One of my favorite events is the NRA’s annual Youth Sports Fest. For the past three years I have volunteered to help teach children how to shoot and handle firearms safely while having fun. This year, amidst controversy, the coordinator of the event decided to introduce an additional stage — .22 modern sporting rifle (MSR). […]
Most police officers aspire to be positive role models for children, and the officers at my agency are no different. I’d like to take this opportunity to express how proud I am of my fellow officers. They continually suggest, organize, and implement police and community events that benefit children. Giving back to children is one way to offset the negative interactions over which we have no control.