Wednesday, September 23, 2009

How not to teach gun safety

Like this. If there is anyone confused out there about this, there is really only one rule of gun safety; always treat every gun as if it were loaded and ready to fire the moment your finger brushes against the trigger.

That means you never trust the safety. You never point it at anything you're not willing to destroy. You keep your finger off the trigger until you're ready to fire. Never, ever hand a firearm to someone who doesn't know and appreciate this. Let that person handle an unloaded firearm and get the "hang" of not pointing it at your head (or his own) before you give him ammunition.


Mark said...

In the man's defense, I'm sure his (ex-) girlfriend will never point a gun at her head.

Bike Bubba said...

Unless she's despondent at losing him and decides that way might work.

Gino said...

now you know why men usually leave the women at home when they go to the range.

Night Writer said...

I was in Missouri last year with a new revolver. My nephew wanted to look at it so right in front of him I opened the wheel and pointedly looked at each empty chamber, then closed it and handed it to him, saying, "Careful, it's loaded."

"No it isn't!" he said.

"Yes, it is." I said. "You treat every gun as if it was loaded."

"Oh, right!"