As gun range prepares to open in Cullman, safety officer offers tips

As gun range prepares to open in Cullman, safety officer offers tips

CULLMAN COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - A new gun range that says it's the nation's longest indoor public range opens this weekend in Cullman.

With Cullman's Shooting Sports opening, it is a good reminder of how important it is to practice using your firearm safely in a controlled environment.

Several people have home defense weapons but never use them until it comes down to that heartwrenching moment where they need to protect their family. There are also simulators that allow you to practice in those high-intensity moments because that is when your judgment and skills are put to the test.

Doug Long is a Chief Range Safety Officer at the Cullman Shooting Sports and he always likes to remind people that owning a firearm that's a constitutional right. But carrying and using one safely, that is a responsibility.

"You have to keep safety first and foremost. The second that you don't respect a firearm is the second that you get hurt," he stated.

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