Writerfolk, whenever you get the itch to write in a character dramatically pumping a shotgun in a story, stop. Come up with a different method of intimidation. I know you’ve seen it countless times in movies and TV shows, but as @abnersenires so eloquently stated on Twitter, it’s the wrong kind of smooth move.
@benjaminsobieck Ah, yes. Dramatically pump loaded shotgun with one in chamber, lose a round. Smooth move, ExLax. 😛
— Abner Senires (@abnersenires) February 6, 2015