Always treat every firearm as if it were loaded. Incidents like these gun safety fails are the reason why.
Practicing proper gun safety can be the difference between an enjoyable and educational day at the range and disaster.
Watch the video to learn how not to practice gun safety.
Warning: This video includes strong language.
Holy cow! Was I the only one who was scared stiff by this compilation of gun safety fails?
Luckily, nobody was killed, although a few of these geniuses did get shot. Here are a few lessons to be learned so you don't wind up on the best gun safety fails of 2016 compilation.
- Never shoot a firearm with more recoil than you can handle. This one is a bit of trial and error, but using some common sense (i.e. don't let a tiny girl shoot a .50 caliber Desert Eagle pistol) will usually point you in the right direction.
- Never combine alcohol and firearms. In the second clip, I can't believe the onlookers are even standing near the guy holding the shotgun.
- Use the correct grip for the firearm you are shooting. Failure to do so could result in a gunstock to the face.
- Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on target and you are ready to fire. Or, shoot yourself in the leg. It's your choice.
- Never point a firearm at something you don't intend to shoot... like your buddy.
- Keep the safety on your firearm in the "Safe" position until you are ready to fire and return it to "Safe" when you are finished firing.
- Last but not least, never, ever, ever look down the barrel of a gun!
Learning proper gun safety is THE most important part of learning how to shoot a gun. Learn it, practice it, and enjoy shooting sports safely.
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