Local Gun Range Stresses Safety After Young Girl Accidentally Kills Instructor in Arizona

By Kelly Choate | kchoate@pahomepage.com

Published 08/27 2014 10:26PM

Updated 08/27 2014 11:20PM

Stroudsburg, Monroe County -- A nine-year-old girl on vacation in Arizona accidentally shot and killed her instructor during a shooting lesson at a gun range.

The incident has led to frustration and concern across the country, including right here in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Harry Miller teaches gun safety to children, and adults, at Pocono Pistol Club in Stroudsburg.

He said the range safety officers are trained and certified through the National Rifle Association.

Children must be at least 14 years old, and accompanied by a parent, to step foot on the range.

All shooters are required to fill out the proper paperwork and watch a safety video.

Pocono Pistol Club does not offer any fully automatic weapons, and the safety officers keep a watchful eye on the range at all times.

For more information, visit poconopistol.com or call (570) 424-2940.

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