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 Post subject: Bad Idea
PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:14 pm 
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ARES Defense Systems Company Left a Present on Your Carpet - Bad Company! Bad!
When it comes to firearm safety, knowing that the thing you have in your hand is firearm is somewhat important. This wbsite — http://www.therawfeed.com/2006/04/shotg ... le-on.html — offers for sale a MagLite that has been converted into a firearm.

We here at The Savage Rabbit swat this idea on the nose with a rolled up newspaper because it is bad.

Just as fake guns cause problems by tricking people into believing they are real, real guns should not trick people into thinking they are fake.

People can be careless complacant. Carelessness and compacancy are annoying when you misspell words and have to retype a paragraph but are deadly when firearms are involved. It is through strict adherence to firearm saftey and redundant precautions that we can account for and minimize our inevitable mistakes.

Why did you check the chamber and, to your embarrassing surprise, find a cartridge in a pistol you “knew” to be unloaded? You did that because you are supposed to ALWAYS check the chamber. It sounds easy, but do you ALWAYS do anything?

Now let’s add a patently useless wrinkle. You don’t even know it’s a gun. How do you know not to point it in certain directions? How do you know to check to make sure the safety is engaged? Does it have a safety? How do you check the chamber? Does it have a chamber? Which end is the business end?

Some may argue that the mandatory practice of keeping it under lock and key takes care of the problem. But redundant precautions protect against our failure to observe primary precuations. What if the flashlight-gun isn’t locked up? What if you accidentally lock up your real MagLite instead and leave your ill-concieved internet purcahse in the closet?

These are just some of the problems associated with this very bad idea. If you point the flashlight aren’t you pointing the gun at yourself? Everyone who touches that product in the stream of commerce would be sued for any inevitable mishandling. This is one serious design defect.

This is a dangerous device which cannot exist for any other purpose than to illegally carry a gun or to flaunt your “spy craft” to your friends. It can’t work better than a regular MagLite and is useless as a firearm.

The bottom line is who ever conceived this death trap should have his nose pushed in it and be put outside for the night.

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2 Responses to “ARES Defense Systems Company Left a Present on Your Carpet - Bad Company! Bad!”
mac girl Says:
April 13th, 2006 at 4:26 pm e
Oh boy, do you love this?….it comes in a mini-mag light version as well (.380 round). How special, what a great stocking stuffer!

I, too, think that this is an embarrassment to everyone who promotes the right to bare arms and safe firearm use. What a great way to cause more problems and contaminate the public with the “guns are bad” disease.

Placerita Ranch Says:
April 21st, 2006 at 7:51 pm e
Bad news, Mac Girl hit it on the head. Now law enforcement officers will have to pull their weapons when you have your flashlight out. Yikes


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 Post subject: Bad Idea
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 8:32 pm 
Why Can't We Have Nice Things?
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Good job, Savage Rabbitt. You clearly presented your case. Things should be what they seem to be.


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 Post subject: Re: Bad Idea
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 12:53 pm 
Why Can't We Have Nice Things?
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Good job, Savage Rabbitt. You clearly presented your case. Things should be what they seem to be.

"Now would be fine."


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