Revisiting Gun Safety

Wearing a badge, or a military uniform, does not make you immune to the laws of physics. Being familiar with a firearm does not mean you can treat it like a toy. This is a picture of an Indiana State Trooper, clowning with another police officer in a picture he put on his Facebook page. Now in the news article on the WTHR website they mention a number of questionable things he had posted about himself and his friends on Facebook. Nothing else they did rises to the level of stupid/dangerous as the behavior in this picture.

I’m guessing that they are intoxicated, although I don’t know for sure. In any case, that is a revolver, pointed at the head of the officer, and he appears to be amused. It gives me a roller coaster feeling in my stomach to look at that picture, like standing at the edge of a high cliff and looking down at the trees.

Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy. Keep your gun pointed in a safe direction at all times: on the range, at home, loading, or unloading.
–Col. Jeff Cooper


One thought on “Revisiting Gun Safety

  1. I know exactly that roller coaster feeling you are talking about, ASM826.When that SOB goes off, it’s a real hard one to explain to the cops and of course family members.Took your advice on “Flying Leathernecks” on my blog. Check it out!

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