29 June 2011

The Rules

Rule number one: ALL guns are ALWAYS loaded.

Rule number two: Don't point the gun at anything you do not want to shoot.

Rule number three: Keep your booger-hook off of the bang switch until you are ready to fire

Rule number four: Be sure of your target and what is behind it.

Violation of any one is a cause for concern, violation of two or more will result in a really bad day.


PBJdreamer said...


I clicked on your first link, so sad

The second one? Unbelievable

Good Rules Larry!!

that is all

Larry said...

The rules are a variation on the ones from Col. Jeff Cooper, published in a book called "The Modern Technique of the Pistol" by Greg Morrison. Anyone who touches firearms, be they gunpowder or air powered, should know and abide by them.
Thanks for dropping by!

Mike Mendez said...

While I don't think it should be required by law; it is a good idea to have a gun safety class before actually handling one. There are many organizations that give them.
Any "tool" whether a nail gun or a shotgun, requires proper handling and usage. Otherwise you are just tempting fate, or trying to win a Darwin award.

Larry said...

I agree completely Mike, in fact I think it would be a good idea to have these courses available in high school like driver's ed (only with a much more stringent pass/fail criteria).
Once upon a time I had a friend who opined that if the libs interpreted the second amendment like they did the first there would be mandatory weapons training in high school and when you turned 18 you would register to vote, register for the draft and be issued your M-16.
That's a bit much for me (some people should not even be in the same room with firearms, see link 1 in the post) but he is probably right.

LC Aggie Sith said...

Dear God in Heaven....

Stupidity does kill.

Larry said...

At least in this case stupidity killed the stupid. It's not always that way.
Thanks for dropping by Aggie!

cary said...

I have always lived with an additional rule, normally following number 1:

Even the one you just personally unloaded and cleared.

Boy, it's good to be back cruising the blogs ...

Larry said...

Yep Cary, I just say ALL guns are ALWAYS loaded and leave it at that. If you always treat them like they are loaded you will never fire one off that you thought was unloaded.
Welcome back and thanks for dropping by!