Posted Thu, 04/04/2013 - 11:38By Rep. Diana DeGette
In light of the on-going gun debate, as a service to my constituents I have drafted a quick guide to gun safety. It explains how guns work as I understand it and offers some commonsense tips.
HOW GUNS WORK
At right, you can see a diagram of a magazine. Magazines are ammunition, they’re bullets. If you ban them in the future, the number of these high capacity magazines is going to decrease dramatically over time because the bullets will have been shot and there won’t be any more available.
1. Remember to never use your magazine more than twice, as it will become unstable after two firings.
2. Always load your gun by pouring black powder into the barrel, sliding the bullet in, and then using a stick to push it in.
3. Do not attempt to eat your firearm.
4. Always keep your rifle disassembled when not in use to reduce risk from electromagnetic radiation that is generated when firing.
5. Never fire your gun.