CORTLAND, Ohio (WKBN) — Ohio Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted recently received an invitation to test his skills on a shooting range in Trumbull County. He accepted and Tuesday afternoon he showed up with his own rifle but also with the opportunity to fire some other weapons.

Husted, with eyes and ears protected, aimed his deer rifle at a target and fired.

“He shot six rounds down range at a hundred yards, probably within a four-inch circle. They were all hits, and so it’s pretty good,” said President of Trumbull County Rod and Gun Jeff Murray.

“I grew up hunting and fishing and take my daughters hunting still. I usually harvest a deer or two every year and that’s what the Husted family eats throughout the year,” said Husted.

Husted spent his afternoon at Mecca Township’s Trumbull County Rod and Gun Club supporting the second amendment and firearms safety.

“It’s about safely owning and operating firearms, protecting our second amendment, yes, taking advantage of the freedoms we have as Americans, but doing it responsibly,” said Husted.

Jonathan Rice who works at the Eagle Creek Tactical Gun Shop in Newton Falls took the Lieutenant Governor through the other guns available to shoot, and he shot five of them including a 9mm CZ Scorpion, two handguns and an AR-15 were built by Rice.

“It’s great to see elected officials come out and be willing to learn, pick up new things and really get to know the people that are actually in the sport,” said Rice.

While supporting the second amendment, Husted and Governor Mike DeWine also support keeping guns away from felons who are not allowed to have them.

“We wanted to make sure that we eliminated many of the tragedies that come from irresponsible ownership of firearms,” said Husted.

Husted said the state legislature at this point is not on board with the idea of keeping firearms away from certain felons. He’s hoping it’ll eventually be embraced because Husted said there aren’t many people in Ohio who think it’s a good idea for a convicted felon with a violent history to have the legal right to own a gun.