GSSF donates safety gear to the Guyana Police Force
The Guyana Sport Shooting Foundation (GSSF), in keeping with international sport shooting standards, has adopted a policy mandating that ear and eye protection be worn by competitors at all shooting events.
“Compliance (with) safety (standards) while handling firearms is always paramount,” reiterated GSSF President Ryan McKinnon in comments he made while handing over a donation to the Guyana Police Force.
The presentation of ear and eye protective equipment was made to the OC, TSU, Guy Nurse, at Police Headquarters, Eve Leary, Georgetown. The GSSF, in strengthening its partnership with the Police Force, made the donation to aid the safe training and development of ranks with firearms. The equipment is thus specifically targeted for use by the Training Section of the Tactical Services Unit.
The Foundation looks forward to continued collaboration with the Guyana Police Force, and commits to giving assistance, building capacity, and aiding in the general development of the Force and its ranks where possible.
The GSSF ensures that all members follow all firearm safety rules, and are personally protected during shooting by wearing protective gear for their eyes and ears. All shooters, instructors, range safety officers, scorers and spectators in reasonable proximity to the shooting points are required to wear eye protection while the range is hot.
The GSSF wishes to thank all its members, partners, collaborators and supporters for the valuable contributions made towards the development of the organization – and, by extension, the sport of shooting in Guyana. The Board of Directors wishes to express its continued commitment and dedication to the development of the Foundation, while working closely with local regulatory departments and authorities.