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Old 06-05-2018, 07:30 AM
Isamu is offline
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Originally Posted by septimus View Post
Don't guns have "safeties"? Did the FBI Agent have the safety off to save a second in case Osama bin Laden's brother joined him on the dance floor?

Sorry if these questions are ignorant. Yes, yes, I know Americans shouldn't be allowed to offer opinions about guns unless they can dismantle an AR-15 blindfolded. (Just as legislator views on abortion aren't meaningful unless the legislator has a penis?)
Some do some don't. Most revolvers have an 'internal safety' but will still go off if the trigger is pulled. Most (I think) pistols have a safety lever or button that prevents the trigger from firing the gun. Watching the video it looks like the gun was a pistol but hard to see. It seems to have gone off as he picked it up.