At the edge of the river Jonah and his father Will paused for a moment then popped up the bolts of their rifles before laying them on the grass and sitting down beside them. The guns were not loaded yet but Will had been an instructor in the army and was obsessive about it. Always check if it’s loaded, even if you just did. Never rely on the safety. Never point it at or near another person, unless you mean to kill them. Keep your finger off the trigger and lay it along the guard until you mean to shoot.…

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