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September 27, 2013

KELLY: What do you think, part XIII

By WILLIAM J. KELLY

Dog shoots owner

A dog evidently knocked over a loaded shotgun that had been set to lean against something. The result was the owner being shot by the ensuing blast from his own gun when it was dislodged from its resting place by his dog.

Not being a hunter, I know little about shotguns, but I have heard of many men being shot by their own gun when it fell to the ground and discharged. My friend’s uncle was hunting and placed his shotgun against a barbed wire fence while he climbed through it. While doing so he dislodged the shotgun and when it hit the ground it discharged and shot off his left arm. He was 17 years old at the time.

In the past few weeks a young high school student football player was killed by an accidental shotgun discharge. The state may already do this, but if not, I think a pamphlet reminding the applicant of the proper ways to safely handle their gun should be issued with their hunting license. What do you think?

Three million-mile car

The Aug. 23rd Parade magazine edition reported that a Mr. Irv Gordon’s 1966 Volvo P1800 would probably have traveled 3 million miles sometime in September. I remember when most new car buyers traded their car in for a new one when their car had 40,000 miles on the speedometer. My dad traded his 1935 Chevy in for a 1936 model for just $50 more than a new set of tires would have cost him.

Irv made the Guinness Book of World Records in 1998 when his Volvo had 1.6 million miles on it. Irv said to follow the little book in the glove box with your car’s maintenance schedule instructions. For more on this, visit 3millionreasons.com/irv. That little book of instructions is like the Bible, some of us read it and some of us do not. We should all read the manual to learn how to take care of our car. What do you think?

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