Responsible firearm owners follow the Four Rules:
- All guns are always loaded.
- Never point the gun at anything you are not willing to destroy.
- Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on target (and you have made the decision to shoot).
- Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.
This means that I get a nagging at the back of my mind whenever I see a Rule 3 violation in video games by supposedly “professional” characters in their idle animations.
I have been known to yell “Rule 3, dammit!” at the TV, too. Why do you ask? To be fair, gun handling on TV has gotten MILES better in the past few years.