Brady gun ''safety'' extremist needs some firearms training


At a recent meeting of police chiefs from around the country, Richard Aborn, the former president of Handgun Control, Inc. (now the Brady Campaign) opened the program and introduced the speakers. Speaking at the end of the presentation, Mr. Aborn caused members of the assembled group to stare wide-eyed at him as he pointed - with his finger on the trigger - a semi-automatic pistol at the audience!

This "advocate for gun safety" most assuredly flaunted his ignorance of even the most basic rules of safe gun handling, ignorantly pointing the gun in an unsafe direction, failing to visually inspect the gun`s chamber and not keeping his finger off the trigger. The outspoken gun-rights critic seemingly has little or no practical "hands on" experience in the area for which his background and political position would beg some expertise.

Back-pedaling and sounding more like a child rationalizing his being caught in a wrongful act, Aborn weakly offered, "In demonstrating them, I inadvertently pointed it to show how criminals use them. I instantly realized it was a mistake, and I said so. I was very honest about that."

Perhaps Mr. Aborn should attend an NRA safety course and learn the rules of safe and proper firearm handling from the real advocates of gun safety.

Reprinted from NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert, Vol. 10, No. 43

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