It’s not often that we run a story about a legal gun owner who either does something negligent or flat out breaks the law, because it doesn’t happen often. But when we do cover these stories and rip the responsible party a new one, some people get angry with us.
That’s too bad, because we aren’t going to stop.
Our policy of holding gun owners accountable is one that will not be re-written. For instance if you experience a negligent discharge that makes the news, you were doing something wrong and not practicing the 4 Rules. You were being irresponsible. No one else is to blame, and you’d be held accountable.
The stories, as unfortunate as they are to cover, have purpose in regards to their educational value. Eg; “Don’t be negligent like this guy.”
With the story linked above, maybe it’ll get just one person to start using a pocket holster if they don’t already. That’s a success story in our book.
This site is mainly about promoting responsible carry, and education is a big part of that. Don’t forget that many of our readers are new to this world, and it’s important to guide them in the right direction before false information on the internet guides them somewhere else. We’ve seen the comments before: “You don’t need a holster, just keep your finger off the trigger and you’ll be fine.” Yea, it’s absurd.
Let’s strive to get the best information out there. Part of that, we feel, is holding others responsible and highlighting what they did wrong… so others don’t make the same mistakes.
Fellow gun owners or not, we are held to a higher standard… and there’s nothing wrong with that.