The Gun Writer TV episode 49: Recent Sarasota shootings, gun safety and lessons learned

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On this week’s episode, Mike Young and I talked about the two recent fatal shootings in Sarasota, which have caused so much pain and grief.

One took the life of a 14-year-old boy. The other claimed a 48-year-old man, who was beloved by the entire community.

We talk about the primary rules of gun safety, which could have prevented both tragic losses, and saved their loved ones so much anguish.

For frequent shooters, safety is key, since the more you’re around firearms the greater your likelihood of a mishap.

The best shooters I’ve ever known — the true operators — are the safest shooters I’ve ever known.

Apologies that it’s not a fun or upbeat topic, but both Mike and I both believe it needed to be said.


Lee and Mike


About Author

Lee Williams can’t remember a time in his life when he wasn’t shooting. Before becoming a journalist, Lee served in the Army and worked as a police officer. He’s earned more than a dozen journalism awards as a reporter, and three medals of valor as a cop. He is an NRA-certified law enforcement firearms instructor, an avid tactical shooter and a training junkie. When he’s not busy as a senior investigative reporter, he is usually shooting his AKs, XDs and CZs. If you don’t run into him at a local gun range, you can reach him at 941.284.8553, by email, or by regular mail to 1777 Main St., Sarasota, FL 34236. You can follow him on Twitter: @HT_GunWriter and on Facebook @The Gun Writer.

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