Rule #1 of Gun Handling


That is rule number one of safe gun handling, but you wouldn’t know that to look at book covers and movie advertisements.

Things like this make me cringe and I’ve been seeing a lot of it.


It’s a cool image. I kept looking at those books, until I finally picked one up. But the finger on the trigger absolutely drives me squirrel shit crazy.

Here is another one.

Book cover, Mortal Friends with woman with finger on gun trigger.

Mortally stupid friends.

I believe Mass Media is training people to handle guns in an unsafe manner so they have something to talk about. This is subliminal training and has been going on for years.

Don’t believe me? Take a look at this one I found at the thrift store.

Michael Cane, Blue Ice record cover with finger on the trigger.


Michael Cane’s face says he’s a cool dude, but that finger, not only on the trigger, but depressing it, says he’s an idiot. The marketing personnel that let that one get on the shelves are as well.

If you doubt this is stupidity of epidemic proportions take a look at your DVD collection. Granted, some of the images need to have the finger on the trigger for dramatic effect, but most of them don’t.

Google these for more examples that don’t:

Cop Out with Bruce Willis
Beverly Hills Cop with Eddie Murphy
Action Action with Shana Dahan
Faster with Dwayne Johnson
Wanted with Angelina Jolie (Repeat offender)
Inception with Leonardo DiCaprio
The Matrix with Keanu Reeves
Captain America with Chris Evans
Lara Croft Tomb Raider with Angelina Jolie (love her, hate the finger)

If you or someone you know is in an industry that would have an effect on this madness, please educate yourself and them. If you are in a position to be choosing the images that show up, don’t pick ones where the finger is on the trigger. Repeat after me, “KEEP YOUR FREAKING FINGER OFF THE FREAKING TRIGGER!”

Please, be responsible. Little kids see these every day.

May you shoot safe, straight, and often.