A Horrible Hunting Accident - Violation of all safety rules

A Horrible Hunting Accident - Violation of all safety rules

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    A Horrible Hunting Accident - Violation of all safety rules

    My neighbor's grandson was involved in a horrible hunting accident this weekend.

    After the boy and his father had finished hunting and returned to the pickup truck, the 16 year-old grandson was holding the rifle under his chin and flipping the safety. The gun went off and blew off his face. He is still living, but his life is ruined.

    The boy violated every safety rule that was ever invented, plus rules of common sense. We should give this incident as an example of the bad things that can happen when basic safety rules are violated.

    In my opinion the most serious safety principle violated is that "There is no such think as an unloaded gun."
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    That is extremely tragic and putting the rifle under the chin is not a smart move.
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    That is heart-breaking. Kids do dumb things. I hate it when it's irreversible. They are in my prayers.
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    Where was the father (firearms instructor, safety officer and mentor!) as his boy was toying with the gun in such a _negligent_ (sorry but this is not accidental) manner.

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    Very sorry to hear of this.
    The 2010 fall season has not been good thus far toward hunter related shooting incidents.

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    Often the only good that comes out of these things, is the incentive to others to use proper care.
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    I was duck hunting once with an knowledgeable gun guy, though apparently unknowledgeable on gun safety. He was standing up and I noted that he had the muzzle near his chest pointing directly at the underside of his chin in a similar manner as in the OP. I didn't care what he thought, but I took my hand and moved the muzzle away from his chin and told him that it made me nervous knowing what could happen.
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    Roulette can get very expensive very quickly.

    That's a fairly dumb move, right there. I'm betting that he's likely to be a bit more cautious next time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janq View Post
    Where was the father (firearms instructor, safety officer and mentor!) as his boy was toying with the gun in such a _negligent_ (sorry but this is not accidental) manner.] - Janq
    The same thought came to my mind. A father should start emphasizing safety constantly and unceaseingly at a very early age. Start by letting him hear the sound, and then see the destructive effect, and then constantly making him recite safety rules again and again; and of course monitor his safety habits. As an example, my son-in-law handed a rifle to his young 10-old son. The boy immediately opened the bolt to make certain that it was unloaded. His father said "Why are you doing that? I just checked it myself." To which the boy replied "I am checking it myself just like you taught me." The boy passed the test that his father had tried to trick him with that day. Otherwise, the boy would have gotten a butt chewing for safety violations if he had not again checked for himself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cwblanco View Post
    The same thought came to my mind. A father should start emphasizing safety constantly and unceaseingly at a very early age. Start by letting him hear the sound, and then see the destructive effect, and then constantly making him recite safety rules again and again; and of course monitor his safety habits. As an example, my son-in-law handed a rifle to his young 10-old son. The boy immediately opened the bolt to make certain that it was unloaded. His father said "Why are you doing that? I just checked it myself." To which the boy replied "I am checking it myself just like you taught me." The boy passed the test that his father had tried to trick him with that day. Otherwise, the boy would have gotten a butt chewing for safety violations if he had not again checked for himself.
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    Thats how safe habits are formed. I do the same thing with my kids. Hopefully after hundreds of repititions it sinks in.
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    I remember seeing an old guy used to wear a dust mask all the time to cover the gaping hole he left where his nose and lips used to be as he was sitting a loaded shotgun down inside a duck blind,the gun discharged blowing half his face off
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    On a related note, on Halloween I visited a neighbor of mine who is also an enthusiast, as I wanted to show him the new CC holster I'd got for the Ruger. Before leaving my house, I pulled the mag, ejected the chambered round. Double-checked the chamber, holstered the gun and went over to his place.

    When I got there, I handed the holstered gun to him, and said, "It's unloaded, chamber's empty." He pulled it from the holster, checked that the mag was out, and then checked the chamber. Good owners just do these things. He didn't take my word for anything. He verified for himself. Safety doesn't mean you have to be a weenie, or neurotic, it means you have to be habitual and automatic in your handling processes. No exceptions, no assumptions.

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    I've never been handed a "unloaded" gun that I haven't checked for myself.
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    That's awful, it's too bad that someone so young will have to live with the result of that mistake forever.

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