Yup, you’ve read that right. The anti-gun, liberal state of Michigan actually took a step FORWARD in the guns category and I was shocked!
House Bill 5085, which took immediate effect as Public Act 201 of 2014, corrects an unduly burdensome restraint on youth firearm education by reasonably expanding the class of individuals who are allowed to supervise and instruct Michigan’s youth in the safe use of pistols.
This means that it will now be easier for children to receive proper firearms training and will give them the opportunity to learn how critical gun safety is in a controlled environment. What is the outcome? Less accidents. How many accidents could have been avoided if the person holding the gun knew proper handling and safety?
So thank you to Boy Scouts of America, Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners, and Governor Rick Snyder for passing this VERY important piece of legislation. Well done.
Read the full story here.
And this my friends is why you see me mention gun safety in just about every post. Serious accidents could have resulted from each and every one of these videos, assuming they hadn’t already. If you want to shoot or own a gun, great and I encourage you to, BUT (and it’s a BIG but) EDUCATE YOURSELF. Learn about guns, including the proper ways to hold them, load/unload, and fire them. Also, don’t be afraid to start off small and work your way up. Recoil can be a scary thing if you don’t know what to expect. Also, DO NOT just give your gun to a friend/family member/spouse to “try”. It’s not a toy so don’t treat it as such.
Finally, practice proper grips. If you don’t want to gun to fly out of your hand, smack you in the face, or knock you off your feet, then get a firm grip and know how to hold it. Holding a shotgun down by your hip is not the proper way to shoot. Holding a handgun sideways with one hand or down by your belly button with bent elbows is not the way to hold it.
Accidents happen because people aren’t willing to learn the right way or their friends don’t know enough themselves to teach proper gun safety. It’s people like this that give RESPONSIBLE gun owners (and yes there is a difference) a very very bad name.
What do you do to ensure your loved ones are well informed?