holy cow - this is bad. I can't imagine working on a gun without checking
to see if it was loaded. This is just careless gun ownership and the guy is
lucky to be alive. After a visual check always dry fire the weapon into the
I would add a second safety tip. Never clean your gun at 2:15 in the morning.
Go to bed and get it done in the morning when you are awake.
@patriot "After a visual check always dry fire the weapon into the ground
outside."Really, Cedar Hills doesn't have an ordinance
against firing a gun within city limits?
Three very basic things to remember about guns:1. Treat every gun
as if it is loaded.2. Keep it pointed in a safe direction.3. Keep
your finger off the trigger.And, yeah, cleaning a gun at 2:15 AM is
a really, really strange schedule, so there may be more to this story.Lucky he did not qualify for a Darwin Award, but it was close.
The 4 Universal Rules of Gun Safety1. ALWAYS treat every gun as if
it was loaded.2. Keep your finger OFF the trigger until your sights on the
target AND you have made the decision to fire.3. NEVER point a gun at
anything you are not willing to destroy (including yourself).4. BEFORE
your decision to fire, be sure of your target, it's environment and any
other safety hazards (ex: what is beyond your target).An added rule:
NEVER have/keep ammunition anywhere nearby when cleaning your gun.