Registered: Sep 2002
09-17-12 04:48 PM
Quote from 377OHMS:
I had the chance to teach some firearms handling to a 14 year old this summer and the biggest thing I drilled into his head was to assume at all times the gun being handled is loaded no matter what state of disassembly the gun was in. If I ever saw a kid point a weapon towards his head for a dry fire I would tan his hide right there on the spot.
Absolutely right! Anyone who has had weapons training would NEVER put a weapon they were even sure was unloaded to their head and pull the trigger. And to not check the chamber??!! Even though the guy attended West Point I don't believe he had much if any weapons training. Sad.
I've had friends who have shot holes in their bedroom walls, one shot a hole in his foot, another practicing 'quck draw' shot himself in the leg, another shot himself in the thigh in his car, I've seen hunters almost shoot their dogs, their buddies, their cars and just about everything else because they don't know how to handle a weapon safely.
Weapons training should be taught in school. We would be a better nation if it were. But the liberals would never go for that.