Saturday, July 16, 2022

Gun safety

is gun safety:
  1. All guns are always loaded. Even if they are not, treat them as if they are.
  2. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy. (For those who insist that this particular gun is unloaded, see Rule 1.)
  3. Keep your finger off the trigger 'til your sights are on the target. This is the Golden Rule. Its violation is directly responsible for about 60 percent of inadvertent discharges.
  4. Identify your target, and what is behind it. Never shoot at anything that you have not positively identified. (link)
This is the polar opposite of gun safety: Any and all anti-gun legislation, promoted by political criminals and their minions.

None of their policies do anything for safety-- it's not even the real goal. In fact, those rules will make you less safe. Unless you are a political criminal, then you are probably safer if your victims are disarmed. But that's not a benefit to society.


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  1. I've known - and followed - those rules since I was around 5. Our father drilled them into our heads as soon as we could understand the words. He made sure that all of his kids knew how to handle a gun safely and effectively.

    Dad was a cop and a pistol marksmenship champion, winning numerous awards throughout the 1960s. (We spent a lot of weekends at places like Camp Perry, Ohio, while Dad competed.) There were so trophies many that Mom made him get rid of half of them before they moved to metro Detroit in the early 70s, and they still covered the walls of the basement rec room. lol

    1. My only shooting (and other skill) competition was in the "mountainman run". I did OK, but no trophy. I've never won a trophy for anything, ever. If there were an award for never winning a trophy, I'd get first place!

    2. Yeah, I've never competed myself; I'm frankly not good enough to earn trophies at it, either. I'm willing to settle for hitting what I'm aiming at when push comes to shove. ;)