Guns can be dan­ger­ous!

Sporting Gun - - LETTERS -

> As a lady shooter of short stature (5ft 2in) can I ask shoot­ers not to adopt the ca­sual habit of car­ry­ing their bro­ken guns over their shoul­ders. I have lost count of the num­ber of times I have been hit across the head by gun­stocks. So, imag­ine my hor­ror on read­ing the De­cem­ber is­sue, page 52, to find a pho­to­graph of a shooter with his gun over his shoul­der. I think this is my sec­ond let­ter to you on this sub­ject, but ob­vi­ously my plea to shoot­ers is go­ing un­heard. If there are oth­ers out there who have suf­fered a black eye or sim­i­lar, write in to Sport­ing Gun and let's try to get the prob­lem sorted.

Barbara Rid­dick

Som­er­set

Ed – Thanks for point­ing that out Barbara. To be hon­est, most of us on the Sport­ing Gun team agree with you be­cause car­ry­ing a gun over your shoul­der can be dan­ger­ous. There are bet­ter ways to carry your shot­gun, such as in a gun slip, or tucked un­der your arm. I think we used the pic­ture be­cause we thought it would be more in­ter­est­ing than us­ing a pic­ture of a tem­po­rary per­mit.

Car­ry­ing a bro­ken gun over your shoul­der can be dan­ger­ous to fel­low shoot­ers

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