Apologies if that wasn’t your intent. Saying something like “make sure you understand and follow proper gun safety” would have been less likely to be misinterpreted.Geeezzzz ...... next time I'll make sure to include knives, axes, sling shots, bow and arrows, fireworks, bikes, hammers, fires, stoves, trampolines, lawn mowers and 110V electricity.
I've had a gun license for many years. Since the days it was called a Firearms Acquisition Certificate (FAC) here in Canada.
You don’t usually hear people say stuff like “using a chainsaw is more dangerous than being blocked on a trail”, or “having a lighter is more dangerous than possibly freezing to death”, or “carrying extra gas with you is more dangerous than running out in the middle of nowhere.” Wait, we did have one of those...
Regarding the actual danger of bears, I had assumed it was something that people who don’t live around them were fearful of, and was no big deal to locals. I’m from Florida so alligators, sharks, etc, are that way. However, from what I’ve seen that’s not the case, and the more encounters/experience people have with them, the more seriously they take it.