I did a stupid thing the other day: I recorded a video where I wasn’t wearing eye protection. Ironically, it was part of a post urging members of Armed Intelligentsia to practice shooting without their prescription glasses; I forgot to put safety glasses on after I removed my specs. I’ve deleted the video. Yeah, it’s that important. In this CNN piece on the USMC taking Significant Others on the range for empathy training, we learn that “safety, even for reporters, is a priority at all times.” Ear protection is mentioned. And then it’s naked eyeballs all ’round. It’s hard to believe the Corps RSO would be this irresponsible for new shooters on the line—or anyone else for that matter. But there you go. It’s an easy mistake to make. Don’t make it.