Gun YouTuber who almost killed himself explains how it wasn't his fault

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Oh No Eating GIF by Declan McKenna

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Are we sure a wascawwy wabbit didn’t stick a carrot in the end of the barrel?

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I see we have another one of those “responsible gun owners” American ammosexuals always use to justify their their supposed Second Amendment right to own lots of phallic totems.

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I do not shoot at the local range because of morons like this guy. It’s ridiculous how inept & poorly trained gun nuts are, yet armed to the teeth cuz of freedums.

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Go to any range in America on any day and I guarantee you that when there are more than a dozen people there you’ll find at least one or two morons like this.

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Roger That!

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was looking for info about the style of round that did the exploding, and was served up this vid

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He goes on to explain that the round he was firing was known to be unreliable because it was of unknown provenance and hasn’t been produced in decades.

“Not my fault I was shooting 20 year old ammo from god knows where”

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I’m not spending twenty minutes on this guy. Just link me to the part where the gun explodes.

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TLDR: Don’t fire the wrong ammunition through your gun.

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i got u My 50 Cal Exploded - YouTube

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Thanks, friend!

Heh, it blowed his hat off. Nice touch.

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Like anything else, about 10% of a hobby gets asymptotically stupid about it.

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Forgotten Weapons (the only good gun YouTube channel) has a good thing on this, and generally the failure modes of guns:

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The detailed failure analysis is interesting to people (like me) who think that materials physics are fascinating. Not everyone is.

Shorter, though, is this: the root cause was somewhere in the frontal lobes of the control system. In this case, it seems to have been the Challenger Syndrome: “We exceeded the design limits by X last time and it worked OK. This time we’ll be OK at X+ε.” Repeat until catastrophic failure.

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Everybody is a “responsible gun owner” until, mysteriously, they are not. And the responsible ones can tut tut and write them off as exceptions.

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But unlike a lot of other hobbies, the consequences with firearms often involve death or maiming (and not always of the idiot handling the weapon).

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Is that 10% per hour or per day?

Because I am close friends or family with 11 gun owners, and every single one has had at least one potentially deadly incident with a firearm. One is the most responsible person I know; has peoples’ lives in his hands every day, and had the scariest incident of all 11.

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