The Three Rules of Safe Firearms Handling

Many of us have heard of the DEA Agent who was teaching a firearms safety class and shot himself in the leg. It turns out that there is a video of the event.

The three rules of safe gun handling:

  1. Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
  2. Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
  3. Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.

This man violated all three rules and had the audacity to introduce the unplanned event with this:

I'm the only one in this room professional enough, that I know of, to carry this Glock .40. I'm the only…bang!

I'm horrified that a room of kids think that this was the action of a trained firearms instructor.

The first rule of firearms classroom instruction: No live ammunition in the classroom!

(Hat to to Wizbang for this article pointing to this article that had a link to the video.)

Josh Poulson

Posted Thursday, Mar 10 2005 04:27 PM

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There are 3 comments on this entry.

That is pretty incredible. Kids must learn gun safety properly.


Posted Thursday, Mar 10 2005 09:02 PM

OMG thats the funniest s--t i've seen... what an idiot... goes to show... guns arent safe


Posted Friday, Mar 11 2005 09:26 PM

Jeff's rules
ALL guns are ALWAYS loaded
first and most important


Posted Saturday, Mar 26 2005 07:44 AM

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