I dont know how clear it is in the picture, but this dude is pointing his gun straight at me. What if he accidently fires it? Just thinking about it sent shivers down my spine. Then I decided to take his picture and post on the blog. Gotta find humor in everything!

18 Comments so far

  1. Illusionfs (unregistered) on February 1st, 2006 @ 3:26 pm

    I have thought about it several times and I usually avoid going behind such vehicles. the guns that these guys + Rangers ppl point to the car passengers behind their hilux, they are deadly weapons AK-47 and all..
    and in the market outside shops/banks etc, u will see a guard keeping the shot gun on his lap and pointing it toward us, what an impact that might have if they ever *God Forbids* accidentally pull the trigger, there will be a big darn HOLE!

  2. misha (unregistered) on February 1st, 2006 @ 4:02 pm

    Trouble is that most of the people in this city who carry guns are not tariner properly to use them. How often have I seen some potentially deadly weapons in the hands of young men who seem to have been called into the city to protect some landlord and hence have no actual training of what to do with the weapon and how to operate it safely.

  3. xx (unregistered) on February 1st, 2006 @ 4:24 pm

    isalmically speaking, its actually not allowed to point a gun at fellow human being just “like that” , you know if you’re just like sitting with it.

    there is a hadith which states that.

  4. altaf (unregistered) on February 1st, 2006 @ 4:37 pm

    i’ve been in this situation many times – its quite common, even behind some police mobiles – when i beleive they are supposd to have the rifle facing up with the but leaning on the ground.

    Obviously you try and change to another lane because all it could take is a tiny dip in the road ahead – and its goodnight…farewell…and take care!

  5. Zag (unregistered) on February 1st, 2006 @ 5:29 pm

    Yup happened a few times…. makes me nervous enough to change lanes or go ahead…

  6. Moid (unregistered) on February 1st, 2006 @ 9:19 pm

    Re: XX

    I didn’t know Arabs had guns 14 centuries ago.

  7. Sarwar (unregistered) on February 1st, 2006 @ 10:13 pm


    Depends on which Madrassah graduate (maybe even a minister) you talk to.

  8. Drakulita (unregistered) on February 1st, 2006 @ 11:29 pm

    Whoa. Just the thought of it gives me goosebumps.

  9. Noman (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2006 @ 12:26 am

    Dont be scared, those are not loaded.

  10. Neelam (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2006 @ 5:41 am

    WoW.. That is Krazy! Scary for sure…

  11. Striker (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2006 @ 10:01 am

    @ Moid & Sarwar
    use some common sense if you have….
    Gun is used to represent weapon over there

    i hope it must be clear now or if you need further help go to “karachi nafsiyati haspatal”

    Have a good
    bye bye

  12. Tariq (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2006 @ 11:09 am

    This begs the questions… why carry guns at all if they are not loaded?

    I too am uneasy when such a car is ahead, and a few times I point it out to person carrying the gun that it should be pointing upwards, but they just laugh and shrug.

  13. HeartofAries (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2006 @ 6:44 pm

    Well its not that they are not loaded and its not that they will fire all by themselves when the vehicle hits a pothole. The bullets are in the magazine always and not in the firing chamber. So if they are not in the firing chamber they are not in line with either the barrel or the hammer. Hence until the gun is ‘cocked’ it will not fire. But it is loaded so relax and drive easy. As far as the security guards outside shops are concerned several cases have occurred where it has been found that either the guards are carrying dummy guns or dummy ammo..but who knows which are dummy and which are real. Yet even those will not fire at the squeeze of the trigger or on impact of some kind. Another point to note.. there is always a mechanical safety lock on each gun. It is normal and accepted practice to keep it on ‘safe’ rather than ‘arm’ and this practice is common to almost all users of any kind of gun. Its a mechanical safety device so the hammer cannot hit the bullet regardless of the trigger being pulled or any impact. May Allah keep all safe from accidents and troubles. Amen.

  14. Noman (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2006 @ 10:32 pm

    Sensible post by Aries, I meant the same but did not know the word “cocked” :-).

  15. Sarwar (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2006 @ 10:35 pm


    I had no idea there was a Nafsiyati Haspataal in Karachi. You seem to be quite familiar with it. Are you a recent graduate?

  16. Inspirex (unregistered) on February 3rd, 2006 @ 12:56 am

    Striker & Sarwar:
    cut it out guys…..

    ive seen guns directly ointed at me, with even the armed guy sitting while he was facing me at a cpl of occasions!

    btw….these ppl are required to have the safety lock on and the trigger just isnt so soft….

  17. Ali (unregistered) on February 3rd, 2006 @ 9:33 pm

    do not worry going behind these vehicles they do not sit with chamber-loaded-guns and his finger is far away from gun’s trigger he is only holding it like you were holding camera but you pressed your trigger and he smiled

  18. Faisal Khan (unregistered) on February 6th, 2006 @ 10:59 pm

    Like everyone has said, the guns are not loaded. The safety is on. To ‘fire’ the gun, you would have to chamber a round, trigger it, remove safety and then fire. This goes for those “dera” ki gungs as well.

    If you’ve never held on to a firearm, the felling can be just as the OP as cited – life threatening. Once you are in the company of firearms – its like holding on to your mobile! :)

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