How to be safe when using guns.
Firing “For No Reason”
[The idea] that they go off for no reason. Oh, there’s a reason it went off. (cre_ate_eve)
How to Defend Yourself
“If you’re defending yourself, just shoot them in the leg.”
Go take a 9mm to a firing range and shoot a target at 15 ft. You’ll find your spread is much larger than the size of a leg.
When it’s self defense aim for the area with the largest chance of striking them. The torso. (ConservativeAthiest)
Seriously, Don’t Shoot People in the Leg!
Combat medic here, I wouldn’t shoot someone in the leg anyway. Maybe the foot, but you hit that femoral artery higher up on the leg and you’ve got a dead person on your hands in about 10 minutes. (I_AM_AN_ASSHOLE_AMA)