I feel the need to review the rules of gun safety with my readers. Â Not that I think any of you don’t know them. Â Actually, I think most of you could recite them in your sleep.
I’m more concerned about people who get so comfortable with guns, they no longer respect what they can do. Â The moment you don’t respect the lethality of a firearm, and fail to follow the rules, you will mostÂ assuredlyÂ find yourself in a bad way.
Some of you know that I am a full-time cop with an urban agency in Florida. Â Well, the first call out of the gate yesterday was for a real “gun guy” who failed to follow the rules. Â The good news is he lived. Â The bad news is he may not be able to use his left hand…or what’s left of it…after this little gun handling faux pau. Â A .357 Magnum will do that, you know.
Let me try to explain the damage that one casual disregard of the rules made. Â I don’t have photos for you, so I can only hope my words are enough to impress upon you to pay attention!