Posts Tagged ‘safety rules’

We Can All Breathe Easier

Heidi Yewman

Yep. Heidi Yewman has surrendered her firearm, or as she liked to call it…”weapon”.  Don’t know who Ms Yewman is?  She is an anti-gun activist who chronicled “My Month with a Gun”, starting in Ms Magazine and ending in The Daily Beast, Her stated intent was to show that she was able to get a permit and carry a gun without any training, and she did.  Putting herself, her family and all those around her in jeopardy by her reckless actions. She wrote of the fear, sitting in a Starbucks with a gun on her hip, and children nearby.  Later she wrote of leaving her gun in her purse Read More

Gun Whisperer – You Have Questions, We Have Answers

Flying brass

Dear Gun Whisperer I keep hearing about “Safe Direction”, need to keep the gun pointed in a safe direction, etc. What is a safe direction, can’t I just point at the floor or a wall, or outside? Why do I need to worry about it anyway? Safe or Unsafe? Dear Safe or Unsafe Very simply stated, a Safe Direction is a direction which, if the gun were to be fired (and we know they don’t go off by themselves) no one would be injured or killed and property damage would be minimized. This is an important concept, number one, no one gets hurt, number two, minimize property damage as Read More

Recent Negligent Discharges at Gun Shows

Reciprocity part 1

You have probably read recently that there were five incidents at different gun shows in a single weekend.  Why do I call it a Negligent Discharge (ND) versus an Accidental Discharge (AD) since the individuals didn’t intend to fire a shot?  Because, if you are following the safety rules, you won’t have an accident.  There is negligence involved. By all accounts the individuals involved were experienced shooters, understood the safety rules, and skipped at least one.  Luckily, while there were injuries, no one was seriously injured or killed.  The NRA safety rules call for us Read More