Young shooters learn safety first from the best in the country

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) – Taking safety seriously, the Division of Wildlife Resources teamed up with the Mule Deer Foundation to teach young shooters how to handle a fire arm.
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WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) – Taking safety seriously, the Division of Wildlife Resources teamed up with the Mule Deer Foundation to teach young shooters how to handle a fire arm. Twelve year old, Dax Steadman knows just how dangerous one wrong move can be.

"If you point it the wrong way you could kill somebody, so that's why it's always safety first," says Steadman.

That's the main message at the Breaking Clays event on Saturday. It was held at the Lee Kay public shooting range in West Valley. Offering a little of everything for those who need to sharpen their shooting skills.

"We've got shotgun shooting, 22 rifles, air guns, archery. Just an opportunity for the kids to try some of those shooting sports, get involved with it and see if they like any of it," says Gary Cook, from the Division of Wildlife Resources.

It was also an opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the best shooters in the country. Brian Burrows, with the USA Shooting Team says when it comes to guns and safety, the message needs to be heard early and often.

"It's important to teach kids how to use a fire arm from a young age, because they'll take that through their entire life," says Burrows.

That's what he did and now he's competing on the worlds biggest stage, shooting for gold at the Olympics.

Just as important to him though, is sharing his love of the sport.

"The sport has given me so much that I’m able to give back a little bit of my years of being on a team and traveling the world to shoot," says Burrows.

Giving back to the next generation which seems eager to fill his shoes.

"It looks scary, people say it has a kick, but it really doesn't. Go out and try it, you'll have a lot of fun," says Steadman.

Burrows is one of three members of the USA Shooting Team participating in this event. He is a two time USA National Champion and a three time Jr. Olympic medalist.

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