Monday, January 2, 2017

Yet Another Easily Avoided Tragic Accidental Shooting...

...that seemingly was caused by negligence has taken a staunch defender of the RKBA. Michael D. Harmon (described as a champion of conservatism and of the RKBA) was accidentally shot by a teenager to whom he was showing a pistol which evidently was loaded at the time. More here: Handgun discharges, killing Press Herald columnist M.D. Harmon at his home - The Portland Press Herald

It really is a shame that this happened because it would have been easily preventable had he just checked the action and assured the pistol was empty before he handed the gun to the teen, had he made sure to be off to the side or behind the teen but still in easy arms reach of the gun, and had he made sure the teen knew not to point it in an unsafe direction or place his finger on the trigger and of course had the teen handled the firearm safely. We can all make mistakes and there is probably not one firearms enthusiast among us who can truly say he never violated at least one aspect of firearms safety at one time or another; yet regardless of none of us being perfect, we must strive for perfection when it comes to safety with firearms.

While his family, friends and loved ones are mourning his loss, some disrespectful bastards on the left reportedly have been applauding his demise (
source).

My condolences to his family, loved ones and friends.

Here is hoping the teen will not be traumatized for life by it.

All the best,
Glenn B

1 comment:

skybill said...

Hi Glenn,
We've come a long way!!!" Tragic firearms outcomes have always been with us. However, as you mention the "Teenager" and his/her lack of proper firearms handling procedures are different today than "Yesteryear!!" Back in my day we youngsters were properly checked out on firearms handling by our Father's, Brothers, significant family others, The Boy Scouts, School Rifle teams etc..... "And' in our "Pre-Teen" years!! Today...not so much!!.... I wonder what the difference is between today and "Yesteryear" as to when joining the US ARMY it is the "FIRST TIME" that person has "Ever" touched a firearm????
Gut Gunz........OUTLAW!!!!,
III%,
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