It’s a shame the mainstream media is salivating over another death. This time, caused by one man’s admitted negligence.
To Clayton Brumby’s credit however, he has not taken the path of so many others, claiming the gun did it. And of course, because they believe it supports their agenda, the media is willing to quote him word for word. The gun didn’t just go off. Clayton Brumby admits he pulled the trigger. The death of Brumby’s son is on own Brumby’s hands. That’s a pain no parent wants and something no one in his right mind would wish on anyone. But here is an opportunity for others to learn.
Folks, those of us who have spent any significant amount of time on a gun range have either had hot brass catch us in a sensitive area or witnessed it happen to someone else. I don’t care how much of a bad ass you think you are, it hurts. Ee all know it can and will inspire people to do the “funky chicken” dance in an instant. Still, one should not lose their composure to the point you forget you’ve got dangerous tool in your hand. A better course of action is to simply dress in a manner to reduce the chances of something like this happening in the first place.
Wear closed-toe shoes, not sandals to the range. If you have a loose collar, button it up! Wear a bill forward baseball cap and eye-protection such that your eyes are shielded from flying brass. If you think getting hot brass down your shirt sucks, try getting it caught between your eyeglasses and your face. But if all else fails, remember that you’ve got a dangerous tool in your hand. THAT takes priority over any discomfort/pain you feel while the gun is in your hand. Put the gun down THEN tend to the issue or ride out the pain and carry on. The latter is hard to do but, you might want to think about it this way…No one is going to stop shooting at you because hot brass went down your shirt or got caught where the sun don’t shine. Control your muzzle and keep your booger hook off the bang switch.