In terms of gun safety, hunting is a dangerous business. IGOTD has cited numerous examples of hunters who accidentally discharged their firearm, forgetting to keep their gun unloaded and/or their barrel pointed in a safe direction at all times. Experienced hunters don’t need me to tell them that there’s another serious threat out there, somewhere. Other hunters. You gotta stay alert, both in terms of not shooting other hunters AND not getting shot by them. Example: “Last October, Ricky Brunelle, 43, of Ellenburg Depot, was hunting in Potsdam when he fired his gun at what he thought was a deer,” WCAX.com reports. “But it was another hunter. Bernard Sharlow, 39, was hit in the stomach. Sharlow survived.” As did Brunelle’s career as . . . a prison guard. “Brunelle pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of assault. He originally was charged with a felony count of assault. The lesser charge will allow Brunelle to keep his job as a corrections officer in New York. He will be formally sentenced in May.” Top hat and tails? Or dunce’s cap?