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Should firearms safety be a requirement for gun owners?

The Morris family – father Matt, mother Carey and son Josh – brought rifles, shotguns, pistols and a sign from their home in Aberdeen, Wash., to the gun rights rally Friday in Olympia. (Jim Camden)
The Morris family – father Matt, mother Carey and son Josh – brought rifles, shotguns, pistols and a sign from their home in Aberdeen, Wash., to the gun rights rally Friday in Olympia. (Jim Camden)

SHOOTING -- The Spokesman-Review photo above from Friday's gun rights rally in Olympia shows an appalling lack of muzzle control, with a firearm being carried in an unsafe manner.

That lady would be booted out of my elk camp, or forced to eat my cooking as punishment.

It's a reminder that under our current system, the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms is not backed up by a requirement for responsibility or safety.

I see signs here of a poorly regulated militia.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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