We spend most of our time sharing information regarding technical tips on maintenance, tactical tips on getting faster and more accurate, and we (the staff) typically forget the experiences that shaped our approach to safety. In light of the needless and negligent death of a ten year old this week in San Diego – I think it appropriate to reiterate a few of those lessons.
My first experience with formal firearms training was in the military. My first experience with negligence was a Corpsman assigned to us during the Gulf War when he shot a Marine in the head with a pistol a week after we arrived in country. The Corpsman thought the gun was unloaded. Also, during our movement north there were a number of “Friendly Fire” incidents. A few years later, an 18-year-old recruit committed suicide on the rifle range next to the one my platoon was training … Read more »Continue