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Rotarians, CPD to hold gun safety class

COVINGTON -- The Covington Rotary Club and the Covington Police Department are jointly sponsoring a Gun Safety Program on May 8.

Instructors are Georgia POST certified firearms instructors and are trained specifically in the operation and safety of Glock pistols, according to a press release from the club.

The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the FFA Camp on Ga. Highway 36.

Lunch will be included. The fee is $100.

Students must be 21 years old, be willing to submit to a background check to ascertain if there have been convictions of a felony or domestic violence and not have consumed alcohol for at least 12 hours before the start of the course.

Deadline for enrollment is Wednesday.

Subjects included in the day's instruction will be non-deadly force options; laws concerning personal safety and other laws involving weapons, nomenclature of a handgun, fundamentals of shooting, bullet types and uses, gun safety, cleaning guns, carry laws, reloads, loading and unloading drills, live firing, home storage and safety, deadly force, and malfunction drills.

Students may bring their own unloaded weapons to be safety inspected. Instructors will give an evaluation of the student's weapon. After inspection, you may use your gun for the class if it is a 9mm. Ed's Pawn in Stockbridge will provide new Glock pistols and Atlanta Ammo Inc. will provide the 9mm ammunition.

For more information or to register, call Doug Bolton at 678-858-2080, e-mail dougbolton@yahoo.com or call Bob Stafford at 770-841-3320, or e-mail bobstaff@gmail.com.