Taking A Shot At Teaching

A 73 year old man teaching a conceal carry class in Ohio made the cardinal mistake when handling a firearm. He thought the gun was empty and dry fired it without checking. The bullet that was, of course, in the gun ricocheted off a metal desk and struck a man taking the class. Not a class to teach by negative example.
     Posted By: Alex - Thu Aug 22, 2013
     Category: Guns

Wow, unbelievable. You'd think the guy would take extra care when teaching a conceal carry, gun safety class.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/22/13 at 08:05 PM
@ Patty, No, He tried to dry fire it.
This sort of accident is all too common. A well trained instructor will
stress a multipart safety rule set for handling firearms.
1.Treat them as if loaded, ALWAYS!
2.Point them in a safe direction, ALWAYS!
3.NEVER! Pull the trigger unless you want to FIRE THE GUN!

It's pretty simple really.
Forget 1 rule, No big deal.
Forget 2 rules, bad things.
Forget 3 rules, BIG BAD THINGS!
Posted by Tyrusguy on 08/22/13 at 09:31 PM
Every time a gun misfires an expert get's his wings.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/23/13 at 12:07 AM
I was taught never to dry-fire a weapon because it's hard on the mechanism. They make special cartridges to cushion the firing pin for when you need to pull the trigger without a round in the chamber.
Posted by Phideaux on 08/23/13 at 01:57 AM
Always point it at yourself before pulling the trigger if you think it is unloaded and want to be stupid.
Posted by Muddy Valley on 08/23/13 at 12:01 PM
'@ Patty, No, He tried to dry fire it.' Good point sweetie, good point.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/23/13 at 06:45 PM
What is worse ?? Shooting yourself in the groin with a flare gun or shooting your penis off with a .38 ?? You decide. :gulp:

Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 08/23/13 at 07:14 PM
@ BrokeDad, Recently there have been a rash (and worse!) of people who try to shortcut the expensive silicone injection procedure to enhance their facial features or their butts. Shooting yourself in the groin with a flare gun sounds like a similar cheapskate way around expensive "gender reassignment surgery."
Posted by TADCHEM on 08/24/13 at 12:56 AM
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