I have been a top cowboy gun spinner and Hollywood gun coach for many years. This has allowed me to see how folks from different walks of life react when they hold a gun in their hands. The first thing I can tell you is that owning a gun is vastly different than cocking the hammer and pulling the trigger. I can also tell you that in training folks to handle a gun - showing them how to fast draw, spin, gun tricks, basic safety and scenario training (for cadets and police academy) - has shown me how people react to holding and firing a gun.
No matter whether I'm scenario training cadets, or at a corporate party showing folks how to fast draw like the Old West... what happens when a person picks up a gun is always different. I've seen it many times: A person will pull a gun out of their holster to draw and shoot and it hits their leg. Luckily for them these are blanks. So at worst it is embarrassing for them as they walk away with the black shot mark on their leg.
In short, there is a reason our police and military are trained in combat mode. In the heat of the moment, your survival isn't about what kind of firepower you have, but about whether you're able to use your weapon without shooting off your foot. Real guns are a whole lot different than playing cowboys or soldiers like when you were a kid.
What's the plan?
All of that is why it doesn't make sense for gun owners to try and address gun violence by themselves. The responsibility should now fall in the gun manufacturers' hands, so to speak. They should recall all of the guns that are out there currently. Then equip and retrofit all guns with biometric technology, which means it has to be your hand to use the gun and no one else can pick it up and fire it. Then return the guns to their owners. Gun makers can win by helping us solve the problem. After all, it has to be cheaper to modify the guns than it is for manufacturers to spend their money on ads warning us that we need to defend the Second Amendment - right?
What's a little less profit in the end, maybe a few more lives saved!
Hey, if they can equip our iPhones with a thumb print reader, I am sure they can get guns to work in the hands of the good guys and not the bad.
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