Rank Has it’s Privileges

If you’re an officer, you make more money, you eat better, you get better quarters. If you’re a General, you get a lot more money, much better chow and the best accommodations on the base.

But no matter what your rank, the Four Rules apply. Just ask Canadian Brig.-Gen. Daniel Menard, who recently ordered himself investigated for an accidental negligent discharge on the base at Kandahar.

In keeping with the idea that people learn visually, I have created an aid that should help illustrate the situation the General was struggling with. Now, boys and girls, when you look at the illustration, the key learning I want you to take from it is this: If you keep your booger hook away from the bangmaker until you are very, very sure sure that you want a bang, the possible pain and death won’t happen accidentally due to your negligence.

Safety is something that happens between your ears, not something you hold in your hands.
–Col. Jeff Cooper

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