Defense Tactics

Accidents Happen – But We Can Do This To Be Safer

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Accidents happen and they are horribly tragic no matter who it happens to.  But I’m not going to sit here and try to tell you they can’t all be avoided because some truly can.  And that’s what makes the tragedy even worse.

Accidents Happen – But We Can Do This To Be Safer

It doesn’t matter if the accident is from a knife, a chemical spray, a fall down the stairs, or a firearm. Someone gets careless and a freak accident happens.  The best response is what are we going to do about it to provide a safer experience for ourselves as well as our loved ones.

Here’s one thing we can do….

We can bring meaning to the tragic mistakes of others by learning to be safer ourselves just by studying what happened in their accident.

What happened?

A 55-year-old town official from Michigan died after shooting herself in the eye while attempting to adjust her bra holster, police in St Joseph told the Kalamazoo Gazette on Wednesday.

“She was having trouble adjusting her bra holster, couldn’t get it to fit the way she wanted it to. She was looking down at it and accidentally discharged the weapon,” St Joseph public safety director Mark Clapp told the Gazette about the woman, Christina Bond.

MLive in St. Joseph, Michigan covered this story thoroughly.

What we do instead!

What we can take away from this incident is to never adjust your holster while the handgun is loaded.  Unload carefully in one room and adjust your holster in a separate room.  This is the same advice we give when you clean your firearm.  Unload in one room and clean in another room.  Of course, do not forget to empty the chamber when carefully unloading your firearm.

What about purse carry of a firearm?

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