Friday, April 12, 2013
A reader alerted me by e-mail to this thread at The Outdoors Trader forums. It's graphic and gruesome, describing how a man shot himself through the hand with a .357 Magnum revolver in a moment of carelessless. It includes a rather gory photograph of the wound, which is NOT for the squeamish.
It's a great lesson in why we keep harping on the Four Rules of Firearms Safety, as compiled by the late, great Jeff Cooper. The Four Rules work together. If you observe them as rigorously as possible, even if you slip up on one of them, the other three should prevent you from hurting yourself or anyone else. If you don't . . . this sort of thing happens.
Go read, and remember.