This story is bouncing around from the antis.

A 24-year-old man was taken to the hospital Wednesday evening after accidentally shooting himself while on the Weber State University campus.

WSU spokesman John Kowalewski said the man, who is believed to be a student enrolled at the university, was injured around 6:30 p.m. when his handgun accidentally discharged…..The man was taken to an Ogden hospital for treatment of his wound, which was not believed to be life-threatening, Kowalewski said.

The antis will say that this is reason why no college students (or anybody in general) should carry a gun. I’ll just point that this is a wakeup call about respect for your carry gun.

USE A HOLSTER! and not just any holster, but a good holster that is designed for the gun you’re carrying, and the method you’re carrying it in.

STOP TOUCHING IT!, the more you handle a firearm, the greater the risk of a negligent discharge. Put on your holster in the morning, and do NOT touch the gun unless you are disarming for the day, or are engaging a deadly threat.

PERIOD! Don’t Show your gun to friends by manipulating the gun (you may manipulate the holster if you are using a good one), don’t adjust the gun (you may adjust the holster, as per the first corollary), and don’t fiddle with, or play with your gun!

There is no way this happened without one or both of these rules being ignored.

Don’t be that guy!

Carry your guns, and be safe about it!

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0 Responses to Spearhead

  1. Bubblehead Les says:

    Wait until they get hold of the Navy SEAL shooting news article I just sent you.

    • Weerd Beard says:

      Well they can’t make too much hay on that story, as SEALS are some of the most highly trained fighters on the planet, and this can only be spun that some people have a brain fart sometimes, because they won’t try to disarm the military.

      I mean the military protects PROGRESSIVES!

  2. Calm Gun says:

    Respect the firearm and negligent discharges won’t occur.

  3. Pyrotek85 says:

    Anyone want to bet it was a Glock? I love mine, but they are unforgiving if you ignore the rules, there is no safety to save you from yourself.

    • Weerd Beard says:

      eh, I don’t get into any of that bullshit. Any gun that will fire a round when you need to defend yourself can also be negligently discharged by somebody improperly handling the gun.

      My 1911 with its thumb safety and grip safety is in no way “Safer” than my Kahr with none of those safeties. They are equally safe as if you properly handle them they will not discharge.

      Possibly some of my older guns that are not drop-safe might be considered “Less Safe” as they might discharge if dropped at the appropriate angle, and from sufficient height/force.

      Somehow thinking such-and-such a gun is “More Forgiving” is a good way to have yourself a ND!

      • Pyrotek85 says:

        That’s my point, I should have phrased it better. Some people insist on having extra manual safeties, when all you need is to follow the rules and respect it. I’ve always got the impression that someone who wants a ‘more safe’ gun is going to relax their handling, which as you noted is inviting disaster.

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