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The more we are around weapons, we tend to somehow get a little too comfortable or lackadaisical. I’ve seen it happen more often that not on the range when individuals start to get a little too comfortable and make minor stupid mistakes, like finger on the trigger when it shouldn’t be, finger on the trigger when posing for a “cool guy picture,” muzzle sweeping something they don’t intend to destroy, etc., the list goes on. Before any class, every student is reinforced the gun safety rules, no matter if they are FBI HRT, SWAT, Special Operations, 10 years old or 50, it doesn’t matter, and there’s nothing wrong with that.
Most of us have never shot ourselves or shot anyone else due to a negligent discharge. This can also carry onto when parents or the responsible adult in a child’s life wants to teach them how to shoot. I encourage this! Teach them how not only how to shoot, but most importantly, teach them the responsibilities and safety when around firearms. If anyone, no matter age, gender, or experience, ignores anyone of the gun safety rules……THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS!
Gun Safety Rules
- All guns are always loaded.
- Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.
- Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
- Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.