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Free firearm safety classes offered for children at Louisville business

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – A local business is offering free gun safety classes for parents and their children.

Michael Paul Wolfgar Lewis, who spends his days making gun holsters at Wolfgar Concealment, teaches the classes. It’s work he's passionate about, but even more than that, he's passionate about gun safety, especially for children.

“Kids are the most curious creatures I've ever met,” said Lewis adding that he hopes to protect them from themselves.

“It's so important for kids not to touch firearms and have an understanding  that they are dangerous,” he said.

Last month a 2-year-old Louisville boy accidentally shot himself in the head and died after getting a hold of his father's gun.

“It's heartbreaking," Lewis said. "It really is."

Even if a family has a gun safe and a gun lock, Lewis said education is imperative from an early age. It's a lesson he's taught his three daughters.

“I've learned not to touch guns,” said 9-year-old Mya.

“My mom says do not touch a gun, because it could be loaded,” said 7-year-old Abby.

“Stop, don't touch, run away and tell a grown up,” sang 4-year-old Sophia.

The song Sophia sang is from the Eddie Eagle cartoon. The cartoon drives home the message to never touch a gun in a kid-friendly way. It's just one part of the safety class at Wolfgar that will hopefully keep children safe from their own curiosity.

“In this area in Louisville, Kentucky, we need it really bad right now,” Lewis said.

The next free child safety class is at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 6 at Wolfgar Concealment at 8314 Preston Highway, Suite B.

Wolfgar Concealment can be reached at (502)-365-1545.

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