Huh? Run that one by me again!

A Miami Police Officer trainee was injured by an instructor today. The Trainee took a shotgun load to his shoulder and I do hope he makes a full recovery. But the last part of this article is a tad worrisome.

Police have not said whether a live round hit the trainee or whether it was shrapnel that injured him, but live rounds are not usually used during training sessions.

Shrapnel? What the hell were they using? Grenades? And how can you train with a firearm without live ammunition? Do Miami PD train its officers by using an unloaded weapon and go “bang-bang-bang”?

I know the price of ammunition has gone sky high, but please people!

And just to be certain and in case that anybody does not know or forgot:

Jeff Cooper’s Rules of Gun Safety

RULE I: ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED

RULE II: NEVER LET THE MUZZLE COVER ANYTHING YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DESTROY

RULE III: KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOUR SIGHTS ARE ON THE TARGET

RULE IV: BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET AND WHAT’S BEHIND IT