Saw this news story a while back about a 19 year man in Arizona who accidentally shot and killed an acquaintance while (apparently) trying to wake him up.
The first and most obvious observation that I have here is that Mr. Thomas was breaking all three of the NRA rules for safe gun handling. The rules are:
These rules work together to ensure safety while handling and using guns. It is my privilege to teach and enforce these rules with every class. I want every gun owner to apply them every time they handle a gun.
Some additional thoughts: