Originally Posted by brokencycle
I have it on good authority from people who have never seen a gun in person that pistols are only used to shoot other people.
A farmer was having problems with a bear climbing up his tree in the back yard, so he hired this guy who came very highly recommended to catch the bear.
The hunter came with a pistol,rope, and a small dog. He gave the pistol to the farmer and said, "Stay down here and I'll climb the tree, and shake the branches. When the bear falls, my dog will bite on his nuts, and while the bear is in agony, I'll come down and tie him up with the rope. Okay?"
The farmer nodded his head and asked, "But what is the pistol for?"
The hunter replied, "Well, sometimes I fall off the tree. In that case, shoot the dog - fast!"