Safety rules can apply to both guns and water

Gun Safety Camp

The first Gun Safety Camp was held recently in Surf City. Organizers say the first of its kind was “fantastic” and that they hope next year to have a beginner camp and an advanced camp.

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Published: Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 01:51 PM.

Guns and Water

There are two entities in the world that seem to share the same precautions: guns and water. This past week we had an amazing Gun Safety Camp through the town of Surf City (for kids). I too learned a lot because kids have great questions and thirst for knowledge. During the same week there was also a water emergency that involved a child in North Topsail Beach, and that’s when I realized the safety rules are the same.

1. A parent or guardian who does not know how to swim or the basics of gun safety should not be the only supervisor.

2. A curious child without the proper training is a danger to themselves and others.

3. Drugs and alcohol are not a safe mix at the pool or the range. Don’t do it.

4. Children can be taught to swim or about gun safety at a very young age.

5. Parents who are afraid of water or guns may avoid teaching their children about safety since they don’t know the rules. Fear is a terrible disability but can be overcome. Learning together can be a wonderful experience.



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