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4-H firearm safety course teaches students responsibility

When you think of a gun safety class, you might envision targets, BB guns and safety glasses. Not tennis balls, right? In Mike Jochum’s basic firearm safety class, almost everything is fair game when it comes to teaching youth about gun safety – yep, even tennis balls.

A fascinating 4-H firearm safety course where students learn about gun safety and then teach their parents what they learned. Mike Jochum, who runs the class, said his students become role models for their younger siblings’ treatment of guns.

Jochum, who has been nationally trained in shooting, said there is a tremendous need for gun safety courses. “Kids are curious,” he said. “They truly are curious. They can get themselves into terrible, terrible trouble.”

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