There are several of us here who can claim Gunsite (nee API) as our alma mater. And if nothing else, we came away with a firm understanding of Cooper's codified Four Rules of Firearms Safety.
Wednesday evening, two clowns in their late 30s who had apparently slept through Monday afternoon's lecture as part of their Louis Awerbuck-instructed 250 Class, returned to their Prescott hotel room and decided to check one another's presentation techniques using one another as targets during dry fire practice.
Now Greg Prophet, a pawn shop proprietor of Mesa, Arizona, is dead from one .45 ACP round deliverer center mass by "his best friend," John Angal.
There's no way that the school can be held responsible, either legally or ethically, of course, but it… and all of us, actually, graduates or not… will suffer a black eye.
But that still doesn't explain what could have led to so many of The Rules having been violated all at once, and I aver without any sense of vindication, that Rule #1… are ya finally running with me, Rob?… really is just what Jeff stated: "All guns are always loaded." (Okay, well mebbe just a teensy bit of validation….)
The story is being somewhat reported ("…the gun went off…") in today's Daily Courier, but it won't be long before it's all over the place.