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Sunday, June 08, 2008

Four Simple Rules.

I feel it necessary to repeat again the Four Rules of Firearm 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 WHERE YOUR BULLET WILL LAND.

If you're ever to be around (not just own or possess) firearms, you need to learn these rules, and be able to recite them upon demand. Following any one of these rules at all times may not prevent embarrassment, but will probably prevent a tragedy. So practice all of them, always.

I have taught these rules to six year-old girls.

If you cannot comprehend and exercise the tenets of the Four Rules, please --I beg you-- stay away from firearms, forever.

That is all.

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5 Comments:

At Sunday, June 08, 2008 6:23:00 AM, Blogger Old NFO said...

Agree! Yesterday at the NRA range of all places, an old shooter sighting a rifle covered three of us not once but TWICE with his muzzle before he was kicked out...

 
At Sunday, June 08, 2008 11:01:00 AM, Blogger Rogue Medic said...

Too bad something so simple seems to elude adults.

 
At Sunday, June 08, 2008 9:13:00 PM, Anonymous jimbob86 said...

The Four Rules, when combined with "The Golden Rule of Tool Use"-(If you don't know what you are doing, DON'T.) pretty much makes Murphy impotent. My kids learn these at 8, and can read a news story about a ND and tell you, with a moment or two to think, which of the five Commandments the idjit(s) botched.......

 
At Tuesday, June 10, 2008 4:22:00 PM, Blogger kvegas911 said...

Too true. However, I believe most 6 year old girls are far more competent than the population we deal with everyday. Just sayin....

 
At Thursday, June 12, 2008 8:18:00 AM, Anonymous Jerry said...

I received a news article in my email a few days ago. Seems a 3yr old "grabbed" her grandmother's gun and shot herself. This happened in a Sam's.

I replied to the sender that several rules had been broken. Why was the child allowed to play in the Grandmother's purse? Why hadn't the child been taught safety? Why didn't the Grandmother, who has a concealed carry, have the weapon properly secured?

The rules aren't law. They are good common sense.

 

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