Re: I had my first negligent discharge today.
Very scary, I am glad nobody was hurt.
I have never had an AD yet, and I try to be safe as I can when dealing with loaded firearms. However, we are all human and can make a mistake.
Quick story...about 20 years ago I was at a friends house and we were playing cards. He had a little Makarov sitting on the table and his wife was nagging him to put it away. He finally got mad at her and said that it wasn't even loaded and to prove it he picked up the pistol and pointed it at the wall and squeezed the trigger and BANG! A nice little hole in his kitchen wall. There was a really long moment of silence after that, then his wife laid into him big time. He was in the dog house for quite a while.
"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms. . . disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. . . Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man." - Thomas Jefferson