Firearm safety expert concerned untrained people will handle guns under new permitless carry law

Firearm safety expert concerned untrained people will handle guns under new permitless carry law

RUTLEDGE, Tenn. (WATE) — For someone who has been training people proper firearm safety for 25 years, Carl Culbertson is worried for the public’s safety after Gov. Bill Lee signed the permitless carry bill into law. On Wednesday, Lee held a ceremonial signing event of the law , which he had signed back in April but the law doesn’t go into effect until July 1. Culbertson and his wife Cynthia run the C&C Firearm Training in Grainger County. He knows the ins and outs of proper gun handling and has seen many people come through his class with no knowledge at all. “It’s kind of amazing sometimes how careless people will be with a firearm. And the first thing they never, they don’t do is they don’t check to see if it’s loaded or unloaded. That is the most important thing,” Culbertson said. Culbertson said he’s known proper gun handling all his life. His dad taught him when he was young, and then he became an expert shooter after years in the United States Army. “I was a NRA master, U.S. Army distinguished pistol shot, member of the President’s Hundred (Tab),” Culbertson said. The President’s Hundred Tab is Culbertson’s proudest achievement. Culbertson has had at least 6,000 people go through his course over the 25 years in business. During the eight-to-nine-hour course, gun owners learn how to clean a gun, properly handle the gun, how to aim, best ways to store the guns, laws and regulations when it comes […]

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