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DNR Hosts BB Gun Range for Kids at Fair
This year, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources is hosting a youth BB gun range at the state fair. It's just for kids, but parents can sneak in too.
"Individuals sometimes are unfamiliar with firearms, so you want them to know where the safety is, keep the finger out of the trigger, and how they actually operate," Jeff Hopkins of the DNR said. "Once that fear is eliminated, then individuals usually don't have as many accidents with firearms as they normally would."
The youth BB gun range is open every day of the state fair from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. It's at the Conservation World.
They're expecting about 10,000 kids to come through over the course of the fair.