Originally Posted by Major Dave (retired)
"Treat EVERY gun as though it IS loaded...until you check it, YOURSELF".
There is no "until".
All guns are always loaded.
There are plenty of stories (one being a Navy SEAL just recently) that "checked for themselves", decided it wasn't loaded and blew their brains out.
No qualifiers. No exceptions.
guns are always
Still happily answering to the call-sign Peetza.
The problem, as you so eloquently put it, is choice.
He is no fool who gives what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose.
-Jim Eliott, paraphrasing Philip Henry.