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.
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.
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