Safeties and Complacency?
I was talking to a friend today and the conversation turned to gun safety. I made a comment to him that I still stand behind, but I want y'all's opinion.
I told him the safest gun I have is my 1974 Winchester 30-30. I say that because it has absolutely no manual safeties period. Truly the only thing I can consider a manual safety is whether or not the hammer is back. I call it my safest because, due to its lack of safeties, it forces me to think about my actions while handling / carrying said firearm, lending to my belief that ultimately the only true safety is between the user's ears. With other weapons, I may subconsciously become more lax due to the presence of a manual safety. Of course I got all sorts of flak from him over my opinion.
I know all about the "safeties can fail" moniker and have witnessed evidence to support that. However, do you agree that we the public (as a collective gun owning group) may have become somewhat complacent in the "But my safety is on..." paradigm?
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