Letter: If a rifle could tell a story…

The hunting story a long rifle might tell may make you think twice about having it destroyed by the RCMP.

To the editor:

With amnesty on firearms approaching, here is a little food for thought.

If a long rifle could tell a story, the hunting story it might tell may make you think twice about having it destroyed by the RCMP.

Perhaps the story of a father or grandfather taking his son or grandson on a hunting trip or harvesting their first deer, moose or elk.

I know that some rifles might have a bad story behind them, like how it had to protect its owner from being mauled from a bear or how it protected a hen house from some wily coyote.

But it also may tell a story about how it protected a soldier in one of the great wars

So if you have an unwanted firearm, please think twice about having it destroyed.

First, you may want to contact a local fish and game club, such as the Oceola Fish and Game Club, where it would be used for firearm safety classes or for the hunter training program.

Another thing you may consider is contacting a gunsmith such as Weber and Markin—you could be sitting on few hundred dollars.

Nick Kozub,

Oceola Fish and Game Club


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