Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Rule Three of the Four Gun Safety Rules states, "Keep your paws off the trigger until your sights are on the target." Or something to that effect.
This news story from Sebring, Florida says that a fellow's dog stepped on a pistol that was on the floor of his truck, the gun discharged and the bullet hit the man in the leg.
On the floor of his truck? That is an unusual way to carry a pistol. It created a situation that violated Rule Two. The shootee "thought the gun was unloaded," so I'm going to have to score this one as a violation of Rule One and Rule Two for the gun's owner, and a Rule Three violation for his dog.