The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) has a new message to firearms owners:
Wildfires have many causes – don't be one of them!
NSSF is asking shooters and hunters to do their part in preventing wildfires. A new federal study has determined that the cost of fighting wildfires this year will increase by almost $500 million, which brings the annual total to $1.8 billion.
Firearm owners can minimize the risk of fire by:
- Not using ammunition that is steel-jacketed or contains steel-core components.
- Not using tracer rounds or exploding targets.
- Remembering that a vehicle's or ATV's hot exhaust pipe can ignite a fire.
- Properly extinguishing campfires.
Lightning has been the cause of more wildfires in Oregon and Washington in the aftermath of the terrible northwest wildfire that took lives and destroyed many homes.