I got my first gun at the age of nine. I took my first organized training in firearms safety at the age of twelve. My instructor, a man named Art Short led us through the basics. With a straight face he explained to a bench full of skinny twelve-year-olds that we were not to drink if we were going to be handling firearms. We tried not to laugh but it was tough.
If I’m going to be carrying a loaded firearm, I will not have even one beer. I’m serious.