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Updated: 03/24/2014 09:30:02AM

Learning the Guns

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PHOTO BY DEBBIE FLESSNER

Venice Police Chief Tom McNulty reviews the agenda for the night with the Citizen's Police Academy participants.

PHOTO BY DEBBIE FLESSNER

Alan Bolman and Jerry Jasper go over some last minute details with instructors before firing their AR-15 patrol rifles.

PHOTO BY DEBBIE FLESSNER

Linda Wilson familiarizes herself with the AR-15 patrol rifle she will be firing out on the range.

PHOTO BY DEBBIE FLESSNER

Program participants started out shooting from the back line at the firing range.

PHOTO BY DEBBIE FLESSNER

Citizen's Police Academy cadets shot AR-15 patrol rifles and, if they chose to, Remington 870 patrol shotguns.

By DEBBIE FLESSNER

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During the fifth week of its new Citizen’s Police Academy, the Venice Police Department presented firearms instruction to the 23 program participants.

“Cadets” spent more than an hour learning about safety measures and proper firing technique before heading out to the range and firing the weapons themselves.

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