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Respect for Guns

  • By Alfred Bohm
Respect for Guns

I remember the first time I shot a gun. My father folded up his handkerchief, placed it on my shoulder, instructed me to hold that old 12 gauge tightly against it and gently squeeze the trigger. I thought I was hit by the big yellow school bus that picked me up every morning. Good God it hurt. Lesson well learned, don’t shoot a 12 gauge at 10 years old. The more important lesson came when we got home. “Fred, always respect firearms. There is good and bad in them, it...

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