Sad Reminder On Gun Safety

Sad Reminder On Gun Safety

Stories like this are heart breaking; a needless tragedy that could have easily been avoided.

Always follow firearm safety rules, no excuses, period.  This is what happens when those rules are ignored.

The tragedy was reported by CBS News – Father kills daughter while showing sons guns “can kill,” police say.

The gun was unloaded when Hummel was showing it to his sons, police said. He later re-loaded the gun, but forgot he had done so.

He told the boys “never use a gun” and “this is why” before he pointed it at his daughter, who had just walked into the room, and shot her in the head.

We can talk all day about gun safety.  However, all it takes is a split second of carelessness, and a life is cut short.

There are certain things we should never do, such as:

  • Drink and drive.
  • Take a nap on railroad tracks.
  • Play in traffic.
  • Point a gun at someone or something we do not intend to shoot.

Firearm safety is not an option, it is a requirement.

This may be a good time to review basic safety rules.

From the NRA gun safety web page:

  • ALWAYS Keep The Gun Pointed In A Safe Direction.
  • ALWAYS Keep Your Finger Off The Trigger Until Ready To Shoot.
  • ALWAYS Keep The Gun Unloaded Until Ready To Use

Then there is the one that gets the most people killed, “treat all firearms as if they were loaded.”

On a personal note, my heart goes out to the girl and her friends and family.

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June 13, 2017 at 05:58AM


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