The Four Rules of Gun Safety for Beginners (and Everyone Else)

Col. Jeff Cooper furthered general gun safety by distilling and popularizing the four rules of safe gun handling. The purpose was to minimize accidents, otherwise known as negligent discharges (every accidental discharge is a negligent discharge). There are other variations on the theme, but Cooper’s four rules of gun safety are easy to remember and communicate. You […]

When Is It OK To Violate The Four Rules?

By A. Reeder The question came up after reviewing several shooting episodes posted on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter (also some news station videos). In a number of shooting situations, the “good guy” was dealing with bystanders in range and proximity to the “bad guy”. We all know about several incidents where police generated collateral casualties […]