The Caddo Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a “first gun” safety course for children this weekend and another in early January. The course is designed for children ages 8 to 16 years of age and provides basic instructions for those who may never have fired a gun. The course is highly recommended for children who will receive a new BB gun, shotgun or hunting rifle for the holidays.
“Children who will receive a gun for Christmas can try it for the first time in a safe environment with the help of a trained Caddo sheriff’s deputy,” said Sheriff Steve Prator. “Parents are wise to want their children to know basic firearms safety before a gun is given as a gift, and I would strongly urge them to register their child for this program,” Prator said. “It’s the responsible thing to do.”
A courses will be held on Dec. 14 and Jan. 11. Both sessions are from 8 a.m. until noon and will be held at the Sheriff’s Regional law Enforcement Training Academy, located at 15639 Highway One South.