Thursday, August 23, 2007

Education is the Key

"All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth." Aristotle

There are all too many instances of a lack of simple training about gun safety leading to a tragedy. Consider this story. A kid playing with a .45, drops the magazine, puts the gun under his chin and pulls the trigger. No one ever told him about safe gun handling. No one ever told him that when you drop the magazine on a semi-automatic pistol or rifle, there is a pretty good chance that there is one cartridge left in the chamber. He never learned that lesson because when he pulled the trigger he blew the top of his head off. [hat tip to A Keyboard and a .45]

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