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Ohio group offers free job training in exchange for gun

CLEVELAND (WTOL) -

You can get a job in Ohio by turning in a gun.

At least that's what the organization "Building Futures" is trying to do in Cleveland.

The group is offering six months of free, hands-on training for skills like plumbing, electric, carpentry and construction.

The only requirement is to turn in an unloaded gun.

"It's a life-changing experience because these are skills that you can carry for the rest of your life," said Terrance Barnes a job trainee.

"All you have to do is open up to find a person's passion," explained Wilson Jones, one of the job trainers.

More than half-a dozen people have steady jobs since completing the program. The next class starts this September with 15 students.

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