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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Shooting competition over the 4th puts gun safety first


Allen Rooney has been running the shooting competition during the Fourth of July festivities in Wrangell for eight years now. But for him, it’s more of a firearm safety activity than a shooting competition.

The free event will take place on July 3 from 8 a.m. to noon at the shooting range down past the golf course off Spur Road. Though Rooney is judging entrants on speed and accuracy, he’s more interested in the safety education he brings with it.

“This is a firearm safety activity,” he said. “It’s like anything when you’re dealing with younger people. If you can have them lea...

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