Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Stupid Cop Tricks: Secret Service Unholstered

An astounding tale of incompetence has occurred at the White House. One of the Secret Service agents tasked with defending our President wounded two fellow Secret Service agents when he negligently discharged his weapon.

That is correct. The agency trusted with safeguarding the President of the United States of America cannot keep their booger hook off the trigger.

So as a community service and out of my sense of patriotic duty, here is a run down on the four top safety rules of handling a weapon:

  1. All guns are always loaded. Even if they are not, treat them as if they are.
  2. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy. (For those who insist that this particular gun is unloaded, see Rule 1.)
  3. Keep your finger off the trigger till your sights are on the target. This is the Golden Rule. Its violation is directly responsible for about 60 percent of inadvertent discharges.
  4. Identify your target, and what is behind it. Never shoot at anything that you have not positively identified.

Of course I am waiting for the video. No reason the Secret Service should not be shamed as was the ATF.

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