Re: How common are "slamfires"?
Originally Posted by Shopnut
One guy wrote about accidently using pistol primers and getting frequent slam fires. This guy was doing some reaearch into it after one of his garands slam fired and injured him slightly with pieces of the bolt. If I can find the article I will post it.
I think I have read the article you are referring to, and it is a good article. It is where I got most of my information about slamfires. I can't remember the author's name though.
Laws that forbid the carrying of arms... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man. Jefferson's "Commonplace Book," 1774_1776, quoting from On Crimes and Punishment, by criminologist Cesare Beccaria, 1764