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Classes hope to teach children about gun safety

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:34 am
by oneopinion
In 2017, a child has died in an accidental shooting at least every other day. Officials say the deaths are either self-inflicted or caused by another child, but some classes are hoping to teach kids about gun safety.

Third-grader Brody Risen is pulling a trigger for the very first time. He's learning how to load and fire a .22 caliber handgun during this class called "First Shots." It's designed for children as young as 8.

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The goal of this two hour lesson is to teach gun safety while satisfying a child's curiosity about firearms. Brody's father, Paul Risen, is a gun owner. ... e=facebook