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Published: Friday, June 1 2012 5:26 p.m. MDT

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My2Cents
Taylorsville, UT

In the last few years I have noticed the availability of tracer ammunition on the market and I thought it would be neat to see and trace the path of a bullet while out plinking but then on 2nd thought I envisioned the plinking sites or grass and brush I usually go to and thought better of it and didn't buy it.

Not that I think they need to ban tracer bullets but they may need to adjust the time and conditions and place it can used. Visually these bullets look the same but the burning phosphorus will burn through anything, even flesh. The same rules should apply with flare guns and their use in grass and brush plinking sites. In the very least their should be a requirement that some sort of fire extinguishing bottles, equipment(shovels, picks, etc.) or water at the ready when plinking in some cases. At least there should be some thought process to possibilities in the out of doors fun days.

MapleDon
Springville, UT

Sounds like time to go shooting--which is in fact where I'm heading in 15 minutes--to just west of Utah Lake.

And it's that time of year we all look forward to Jay Evenson's annual anti-fireworks rant.

PeanutGallery
Salt Lake City, UT

Enjoy the shooting, folks, but take some water with you and keep it handy. Target shooting in the outdoors is a great family activity. Let's just be vigilant.

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