At least it was just a plastic little ball instead of a copper jacketed bullet. Safety, around firearms, regardless of type, should be taught at the earliest ages but it is no guarantee
I wish I had a dollar for every time I stopped someone to make sure their weapon was clear before entering our CP, only to have them drop the mag out of their M9, place it into the clearing barrel, pull the trigger and have it discharge!! The worse was the guy who walked up to the barrel, cleared his M4, which was empty, and then proceeded to start to walk inside. I stopped him asked him to clear his M203, only to find out when he pulled the tube forward, an HE ROUND fell out of the tube!!!
In addition to the “4 rules”, we have an additional “Rule 0” in our house - “Every gun is real”.
posted on 03/15/2011 8:01:51 AM PDT
(The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
At Military Police school at Ft. Gordon we had one guy not only forget to drop his mag when clearing his .45cal. 1911 into the drum, he got so scared when the pistol fired the first round, he let off a second shot!! Very embarrassing.
posted on 03/15/2011 8:35:01 AM PDT
(March toward the sound of the guns.)
I must be getting old. I remember we had M-79’s. I was a D.I. and you had to be on your on your toes at the range to keep the recruits from killing everyone but them selves. “Ready on the Right!”
posted on 03/15/2011 11:58:30 AM PDT
by 70th Division
(I love my country but fear my government!)
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