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View Poll Results: Have you ever speared another diver/spearo?
Yes. More than once 4 2.45%
Yes, and it can happen to anyone. 3 1.84%
No 60 36.81%
No, It is easily avoided. 96 58.90%
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Old 09-25-2010, 09:03 PM   #1
Gerald C. Perry
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Have you speared another spearo?

Spearing another spearo is irresponsible and easily prevented. With or without a safety, it is possible to live your entire life spearfishing and not spear a fellow fisherman. I know hundreds of spearos and I have never heard of a single incident when they have speared a human. Beginner fishermen have been known to point thier gun at other people but after a scolding, they stop or they are no longer invited. (I changed the word-stupid-to irresponsible) Not a good word I guess.

I always treat the gun as if it could fire randomly at anytime. I do not see any other way to safely deal with a loaded gun. Relying on a safety is risky. In other words, treating the gun as if it is somehow it is impossible to shoot as long as the safety is on.
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