Learning to Shoot is Like Learning to Use Any Other Tool

If you are going to take an interest in guns, you need to know how to use them correctly. It is no different than learning to use a chain saw or learning how to drive a car. There are rules of operation to obey, otherwise you can get yourself into trouble. I knew a young man who would cut firewood for the family using a chainsaw. He did not take the needed precautions and cut a nice gash in his knee with barely a touch of the chain. He should have read the instructions. The same goes for shooting instruction. You need to know how a gun operates and all of the safety protocols. You need to wear eye and hearing protection. They are no more dangerous in the hands of a trained operator than a chainsaw or even a hammer is.

Tools of all kinds can serve a work and a recreational purpose. I use a hammer at work to earn a living. (more…)