I’d like to commission a survey and ask a random sample of gun owners in the US:
1: Have you ever heard of the 4 rules.
2: Can you say them? (any reasonable approximation accepted)
My hypothesis is that only a tiny fraction of gun owners have ever heard them and even fewer can recite them.
How important are safety rules that people never hear of, when they manage to somehow avoid shooting themselves or anyone else by the millions every day?
Could it be that if you are not an idiot you just know not to point a gun at something and pull the trigger unless you want a hole in that thing? Conversely, if you ARE an idiot will any number of rules help?
Anyone want to underwrite a survey?
UPDATE: I’m pretty sure that everyone who reads this knows the 4 Rules, OK? Y’all aren’t the people I’m talking about. Or are you?