After unintentionally shooting himself, the person will be heard to say, “This is so unfair,” or this particular gun is “inherently unsafe,” … ad nauseam….
Guns are dangerous! Some degree of danger will always attach to serious training with guns. I don’t know how else to put it.
A friend and student suffered an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound last year. It happened on a training range during a training session.
The resident demanded the teen leave but the boy refused. The teen again refused to leave and they engaged in a “shoving match”.
In studying gun-training or range accidents, there is little doubt that the most dangerous thing we do with pistols is reholster them…
Unnecessary Gun-Handling and negligent discharges are why we teach our students not to handle guns more than necessary, regardless of their supposed “condition”…
Several years ago a firearms instructor, for whom I have a great deal of respect, opined that police agencies will never be able to “punish away” negligent discharges….
In the 1970’s and ’80’s the market for concealed carry holsters was pretty thin, certainly nowhere near what it is today.
A negligent mishap can occur at any time when someone fails to give a firearm the due caution and attention it deserves.
A nationally publicized negligent discharge occurred when a police officer was handling a naked handgun in bed.
When loaded pistols just stay in holsters and are not touched, except in emergencies, most unnecessary gun-handling, and thus most NDs, will be eliminated…