Everyone knows the four basic firearm safety rules. Always assume the gun is loaded. Never point a gun at something you aren’t trying to destroy. Your finger stays off the trigger until you are ready to kill. Know your target and what’s behind it.
These are the foundation of gun safety, and if you always follow them, the chances of you accidentally shooting someone or something you don’t want to hit become extremely low. But, there are some other golden safety rules that only gun enthusiasts tend to know. You might hear them if you take a concealed carry class or work with an instructor to improve your skills. What you’ll, find though, is that these aren’t always universal truths.
In this video, one of those “universal” rules comes into play, and the outcome is perfectly contrary to everything you thought you knew. It doesn’t violate the four pillars, but it does highlight that actual combat doesn’t fit into nicely packaged rules and regulations. Real gun fights are fast, dynamic and extremely unpredictable.
Take a look at this video. It is intense, and it carries an important lesson. Can you guess which golden rule is put to the lie? Comment if you got it right. And then, reflect on the very serious truth that carrying a gun is not the key to safety. Preparedness is.