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Wakulla County Firearm Training Course(FL)
wctv.tv ^ | 19 February, 2011 | Danielle Sommerfeld

Posted on 02/22/2011 5:45:15 AM PST by marktwain

If you own a gun or are around guns, knowing how to properly use and handle a firearm can help you and those around you stay safe.

Since 2010, there have been numerous reported accidental shootings in the Big Bend Area.

One of the most recently reported victims being Ashley Cowie, a 20 year old FSU student. She was killed when a young man accidentally shot her at a fraternity house.

It's stories like Cowie's that make it apparent that you need to be familiar with your firearm.

One way to learn the ins and outs of a gun is by taking a firearm training and safety course.

One is being offered by The Wakulla County Sheriff's Office.

"People want to learn more about their firearms, learn more about the safety of the fire arms, also I think some people are worried about their general safety," said Lieutenant Fred Nichols.

Folks at the Wakulla County firearm training and safety course say, the number one reason why they are taking the classes is for self defense.

"I think women should know what it takes to defend themselves," said Martha Hitson a student of the class.

Each class holds about thirty students and takes place on Saturdays.

The classes cost about $60 for non-range members and the age range is from 18 to about 80, showing that gun safety is important at any age.

Whether you're interested in gun safety or self defense, at the end of the class you will receive a certificate to apply for your concealed carry permit.

For more information check out, www.wcso.org or call 1.850.745.7290


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: banglist; fl; gun; training
Nice for the Sheriffs office to conduct classes. The range gets $60 per person, so they come out way ahead.
1 posted on 02/22/2011 5:45:22 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Was the lesson of the frat house “don’t mess around with firearms when you’re sloppy drunk”?


2 posted on 02/22/2011 5:51:51 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: marktwain

Firearms safety should be taught STARTING when the little critteres are BEGINNING TO WALK!
Waiting until age 18 is BEYOND STUPID. It should be much, much earlier.
BTW—Where are the PUBLIC ranges where the general public can practice and learn SAFELY and under TRAINED SUPERVISION?


3 posted on 02/22/2011 6:00:49 AM PST by Flintlock
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To: marktwain

Alcohol and firearms do not mix under any circumstances. If you are in a group that is handling firearms and drinks - leave immediately.


4 posted on 02/22/2011 6:04:06 AM PST by Citizen Tom Paine (An old sailor sends)
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To: marktwain
As a holder of a concealed carry permit, and being of sound mind (kinda).

Can someone explain why one needs a permit for a constitutionally protected right?

Expiring minds want to know!

5 posted on 02/22/2011 8:29:09 AM PST by SERE_DOC (My Rice Krispies told me to stay home & clean my weapons!)
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To: SERE_DOC

“As a holder of a concealed carry permit, and being of sound mind (kinda).

Can someone explain why one needs a permit for a constitutionally protected right?”

Because it is an incremental step toward Constitutional Carry?


6 posted on 02/23/2011 7:10:17 PM PST by marktwain
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