DES Training owner Elizabeth Saunders demonstrates how to engage a cable lock on a revolver. Saunders teaches gun owners about various safety measures including putting weapons in a safe.
That’s the final challenge on a 50-question exam Elizabeth Saunders administers to people seeking a concealed-weapons permit through her business, DES Training of Rock Hill.
It’s the last question on the test but one of the most important. And, the correct answer is true.
Although South Carolina doesn’t require gun owners to have a permit to keep a firearm at home or in a vehicle, Saunders says proper training and responsibility are necessary. She’s certified by the National Rifle Association and teaches courses in North and South Carolina.
“The thing I impress on (permit seekers) from the get-go is the responsibility they have as a firearm owner,” Saunders said. “They are responsible no matter where they are, no matter where that firearm is. They need to know where it is, they need to know it’s secure.”
Saunders said vigilance is critical even for gun owners who don’t have children of their own.