I am not opposed to guns. I am, however, opposed to some people who own guns who are reckless with those guns. This article details one such person
He removed the magazine, cleared the chamber, and showed the gun to some of the men in the church. He put the magazine back in, apparently loaded a round in the chamber, and returned the gun to its holster, Parks said.
“Somebody else walked up and said, ‘Can I see it?’ ” Parks said. “He pulled it back out and said, ‘With this loaded indicator, I can tell that it’s not loaded.’ “
He pulled the trigger.
“Evidently he just forgot that he re-chambered the weapon,” Parks said.
The gun was lying on its side on a table. The bullet sliced the palm of the man’s upward-facing hand, then entered the left side of his wife’s abdomen and exited the right side, Parks said.
There are some basic rules concerning handling a gun. The first of which is “the gun is ALWAYS loaded”. ARGH!
Here’s the general list of gun safety rules:
- The gun is always loaded
- Never point the gun at something you are not prepared to destroy
- Always be sure of your target and what is behind it
- Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target
Please don’t be an idiot!