NRA Employee Accidentally Shoots Himself At Headquarters During Firearms Safety Course


Well, this is awkward. On Thursday afternoon, a National Rifle Association employee accidentally shot himself after his gun discharged during a firearms safety course at the organization’s headquarters, NBC reports.

The unidentified 46-year-old man’s pistol ‘accidentally’ discharged as he holstered the gun at the NRA’s National Firearms Museum in Fairfax County, Virginia, according to police.

The NRA employee/victim/accidental-perpetrator suffered a minor wound to his “lower body” and was taken to a hospital for treatment, police said. No charges are expected.

Let’s review the NRA’s rules of gun safety, shall we?

ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction. ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot. ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use. You’ll find these “Big Three” rules on the wall of every gun store and shooting range you visit (and if you don’t, you should). You know why: Knowing these rules, following them at all times—and insisting that others do the same—will help keep you and your family safe.

Perhaps, just maybe, the National Rifle Association’s employees should read the rules of gun safety especially if he or she is a firearms instructor. Boy, I’ll bet the people taking the gun safety class sure were surprised when their instructor shot himself. At least now they’ll know what not to do. Unless he was training to use the gun. In that case, someone should speak to his instructor. IDK…

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