I am sure most of you know about the tragedy which occurred during the making of the movie “Rust”.
Just another tragic example of “I didn’t know the gun was loaded”.
And every week we hear of multiple people dying as a result of gunshot wounds.
We have to find a way to stop the carnage with guns.
Some Safety Tips for Handling Guns
- Learn how to use a firearm. Just like you can’t safely drive a car without proper training, you can’t safely use a gun or firearm without training.
- Keep guns and firearms is a safe place. If you own a firearm, it is your responsibility to be sure someone who doesn’t know safe practices does not have access to it.
- Guns are not toys. DO NOT TREAT THEM AS TOYS!
- Never take someone else’s word that a gun or firearm is “not loaded”. If you hold a gun, be sure you know how to check whether it is loaded and be sure you do check.
- Never point a gun at any living thing unless you intend to kill or cause great bodily harm.
- Even “blanks” can be dangerous. Even if you are the star on a movie set, if you are pointing a gun at someone, be sure you know what you are doing, and be sure there are no live bullets in it. If you are told there are only blanks, you still must check.
I Own Hand Guns
I am not for overly strict gun control but I believe there is a safe way to own and use a firearm.
I have a concealed weapon permit.
I continue to practice using guns at designated gun ranges. And always check the gun to see if it’s loaded before firing.
We still do not know all the facts concerning the “Rust” tragedy. We do not know if anyone has criminal responsibility. But we do know for sure that there was gross negligence and there will be extreme civil penalties.
If you have ideas or suggestions about gun and firearm safety, we would love to hear from you.