Monday, August 18, 2014

RULE FOUR: Even Worse

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Earlier in the week we discussed the incident in Virginia where a homeowner failed to follow Rule 4 (Always be sure of your target). He shot his teen-aged daughter as she attempted to reenter the home after sneaking out the night before. He simply heard a noise, assumed that his family was upstairs asleep, and shot at the human shape as it came through the garage door.

It was an obvious and blatant violation of a cardinal rule of shooting, and she is very lucky to have survived.

Now we know that the shooter can’t even feign ignorance of this basic rule.

He was a law enforcement officer, and thus trained in low-light techniques.

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