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Firearm Safety Reminder

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Friday, June 06, 1997

With the school year coming to an end for most students in Montana, the hundreds of volunteer instructors who form the backbone of Montana's Hunter Education program remind all owners of firearms, including pellet guns and BB guns, to check all firearms kept in the home to make sure they are stored safely and away from curious children.

They remind Montanans that most accidental shootings happen in the home and are preventable. If ammunition is separated and locked away from firearms, the two cannot be mixed. All firearms should be unloaded and locked in a cabinet, rack or case.

As the instructors teach, ... "Gun safety is no accident!"