- All guns are always loaded!
- Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.
- Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
- Always be sure of your target, and what's beyond it.
A 23-year-old Soldotna man accidentally discharged a handgun Saturday, injuring himself and a 22-year-old man, Alaska State Troopers reported. Both men were transported to different hospitals for treatment.
Troopers responded to an accidental shooting call about 3:15 p.m. on King Salmon Avenue. Investigation revealed that Zackary Moore, 23, “was attempting to disassemble his .45 caliber Springfield Armory semi-auto handgun in the front passenger seat of a Jeep Grand Cherokee when he fired one shot striking himself and his friend, Arnold Sipes, 22, who was seated in the driver’s seat,” troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said in an email.
Yep, he managed to break all four rules in one swell foop.