Gun Safety Etiquette: Background information when reading The Infinite Moment of Us

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The Infinite Moment of Us

by Lauren Myracle

The Infinite Moment of Us
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    Aug 2013, 336 pages
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    Aug 2014, 352 pages

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Gun Safety Etiquette

One of the early scenes in The Infinite Moment of Us, has Wren visiting a shooting range with her best friend Tessa, and P.G., Tessa's new boyfriend. Although Wren doesn't like guns; she "hated their ugliness, and she hated what they did," she has a good time and finds the experience surprisingly thrilling and exciting. This unexpected reaction is part of her developing independence and self-awareness. The understanding of guns and their potential adds to the intensity of the climactic action scene.

Indoor Shooting Range P.G. is experienced with firearms and takes care to ensure the girls' safety, but he doesn't insist they take a recommended basic safety class prior to shooting. Seeing the allure and intrigue wrapped up in this experiment, teens—or other first-time shooters—should be aware of gun safety guidelines as well as shooting range etiquette. It is worth adding that these rules are equally applicable wherever guns are handled, both in the range and outside of it.

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