This is a discussion on CWP Instructor/Deputy accidentaly shoots student. within the Basic Gun Handling & Safety forums, part of the General Firearm Discussion category; Originally Posted by DocPMD Let's not forget: 3. Never cover anything with the muzzle that you don't intend to destroy. He surely violated 3 of ...
sorry but NO EXCUSES.............
Forgot a couple of the rules! It's going to be an expensive lesson!
You can educate ignorance, you can't fix stupid
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the very first thing in any chl class should be muzzle control and ensuring the guns aren't loaded... He should have checked the weapon before he did anything else and keep it pointed away from anything he didn't intend to shoot... if for nothing else courtesy.. Every gun I look to buy or handle 1st and foremost even if checked I recheck and never point it at anyone... accidensts happen but they are also all preventable
I would rather live my life as if there is a God,
And die to find out there isn't, than live my life
As if there isn't, and die to find out there is.
Way too many people become complacent think they can do no wrong.
Best thing my grandfather did was shoot a pumpkin for me and my cousins to understand there are no do overs------ only point a gun at what you intend to destroy!
Heh, I went to that same range last week. They make you sign a waiver of liability now.
Murphy was an optimist...
A woman must not depend on protection by men. A woman must learn to protect herself.
Susan B. Anthony
A armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one has to back it up with his life.
However, completely irresponsible. A few of my friends who got their CWP through a different instructor than I did have told me about huge classes (about 10 people +/-) with only one instructor and even taking them all down range at the same time.. I personally think that's just asking for trouble.
"Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God." - Benjamin Franklin
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn." - C.S. Lewis
"Blue" guns have a place, particularly when teaching the introductory basics of safe handling.
Condolences for all involved. It's a good, object lesson in how crucial it is to know what you've got in your hands (loaded, unloaded), and to realize there's good reason the four basic safety rules overlap and complement each other.
Through her forearm and tore up her intestines?
Sounds like a .22 isn't a bad option for CC.
In my class the first thing they did was take your ammo that will be used later at the range and put a zip tie through your mag well so no one in the class could have a loaded gun.
Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway.
Had a chill go through me on this. Vigilance!
"The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Eccl. 10:2
3. Do not point, or let the gun point, at anything you are not willing to destroy.
A gun is always pointing at something whether you intentionally are aiming it, or if you are just holding it.
This instructor is incompetent. He treated the rules as things for other people to obey and not himself. He simultaneously broke 3 of the 4 basic rules that he himself had probably just stated minutes or hours prior to this "accident".
This situation is particularly infuriating because it is exactly the kind of thing that makes people believe that guns are dangerous AND unpredictable. In other words, the outcome in a lot of people's minds is that if you have a gun around then at some point it might just go off and maybe kill you. And if a qualified instructor cannot tame the beast, then perhaps regular folk can't either??