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Old 09-27-2013, 06:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everone

I have a question most of you might find a bit stupid , but being from gun-free germany I couldn't solve it in any other way.

Does a modern shotgun, like a Mossberg 590 or simmilar, have a safety catch?
Or is there no such thing on these things, and they are ready to shoot as soon as they have a round chambered?

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They have a safety. Most all modern guns have a safety of some sort. Be it a switch that you flip on or off or built into the trigger mechanism or grip somehow.

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Old 09-28-2013, 09:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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All guns owners have a safety switch between the ears!!!
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Originally Posted by kwo51 View Post
All guns owners have a safety switch between the ears!!!
Which is known to malfunction on occasion.
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The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes.... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."
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Even the ones on the guns fail that is why we point them at something we don't care about when testing safety.
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Originally Posted by kwo51 View Post
Even the ones on the guns fail that is why we point them at something we don't care about when testing safety.
This is true too. And to further agree with you, the first safety switch is the one between the ears. The other mechanical safeties are for redundancy. But all too often we hear how someone gets shot while cleaning their gun. The rules to gun safety are simple. But you have to use your brain to follow them.
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Brain and alcohol = daaaaaa. Not saying all AD 's are drink related but most have a person involved. Even when I was shot b y the dog.
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Your dog mad at u for all the jack u been drinking?
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I was 15 and it was a fralind Dachshund . Just dark beer.
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