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The Dangers of Online Gun Training
Written by Lindsey Watson
Last updated on July 01, 2013 @ 7:27PM
Created on July 01, 2013 @ 7:00PM

Should gun owners have to show they know how to use a gun safely before being granted a permit? This is a question 5 News asked local law enforcement officials Monday, in light of a shooting that happened in Harrison county Sunday night.

Here in our state, you have to pass a certified class by a certified instructor. Either law enforcement or through the NRA. During these classes you will learn how to handle, and shoot a weapon, until the firearms instructors feel as though you can do so safely. This debate has local law enforcement officials worried about online permits being recognized in other states.

"When your doing something online, the first question is who is actually doing it? Are the people actually getting the information online, or is
someone else going to do that for them and their just going to bring the certification in? said Sheriff Joe Carpenter, with the Marion County
Sheriff's department.

Local law enforcement officials wants to continue to encourage everyone to take some type of gun safety course if you are considering getting getting a permit, and avoid looking online.


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