Why You Should Never Keep a Round Chambered in Your Gun – By Arizona State bar certified specialist in criminal law Marc J. Victor. Many gun owners and gun instructors will disagree with this advice. But, Attorney Marc J. Victor explains why he feels you should never keep a round chambered in your gun. After watching this video, he hopes you will understand why he gives this advice to gun owners.
Why You Should Never Keep a Round Chambered in Your Gun
Let me first say, I concede that by doing this; it could leave you with a slight tactical disadvantage to have to chamber a round in an emergency situation. I recognize that there could be a situation where not having a round chambered might place you in a bad predicament. So yes, I am aware of this slight disadvantage.
But, I am weighing this, though, against the other and more likely event that you have an accidental discharge of your firearm. Because this is something I see all of the time. Therefore, because the chances are much greater that you could have an accidental discharge with a round being chambered, I am suggesting you not chamber a round in your firearm.
In most all of these cases, the person will tell the police, it was an accident, they did not mean to discharge their weapon, and I am sure it was, but it does not matter. What most people don’t understand, is that even though it was an accident, you are still going to be charged criminally. In Arizona, this is a very serious mandatory prison offense.
So, weighing the likelihood of an accidental discharge against the slight tactical disadvantage you may have by not keeping a round chambered in your weapon, I feel the better choice is to not chamber a round. In the video “5 Things Every Responsible Gun Owner Ought To Know” Attorney Marc Victor again recommends that you do not leave a round chambered in your weapon.
To receive a free copy of his book, 5 Things Every Responsible Gun Owner Ought To Know, text ‘guns’ to 96000. Marc J. Victor is an Arizona State bar certified specialist in criminal law who’s been zealously representing clients in serious state and federal criminal law matters for well over twenty years. As a long-time freedom activist, Mr. Victor is regularly invited to speak to audiences across Arizona on a variety of issues including ending the drug war, the rights of gun owners, the free market, criminal justice issues as well as a variety of other criminal law-related issues.