I woke up at 04:00 this morning and started thinking about an interaction at work that day, I started critiquing how I was in that situation. I have to say that I am very disappointment in myself and later today will be spending time going over again gun safety. I used to think that I would never become so comfortable with guns that I wouldn’t be safe, not that I was horribly unsafe, just broke rules.
Yesterday my coworker calls me over to his office because another coworker brought in his 20 gauge for the shoot on Friday. I feel I picked up the gun wrong, it was leaning on the wall, I also didn’t check to make certain that it wasn’t loaded and when they asked me to position it to make certain that it would fit okay, I didn’t even stop to consider where I was pointing the gun, granted it was at a cinder block wall but at least I didn’t put my finger on the trigger. I broke the following rules: treat a gun as if it’s always loaded, be aware of your target and what is beyond.
I had a hard time falling back to sleep because I kept playing the situation over and over in my head and berating myself. I mean nothing happened but it’s when one doesn’t follow the rules that things could happen. (11.8)