Following a recent tragic accident
occurred at Coal Mountain Shooting Range, we sat down with Natrona County
Sheriff Sergeant Aaron Shatto to talk about gun and shooting safety.
The two provided 8 Safety Tips to use when out shooting or handling a
-Familiarize yourself with any firearm that you are going to use.
-Teat all guns as if they are loaded.
-Keep your finger outside the trigger guard until your sights are on target
and you are ready to fire.
-Recognize and locate the target and what is beyond the target.
-Keep the muzzle of your firearm pointed in a safe direction at all times.
-After firing the firearm, place the weapon on safety.
-Drop the magazine.
-Clear the chamber and make sure the weapon is empty.
-Always maintain and clean the weapon before and after shooting.
-Always secure the weapon after use. Keep it locked in a secure gun lock or
gun safe away from children.
Natrona County Sheriff's could not stress gun safety enough. For more
questions or comments, please contact the Natrona County Sheriff's Office
at (307)- 235-9282 <%28307%29-%C2%A0235-9282>.
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