Daily Archives: May 12, 2015

Jumping into the gun range for the first time

By Jessica Broverman, Editor

For a long time I was very on the fence about using a gun as a citizen. I was never under the notion that we would be safer without guns, but I did have the understanding that guns are dangerous. It wasn’t until I shot a gun for the first time that I finally understood what shooting really meant for gun owners.

I recently took a law commencement class at West Liberty with instructor Jeffrey A. Murray. His Contemporary Law Enforcement course is required for my minor so I didn’t think twice about signing up for it. Once I arrived on the first day, I knew I was in for a lot more than just taking notes. I soon learned how to hand cuff people, how to properly use restraints and how to use a baton.