I think I told this before in a different thread. I wasn't handed the weapon. But anyway, shooting squirrels in friends back yard with .22 springer air rifles. Buddy goes to set his rifle down, says its 'safe'. Well it wasn't. It was loaded and somehow he pushed the safety off (the safety is inside the trigger guard, why his hand was near it I don't know) and discharged it. Pellet struck wooden siding of the house, changed direction and passed between me and another guy at about head level. We were probably no more than two feet apart. You could feel the air move as it passed by.
Another example of carelessness and ignorance. Thankfully he only owns that one pellet rifle and no firearms.
BB, pellet or .50 BMG, I don't want to get hit with any of em.
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