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!