So… you almost died…

Brandon’s Darwin Awards #8, people doing really dumb S*%T with firearms… still…

Just like vehicles, forklifts, chemicals, heavy equipment, and simple cooking implements in your kitchen, people do very dangerous things with firearms too.

Firearms can be operated safely, competently, and responsibly without too much effort. But there is a little effort. There is some combination of brain power needing application to the practical and safe handling of the projectile throwing device and where the projectile is intending to be shot into that needs to occur. If isn’t hard. You have to check your work.

It’s these fools who end up in ER’s, or dead, and used as examples for why the Second Amendment should be restricted and things should be taken away. #Thisiswhywecan’thavenicethings

Now, those arguments are rather poorly put together but that has never stopped gun controllers from trying or succeeding in the past. Just because it’s an utterly ridiculous idea doesn’t mean that it doesn’t signal the right virtues for votes… I mean save lives. Save lives, right?

Yeah. For the kids and if it just saves one life.

In short, be responsible. Exercise responsible understanding that you are holding a tool, not a toy that is proofed against every injury than can manage to proof it against. Understand that special targets, ammunitions, and persons with physical limits, and select fire weaponry all have proper ways to go about shooting them for a reason. These proper ways can be flexed (altered) within reasonable physical limitations by understanding those physics, you can’t throw out the concerns and just send it.

Anyway, hit play and enjoy not being these people. You are smarter than those people. You are here.

Keith is the Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. A Certified Instructor since 2009, he has taught concealed weapons courses in the West Michigan area in the years since and continues to pursue training and teaching opportunities as they arise.