Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Are You Smart Enough To Buy A Handgun In Michigan?

Before you anti-gun folks get all worked up over nothing, let me quickly tell you that this post is about the state of Michigan's Basic Pistol Safety Questionaire. As such, you have to pass this quiz at your local police department headquarters before you can be issued a 10-Day Gun Purchase Permit (if you don't already have a CCW/CPL). This post does not imply that you are stupid if you choose not to own a gun.

All questions are True/False:

__ 1. You should treat every pistol as if it were loaded.

__ 2. You should always keep the barrel pointed in a safe direction.

__ 3. You should never put your finger on the trigger until ready to fire at a proper target.

__ 4. When passing or receiving a pistol to or from another person, the action should be open and the pistol visually checked to make sure it is not loaded.

__5. It is illegal to sell a pistol to a person under 18 years of age.

__6. The law requires a person to report the theft of his or her pistol to police within one year.

__7. A person is permitted to transport a pistol for a lawful purpose if the owner or occupant of the vehicle is the registered owner of the firearm and the pistol is unloaded and in a closed case in the trunk of the vehicle.

__8. When storing a pistol, for saety reasons the ammunition should never be stored separately from the pistol.

__9. The law requires that when presenting a pistol to police for a safety inspection, the pistol is unloaded and encased or equipped with a trigger locking mechanism.

__10. When storing a pistol it should be unloaded and placed in a safe place out of the reach of children.

__11. Possession of a pistol while under the influence of alcohol is unlawful.

__12. A person can be held criminally and civilly liable for wrongfully pointing or discharging a pistol at another person.

__13. The first step to cleaning a pistol is to make sure it is unloaded.

__14. Dropping a loaded pistol will never cause an accidental discharge if the safety is on.

__15. Bullets fired at flat surfaces will never glance off in an unpredictable direction.

How did you do? I'll post the answers in a later post.

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