Smoking Shotgun

Shotgun

This video was originally from an episode of 60 Minutes. It was documenting the use of marijuana from Vietnam soldiers. I am more concerned about the fact that these soldiers are pointing shotguns at each others’ faces. The pipe appears to function like a chamber flag, but that does not mean you should point shotguns in people’s faces nor that those people should take a hit from the muzzle of a shotgun.



Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

Any questions please email him at nicholas.c@staff.thefirearmblog.com


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  • Anonymoose

    Reminds me of a thing from /k/ long ago, where Ivan Chesnokov taught us how to smoke weed from an SKS (not that I ever tried it).

    • iksnilol

      LINK! FOR THE LOVE OF LENIN, A LINK, PLEASE.

      • Anonymoose

        I wish I had it. :C

      • Nicholas Chen

        Truth. Pics/video or it didnt happen.

        • iksnilol

          YOU MAY LIKE TO KNOW THAT SELFLOADING KARBIN OF SIMONOV TYPE IS COMPLETE SISTEMA FOR SMOKE DOPE, IN ADDITION TO RIFLE FOR KILL ENEMIES OF PARTY.

          FIRST EXPUNGE ALL CARTRIDGE FROM WEAPON. REMOVE CARTRIDGE FROM MAGAZINE, REMOVE CARTRIDGE FROM CHAMBER. MAKE COMPLETE SURE IS EMPTY BECAUSE YOUR MOUTH GO ON MUZZLE SOON. ONCE ALL CLEAR CLOSE MAGAZINE.

          TAKE CLEANING THINGS FROM ASS OF STOCK. REMOVE MUZZLE GUARD CAP. PULL TO REAR ON BOLT EDIFICE AND LOCK BACKWARD WITH LAST CARTRIDGE STAY OPEN DEVICE. STUFF DOPE INTO MUZZLE GUARD. PUT MUZZLE GUARD NEXT TO MOUTH OF FIRE CHAMBER. NEXT PULL MAGAZINE RELEASE HANDLE AND PULL BOLT EDIFICE TO REAR. VERY SLOW, LET BOLT EDIFICE MOVE TO FRONT CLOSING AGAINST MUZZLE GUARD.

          NOW MUZZLE GUARD STUFFED WITH DOPE IS NEXT TO CHAMBER. CALL FOR BEST CONSCRIPT FRIEND. TELL HIM, “YOU HOLD FLAME NEXT TO DOPE AND BLOW. I SUCK ON MUZZLE OF RIFLE.” AS YOU DO THIS, SMOKE OF DOPE FLOWS THROUGH BARREL. AFTER ONE OR TWO SUCKS, TRADE PLACE AND HOLD FLAME FOR HIM WHILE HE SUCKS. SOON YOU BOTH SEE GHOST OF LENIN.

          REMEMBER TO MAKE EMPTY THE MUZZLE GUARD OF USED UP DOPE. PUT CLEANING THINGS BACK TOGETHER IN ASS OF RIFLE. ALSO NOT FORGET, KEEP RIFLE WITH NO CARTRIDGE IF STILL DOPE IN BRAIN. ACCIDENT DISCHARGE MEANS GULAG FOR CERTAIN.

          That’s how to smoke with an SKS. http://www.m1-garand-rifle.com/ivan-chesnokov.php

  • Michael R. Zupcak

    When the federal government finally removes marijuana from the Controlled Substances list, I really hope a lot of conservative types give weed smoking a second look.

    Additionally, I truly believe that if everyone in this country smoked weed, mass shootings would happen a few times per decade, if that.

    • ostiariusalpha

      More than a couple of those mass shooters were pot smokers. THC and psychiatric disorders don’t always mix well.

      • RickH

        That’s right, it was the merrywanna that killed all those people….

        • ostiariusalpha

          Perhaps not, but it sure as fxck didn’t help the situation any.

          • Nicks87

            Firearms possession didn’t help the situation either but you don’t see people trying to make that illegal… oh.. wait.

      • dshield55

        Agreed. I think it’s very clear that there is a down side to people and society of folks smoking pot. It’s well established at this point that people smoking pot who were already prone to psychotic behavior will have increased psychotic behavior. It’s still a small subset though and I value individual liberty over greater good (pretty much the whole bill of rights is based on that distinction) so I still support decriminilization of drugs nonetheless.

    • ClintTorres

      Totally agree about the weed thing. Seriously, try to live with an alcoholic and a stoner and see which one you kick out first. College is an easy place to experience this.

      • Bill

        Amen, but then again I think some people should be force-fed pot. I’ve never been to a weed fight in some skeevy bar with the floor covered with sawdust, puke and blood.

    • Don Ward

      Other than the fact that crime rate has gone up here in Washington state with pot legalization – significantly – and the fact that we have a growing mental health and transient population problem combined with a growing number of folks driving high and getting into fatal car accidents, other than that, things have been peachy. Oh, and having to endure pot stank on hippies whenever you’re in public. But other than THAT things have been great.

      • Wolfgar

        Stoned in a war zone, what could possibly go wrong. The begging of our country’s downward spiral into the abyss.

      • Ike

        Blaming pot for people driving high is like blaming guns for mass shootings.

        • Don Ward

          I’m just passing along the info that has made news here locally on all the television stations and local newspapers. When I-501 was being proposed, we were assured that driving while high wasn’t that big of a deal and not to worry about it. http://myedmondsnews dot com/2015/11/report-examines-marijuana-positive-drivers-involved-in-deadly-crashes/

      • Rex Krom

        I live in Spokane which is the complete opposite as far as I can tell. I’ve noticed no major increase in any type of crime since 502 passed. There is a bunch of weed stores everywhere though and I’ve heard the state doesn’t know what to do with all the tax revenue it’s made off of the stuff. Oh well to each their own, I’m not a fan of the devils lettuce myself.

        • Don Ward

          Spokane is its own kettle of fish. Eastern Washington really is a separate state in all but name from the wet side of the state. As it is, you guys have your own issue what with the economy crashing ten years ago. At least that’s my impression.

          • Rex Krom

            Yes we are essentially an extension of the panhandle. The economy isn’t horrible I don’t think. I’ve never been out of work in the last ten years. Obviously compared to the west side this city is in the crapper but we just don’t have the population like the bigger city’s.

    • Evan

      Smoking marijuana is scummy and low, and the people who habitually do it tend to be scummy and low as well. The only argument I hear in favor of it is that it isn’t as bad as heroin or meth or crack or what have you. That’s not exactly an endorsement.

      • Nicks87

        It’s not as bad as alcohol, cigarettes or sugar either but I’m sure you consume at least one or more of those regularly and if not then you are a better person than 90% of the population.

        • Tassiebush

          It is easily as bad as alcohol and tobacco. Far worse than sugar. Way more tar than tobacco if smoked. Just as prone to causing brain damage/mental health issues as alcohol. I don’t think it should be illegal but lets not be complacent about it’s negative impacts. Sugar can be consumed safely whilst the other 3can’t.

          • Nicks87

            What? Are you serious? You need to do some more research. Look at how many deaths are the result of excessive consumption of alcohol, cigarettes and sugar compared to marijuana use. It’s not even close. Obesity, lung/mouth/esophageal cancer, deaths caused by drunk driving, liver cancer/failure, etc. Please do the research before posting uninformed comments.

          • Tassiebush

            Yes I am serious. I’m actually for it’s legalization across the board but I can’t overlook the fact that it is harmful. Depression, triggering schizophrenia, psychosis, depression, reduced natural dopamine levels and all the usual carcinogenic joys of inhaling lots of particulate rich smoke apply to pot. Agreed all those other things you listed apply to alcohol, tobacco and sugar although sugar is only a problem for the sheer quantity that’s included in everything. They harm you refer to only occurs in greater levels because they are in such mainstream use. My point is that pot is not harmless and basically lacks merit of you weigh risk and harm against benefits. Enjoy it by all means if that’s your thing but please don’t be complacent about it’s risks.

        • Evan

          Alcohol, unlike marijuana, has actual health benefits. It can also be used responsibly. Having a couple of beers while I watch a baseball game isn’t the same as getting sloshed. Marijuana cannot be used responsibly.

          Marijuana contains far more carcinogens than cigarettes do. The reason you don’t see as many marijuana related cancer deaths as you do with cigarettes are 1. people smoke more cigarettes than they do weed. Nobody smokes a pack of joints a day. 2. The demographics who smoke marijuana tend not to be the types who go to the doctor on a regular basis. They’re mostly teenagers and assorted trashy people. Besides, unlike tobacco, marijuana has negative mind altering effects.

          Sugar is a basic necessity of life. Overconsumption of refined sugars is bad, but to compare a basic nutrient with a mind altering drug is absurd.

          And for the record, I am a craft beer afficianado, I smoke about a pack a day, and I rarely eat refined sugars.

          • iksnilol

            Marijuana has health benefits, have meet enough people who used it to get through depression. Also it is way better than constant use of painkillers.

            Though I don’t really recommend smoking it, at least not often.

          • Evan

            People who claim they used marijuana to get through depression aren’t necessarily a testament to health benefits of marijuana. By the same token, when I got divorced I went on a two month drinking binge. That “got me through it”, but I wouldn’t say that booze is an antidepressant.

            Painkillers are horrible, but that doesn’t mean that marijuana is good by contrast.

          • iksnilol

            Eh, painkillers f*** up your liver and are pretty addictive. Besides, easier to die from morphine than pot. I should know considering the hospital tried to mercy kill a relative of mine by giving them way too high doses of morphine.

          • Evan

            Painkillers are horrible and grossly over prescribed. I broke my foot a couple months ago and the hospital gave me a prescription for Percocet even after I expressly told them that I didn’t want or need it. I never filled it, but still.

        • iksnilol

          Sugar is actually needed by your body.

          Alchohol and nicotine isn’t.

          I don’t mind occasional pot, but I don’t smoke at all and I don’t drink alcohol.

    • RickH

      Silly, everyone knows conservatives only drink alcohol to unwind. It’s totally un-American to smoke that wacky tobacky!

      • Phillip Cooper

        Some of us simply deal with life without chemicals or mind-altering substances.

        It’s called resiliency. Put another way, manning the hell up.

        • TheNotoriousIUD

          Sounds like a nightmare.

          • iksnilol

            Nah, some of us are relaxed/unstable enough that we are fun even without alchohol. Weird, I know, but it saves me a ton of money on booze.

          • Tassiebush

            it gets a lot cheaper with a brew kit and a still.

          • iksnilol

            It gets a lot more lucrative when you drive them home. 😀

            That’s one of the reasons having a car isn’t that expensive for me and my brothers.

          • Tassiebush

            If I went to a paintball and swinging party i reckon it’d be way cooler completely sober!

        • RickH

          Well good for you.

        • Kyle

          You must be a blast at parties.

          • Phillip Cooper

            I’m 44. Old enough to know parties don’t involve binge-drinking and recreational pharmaceuticals.

        • Devil_Doc

          I agree. But i’m still not giving up my cigars or my bourbon.

          • Phillip Cooper

            Hey, I said I don’t NEED them to deal.

            If you take them away, or caffeine- there’s gonna be a fight on your hands. Not because I can’t deal with life without them- because I enjoy them.

        • Squirreltakular

          Wow. You’re so hard. Teach me your ways, sensei.

          In other news, 99% of the military habitually abuses alcohol and no one says anything because it’s part of the culture.

    • Tassiebush

      The people I know who smoke it or have smoked it fit into two categories. Those who seem to be unscathed and those who have been negatively impacted and live stunted lives and have retarded emotional development relative to their age. I have never observed a group who have achieved better things or developed better personalities through it’s use. I think you are being a bit too optimistic about it’s merits. The only benefit I’ve ever been convinced it has is for managing seizures. Otherwise it is without benefit. The only reason to legalize it is because prohibition is too problematic making evil people rich and justifying excessive intrusions into people’s lives by the state.

      • ostiariusalpha

        It’s also a relatively harmless and fast acting analgesic and antiemetic, which is helpful for people undergoing cancer treatment. Rather ironically in my case, my father politely declined to use any when he was suffering through his terminal cancer, even though he’d been a recreational user in his 20’s.

        • Tassiebush

          Actually yeah those uses are of substantial benefits. There are definitely situations where the benefits of alleviating pain or getting people to eat hugely outweigh the negative effects. It’s more when folks claim there is any merit in a healthy person using the stuff or using it to manage stress or anxiety that I am in disagreement.

          • ostiariusalpha

            Yeah, I’m with you on that.

      • iksnilol

        Problem is some people get used to the good feeling it provides. Then they see no motivation to do much because they get that good feeling from pot.

        But I do see its benefits. Healthier than painkillers, especially for stuff like cancer or chronic pains. And of course it helps against depression.

  • Rich

    It is not from a PSA. It is from a CBS “60 Minutes” episode of that period. I remember seeing as a child when it was aired.

    • Don Ward

      What Rich here said. A longer incarnation of the video states that these guys are at Fire Support Base Ares, 50 miles outside of Saigon.

    • Nicholas Chen

      Thanks for the correction.

  • Squirreltakular

    Hard-dicked warfighters. Get some.

  • Evan

    Apparently smoking weed out of guns is a popular hobby in the Bronx (and presumably other slums in the US).

    • KestrelBike

      Don’t tell my employer this… but sometimes I sneak a good whiff out of the chamber from my rifle after a day at the range.

      • Anonymoose

        Burnt gunpowder smells much better than weed.

        • iksnilol

          I load some kush into the the powder. So when I shoot, I just take a whiff of the chamber and get the buzz from both parts.

          • dshield55

            The joys of home reloads.

          • iksnilol

            Aw yiss. Best best is with an open bolt automatic, since those cycle so fast you get smoke out the ejection port. You could also just put a suppressor on. That way you don’t need to lean forward to inhale.

      • Evan

        Don’t we all?

    • Bal256

      An ounce taped inside the magwell?

      • Evan

        I think they stick weed in the chamber and then smoke the muzzle. I’ve never seen it done, I had a friend who was a prosecutor up there and he told me about this habit.

  • Guy

    What’s the point of this post? I mean, really? Some kids who were probably conscripted got sent to Vietnam and smoked pot out of a shotgun….?

    • Nicholas Chen

      Clearly it was not for you to read. Move along.

      • Nicks87

        Why? Please enlighten us. If you’ve never fought a war then I think you should just keep your opinions on our veteran’s behavior to yourself. You have no idea what it was like over there. They were just trying to make light of a depressing situation and if this was the worst thing these guys did in Vietnam then they are heroes in my book regardless of the lack of muzzle discipline/weapons safety. Using this video to make a point about weapons safety was a poor decision on your part and as a veteran, with family members who are Vietnam veterans, I’m offended.

        • Nicholas Chen

          In no way did I make judgements on using marijuana by anyone, let alone these or any soldiers. I do have issue with improper firearm safety.

          Did I say they weren’t heroes? No. I just question firearm safety. There is no excuse for improper firearm safety. No matter who you are or what you do.

          • Nicks87

            I could find plenty of different examples of improper weapons safety on the internet. why choose this one? Unless maybe there is some sort of political motivation behind it. How do you know the shotgun wasn’t properly made safe and clear before they smoked out of it? Without ammo a shotgun is probably less dangerous than a pot pipe.

          • Nicholas Chen

            While technically true, it is a violation of the rules of firearm safety.

            Rule 1: Treat the firearm as though it is loaded.

            You may think there is no harm. But I think differently. Hence why I posted this.

            Sometimes there is no conspiracy. I saw it and thought it was worth sharing. No politics. Which is this Blog’s motto.

          • Nicks87

            Getting shot at by the NVA isn’t very safe either. Like I said, if you want to make a point about firearms safety use a better example. Preferably one that doesn’t paint veterans in a negative light.

          • Devil_Doc

            Dude. You get offended pretty easily. You know what? Who cares about your feelings? I don’t. As a veteran, I have no problem with troops getting drunk or smoking some weed after they’re away from their responsibilities. But if these knuckleheads were on a FOB, then they had a responsibility to every other person around them. Huddling up and getting stoned as a group degrades the ability of that group to defend itself, and it endangers everyone else around them. I don’t care how bad the situation was, people were relying on those men.

          • Nicks87

            That’s some tough talk, bro! Too bad this is the internet, which means you’re an idiot.

          • Chameleon

            Says another tough guy on the internet…

          • Dan

            War is kind of a violation of firearms safety. I’d rather take a hit from a shotgun barrel my buddy is holding then sit with my face in the dirt avoiding enemy fire

          • kyphe

            Rule 1: Always assume the firearm is loaded. This rule is to prevent people believing they know the gun is unloaded and failing to check before doing something potentially unsafe. Once you have checked that the gun is unloaded and made safe then the gun can be treated like a club or a baseball bat or a smoking pipe. There are many versions of this rule, some versions mask why the rule exists and leave it open to miss interpretation. I believe rules are as dangerous as guns if used incorrectly. They can lead to people getting killed and societies losing liberty.

          • Edeco

            I’m not that aggressively dogmatic: No excuse needed for me.

    • Zebra Dun

      The drug problems in the military during the Vietnam era were rampant.
      Every unit In the world where US forces were had the same drug problems and the same people doing the same old stupid un military actions.
      Not everyone did this, and the ones who did were a small part and they did and had other problems than just being dopers, Alcoholism, UA, AWOL, discipline, racism,Mutiny, robbery, rape and even murdering of their own.
      At one time an entire US Navy aircraft carrier was taken out of combat due to a mutiny by the sailors over racist charges against the Officers in command.
      B-52 bomber crews in Vietnam even mutinied.
      The brigs were full of miscreants and out and out crazies and criminals.
      The units did more Office hours and court martials than they did actual training.
      What was the point of this post?
      Well it’s coming up on Veterans day.
      That I guess says it all.
      Call it the opposite view of celebrating and welcoming home the veterans and thanking them for their sacrifice and courage.

      “It don’t mean nothin’ not a thang, it don’t mean nothin’ not a thang.”

      There it is.

  • SP mclaughlin

    But is it dank enough to 360 no scope?

  • Don Ward

    Yeah. Those “articles” are sketchy. The Seattle PD website. Due to Disqus wonky link policy, I’m not going to post, but you can search the Seattle Police website, look at their crime rates and you’ll see that,yes, crime has gone up, particularly in the 206. Now there have been local news reports and the powers that be assure us that the crime rate increase that has been seen since I-502 passed is in no way related to the legalization of marijuana despite those same crime rates being in a steady decline before.
    Between you and me and everyone reading this is that criminals like to smoke pot. But even criminals, who aren’t the brightest crayons in the drawer, can reason. They know that pot is legal here. So why would they commit crime in California or Arizona where they can be picked up for possession when they can move up here and steal stuff so they can pay for their drug habit knowing that the drug laws up here are lax and not enforced?

    • BryanS

      PD website would be biased. With less tickets and less money to stop the evil pot smokers via the “war on drugs”, they have a financial reason to not support it.

      • Don Ward

        According to I-501, smoking pot in public is subject to a ticket like a traffic infraction. However, that part of the initiative is not being enforced and we had a local news tirade a year or two ago about there only really being one Seattle PD officer who was responsible for the majority of pot smoking tickets. So if revenues were the Seattle PD’s goal, the low hanging fruit of ticketing pot smoking in public would be the way to go. It’s just that they’re not.

      • George Griffin

        In what city do you live that the police department is a privatised business supported by arrest? Police departments are supported by tax dollars, legal pot sales equal more tax revenue so your argument is invalid sir.

        • BryanS

          Legal pot is only done in a few places, more get money (or equipment, or training, or free MRAPS) from the war on drugs.

          And most places the PD is only supported by tax dollars, they make a good bit of money from ticketing. Its why they “absolutely do not” have quotas.

    • Nicks87

      Sketchy huh? Because it doesn’t fit your narrative? I think I’ve heard this one before.

      • Don Ward

        I prefer to get my info directly from the local PDs.

    • Tassiebush

      That’s awful to hear it’s had that impact. It’s frequently argued that there are economic benefits to the first places to decriminalize the stuff but it sounds like it’s importing some real negatives also.

      • Nicks87

        Don’t believe that BS. He cant even back up what he’s saying with any proof. Read the links that are posted above if you want to know the truth.

        • Don Ward

          Again. You can go to the Seattle Police Department website and look at the hard data for yourself. Murders are up. Property crime is up. Motor vehicle theft is up. http://www.seattle dot gov/seattle-police-department/crime-data/crime-dashboard

      • Don Ward

        We haven’t seen the financial windfall promised either. Although I suspect that is much to do with the competence of Washington’s elected and appointed officials.

        • Tassiebush

          I hope you see something for it.

    • Jeremy R

      OK I really can’t find any stats on crime going up. Do you mind posting a link?

  • Phillip Cooper

    …and the firearm blog continues its slide into mediocrity..

    • LOL—sure:-)

    • 2hotel9

      You are here, all the proof I need! 😉

      • Phillip Cooper

        I’m really, REALLY bored first thing in the morning and last thing at work…

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    That was probably the safest thing they did all day, dude.

    • Dan

      Agreed

    • Zebra Dun

      Getting stoned in combat is not the brightest nor safest thing to do, this simply did more to compromise not only their safety, but the safety of their un stoned fellow troopers who depended on them being clean, straight sober and professional military and made the enemies job easier.
      It is worth noting….These soldiers did lose this war.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Agreed, combat is no place to party.
        And that was a war we never should have been in.

        • Zebra Dun

          I agree on both points.
          As a war this one could have been avoided, once it was decided to fight a war there it should have been prosecuted to win.
          Yet a win would have looked like what?
          Korea with a less defensible DMZ stretching from the Quang Nam Province point of the Tonkin Gulf to the Gulf Of Thailand at Phu Quoc.
          We would still have as large a Naval Presence as during the war and as many troops stationed there in constant combat.
          Or the place would have been totally destroyed and depopulated.
          A true no win situation.
          It could have been avoided.

      • Chameleon

        LMAO! Don’t know very much about the Vietnam War?

        • Zebra Dun

          Assume.
          To assume, to make an assumption without more study.
          When you assume something about someone you do not know, never met you are in effect breaking down those letters into A.S.S.U.M.E. Or Making an Ass out of U and Me.

          I served four years in the Marines, infantry field MOS assaultman, I did a tour in the Mediterranean, a tour in the Caribbean and a short tour in Vietnam during the war.
          My service was normal, mundane and what current veterans call ground hog day, “nothin’ to write home to Mom” about.
          I am not nor was I ever a hero, I am not an expert nor a Professional.

          I am a disabled Vietnam Veteran, service connected.
          Did that answer your question son?

  • dsd1

    this was done in the movie Platoon as well

  • USMC03Vet

    This makes a lot of sense to explain terrible baby boomer voting trends.

  • 2hotel9

    What really gets me each time this chunk-O-video pops up is that these guys are hitting a joint using a barrel that most likely was just cleaned using US GI bore cleaner. Not supposed to get that sh*t on your skin, much less on your lips, in your mouth or lungs! Talk about poor life choices.

  • greasyjohn

    Narc was a great movie.

  • Rex Krom

    This is where the term “shotgunning” comes from.

  • Broz

    Origin of the term ‘shotgun’ as in “Dude…how ’bout a shotgun of that stuff???”

  • Conor Wallace

    I totally thought of the scene from Platoon when Willem Defoe gets the double-barrel to make a pump-action sound, puts it in Charlie Sheen’s face, and says: “put your mouth on this!”

    He proceeded to exhale the smoke from a marijuana cigarette up the barrel.

    • Lee

      No, look again, it was a pump action.

  • Wayne

    You sound like an uptight butter bar.

    • Zebra Dun

      Is there any other kind of Butter Bar?
      ;^D

  • Will

    Appropriately enough it was called “Shotgunning” and it was done to recycle the smoke in order to get the most from each bowl or joint…so I’ve heard. The empty and safe shotgun was much less lethal than the AK47s they faced on a daily basis. Bad weapons handling habits? Sure but when you’re a teenaged kid half a world away from home in a hell hole, fighting someone else’s war while being vilified by the citizens your own country and being shot at almost daily and seeing friends die…this is just minimally dangerous.

    • Cattoo

      They really didn’t want their lips to touch the lips of he whose lungs were full. It also had the added bonus of not having to get completely out of your sitting spot to get smoked.

  • wetcorps

    Poor gun handling wasn’t exactly the first thing that jumped at me watching this. Acually it would be among the last and pointing it out seems a bit petty to me. Right here with people complaining about a gun being pointed at the camera in a youtube video.
    Not that safe weapon handling is petty, but sometimes people get anal retentive about it to the point it becomes ridiculous.

    • Nicholas Chen

      I disagree. Waving a gun at a camera is wrong. But deliberately pointing it at people’s faces and sucking on a muzzle is not a good idea.

      • wetcorps

        It isn’t of course, but that wasn’t my point. I was questioning the idea of pointing out gun safety when there is so much to say about that particular context.

      • Zebra Dun

        Especially to smoke pot not to mention the unsafe gun handling.

  • Sir TuberKopf

    There was a story about WW2 German soldiers pouring beer down a cannon barrel into their mugs to celebrate their victories. This custom was repeated a few times, but then they started dying from heavy metals poisoning. The barrels had a lot of Tungsten in the steel which is surprisingly toxic.

  • gusto

    wasn’t there a scene in a semi-recent cop movie, maybe the one with matt dillon and richard gere, where a thug did this but had a shell loaded and the fire set it of?

    • Shawn

      If you have a shell loaded, you can’t blow smoke down the barrel, now can you?

  • Shawn

    Someone obviously didn’t see the movie Platoon when it came out…

  • Nimrod

    That scene was replicated in the film Platoon.