Saturday, December 15, 2007

Accidents do happen

It a commen arguement for reacreational shooting that "plinking" is quite a lot safer than playing football. I don't know if this is true or not, but I do recognise that both activities can be risky.

Even a smal caliber target rifle can be lethal, so care must be taken when handeling ALL firearms. Failure to do so may result in the injury or death of a close friend or yourself.
Michael Polchlopek was recently struck in the head when his friend was cleaning a .22 rifle, he is in critical condition according to .

So please:
Never assume a firearm to be unloaded unless you have just personally cleared the chamber.
Never point the muzzle of a firearm in an unsafe direction, even if you're "sure" it's unloaded.
This is especially important if your gun needs to be dry-fired as part of the dissasembly/cleaning procedure!

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