This is an actual item from Michelle Malkin's Twitchy:
Mayor Bloomberg press conference displays seized weapons, lousy gun safety lesson [pic]That's right -- according to Malkin's crew, if evil gun-grabbers seize guns, it's dangerous for those guns to be pointed at an audience ... even when no one is touching them. Once guns are in the possession of evil gun-grabbers, they get gun-grabber germs on them and can fire themselves.
... At a press conference today, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced what he called the "largest gun seizure in the city’s history." The seized guns were displayed on tables at the press conference.
One of the primary rules of gun safety is "treat every weapon as if it were loaded," but even though plenty of weapons were on display today, that particular safety pointer was not:
You know how gun fans always say that "guns don't kill people, people do"? Well, apparently, in this case, gun nuts believe that guns actually do kill people all by themselves.
And this belief isn't limited to Malkin and her crew -- I see here that Katie Pavlich of Townhall.com actually asked the cops about this...
... and got an appropriate response:
NYPD just hung up on me for asking who set up the guns at the press facing the audience.— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) August 19, 2013
The Lieutenant on the phone refuse to repeat his name and said my line of questioning was "strange"— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) August 19, 2013
When I asked why guns were pointed at the audience, he said "They're not loaded"— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) August 19, 2013
Right, Katie -- they're not loaded, and even if they were, no one is touching them.
Pavlich tweeted rules for gun safety:
Now, I would think that if you're not even touching the gun, then you've got #3 covered, and #1, #2, and #4 would kinda take care of themselves. But I'm just an evil gun-grabbing liberal, so what do I know?