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In firearms, a safety or safety catch is a mechanism used to help prevent the accidental discharge of a firearm, helping to ensure safer handling.
Safeties can generally be divided into subtypes such as internal safeties (which typically do not receive input from the user) and external safeties (which typically allow the user to give input, for example, toggling a lever from "on" to "off" or something similar). Sometimes these are called "passive" and "active" safeties (or "automatic" and "manual"), respectively.
Firearms with the ability to allow the user to select various fire modes may have separate switches for safety and for mode selection (e.g. Thompson submachine gun) or may have the safety integrated with the mode selector as a fire selector with positions from safe to semi-automatic to full-automatic fire (e.g. M16).
Some firearms manufactured after the late 1990s include mandatory integral locking mechanisms that must be deactivated by a unique key before the gun can be fired. These integral locking mechanisms are intended as child-safety devices during unattended storage of the firearm—not as safety mechanisms while carrying. Other devices in this category are trigger locks, bore locks, and gun safes.
Instapundit » Blog Archive » REMEMBER, ONLY TRAINED LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS CAN BE TRUSTED WITH GUNS: Boston cop on leave …
No worries, the gun was returned to a fire station. I guess like a safe drop off.
What I fail to understand is how a Glock is worth $5k.
Police officer justified in fatal mall shooting of black man: Alabama AG
Stories like this just terrify me.. A law-abiding citizen with a concealed handgun license was sitting in ready position after gunfire erupted in the mall. He also was in the Army and serving our country. The police saw...
One School District’s Security Upgrade: Facial Recognition, Tracking IDs and AR-15s
Interesting article. Edit: I really hate that WSJ requires either subscription or to log in to view articles...If someone with access could post the full thing that would be nice.
Section from article:
The shooter says he killed another officer while playing a more dangerous version of Russian roulette, like in the movie the Deer Hunter. It sounds unbelievable. What do you think?
Houston Police have cleared the scene where 5 men where shot by a homeowner with a fully loaded AK-47, killing 3.
This has been the hot 2A story of the day and the homeowners weapon was just released. Listen to the video, the print story has not been updated yet.
5 shot, 3 killed after...
Take my photo, that is the role of a Snapchat boyfriend.
In this case the model off'd him. "accidently"
Sure he wasn't taking no photos for no other social media glams.
And I heard...
Gun Owners of America Funds Challenge to National Firearms Act in U.S. Supreme Court | GOA News - Published Jan 15 2019
https://gunowners.org/images/Kettler-Petition-for-Certiorari.pdf - GOA's petition to the SCOTUS
From the article...