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By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Firearms safety class moves from classroom to shooting range

 

November 2, 2022

Caroleine James/Wrangell Sentinel

Winston Davies helps Delilah Roane load, aim and fire her .22 rifle during hunter safety training at the indoor shooting range on Oct. 25. In the background, Jackson Carney kneels to fire his rifle while Terry Courson assists Jenna Meissner.

After two months of book work, lectures and practice with plastic replicas, Winston Davies' sixth grade Alaska Skills class headed to the shooting range last week to continue their training in hunter safety.

"This is a state curriculum," explained Davies, who has been drilling safety rules with his students "almost every day" to prepare them to shoot live firearms at the range. "The kids walk around the shop (with dummy firearms) and they practice carrying them, working the actions on them." Davies ensures that his students know how to carry the guns safely and that their fingers stay off...



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