Kids And Gun Training
Updated: Tuesday, January 22 2013, 10:26 PM EST
As the debate heats up about guns in America, one South Carolina lawmaker wants gun training classes in high schools.
In North Carolina, the State Wildlife Resources Commission offers free hunting safety courses. Sergeant Andrew Helton says they emphasize proper firearm handling and teach kids to treat every firearm as if it were loaded and to always point the muzzle in a safe direction, along with knowing what's behind your target. Helton says It's for all ages and for anybody over the age of 16 that wants to go out and purchase a hunting license they have to have this course.
The State Wildlife Resources Commission will offer hunter safety classes at Haywood Community College on February 25th, 26th, and 27th.
Join News 13 for a town hall discussion on guns in America. We will debate the issue Thursday, January 24th at the Ag Center at 7:30 p.m. You can submit questions or request free tickets at www.wlos.com. Seating is limited, but you can also watch the event live on our website.
By Rex Hodge