Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Darren Richardson [Not Shown]

Gun safety is everyone’s responsibility. You might have seen that homily down at the gun range printed on a lead-coated poster from nineteen-footsack (as my South African wife would say). ┬áIt’s meaning is clear enough: if you see some bad shit going down, do something about it. Intervene. Call the range master. This “do ask, do tell” policy is extremely effective; peer pressure is a sure-fire way to help make sure that gun owners fire safely. As you know, there are “good” (safe) ranges and “bad” (unsafe). The key difference between them: the attitude towards gun safety from the people at the top AND using the range. Here’s the problem: there’s no one to stop bad shit going down OFF range. Except, of course, you. Check this from an editorial advocating gun education at allvoices.com:

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Gun safety is everyone’s responsibility. You might have seen that homily down at the gun range printed on a lead-coated poster from nineteen-footsack (as my South African wife would say)….