Contact Us

Gun Safety is Now a Big Priority at My House

(Photo - Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
(Photo – Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

A few months ago my father-in-law asked me if I would like his old hunting rifles and shotguns.  I thought about it for a moment and decided that yes, I would be honored to take them.  He delivered them to the house on Christmas day.  Three 20 gauge shotguns and three rifles – .22, .308, .30-06.

His guns (along with my fathers 1925 Stevens .22) are now stored safely in a cabinet.  I have little experience with firearms and need to learn how to use them so I did some searching online and I was able to download instruction and safety manuals for each model and locate a number of shooting ranges and stores that offer firearm safety courses.  This is my first priority – regardless of whether I shoot them or not.

Ranch & Home offers gun safety courses and I was glad to hear they have already filled up their first three courses of the year.  It means new gun owners are taking ownership seriously.  A fourth class will soon be announced and my boys and I are on a list.

The first line of the .308 manual says this – “a gun is only as safe as the hands that hold it.”

Useful links:

Tri-Cities Shooting Association

Pasco Rifle and Pistol Club





More from 97.5 KOOL FM

Best of the Web

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Kool VIP quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!