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Clark County

February 11, 2013

BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY: Weekend session offers lesson in gun safety



He said that as a child, he and other kids had once found a gun and one of the other boys started playing with it and — not realizing the firearm was loaded — accidentally shot out a window. He said that close call inspires him to teach others about safety.

“Maybe I can give back to these young guys and kids and will help them not be shot or [become a statistic],” Ferree said.

Ferree also took time to speak about the importance of using trigger locks on firearms.

Johnson shared a story with the crowd about when his grandchildren became old enough to run around his home and he made sure to put trigger locks on all his firearms they could come in contact with.

Speakers at the seminar also included conservation officers with Indiana Department of Natural Resources and deputies with Clark County Sheriff's Office.

The lawmen answered questions from those in attendance about the legalities of purchasing firearms, obtaining different types of permits and what you should tell an officer if you are stopped with a firearm in your vehicle.

Sgt. Dave Tenney and Maj. Chuck Adams of the Clark County Sheriff's Office both took questions.

“[Gun-safety events are important] so the public knows the safety of the firearms they are using and to make sure there are no accidental discharges or accidental shootings, especially in homes with children,” Tenney said.

Tenney, a firearms instructor with the sheriff's office, said gun-safety awareness is important for all gun users, from novice on up to the veteran gun owner.

“We at the sheriff's office train religiously with a lot of things we have gone though over and over,” he said. “It is still important and reiterates to us of the safety and refreshes our memory of what we need to do.”

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