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Failure of Rules 1 and 3

and possibly rule 2 as well, depending on how the officer felt about his ankle.

Those of you who have heard this rant before and/or are up on your firearm safety are free to skip the following.

Firearm Safety is not optional.  Jeff Cooper was right when he codified the Four Rules and when he said in his commentaries they were all we need and that we need all of them.  If you follow the four rules (and they ought ALWAYS be followed slavishly), things like this simply won’t happen.  Negligent Discharges like this can only happen if one or more of the rules are being violated.

Simply put, a shooter must strive to have the rules so ingrained in their minds when they’re doing anything with a firearm that to violate any of the rules is literally unthinkable and undoable.

I wish the officer mentioned in the story a full and speedy recovery, but I also hope that he’ll be more careful in the future.

Posted in Guns.


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  1. Meagan says

    Look at it this way, at least he didn’t think, “darn this damn gun, I think it’s jammed . . .” and then attempt to peer into the barrel. That would have been really dumb.

  2. Meagan says

    Haha, I just read the heading on the news story, go me. Now it would have been funny (in Meagan’s cartoon world) if everyone in the classroom copied him.