun Safety: How to Care For, Use, and Store Your Firearms)
Our hearts are broken with pain at the senseless deaths caused by violence. Families mourn, children live in fear, and some now respond by arming themselves with more guns with greater capacity to end life. Our disconnection and alienation has caused some to turn to guns for protection and safety. More than ever we need love to flood our hearts and heal our brokenness, and turn us away from violence toward peace. There are many things worth living for, a few things worth dying for, and nothing worth killing for.
Kingsley Opuwari Manuel
The five million members of the National Rifle Association (NRA) are at the forefront of shooting and promoting shooting safety. And they have a proud record of achievement as well as activism. Perhaps you were not aware that: • More than 120,000 certified NRA instructors train about 750,000 gun owners every year.
Rick Sapp (The NRA Step-by-Step Guide to Gun Safety: How to Care For, Use, and Store Your Firearms)
place. With the world in turmoil, America has generally managed to honor its egalitarian principles and, though some people might disagree, to maintain the basic rights guaranteed to citizens in its founding documents. Freedom to worship as one pleases. Freedom to speak one’s mind. Freedom against unreasonable searches and seizures. Freedom to own a firearm. These are precious liberties, ones that are rare in the world. Freedom together with other promises--such as freedom of assembly and of the press–is standard nowhere else.
Rick Sapp (The NRA Step-by-Step Guide to Gun Safety: How to Care For, Use, and Store Your Firearms)
Even if you are absolutely certain that a gun is not loaded, handle it as if it were because you’re forming a habit, and the consequences of a moment of inattention or carelessness can be disastrous.
Rick Sapp (The NRA Step-by-Step Guide to Gun Safety: How to Care For, Use, and Store Your Firearms)
The damage caused by carelessness is harmful to the entire firearms community in North America. It harms the twenty-five million hunters, competitors, and recreational shooters. It harms the fifteen million concealed-carry permit holders. It harms the 325 million citizens of the United States who believe in and honor our rights as citizens.
Rick Sapp (The NRA Step-by-Step Guide to Gun Safety: How to Care For, Use, and Store Your Firearms)
Restricting the sale and use of guns became a salient political issue only after the assassinations of the Kennedy brothers and Martin Luther King, Jr. The gun control laws enacted or seriously proposed were modest. When Congress was passing gun regulation in 1968, the National Rifle Association’s executive vice-president wrote that “the measure as a whole appears to be one that the sportsmen of America can live with.” The GOP platforms of 1968 and 1972 supported gun regulation—and President Nixon, his speechwriter William Safire recalled, told him that “guns are an abomination” and that he would have outlawed handguns if he could. But violent crime had tripled in a decade, and in the late 1970s hysterics managed to take over the NRA, replacing its motto “Firearms Safety Education, Marksmanship Training, Shooting for Recreation” with the second half of the Second Amendment—“The Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms Shall Not Be Infringed.” Within a decade, the official Republican position shifted almost 180 degrees to oppose any federal registration of firearms. In other words, fantasy was starting to hold its own against reason.
Kurt Andersen (Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History)
Stridor checked the clip, turned the safety off, and cocked the gun.               “I SAID NO!” Asa yelled. He was no longer concerned that Multipliers out in the forest might hear him.               “You’re right,” Stridor said. He put the gun down on his backpack. “I should take his clothes off before I kill him. We don’t want blood on that t-shirt.
Chad Leito (The Academy: Book 3)
Keeping the gun pointed at her, I flipped the safety off. All at once I could hear the noise of the city, the traffic pulsing on the expressway, the subways roaring under the sidewalks, millions of people out talking and driving around, living their lives. I smelled coffee and cigarettes and perfume and wet trees, tasted it in the air. It was all incredibly alive, like my heart and lungs working on overload, resonating in my chest and pounding through my skull.
Joe Schreiber (Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick (Perry & Gobi, #1))
This Black feminist uprising is not about violence.  It’s about safety.  The dangerous structures of oppressive thought are destroyed when voices of people who are free from the control of these structures are amplified.  When we have listened to them and internalized what they have taught us, and when we have turned away from the racist patriarchy and tuned out its voices, we have already destroyed their power over us.  No gun is necessary.  Yet this is what they fear more than anything: that we will stop listening to them and stop obeying them, and instead begin to listen to the people whose voices and lives they have tried the hardest to silence and trample.  When we turn off our televisions, or at least begin to watch white racist commercials and programming by white racist networks through the educated perspective of Black feminism, amerika no longer controls us.  As soon as we begin to see these things for what they really are—the emptiness they create, the pain they inflict, the anxiety and hate they profit from—they know we won’t freely choose these things.  It is not in the nature of human beings to choose things which are inhumane.
Samantha Foster (an experiment in revolutionary expression: by samantha j foster)
Does this have a safety?” she asked, aiming the gun off into the empty distance. “It’s part of the trigger. You pull the trigger, the safety disengages.
Steve McHugh (Born of Hatred (Hellequin Chronicles, #2))
Texans had very different feelings toward guns, associating them with personal safety, defense of the home, and sport (e.g., target practice, hunting). The first time I visited my next-door neighbors, I was introduced to their gun collection, which was displayed in a quite impressive gun cabinet. I was puzzled. I couldn’t reconcile the fact that my neighbors and many other good upstanding citizens owned and enjoyed guns.
Suzanne L. Davis (Ten Interesting Things about Human Behavior)
Fact #2: The prosecution of gun crimes under the Obama administration had dropped [30] percent. Whereas the Bush administration had made going after violent criminals who use guns a top priority, the Obama administration put far less emphasis on doing so. And the data demonstrate the consequences. Fact #3: President Obama reduced the funding for school safety by more than $300 million. That school safety funding might well have gone to providing security to prevent the crazed gunman at Sandy Hook from taking the lives of those little children. But the Obama administration had other priorities.
Ted Cruz (A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America)
Dr. A.C. Jackson was a nationally recognized surgeon who was said by the Mayo Clinic to be the best African-American surgeon in the country. Jackson was one of fifteen African-American physicians in Tulsa at the time of the riot. He was only forty years old when he was gunned down outside his Greenwood home as he stood facing the vigilantes with his hands up. He told the mob that he was unarmed and that he wanted to go with them. He believed they were there to take him to safety at Convention Hall. As he walked out onto his front lawn, two men shot him down. While he was lying on the lawn, another man shot him in the leg. He bled to death in tremendous pain, unable to get help from the medical profession he so loved. He was a gentle man who sought only to do good for humanity and was beloved by both black and white associates.
Corinda Pitts Marsh (Holocaust in the Homeland: Black Wall Street's Last Days)
Pike put down the phone, pushed the magazine into the gun, then jacked the slide and set the safety. If Pike could ever know bliss, it filled him now, but he showed nothing. He had them. He had a line that might bring him to Meesh, and then he would clear the field. All these bastards trying to kill this girl, this one girl, all of them ganged against her, and he would clear the field, but not for justice. It would be punishment. Punishment was justice.
Robert Crais (The Watchman (Elvis Cole, #11; Joe Pike, #1))
It was some shit going on and until he figured out who was this ‘supposed to be’ rat, Greg would be sleeping with a gun under the pillow, under the bed and one on safety tucked in his draws. His life was too precious to be ended because of another man’s bullshit; best friend/brother or not.
Nako (The Connect's Wife 3: The Finale)
We are not profiling Trump, I mean Donald Trump supporters, we do not, I repeat see racists or in them some potential terrorists. That is just absurd - yes some absurd, ridiculous presumptions'. They have a right to exercise their franchise and they're better citizens because of that. We all want similar end, the same end, but maybe different means and I am not saying the means don't matter or ain't critical - but we can't say they are all misogynistic, racists or averse to Islam or the beautiful Muslims in our communities- hold on, hold on please, I'm coming to that - we won't say because you voted Trump, you are ineligible to work in our company or your values are not in synchronization with ours, we can't do this, we can't come that low to start to say because you voted Trump, we can't put you in dire positions where crafty decision making skills are required, yes a child won't be rebuked because of his parents decision to have voted Trump, we won't say a parent capable, capable of that decision must have brought up a child submerged in hatred, yes they want guns, that is why a minute number is voting for him but of coz we have always wanted guns to protect ourselves from some not only disoriented Muslims or an irrepressible libido maniac or of some black thugs whose looks threatens our safety, the safety of our daughters, or even some trespassers - we do need gun, we have hunters too- or for some who the health system has failed. And no, it is absolutely, absolutely ridiculous to say- because they do not want their jobs taken by migrants or that they are founded in the superiority of one color over another, these are serious concerns, businesses we mustn't forget - this people spoke out, voted out- of, from a concern for a safer nation, for a better tomorrow - not only for ourselves but for tomorrow.
Adeosun Olamide
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As with the “You can prove anything with statistics” claim, I usually find that the people making these other irrational claims don’t even quite mean what they say, and their own choices will betray their stated beliefs. If you ask someone to enter a betting pool to guess the outcome of the number of heads in 12 coin tosses, even the person who claims odds can’t be assigned will prefer the numbers around or near six heads. The person who claims to accept no risk at all will still fly to Moscow using Aeroflot (an airline with a safety record worse than any U.S. carrier) to pick up a $1 million prize. In response to the skeptics of statistical models he met in his own profession, Paul Meehl proposed a variation on the game of Russian roulette.15 In his modified version there are two revolvers: one with one bullet and five empty chambers and one with five bullets and one empty chamber. Meehl then asks us to imagine that he is a “sadistic decision-theorist” running experiments in a detention camp. Meehl asks, “Which revolver would you choose under these circumstances? Whatever may be the detailed, rigorous, logical reconstruction of your reasoning processes, can you honestly say that you would let me pick the gun or that you would flip a coin to decide between them? Meehl summarized the responses: “I have asked quite a few persons this question, and I have not yet encountered anybody who alleged that he would just as soon play his single game of Russian roulette with the five-shell weapon.” Clearly, those who answered Meehl’s question didn’t really think probabilities were meaningless. As we shall see before the end of this chapter, Meehl’s hypothetical game is less “hypothetical” than you might think.
Douglas W. Hubbard (How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of "Intangibles" in Business)
scourge. To be black in the Baltimore of my youth was to be naked before the elements of the world, before all the guns, fists, knives, crack, rape, and disease. The nakedness is not an error, nor pathology. The nakedness is the correct and intended result of policy, the predictable upshot of people forced for centuries to live under fear. The law did not protect us. And now, in your time, the law has become an excuse for stopping and frisking you, which is to say, for furthering the assault on your body. But a society that protects some people through a safety net of schools, government-backed home loans, and ancestral wealth but can only protect you with the club of criminal justice has either failed at enforcing its good intentions or has succeeded at something much darker. However you call it, the result was our infirmity before the criminal forces of the world. It does not matter if the agent of those forces is white or black—what matters is our condition, what matters is the system that makes your body breakable.
Ta-Nehisi Coates (Between the World and Me)
It is frequently said that curiosity killed the cat, but what is often left unsaid is that the actual cause of death was the improper discharge of a firearm by a poorly trained feline.
Zachary Auburn (How to Talk to Your Cat About Gun Safety: And Abstinence, Drugs, Satanism, and Other Dangers That Threaten Their Nine Lives)
began my campaign with the goal of centering communities of color, speaking plainly about the concerns of the marginalized and disadvantaged, and taking clear stands on divisive issues from gun safety to abortion rights to tax policy. However, the corollary to our approach was as radical as the first: that our campaign had to reach out to white voters—and not only those who shared progressive values but those disillusioned by the results of GOP orthodoxy or independents looking for clarity and consistency.
Stacey Abrams (Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America)
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The guy froze for an imperceptible period, just a blink of time, thinking as fast as he was about to act, and then he swooped down, twisting, his right hand whipping through a long arc, aiming to snatch up the gun and grab it tight and whirl it away to safety.
Lee Child (Blue Moon (Jack Reacher, #24))
On Why It’s A Threat by Lynne Schmidt The first time she is catcalled, she is nineteen years old and we are walking down the street, dog leashes in hand, on a college campus that is not ours but is close enough to be home. Close enough that I should feel safe to walk my pets, go for a run, exist. He rolls up, and I bristle when I hear the stop because it’s too soon, and she mistakes the slowing for the sign at the end of the road. My ears wait for what may or may not come next and sure enough his voice rises just loud enough so we can hear it, “I don’t know which is more beautiful, the dogs, or the girls walking them.” Beside me, she stills, a deer in the sights of a gun, eyes wild like prey ready for fight or flight, because she is. Another youngest child seeking protection when there may not be any safety to be had. She does not realize she walks beside a bomb who marched in DC against a rapist in seat, who has been fighting off men like this since her knuckles could bleed. I ignite for all the times she will be yelled at and all the times my oldest sister has thrown me behind her when the vehicles stop and the car doors open. I position my body between her and this man, the way my sister did for me, a shell of a shield if need be, grip the leash tighter with my hand and demand he to keep driving. My hands shake. My voice doesn’t. This is all I need her to hear. His saccharine words turn to acid, smile sliding off his face like an avalanche, Bitch-cunt you have STIs I wouldn’t touch you with a ten foot pole before his tires peel away pavement and leave us reeling in dust. When we return home, she is still shaking, and I am still furious. She tells me she was scared she would be hurt, or I would be hurt, and I tell her, the same thing my sister told me, I wouldn’t let that happen. Later, when she tells her partner what happened, he says, “It’s not a big deal. Why are you acting like it is?
Lynne Schmidt
He double-checked that the safety was on and slung the gun over his shoulder and across his back, carrying it like an ancient barbarian might carry a sword.
Scott Blade (Winter Territory (Jack Widow, #2))
legal property of their inhabitants. We pledge our lives to protect those people, citizens of the greater humanity, against the historical and established crimes of economy and violence they have suffered at the gun barrels of Earth and Mars. “I am Marco Inaros. I am commander of the Free Navy. And I call upon all free men and women of the Belt to rise up now in joy and glorious resolve. The Free Navy pledges you all the safety of our protection. This day is ours. Tomorrow is ours. The future of humanity is ours. Today, and forevermore, we are free.
James S.A. Corey (Nemesis Games (The Expanse, #5))
The transition of the National Rifle Association is a perfect parable: over a couple of decades, it evolved from a gun-safety education organization to a thuggish gang that rewards those at the top with millions of dollars based on proven ability to muscle elected officials into doing what they mostly know is wrong.
Stuart Stevens (It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump)
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Personal Injury in Norfolk| Injury Lawyer Power tools are used every day in the office and at home in Norfolk. Construction workers and homeowners alike use multiple forms of power tools to complete a wide range of tasks that they may not be able to do with a regular hand tool. However, many of these devices are very heavy and have very sharp blades or points in Norfolk that can cause serious injuries. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 960,000 people are injured. Every year, another 200 people are killed in accidents involving power tools. As per the Personal Injury Lawyers near me, inexperience or user error caused this. Others are caused by equipment that, if a defective power tool has caused a significant accident, are faulty in any way. What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. Such tools designed for cutting through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause serious injuries: What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. According to the Norfolk personal injury lawyer's report, these devices that are meant to cut through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause severe injuries: - Malfunctioning security switches - Lack of appropriate warnings for protection - Inadequate quantity of fluid in hydraulic control tools - Missing - Missing Missing FIND more LEGAL Papers Shape a word of some kind (s) Safety Guards for Wellbeing - Loose fittings on air-compression driven pneumatic tools - The broken wheel in the grinders, cutters, polishers and buffers - Damaged control cords - Overheating engines - Loose blades of power saws - Misfiring of nail guns - Strength jacks that are not lubricated. A qualified product liability will carry out a thorough review by a personal injury attorney and recommend the required legal course of action. malpractice attorney injury lawyer #personalinjurylawyerNorfolk #carcrash #injured #legaladvice #accidentattorney #caraccidentattorney #injuryattorney #legalservices #covid #lawyerup #injurylawyers #chiropractor #lawoffice #personalinjurylawfirm #criminaldefense #florida #miami #accidents #legalhelp #freeconsultation #injuryrecovery #PersonalInjuryLawyer #LawyersNearMe
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Personal Injury in Honolulu| Injury Lawyer Power tools are used every day in the office and at home in Honolulu. Construction workers and homeowners alike use multiple forms of power tools to complete a wide range of tasks that they may not be able to do with a regular hand tool. However, many of these devices are very heavy and have very sharp blades or points in Honolulu that can cause serious injuries. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 960,000 people are injured. Every year, another 200 people are killed in accidents involving power tools. As per the Personal Injury Lawyers near me, inexperience or user error caused this. Others are caused by equipment that, if a defective power tool has caused a significant accident, are faulty in any way. What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. Such tools designed for cutting through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause serious injuries: What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. According to the Honolulu personal injury lawyer's report, these devices that are meant to cut through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause severe injuries: - Malfunctioning security switches - Lack of appropriate warnings for protection - Inadequate quantity of fluid in hydraulic control tools - Missing - Missing Missing FIND more LEGAL Papers Shape a word of some kind (s) Safety Guards for Wellbeing - Loose fittings on air-compression driven pneumatic tools - The broken wheel in the grinders, cutters, polishers and buffers - Damaged control cords - Overheating engines - Loose blades of power saws - Misfiring of nail guns - Strength jacks that are not lubricated. A qualified product liability will carry out a thorough review by a personal injury attorney and recommend the required legal course of action. malpractice attorney injury lawyer #personalinjurylawyerHonolulu #carcrash #injured #legaladvice #accidentattorney #caraccidentattorney #injuryattorney #legalservices #covid #lawyerup #injurylawyers #chiropractor #lawoffice #personalinjurylawfirm #criminaldefense #florida #miami #accidents #legalhelp #freeconsultation #injuryrecovery #PersonalInjuryLawyer #LawyersNearMe
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Personal Injury in Greensboro| Injury Lawyer Power tools are used every day in the office and at home in Greensboro. Construction workers and homeowners alike use multiple forms of power tools to complete a wide range of tasks that they may not be able to do with a regular hand tool. However, many of these devices are very heavy and have very sharp blades or points in Greensboro that can cause serious injuries. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 960,000 people are injured. Every year, another 200 people are killed in accidents involving power tools. As per the Personal Injury Lawyers near me, inexperience or user error caused this. Others are caused by equipment that, if a defective power tool has caused a significant accident, are faulty in any way. What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. Such tools designed for cutting through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause serious injuries: What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. According to the Greensboro personal injury lawyer's report, these devices that are meant to cut through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause severe injuries: - Malfunctioning security switches - Lack of appropriate warnings for protection - Inadequate quantity of fluid in hydraulic control tools - Missing - Missing Missing FIND more LEGAL Papers Shape a word of some kind (s) Safety Guards for Wellbeing - Loose fittings on air-compression driven pneumatic tools - The broken wheel in the grinders, cutters, polishers and buffers - Damaged control cords - Overheating engines - Loose blades of power saws - Misfiring of nail guns - Strength jacks that are not lubricated. A qualified product liability will carry out a thorough review by a personal injury attorney and recommend the required legal course of action. malpractice attorney injury lawyer #personalinjurylawyerGreensboro #carcrash #injured #legaladvice #accidentattorney #caraccidentattorney #injuryattorney #legalservices #covid #lawyerup #injurylawyers #chiropractor #lawoffice #personalinjurylawfirm #criminaldefense #florida #miami #accidents #legalhelp #freeconsultation #injuryrecovery #PersonalInjuryLawyer #LawyersNearMe
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Personal Injury in Hayward| Injury Lawyer Power tools are used every day in the office and at home in Hayward. Construction workers and homeowners alike use multiple forms of power tools to complete a wide range of tasks that they may not be able to do with a regular hand tool. However, many of these devices are very heavy and have very sharp blades or points in Hayward that can cause serious injuries. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 960,000 people are injured. Every year, another 200 people are killed in accidents involving power tools. As per the Personal Injury Lawyers near me, inexperience or user error caused this. Others are caused by equipment that, if a defective power tool has caused a significant accident, are faulty in any way. What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. Such tools designed for cutting through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause serious injuries: What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. According to the Hayward personal injury lawyer's report, these devices that are meant to cut through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause severe injuries: - Malfunctioning security switches - Lack of appropriate warnings for protection - Inadequate quantity of fluid in hydraulic control tools - Missing - Missing Missing FIND more LEGAL Papers Shape a word of some kind (s) Safety Guards for Wellbeing - Loose fittings on air-compression driven pneumatic tools - The broken wheel in the grinders, cutters, polishers and buffers - Damaged control cords - Overheating engines - Loose blades of power saws - Misfiring of nail guns - Strength jacks that are not lubricated. A qualified product liability will carry out a thorough review by a personal injury attorney and recommend the required legal course of action. malpractice attorney injury lawyer #personalinjurylawyerHayward #carcrash #injured #legaladvice #accidentattorney #caraccidentattorney #injuryattorney #legalservices #covid #lawyerup #injurylawyers #chiropractor #lawoffice #personalinjurylawfirm #criminaldefense #florida #miami #accidents #legalhelp #freeconsultation #injuryrecovery #PersonalInjuryLawyer #LawyersNearMe
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Personal Injury in desmoines| Injury Lawyer Power tools are used every day in the office and at home in desmoines. Construction workers and homeowners alike use multiple forms of power tools to complete a wide range of tasks that they may not be able to do with a regular hand tool. However, many of these devices are very heavy and have very sharp blades or points in desmoines that can cause serious injuries. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 960,000 people are injured. Every year, another 200 people are killed in accidents involving power tools. As per the Personal Injury Lawyers near me, inexperience or user error caused this. Others are caused by equipment that, if a defective power tool has caused a significant accident, are faulty in any way. What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. Such tools designed for cutting through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause serious injuries: What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. According to the desmoines personal injury lawyer's report, these devices that are meant to cut through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause severe injuries: - Malfunctioning security switches - Lack of appropriate warnings for protection - Inadequate quantity of fluid in hydraulic control tools - Missing - Missing Missing FIND more LEGAL Papers Shape a word of some kind (s) Safety Guards for Wellbeing - Loose fittings on air-compression driven pneumatic tools - The broken wheel in the grinders, cutters, polishers and buffers - Damaged control cords - Overheating engines - Loose blades of power saws - Misfiring of nail guns - Strength jacks that are not lubricated. A qualified product liability will carry out a thorough review by a personal injury attorney and recommend the required legal course of action. malpractice attorney injury lawyer #personalinjurylawyerdesmoines #carcrash #injured #legaladvice #accidentattorney #caraccidentattorney #injuryattorney #legalservices #covid #lawyerup #injurylawyers #chiropractor #lawoffice #personalinjurylawfirm #criminaldefense #florida #miami #accidents #legalhelp #freeconsultation #injuryrecovery #PersonalInjuryLawyer #LawyersNearMe
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Personal Injury in Elpaso| Injury Lawyer Power tools are used every day in the office and at home in Elpaso. Construction workers and homeowners alike use multiple forms of power tools to complete a wide range of tasks that they may not be able to do with a regular hand tool. However, many of these devices are very heavy and have very sharp blades or points in Elpaso that can cause serious injuries. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 960,000 people are injured. Every year, another 200 people are killed in accidents involving power tools. As per the Personal Injury Lawyers near me, inexperience or user error caused this. Others are caused by equipment that, if a defective power tool has caused a significant accident, are faulty in any way. What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. Such tools designed for cutting through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause serious injuries: What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. According to the Elpaso personal injury lawyer's report, these devices that are meant to cut through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause severe injuries: - Malfunctioning security switches - Lack of appropriate warnings for protection - Inadequate quantity of fluid in hydraulic control tools - Missing - Missing Missing FIND more LEGAL Papers Shape a word of some kind (s) Safety Guards for Wellbeing - Loose fittings on air-compression driven pneumatic tools - The broken wheel in the grinders, cutters, polishers and buffers - Damaged control cords - Overheating engines - Loose blades of power saws - Misfiring of nail guns - Strength jacks that are not lubricated. A qualified product liability will carry out a thorough review by a personal injury attorney and recommend the required legal course of action. malpractice attorney injury lawyer #personalinjurylawyerElpaso #carcrash #injured #legaladvice #accidentattorney #caraccidentattorney #injuryattorney #legalservices #covid #lawyerup #injurylawyers #chiropractor #lawoffice #personalinjurylawfirm #criminaldefense #florida #miami #accidents #legalhelp #freeconsultation #injuryrecovery #PersonalInjuryLawyer #LawyersNearMe
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Personal Injury in Fresno| Injury Lawyer Power tools are used every day in the office and at home in Fresno. Construction workers and homeowners alike use multiple forms of power tools to complete a wide range of tasks that they may not be able to do with a regular hand tool. However, many of these devices are very heavy and have very sharp blades or points in Fresno that can cause serious injuries. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 960,000 people are injured. Every year, another 200 people are killed in accidents involving power tools. As per the Personal Injury Lawyers near me, inexperience or user error caused this. Others are caused by equipment that, if a defective power tool has caused a significant accident, are faulty in any way. What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. Such tools designed for cutting through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause serious injuries: What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. According to the Fresno personal injury lawyer's report, these devices that are meant to cut through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause severe injuries: - Malfunctioning security switches - Lack of appropriate warnings for protection - Inadequate quantity of fluid in hydraulic control tools - Missing - Missing Missing FIND more LEGAL Papers Shape a word of some kind (s) Safety Guards for Wellbeing - Loose fittings on air-compression driven pneumatic tools - The broken wheel in the grinders, cutters, polishers and buffers - Damaged control cords - Overheating engines - Loose blades of power saws - Misfiring of nail guns - Strength jacks that are not lubricated. A qualified product liability will carry out a thorough review by a personal injury attorney and recommend the required legal course of action. malpractice attorney injury lawyer #personalinjurylawyerFresno #carcrash #injured #legaladvice #accidentattorney #caraccidentattorney #injuryattorney #legalservices #covid #lawyerup #injurylawyers #chiropractor #lawoffice #personalinjurylawfirm #criminaldefense #florida #miami #accidents #legalhelp #freeconsultation #injuryrecovery #PersonalInjuryLawyer #LawyersNearMe
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Personal Injury in Grandrapids| Injury Lawyer Power tools are used every day in the office and at home in Grandrapids. Construction workers and homeowners alike use multiple forms of power tools to complete a wide range of tasks that they may not be able to do with a regular hand tool. However, many of these devices are very heavy and have very sharp blades or points in Grandrapids that can cause serious injuries. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 960,000 people are injured. Every year, another 200 people are killed in accidents involving power tools. As per the Personal Injury Lawyers near me, inexperience or user error caused this. Others are caused by equipment that, if a defective power tool has caused a significant accident, are faulty in any way. What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. Such tools designed for cutting through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause serious injuries: What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. According to the Grandrapids personal injury lawyer's report, these devices that are meant to cut through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause severe injuries: - Malfunctioning security switches - Lack of appropriate warnings for protection - Inadequate quantity of fluid in hydraulic control tools - Missing - Missing Missing FIND more LEGAL Papers Shape a word of some kind (s) Safety Guards for Wellbeing - Loose fittings on air-compression driven pneumatic tools - The broken wheel in the grinders, cutters, polishers and buffers - Damaged control cords - Overheating engines - Loose blades of power saws - Misfiring of nail guns - Strength jacks that are not lubricated. A qualified product liability will carry out a thorough review by a personal injury attorney and recommend the required legal course of action. malpractice attorney injury lawyer #personalinjurylawyerGrandrapids #carcrash #injured #legaladvice #accidentattorney #caraccidentattorney #injuryattorney #legalservices #covid #lawyerup #injurylawyers #chiropractor #lawoffice #personalinjurylawfirm #criminaldefense #florida #miami #accidents #legalhelp #freeconsultation #injuryrecovery #PersonalInjuryLawyer #LawyersNearMe
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Personal Injury in Fortlauderdale| Injury Lawyer Power tools are used every day in the office and at home in Fortlauderdale. Construction workers and homeowners alike use multiple forms of power tools to complete a wide range of tasks that they may not be able to do with a regular hand tool. However, many of these devices are very heavy and have very sharp blades or points in Fortlauderdale that can cause serious injuries. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 960,000 people are injured. Every year, another 200 people are killed in accidents involving power tools. As per the Personal Injury Lawyers near me, inexperience or user error caused this. Others are caused by equipment that, if a defective power tool has caused a significant accident, are faulty in any way. What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. Such tools designed for cutting through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause serious injuries: What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. According to the Fortlauderdale personal injury lawyer's report, these devices that are meant to cut through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause severe injuries: - Malfunctioning security switches - Lack of appropriate warnings for protection - Inadequate quantity of fluid in hydraulic control tools - Missing - Missing Missing FIND more LEGAL Papers Shape a word of some kind (s) Safety Guards for Wellbeing - Loose fittings on air-compression driven pneumatic tools - The broken wheel in the grinders, cutters, polishers and buffers - Damaged control cords - Overheating engines - Loose blades of power saws - Misfiring of nail guns - Strength jacks that are not lubricated. A qualified product liability will carry out a thorough review by a personal injury attorney and recommend the required legal course of action. malpractice attorney injury lawyer #personalinjurylawyerFortlauderdale #carcrash #injured #legaladvice #accidentattorney #caraccidentattorney #injuryattorney #legalservices #covid #lawyerup #injurylawyers #chiropractor #lawoffice #personalinjurylawfirm #criminaldefense #florida #miami #accidents #legalhelp #freeconsultation #injuryrecovery #PersonalInjuryLawyer #LawyersNearMe
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Personal Injury in Flint| Injury Lawyer Power tools are used every day in the office and at home in Flint. Construction workers and homeowners alike use multiple forms of power tools to complete a wide range of tasks that they may not be able to do with a regular hand tool. However, many of these devices are very heavy and have very sharp blades or points in Flint that can cause serious injuries. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 960,000 people are injured. Every year, another 200 people are killed in accidents involving power tools. As per the Personal Injury Lawyers near me, inexperience or user error caused this. Others are caused by equipment that, if a defective power tool has caused a significant accident, are faulty in any way. What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. Such tools designed for cutting through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause serious injuries: What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. According to the Flint personal injury lawyer's report, these devices that are meant to cut through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause severe injuries: - Malfunctioning security switches - Lack of appropriate warnings for protection - Inadequate quantity of fluid in hydraulic control tools - Missing - Missing Missing FIND more LEGAL Papers Shape a word of some kind (s) Safety Guards for Wellbeing - Loose fittings on air-compression driven pneumatic tools - The broken wheel in the grinders, cutters, polishers and buffers - Damaged control cords - Overheating engines - Loose blades of power saws - Misfiring of nail guns - Strength jacks that are not lubricated. A qualified product liability will carry out a thorough review by a personal injury attorney and recommend the required legal course of action. malpractice attorney injury lawyer #personalinjurylawyerFlint #carcrash #injured #legaladvice #accidentattorney #caraccidentattorney #injuryattorney #legalservices #covid #lawyerup #injurylawyers #chiropractor #lawoffice #personalinjurylawfirm #criminaldefense #florida #miami #accidents #legalhelp #freeconsultation #injuryrecovery #PersonalInjuryLawyer #LawyersNearMe
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Personal Injury in Newportnews| Injury Lawyer Power tools are used every day in the office and at home in Newportnews. Construction workers and homeowners alike use multiple forms of power tools to complete a wide range of tasks that they may not be able to do with a regular hand tool. However, many of these devices are very heavy and have very sharp blades or points in Newportnews that can cause serious injuries. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 960,000 people are injured. Every year, another 200 people are killed in accidents involving power tools. As per the Personal Injury Lawyers near me, inexperience or user error caused this. Others are caused by equipment that, if a defective power tool has caused a significant accident, are faulty in any way. What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. Such tools designed for cutting through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause serious injuries: What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. According to the Newportnews personal injury lawyer's report, these devices that are meant to cut through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause severe injuries: - Malfunctioning security switches - Lack of appropriate warnings for protection - Inadequate quantity of fluid in hydraulic control tools - Missing - Missing Missing FIND more LEGAL Papers Shape a word of some kind (s) Safety Guards for Wellbeing - Loose fittings on air-compression driven pneumatic tools - The broken wheel in the grinders, cutters, polishers and buffers - Damaged control cords - Overheating engines - Loose blades of power saws - Misfiring of nail guns - Strength jacks that are not lubricated. A qualified product liability will carry out a thorough review by a personal injury attorney and recommend the required legal course of action. malpractice attorney injury lawyer #personalinjurylawyerNewportnews #carcrash #injured #legaladvice #accidentattorney #caraccidentattorney #injuryattorney #legalservices #covid #lawyerup #injurylawyers #chiropractor #lawoffice #personalinjurylawfirm #criminaldefense #florida #miami #accidents #legalhelp #freeconsultation #injuryrecovery #PersonalInjuryLawyer #LawyersNearMe
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Personal Injury in Neworleans| Injury Lawyer Power tools are used every day in the office and at home in Neworleans. Construction workers and homeowners alike use multiple forms of power tools to complete a wide range of tasks that they may not be able to do with a regular hand tool. However, many of these devices are very heavy and have very sharp blades or points in Neworleans that can cause serious injuries. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 960,000 people are injured. Every year, another 200 people are killed in accidents involving power tools. As per the Personal Injury Lawyers near me, inexperience or user error caused this. Others are caused by equipment that, if a defective power tool has caused a significant accident, are faulty in any way. What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. Such tools designed for cutting through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause serious injuries: What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. According to the Neworleans personal injury lawyer's report, these devices that are meant to cut through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause severe injuries: - Malfunctioning security switches - Lack of appropriate warnings for protection - Inadequate quantity of fluid in hydraulic control tools - Missing - Missing Missing FIND more LEGAL Papers Shape a word of some kind (s) Safety Guards for Wellbeing - Loose fittings on air-compression driven pneumatic tools - The broken wheel in the grinders, cutters, polishers and buffers - Damaged control cords - Overheating engines - Loose blades of power saws - Misfiring of nail guns - Strength jacks that are not lubricated. A qualified product liability will carry out a thorough review by a personal injury attorney and recommend the required legal course of action. malpractice attorney injury lawyer #personalinjurylawyerNeworleans #carcrash #injured #legaladvice #accidentattorney #caraccidentattorney #injuryattorney #legalservices #covid #lawyerup #injurylawyers #chiropractor #lawoffice #personalinjurylawfirm #criminaldefense #florida #miami #accidents #legalhelp #freeconsultation #injuryrecovery #PersonalInjuryLawyer #LawyersNearMe
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Personal Injury in Corpuschristi| Injury Lawyer Power tools are used every day in the office and at home in Corpuschristi. Construction workers and homeowners alike use multiple forms of power tools to complete a wide range of tasks that they may not be able to do with a regular hand tool. However, many of these devices are very heavy and have very sharp blades or points in Corpuschristi that can cause serious injuries. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 960,000 people are injured. Every year, another 200 people are killed in accidents involving power tools. As per the Personal Injury Lawyers near me, inexperience or user error caused this. Others are caused by equipment that, if a defective power tool has caused a significant accident, are faulty in any way. What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. Such tools designed for cutting through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause serious injuries: What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. According to the Corpuschristi personal injury lawyer's report, these devices that are meant to cut through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause severe injuries: - Malfunctioning security switches - Lack of appropriate warnings for protection - Inadequate quantity of fluid in hydraulic control tools - Missing - Missing Missing FIND more LEGAL Papers Shape a word of some kind (s) Safety Guards for Wellbeing - Loose fittings on air-compression driven pneumatic tools - The broken wheel in the grinders, cutters, polishers and buffers - Damaged control cords - Overheating engines - Loose blades of power saws - Misfiring of nail guns - Strength jacks that are not lubricated. A qualified product liability will carry out a thorough review by a personal injury attorney and recommend the required legal course of action. malpractice attorney injury lawyer #personalinjurylawyerCorpuschristi #carcrash #injured #legaladvice #accidentattorney #caraccidentattorney #injuryattorney #legalservices #covid #lawyerup #injurylawyers #chiropractor #lawoffice #personalinjurylawfirm #criminaldefense #florida #miami #accidents #legalhelp #freeconsultation #injuryrecovery #PersonalInjuryLawyer #LawyersNearMe
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Personal Injury in Bronx| Injury Lawyer Power tools are used every day in the office and at home in Bronx. Construction workers and homeowners alike use multiple forms of power tools to complete a wide range of tasks that they may not be able to do with a regular hand tool. However, many of these devices are very heavy and have very sharp blades or points in Bronx that can cause serious injuries. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 960,000 people are injured. Every year, another 200 people are killed in accidents involving power tools. As per the Personal Injury Lawyers near me, inexperience or user error caused this. Others are caused by equipment that, if a defective power tool has caused a significant accident, are faulty in any way. What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. Such tools designed for cutting through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause serious injuries: What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. According to the Bronx personal injury lawyer's report, these devices that are meant to cut through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause severe injuries: - Malfunctioning security switches - Lack of appropriate warnings for protection - Inadequate quantity of fluid in hydraulic control tools - Missing - Missing Missing FIND more LEGAL Papers Shape a word of some kind (s) Safety Guards for Wellbeing - Loose fittings on air-compression driven pneumatic tools - The broken wheel in the grinders, cutters, polishers and buffers - Damaged control cords - Overheating engines - Loose blades of power saws - Misfiring of nail guns - Strength jacks that are not lubricated. A qualified product liability will carry out a thorough review by a personal injury attorney and recommend the required legal course of action. malpractice attorney injury lawyer #personalinjurylawyerBronx #carcrash #injured #legaladvice #accidentattorney #caraccidentattorney #injuryattorney #legalservices #covid #lawyerup #injurylawyers #chiropractor #lawoffice #personalinjurylawfirm #criminaldefense #florida #miami #accidents #legalhelp #freeconsultation #injuryrecovery #PersonalInjuryLawyer #LawyersNearMe
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Personal Injury in Colorados| Injury Lawyer Power tools are used every day in the office and at home in Colorados. Construction workers and homeowners alike use multiple forms of power tools to complete a wide range of tasks that they may not be able to do with a regular hand tool. However, many of these devices are very heavy and have very sharp blades or points in Colorados that can cause serious injuries. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 960,000 people are injured. Every year, another 200 people are killed in accidents involving power tools. As per the Personal Injury Lawyers near me, inexperience or user error caused this. Others are caused by equipment that, if a defective power tool has caused a significant accident, are faulty in any way. What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. Such tools designed for cutting through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause serious injuries: What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. According to the Colorados personal injury lawyer's report, these devices that are meant to cut through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause severe injuries: - Malfunctioning security switches - Lack of appropriate warnings for protection - Inadequate quantity of fluid in hydraulic control tools - Missing - Missing Missing FIND more LEGAL Papers Shape a word of some kind (s) Safety Guards for Wellbeing - Loose fittings on air-compression driven pneumatic tools - The broken wheel in the grinders, cutters, polishers and buffers - Damaged control cords - Overheating engines - Loose blades of power saws - Misfiring of nail guns - Strength jacks that are not lubricated. A qualified product liability will carry out a thorough review by a personal injury attorney and recommend the required legal course of action. malpractice attorney injury lawyer #personalinjurylawyerColorados #carcrash #injured #legaladvice #accidentattorney #caraccidentattorney #injuryattorney #legalservices #covid #lawyerup #injurylawyers #chiropractor #lawoffice #personalinjurylawfirm #criminaldefense #florida #miami #accidents #legalhelp #freeconsultation #injuryrecovery #PersonalInjuryLawyer #LawyersNearMe
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Personal Injury in Columbia| Injury Lawyer Power tools are used every day in the office and at home in Columbia. Construction workers and homeowners alike use multiple forms of power tools to complete a wide range of tasks that they may not be able to do with a regular hand tool. However, many of these devices are very heavy and have very sharp blades or points in Columbia that can cause serious injuries. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 960,000 people are injured. Every year, another 200 people are killed in accidents involving power tools. As per the Personal Injury Lawyers near me, inexperience or user error caused this. Others are caused by equipment that, if a defective power tool has caused a significant accident, are faulty in any way. What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. Such tools designed for cutting through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause serious injuries: What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. According to the Columbia personal injury lawyer's report, these devices that are meant to cut through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause severe injuries: - Malfunctioning security switches - Lack of appropriate warnings for protection - Inadequate quantity of fluid in hydraulic control tools - Missing - Missing Missing FIND more LEGAL Papers Shape a word of some kind (s) Safety Guards for Wellbeing - Loose fittings on air-compression driven pneumatic tools - The broken wheel in the grinders, cutters, polishers and buffers - Damaged control cords - Overheating engines - Loose blades of power saws - Misfiring of nail guns - Strength jacks that are not lubricated. A qualified product liability will carry out a thorough review by a personal injury attorney and recommend the required legal course of action. malpractice attorney injury lawyer #personalinjurylawyerColumbia #carcrash #injured #legaladvice #accidentattorney #caraccidentattorney #injuryattorney #legalservices #covid #lawyerup #injurylawyers #chiropractor #lawoffice #personalinjurylawfirm #criminaldefense #florida #miami #accidents #legalhelp #freeconsultation #injuryrecovery #PersonalInjuryLawyer #LawyersNearMe
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