Kids learn to shoot and stay safe with guns

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- A group of kids and their parents met at Rocky Mountain Gun Club Saturday to learn about gun safety.

Kids geared up to learn how to shoot pistols and rifles at the indoor range.

A wide range of topics was covered, from how to safely load and shoot the guns, what to do if a gun is found at a friend's house.

Organizers said the goal was to teach safety to the kids so they would feel comfortable around the weapons, and to stop major injuries or lethal accidents from happening. Those at the training say, this had nothing to do with politics.

"I didn't even know I was coming out here today. My dad surprised me with this. And I learned that there's a safety and how to hold a gun, and the sights," said Safety Class Student, Kariah Goodell.

"It's not about pro-gun, it's not about gun rights, it's not about any of that. It's about kids' safety. And whether they continue to pick up a pistol or they don't, they still need to be trained," said Weapons Instructor, Ryan Beaver.

As of now, there is not another gun safety class scheduled, but the club would like to eventually offer two classes a month.

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