Sheriff pushes for responsible Clark County gun ownership

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office wants to spread the message of responsible gun ownership to people visiting the Clark County Fair this week.

In response to a Springfield News-Sun and WHIO report on the number of stolen guns reported in Springfield and Clark County in the past five years, Sheriff Gene Kelly wants gun owners to keep records of their weapons and store them safely.

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Many reports of stolen guns are the result of weapons taken from cars, Kelly said. Often vehicles are unlocked or gun owners left their weapons under seats.

Many owners report their guns stolen, he said, but don’t keep records of serial numbers or appropriate makes or models of guns so that law enforcement can track them once they are recovered.

The sheriff will be talking to people at the Clark County Fair this week to begin his push for gun owners to know what records they should keep in case their guns are stolen.

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