Three months ago, the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office began opening its range to the public once a month.
The idea behind the plan was to educate the public about firearm safety, provide a safe place to practice and generate revenue at the same time.
So far, the plan is working.
Barrow County Sheriff Jud Smith said the response has been nothing but positive.
“I think it’s a good program,” he said. “I am 150 percent behind the right to bear arms, but, at the same time, I think the public needs to be educated about using weapons safely.”
Many area gun owners seem to agree. Attendance has been very good, Smith said.
J. Lee Weems takes aim at a target during the recent range day hosted by the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office. The BCSO is opening its range for the public on various dates. Photo by Jessica Brown
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