Another reason to ALWAYS point guns in a safe direction...


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Yoda
January 1, 2013, 06:26 PM
...AND to keep that finger off the trigger.

There I was, unloading my 1911, just like I always do before putting it away in the safe. Suddenly, just as fast as someone throwing a light switch, I got a super-severe pain in my ankle, like someone had just plugged my foot into an electric socket.

I don't know what caused the sudden pain on the ankle, but every muscle in my body also tightened up. If my finger had been inside the trigger guard, and if the gun had been pointed in an unsafe direction, the consequences could have been dire.

The reason for the safety rules is to minimize hazards when the unexpected happens.... and the unexpected usually happens, well, unexpectedly.

- - - Yoda

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Ryanxia
January 1, 2013, 06:40 PM
Yep, always good to follow the safety rules, and to keep that boogerhook off the boomstick. :)

Fremmer
January 1, 2013, 07:11 PM
Sounds like a cramp

Grassman
January 1, 2013, 07:13 PM
Yellow Jacket or wasp sting?

Yoda
January 1, 2013, 08:39 PM
Not a cramp or insect bite. Felt like a pinched nerve or something. Pain felt "electric," just like a back problem I had about ten years ago, except, as I said, there was zero warning, as suddenly as a light switch getting thrown. If there had been any warning at all, I could have prepared. The the reason I posted the incident was to re-emphasize the obligation to always follow the rules because sometimes things happen with zero warning.

The "electric shock" was completely unexpected and without warning. Maybe that's why the NRA uses the word, "always," in each of the big three rules, to cover such odd incidents.

- - - Yoda

smalls
January 1, 2013, 09:40 PM
Ever seen the video of the guy running with his gun, and tripping? He accidentally shot his gun, which could have been avoided by following the four rules.

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