By Tom Knighton
There are four rules for firearm safety, and pretty much any responsible shooter knows them by heart. I’ll be honest, some get them out of order, but they know them all. To me, that matters more than which is “Rule Two” and which is “Rule Four.”
However, they’re all very important.
An example in Kentucky illustrates why Rule Four is just so important.
Madison County EMS and sheriff’s deputies responded to an accidental shooting Tuesday evening that sent one to the University of Kentucky Trauma Center.
According to Madison County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Stotts, the accidental shooting occurred after a dog bit a person in the 100 block of Long Hollow Road in Berea. A separate individual shot the canine, and the bullet passed through the animal, striking a third person.
No charges have been filed but the event is still under investigation.
Now, I’m not going to get into whether or not this shoot should have taken place. I wasn’t there, and I don’t know what all the variables are. It’s entirely possible that the shooter believed someone was going to lose their life if he didn’t shoot and figured the risk was worth it under the circumstances. He may well have …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms