Don’t be afraid: Chief suggests education key to gun understanding

SAN BENITO — If you’re scared of guns, you should make it a point to educate yourself on them.

That’s what San Benito resident Ben Champion suggests people do.

“Get someone to teach you,” he said. “Go to someone who knows the safety aspect and start out small.”

Champion suggests working your way up and taking lessons on how to shoot and how to do it safely.

“Then you will have a safe understanding of what it is,” he said.

San Benito Assistant Police Chief Michael Galvan agrees.

“Even if they don’t own a gun, I highly recommend to everyone, learn about them,” he said. “Make an educated opinion rather than assumption.”

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