Just One Story Highlighting Gun Safety

Forget for a moment that these fools were drinking before the accident that killed a man. Forget that planning to do something as immature as firing into the air is a bad idea. Remember two things from this incident:

ALL GUNS ARE LOADED AT ALL TIMES

DON’T EVER POINT ONE AT SOMETHING UNLESS YOU PLAN TO DESTROY IT

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Yes, I was yelling, there. In my best parade ground voice. (But don’t call me “Gunny”) These fools ignored the two most basic points of gun safety, if they ever knew them to start with. So many accidents could be prevented by learning just those two simple rules. You could even run them together if too stupid to keep two points in order. “That gun is loaded even when it isn’t and it will kill you.”

“Oh, but I know what I’m doing. I be bangin’ fo years.”

…or

“I was an operator before you were an itch in yer daddy’s pants.”

Well, I don’t give a hang who or what you have been or are, you’re flesh and blood, human, and make mistakes. If the rules of safety are ignored, you’ll see trouble at some point. All it takes is one misplaced assumption, and BOOM.

Just for the record, here are Colonel Jeff Cooper’s 4 Rules of Gun Safety.

RULE I: ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED
RULE II: NEVER LET THE MUZZLE COVER ANYTHING YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DESTROY
RULE III: KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOUR SIGHTS ARE ON THE TARGET
RULE IV: BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET AND WHAT IS BEYOND IT

If you need further reminder, here are the rules from the NRA.

ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.

Don’t be a fool. Even if you are some high-speed low-drag super-operator, you started out learning these rules, and from all sources I consulted, no list ever had an expiration date. Only fools with guns have expiration dates.

1 comment to Just One Story Highlighting Gun Safety

  • If you own a firearm and have the intent on owning a firearm, take a gun safety course! It is imperative the you have the knowledge and understanding of gun laws, conceal carry laws and how to efficiently and safely handle a firearm.

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