AS TOLD BY ANA

The term “riding shotgun” was applied originally to the movie depiction of stagecoaches and wagons in the Wild West, in danger of being robbed or attacked. An employee or passenger would sit beside the driver, carrying a shotgun or rifle, to provide an armed response in case of threat to the cargo or passengers.

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So next time you call shot gun remember that you’ve got responsibilities

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