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Children And Guns – An Iowa Fail

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This is from Jews For The Preservation Of Firearms Ownership.

Gun safety should be reinforced daily.

There is no such thing as being too safe.

Teach and live by these rules you will be safe.

 

Jeff Cooper’s Rules of Gun Safety

RULE I: ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED

RULE II: NEVER LET THE MUZZLE COVER ANYTHING YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DESTROY

RULE III: KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOUR SIGHTS ARE ON THE TARGET

RULE IV: BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET

When my son was 4 years old, we decided it was time to introduce him to gun safety. He couldn’t quite tie his shoes yet, but we knew we had guns in the house, and we knew we needed to instill good habits early, because it was literally a matter of life and death. His father was a police officer, and I was active in gun rights, and made it a point to be armed as much as possible. I still do. It’s a matter of life and death.

We started with simple rules:

1) Ensure mom or dad are around if you want to touch a firearm, and get permission.
2) Keep your finger off the trigger until you’re ready to shoot
3) Never, ever point your gun at anything you do not intend to kill

We made him repeat those rules. We showed him our firearms. He was allowed to touch them with supervision. Before touching any firearm, he recited safety rules. He knew them cold before he was allowed to handle firearms.

I can’t remember how old he was, exactly, when he shot his first firearm – I think he was probably 8 years old – but I know he was around 10 when he shot his first machine gun. I remember when he was about 6 years old, I sent him to my bedroom to get some paperwork that was on his father’s night stand. He called down to me and said, “Mommy! Daddy’s pistol is sitting on top of the paperwork. Do I have your permission to move it?” That’s when I knew we taught him well. Today, at 16, my son loves to shoot. He’s responsible, focused and capable. He understands firearms safety. He never picks up a pistol without clearing it, never points it in an unsafe direction and keeps his finger off the trigger unless we’re at the range shooting. Today, I have every confidence in the world that he will continue to enjoy shooting sports and that he will do so safely.

My son was lucky. He was legally allowed to handle firearms in Virginia. We took him to the range. He shot a variety of firearms – rifles, pistols, machine guns and shot guns. He has had his own eye and hearing protection since he was in elementary school, and he received his first Mossberg Plinkster when he was approximately 9.

Children in Iowa aren’t so lucky.

A recent press report tells the tale of little Natalie Gibson, who was asked to leave a Polk City shooting range last week, because legally – at 8 years old – she was not old enough to practice with the pistol she had been shooting for the past three years.

The range’s gunsmith told them a state law “no one knew about” has surfaced: Anyone 20 or younger must be under the direct supervision of a parent or instructor to practice with a pistol or revolver. Youths younger than 14 can’t use a handgun at all, even with supervision, Iowa Code states.

Why did the law surface?

Because a state legislator introduced a bill that would lower the legal age from 14 to 12. State representative Joe Riding, who says he taught his own daughter how to shoot when she was 9, claims he sees no reason parents should be prevented from involving their children in an activity that hones their focus and develops their sense of personal responsibility. And yet, his proposed legislation, instead of repealing the age restriction altogether, only suggested the limit be reduced by 2 years, and by doing so, brought attention to an arcane law everyone either ignored, or knew nothing about in the first place.

Consequently, more and more ranges have begun turning children away from the sport they love in an effort to enforce existing law, bringing Natalie Gibson to tears, because she thought she had done something wrong, according to her dad.

Why Riding and his fellow Democrats pushed a bill that only lowered the legal restriction, instead of eliminating it altogether, is anyone’s guess. It certainly seems as if they were trying to woo some gun owners during an election year, while ensuring that their anti-gun base remained loyal.

Meanwhile, the New York Times, in its usual froth-flecked, hoplophobic zeal, insists gun rights advocates are to blame for the failure of the bill, and Riding, whose legislation would have kept his own daughter from legally enjoying using a handgun at the range, claims the bill would have sailed through if Iowa Gun Ownershadn’t interfered and tried to force an amendment to remove the restriction altogether.

Gun grabbers, in the meantime, are gloating, because as one quivering coward of a psychiatric nurse put it, “Teaching kids handgun shooting implies there might be an appropriate time for them to use the gun in a situation they perceive as dangerous, with or without supervision.”

Really? You mean there isn’t an appropriate time for a child to use a handgun in self defense?

So this 14 year-old boy should have allowed home invaders to break in and victimize him and his siblings? And this one should have allowed as many as three intruders into his home? And this boy should have allowed two suspects to harm his mom and his sister?

Teaching children about real life and giving them the skills and the tools necessary to defend themselves, if need be, are signs of good, responsible parenting.

Taking away the parental right to decide when the child is ready and able to learn a valuable skill is a sign of an authoritarian swine.

Nicki Kenyon has been an avid gun rights advocate since she returned to the United States from an overseas Army tour in Germany. She began writing about Second Amendment issues in 2001 when KeepAndBearArms.com published her first essay, “The Moment.”. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Arts degree in National Security Studies from American Military University. Her area of expertise in those fields is European and Eurasian affairs. When not writing about gun rights or hanging out with her husband and son, she practices dry-firing her M1911 at the zombies of “The Walking Dead.”

 

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Anti-Gun “Fudd” Goes Full-Retard; Doesn’t know rules of Gun Safety.

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Hat Tip To XRepublic.tv.

This man has smoked one too many joints, and his one active brain cell has been fried.

Do Not Be A Fudd.

Jeff Cooper’s Rules of Gun Safety

 RULE I: ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED

RULE II: NEVER LET THE MUZZLE COVER ANYTHING YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DESTROY

RULE III: KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOUR SIGHTS ARE ON THE TARGET

RULE IV: BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET

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Have you ever met someone who CLAIMS to support gun rights, but when questioned further makes it readily apparent that all they REALLY support is hunting with grandpa’s deer rifle? That, my friends, is a FUDD.

According to the Urban Dictionary, a “Fudd” is a, “Slang term for a “casual” gun owner; eg; a person who typically only owns guns for hunting or shotgun sports and does not truly believe in the true premise of the second amendment. These people also generally treat owners/users of so called “non sporting” firearms like handguns or semiautomatic rifles with unwarranted scorn or contempt.”

Fudds are one of the greatest threats to our gun rights, and the man in this video is a classic example of one.

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5 Accidentally Wounded at 3 Gun Shows

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This from GOP USA.

This a simple problem to keep your booger hook off  the bang switch.

Col.Jeff Cooper has the solution for negligent discharges.

 

Jeff Cooper’s Rules of Gun Safety

RULE I: ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED

RULE II: NEVER LET THE MUZZLE COVER ANYTHING YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DESTROY

RULE III: KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOUR SIGHTS ARE ON THE TARGET

RULE IV: BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET

UPI – Accidental shootings at gun shows in North Carolina, Indiana and Ohio Saturday left five people wounded, authorities said.

Police said a security guard and two other people were wounded about 1 p.m. Saturday when a 12-gauge shotgun a man intended to sell at the Dixie Gun & Knife Show in Raleigh, N.C., discharged as it was being checked in, The (Raleigh) News & Observer reported.

The injured were identified as Janet Hoover, 54, of Benson, Linwood Hester, 50, of Durham, and Jake Alderman, a retired Wake County sheriff’s deputy from Wake Forest. Officials said the injuries did not appear life-threatening, the newspaper said.

The shotgun’s owner, Gary Lynn Wilson, 36, of Wilmington, was being questioned by the Wake County Sheriff’s Office.

“Right now, what we see is an accident,” Sheriff Donnie Harrison said. “If there’s something he may be charged with, we’ll find that out.”

In Indianapolis, a person loading a gun outside the Indy 1500 Gun and Knife Show at the State Fairgrounds was accidentally shot when his .45-caliber, semiautomatic discharged about 4:15 p.m. Saturday, WISH-TV, Indianapolis, reported.

Gun show representative Ashley Varner said the man, identified as Emory L. Cozee, 54, had been inside at the gun show before the incident.

Cozee was taken to a hospital for treatment for a wound to his hand and police said no charges would be filed, The Indianapolis Star reported.

In Medina, Ohio, a 62-year-old man was seriously injured about 3 p.m. Saturday when a semiautomatic pistol being checked by a gun dealer at a gun show at the Medina County Fair Community Center discharged, the Medina Gazette reported.

The unidentified victim, who was struck in the thigh and arm, is the dealer’s partner, the newspaper said. His condition wasn’t available.

Medina Police Chief Patrick Berarducci said no charges would be filed against the unidentified dealer.

“We have no reason to believe it’s anything other than simply a tragic accident,” he said.

All three gun shows will continue Sunday, officials said, though the one in North Carolina will no longer allow private gun sales, police said.

Paul Milligan of Raleigh, who wanted to sell three guns to a dealer, said police were overreacting by banning private sales.

“This is just a mess,” he said. “One guy gives all of us a bad reputation because he can’t follow fifth-grade safety rules.”

Police: Boy, 7, shot to death at Pa. gun store

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This is from Yahoo News.

Sadly this father forgot Col.Jeff Cooper‘s safety rules.

This tragic event will haunt this father the rest of his life.

In case you have forgotten Col.cooper’s rules here they are.

 

Jeff Cooper’s Rules of Gun Safety

 

 

 

RULE I: ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED

 

RULE II: NEVER LET THE MUZZLE COVER ANYTHING YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DESTROY

 

RULE III: KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOUR SIGHTS ARE ON THE TARGET

 

RULE IV: BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET

 

MERCER, Pa. (AP) — A man’s handgun went off while he was holding it as he got into his truck in the parking lot of a western Pennsylvania gun store Saturday, and the shot killed his 7-year-old son, authorities said.

 

Joseph V. Loughrey, 44, of Sharpsville, was getting into the truck when the 9 mm handgun discharged, wounding Craig Allen Loughrey in the chest, according to state police. The boy died at the scene at Twigs Reloading Den in East Lackawannock Township, 60 miles north of Pittsburgh.

 

Investigators said Loughrey told them he didn’t realize there was a bullet still in the chamber. “This happens all too often where people think the gun was empty,” Lt. Eric Hermick told The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

 

Loughrey was trying to sell two guns at the store — one a scope rifle and the other, the handgun, state police said. The owners told Loughrey the store doesn’t buy guns so Loughrey and his son returned to the truck with them. Loughrey put the boy in the passenger seat and loaded the rifle into the truck, state police said. He was attempting to get inside and reached to put the handgun in the center storage console when it fired, they said.

 

Loughrey was questioned by state police, who said he was cooperative and distraught. The shooting is being investigated as an accident, although Loughrey could face charges, including manslaughter and negligence, Hermick told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

 

“I know that little kid was everything to him,” Mark McLaughlin of Fredonia, a friend and co-worker of Loughrey’s at Superior Well Services in Fredonia, told the Tribune-Review.

 

Messages left for the coroner’s office and at a listing in Loughrey’s name were not immediately returned.

 

 

Army soldier tries to cure hiccups, shoots friend

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This is from Yahoo News.

Patrick Myers is a dumb ass.

He forgot the basic rules of firearms safety.

His friend Issac Young is dead.

Patrick is headed for prison.

Two live ruined.

Jeff Cooper‘s Rules of Gun Safety

RULE I: ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED

RULE II: NEVER LET THE MUZZLE COVER ANYTHING YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DESTROY

RULE III: KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOUR SIGHTS ARE ON THE TARGET

RULE IV: BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET

An attempt to cure a case of hiccups has left one U.S. Army soldier dead and another behind bars.

According to the Killeen Daily Herald, 22-year-old Pfc. Isaac Lawrence Young  was hiccuping while watching football on Sunday night with fellow soldier Spc. Patrick Edward Myers, 27.

In an apparent attempt to scare him and make the hiccups go away, Myers allegedly pointed a handgun at Young’s face and pulled the trigger. The newspaper said Myers told police he thought the gun was loaded with dummy rounds.

Young, a motor transport operator from Missouri, was struck in the eye and died en route to the hospital.

“Weapons are nothing to be played with, especially handguns, and when that happens, it doesn’t come out good,” Carroll Smith of the Killeen Police Department told KXXV-TV in Waco. “Unfortunately somebody lost their life over this.”

Police said the men had been drinking alcohol before the shooting. Myers was charged with manslaughter. A judge set his bond at $1 million.

Both men were stationed at Fort Hood in Central Texas.

Young had been a soldier for 16 months. The Army says his awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.

Cooper advocated four basic rules of gun safety

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These are four basic gun safety rules spelled out by Lt. Col. Jeff Cooper.
  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.

 

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