Please leave the dog home

Please leave the dog home

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    Please leave the dog home

    Forrest City, AR. While on a hunting trip a 19-year-old man had several toes shot off when his dog jumped into his truck and landed on a shotgun laying on the front seat.

    >Tillamook Bay OR. A Labrador jumped into a boat and onto a 12-gauge shotgun. The gun blew a hole in the boat sinking it, which the Oregon State Police said was unattended.


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    ... or, simply control the firearm at all times. If it's not going to be controlled, it should absolutely be unloaded.

    Good reminder about how easy it can be to skip a safety step, and how dangerous it can be.
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
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    ... or at least engage the safety.

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    Several hunters have been shot by their dogs ,usually shot gun is left in truck bed and loaded ,dog jumps in bed of truck and doggy toes hit trigger,
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    Several hunters have been shot by their dogs ,usually shot gun is left in truck bed and loaded ,dog jumps in bed of truck and doggy toes hit trigger,

    That was just the dogs way of saying MORE steak,NO more dry food!
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    Poor dog, I bet it's traumatized from the loud kaboom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    If it's not going to be controlled, it should absolutely be unloaded.
    Quote Originally Posted by larefugee View Post
    ... or at least engage the safety.

    And, whatever happened to gun racks, in trucks.

    Another good example of negligence, ignoring the state/condition of the firearm while something else gets a person's attention. Bad juju.
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
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    Reason over Force: The Gun is Civilization (Marko Kloos).
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    This type of thing happened locally a few years ago. Bad deal, guns need to be kept away from dogs.

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    We all need to remember that a safety is a mechanical device and it can fail.

    With that said ...

    I have a friend who shot off his hand while hunting. They stopped for lunch along a fenceline, leaned their guns up against the fence while taking a break. All guns were loaded and all guns were on safe. Two of the dogs got into a fight over the food the guys were eating and one of the dogs stepped on a gun trigger. Either the safety failed or the dogs foot knocked the safety off prior to stepping on the trigger. Whatever happened, the gun slid down the fence and fired. My friend tried to grab the gun by the muzzle as it was on it's way down. End of story ... loss of hand.

    So, what safety rule was broken here?

    Unload your weapons when not in use.
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    I'm not sure about other states, but in NY State, all long guns must be unloaded at all times while in vehicles!

    Specifically: "Possession of any loaded rifle or shotgun in a vehicle is illegal."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rcher View Post
    I have a friend who shot off his hand while hunting.

    ... leaned their guns up against the fence while taking a break ... All guns were loaded and all guns were on 'safe'.

    So, what safety rule was broken here?
    Failure to maintain control of a loaded gun was the primary problem. And if you're not going to be in a position to control it, as over a lunch hour or whatever, unload it and secure it.

    As it wasn't controlled, the owner couldn't affect where the gun was pointed (if it fell, got bumped, a dog kicked it); couldn't affect whether the trigger was pulled (as it to happened, when the dog stepped on it); couldn't ensure that the target being aimed at was a legitimate target. All four of the key safety rules were violated, all due to failure to maintain control over loaded gun.
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
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    Explain: How does disarming victims reduce the number of victims?
    Reason over Force: The Gun is Civilization (Marko Kloos).
    NRA, SAF, GOA, OFF, ACLDN.

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    Dang.

    I'm sure glad Rufus didn't have access to a gun last night. I broke up a dog fight and Rufus bit me.

    If he'd had a gun, he probably would have shot me!

    I think he has Roid Rage. He's on steroids for his allergies.
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