Lacey students have free gun range training

Lacey students have free gun range training

Gun-rights advocates sponsored a firearms training and safety program for Lacey students after controversy over a photo of students posing with guns. Susanne Cervenka, @scervenka MONROE – All Ronald Stesney knew about guns was gleaned from playing video games and watching movies. But after a Sunday morning of learning about and shooting various types of guns, the 15-year-old Lacey High School freshman walked away knowing the heft of a real gun, how much harder it is to aim in reality versus video games and just how important safety is when handling firearms. "It’s not the guns that are a danger, it’s the people who wield them," he said. "If you have practice and training, it’s just a self-defense item." More: Gun-rights advocates push Lacey high school to amend weapons policy Union Hill Gun Club in Monroe opened its doors Sunday to students like Stesney and their families to learn about firearms training and safety. Ed Cabrera, Firearms Trainer, left, prepares a Smith & Wesson Sport AR-15 for John Barrow of Forked River, during a free firearms training at the Union Hill Gun Club in Monroe Twp. on May 20, 2018. (Photo: Jeff Granit) Rocco LaRocca, the chief training officer and range master Union Hill Gun Club, said the goal Sunday was to display what the gun culture is actually about: a diverse network of law-abiding gun owners whose first priorities are about safety and respect for firearms. You can hear LaRocca talk more about the purpose of the event […]

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