Every Gun is Always Loaded– Even the New Ones

Everyone knows those most basic of all firearms handling mantras.

1. Treat every gun as if they are always loaded (there are no such thing as unloaded guns)
2. Only aim at something you are prepared to destroy and known what’s behind it
3. Keep your finger off the trigger until ready to fire.

However even these three simple rules are often forgotten, neglected, or just blown past by those who would and should know better. New gun owners and those who have just received a new gun see the worst violations of these rules. In the excitement and rush of this shiny new piece of steel, things can get very real very quick.

Sometimes, before you even leave the parking lot.

Read the rest in my column at Firearms Talk

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