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But I have had a number of guns pointed at me, on different occasions. The largest number of times being in Sri Lanka at checkpoints. It's always a bit intimidating to have several soldiers point their guns at you (even more so when it's a beautiful girl in uniform, who's giggling at you when she learns, in a brief pidjin English conversation, that you come from France - you're always a bit scared that she'll negligently pull the trigger while laughing).
Have fired various shotguns, but only at clays - would never hunt.
Have handled several of Elvis' guns when they came over to Finland for an exhibition and we had to photograph them for the catalogue.
A few of my gangster friends have guns, but it's just macho.
Once fired two machine guns (live and blanks) at range in Bisley for a scene in a film. It was easy to feel the power. Not a nice feeling.
I am happy to live in Europe with tight gun laws.
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