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I think we're all (over) paranoid about safety in the SCA, but here's a thought provoking account from a (multi-period) reenactment event in the States.

http://www.driftingfocus.com/blogs/?p=8103


Now, who precisely thinks it's a good idea to put blank cartridges in a petroleum soaked tent, and then take a naked flame into it?

Date: 2010-05-19 04:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meepfrog.livejournal.com

The type of people who leave a $15k gun unattended in the same tent...

Date: 2010-05-19 08:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vcmorris.livejournal.com
A what? He took a freaking tiki torch into a tent? WHAT?! Are you kidding me? That alone boggles my mind and then we just add on the rest of the.... WTH thoughts.

Oi. My brain hurts.

Date: 2010-05-19 11:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] idaho-smith.livejournal.com
My thoughts on this are umpteen-fold

First, I'd have thought that on a site with few modern light-sources, and with night-adjusted eyes it'd be really hard to see the parts of the tent that *were'n't * on fire unless you had a fairly powerful lamp.

Second, bad-drills leaving a shootable weapon unattended!

Third, who needs a live-fire capable weapon for "re-enactment"? What level of authenticity do you need? Save that level of firepower for on the range, celebrating new-year, digging up stump and home defence, ffs!

Fourth, I'm kinda jealous that one can own that sort of firepower. I blog as Idaho-smith, and I used to be a UK shooter. The crime-stats in the UK *did* *not* *drop* after the last round of gun bans and I was perplexed that either the voters or the politicians thought society was somehow safer because the UK Olympic shooting team have to practise in Belgium (The squad is suffering because it's the same old faces from c. 1996, with no new blood coming in).

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