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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Firearm safety with John Wayne

http://youtu.be/SjdFG9_BfCc
Arizona Game and Fish Department as a training file for their Firearms Safety Course. John Wayne introduces the film and takes part in the naration. The rest of the naration is done by, then, Chief Firearms Safety Instructor Jack Ellison. This film is not generally credited in the fimographies for John Wayne, but was an important film none the less. It was certainly important to many young hunters who attended the Firearms Safety courses put on throughout the state of Arizona in the 1970's and '80's. And, while the film is old, and somewhat the worse for wear (it appears to have been copied from one of the old 16mm prints), the message delivered is just as pertinent today as it was when the Duke and Jack Ellison told us how dangerous "This Little Bullet" really is.

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