Sheriff’s Office Encourages Firearm Safety


Michaela Madison Reporting

(Thursday, March 7th) Canton, Ohio – Just north of Tuscarawas County, a Sheriff’s Office is urging residents to safely store and secure firearms inside the home.

Stark County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jeremy Novelli stressed that it is critical that anyone who owns a firearm understands how to keep it out of the reach of children and others unfamiliar with how to handle a weapon.

“Many of us have loved ones, little children, elderly people in our homes,” explained Sgt. Novelli. “It’s extremely important to secure our firearms and make sure the ammunition is separated from the firearms.”

In a video published to the office’s Facebook page, Sgt. Novelli demonstrated how to use a gun lock to render firearms inoperable. The Stark County Sheriff’s Office has purchased gun locks and made them available to any Stark County resident.

Residents can get a gun lock at no charge by stopping by the Stark County Sheriff’s Office on 4500 Atlantic Blvd. NE in Canton, or by calling the office at 330-430-3800.

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