Podcast 94 Gun Handling and Independence

By on July 3, 2014


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Reading of the Declaration of Independence and Administrative Gun Handling.  When you aren’t using your gun do you pay attention to what you are doing? Is there anything different if people are around or when you are on the range or at home? Should you?

Topics include:

The Declaration of Independence:

“IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.—  the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.”

Administrative Gun Handling:

  • Anything outside of training, practice, or tactical use
  • We all do it
  • Gun off/on, chamber checks, holstering
  • Dry Practice

Why Bring it Up:

  • Admin Loading at Austin Gun Show
  • Safety Rules violated
  • Son shot Father-In-Law through the neck
  • Through and through wound
  • Medics worked for almost an hour
  • It’s hard to survive a through and through to the neck
  • I missed it in the parking lot by about 5 minutes

Safety Rules

  • Treat every weapon as if it where loaded.
  • Never point the weapon at anything you don’t intend to shoot.
  • Keep your finger straight and off the trigger until you are ready to fire.
  • Know your target and what lies beyond.

The more advanced you are, the more important the safety rules

And the more responsible you are for them

How safety is effected at different times and places

  • During courses
  • At home
  • With others

Create a culture of safety in the gun world (taken from Paul Lathrop of Polite Society Podcast

Set the example all time even when you think no one is watching or around.


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