Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Firearm Safety Minute: Always Be Aware Of Your Target and Beyond

Firearm Safety Minute: Always Be Aware Of Your Target and Beyond

A fundamental rule of firearm safety is to always be aware of your target and what it beyond it. A Michigan newspaper recently reported that a couple was target shooting on their property and one of their errant bullets might have struck a migrant worker in his stomach. 

In many rural communities across the state, it is legal to shoot on private property as long as local zoning requirements are met. Presumably, this was the case in this incident. However, shooters must still ensure that they are practicing their marksmanship safely. In this case, it seems that the shooters were not cognizant of any people "beyond" their authorized targets.

Bullets can travel great distances in a short period of time. Reportedly, the struck worker was 250 yards away from the alleged target shooters. The shooters should have used a backstop, behind their targets, to catch any fired bullets from their firearms. This incident was totally preventable. The story is at the following link:

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Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

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