Originally Posted by JimRau
NO NO NO!!!! ALL guns are not ALWAYS loaded!!! That is the stupidest thing anyone can say.
I AM NOT A GRADE SCHOOL KID SO DON'T TALK TO ME LIKE I AM!
You should TREAT all guns as if they are loaded until you have personalty checked it and then load or unload it as your need dictate.
Cooper said : " RULE I: ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED
There are no exceptions. Do not pretend that this is true. Some people and organizations take this rule and weaken it;e.g. "Treat all guns as if they were loaded." Unfortunately, the "as if" compromises the directness of the statement by implying that they are unloaded, but we will treat them as though they are loaded. No good! Safety rules must be worded forcefully so that they are never treated lightly or reduced to partial compliance.
All guns are always loaded - period!"
I disagree with you because I think trouble starts when you distinguish between loaded and unloaded guns . If I take your advice to check and then consider it unloaded, is it okay to dry snap at the ceiling ? Is it okay to peek down the barrel for obstructions ? Is it okay to point it at others during SWAT training ?
I checked it. It is unloaded. What could possibly go wrong ?
BTW- I hope you'll update us and fill in the details on your Grandson's mishap . Hope he has a full recovery .