Posts tagged: firearms safety
SHOOTING — It's interesting if not disturbing that the discussion over guns has prompted some people among their group of circled wagons to excuse poor gun handling.
In my experience at the Spokane Gun Club or Spokane Rifle Club, somebody would quickly step forward to correct a person for poor muzzle control. What's wrong with doing same in the media?
This woman does not know where that gun is pointing because it's behind her and out of her control. Bolt is closed. End of point.
This obervation caused some commentors to cast aspersions from their narrowly defined and propagandized vision of the media, whatever “the media” are.
But back to the point:
Being a gun rights advocate doesn't mean you should slack off on offering reminders and enforcing points of safe gun handling with others around you, whether it's at home, in a hunting situation or at a 2nd Amendment rally.
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.
HUNTER EDUCATION — This expert from my recent pre-concert interview with rock guitarist Ted Nugent, a right-wing hunting/shooting fanatic, gives sportsmen a lot to chew before deciding whether they want to follow him as a credible spokesman for hunting, shooting sports, conservation — or politics, for that matter.
HUNTING — Hunters education classes can use any gun powder that might be sitting unneeded in shops or basements of the region's hunters and reloaders.
“We do a powder burning demonstration for our classes to demonstrate the different burn rates for rifle, shotgun, pistol and black powder,” said Paul Weekley, one of the certified instructors for the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council.
The powders keep forever, so if people have some they're not using, these classes are a worthy cause.
Bring it to the Big Horn Show, which closes today at 5 p.m. at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center.
Or contact the council office, (509) 487-8552.
HUNTING — This year's hunter education classes offered by the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council were filling fast at the sign-up table at the Big Horn Outdoor Recreation Show on Saturday.
Classes in May were full by Saturday morning and April probably filled before the day was over.
But there was still plenty of room to fill in classes set for other months.
The show ends this afternoon.