Human beings have the power of rational thought, foresight, the ability to learn from their own actions and the actions of others (consequences). So why do we still keep having gun "accidents"?
From a news item posted just two hours ago, "3 Calif. children injured after accidental discharge of police rifle"
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"We are looking into exactly what led to the accidental discharge," said Julie Gobin, a school district spokeswoman."
It's no accident: a loaded weapon, no trigger lock, a curious child not prevented from touching the weapon. How often do we have to read about this before we figure out it's not a good mix?
I was an Army aviator. Safety was a part of my life, one I took seriously. So seriously some guys didn't like flying with me..."no fun stuff." That's why in over 3700 hours of flying helicopters I had no incidences, aka "accidents".
In the Army, there were no accidents. If humans were involved, there was a better-than 75% chance (don't remember the exact number anymore) it was human error, not a maintenance issue or "act of God".
In the time between the Vietnam war and Desert Storm, the Army couldn't afford to loose aircraft to stupid stuff. And stupid stuff was always human error. Why could the Army realize this, yet for people who handle loaded weapons for their livelihood, it's an "accident"?
There's so much more going through my head I was to stay on topic and off-rant. AAAArrrrrrgggggghhhhhhhhhh!