Yet another NBC hit piece on Remington

Posted: April 13, 2012 in Firearms News

The Firearm blog Original Post

Leaving a loaded shotgun with the safety on leaned on a pickup truck resulted in this fellow getting shot in the leg.

So many problems with this

  • a loaded gun out of your care and control.
  • Trusting the safety actually works
  • Obviously not respecting safe muzzle direction.

So buddy violates ACTS and PROVES, shoots himself in the leg and sues Remington.   We have some odd neighbors down-south…  This is purely an operator issue and he deserves nothing.

I walk kilometers at a time with my 870 and if I need to “put it down”, even all alone out in the woods, I will unload the chamber, do what I have to do, then reload.  If I manage to shoot myself, it will be my fault no matter what.

870’s are just fine, it’s again, poor decision making that enchains an unfortunate series of events.

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Comments
  1. cdnfirearms says:

    For our visiting American friends:

    ACTS and PROVE is a acronym that is used to simplify principals of firearms safety in Canada. It is taught this way through the federal firearms training and licencing curriculum.

    A – Assume all firearms are loaded
    C- Control the muzzle; point it in a safe direction
    T- Finger OFF the trigger; booger finger off the bang button
    S- SEE that the firearm is safe; segue into PROVE

    P – (continue to) Point the firearm in the safest possible direction
    R – Remove all cartridges
    O – Observe the chamber
    V – Verify the feed path
    E – Examine the Bore

    Outside of law enforcement, military and security, you shouldn’t find any loaded firearms in Canada unless they are about to be used.

    – On the line at the range, when the “Load” command is issued
    – An allowed/permitted shooting hole in the woods for long-guns only
    – When hunting, and only in certain conditions.

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