Unprecedented numbers of Georgians have exercised their Constitutional rights and bought handguns and rifles in the past 30 days.
According to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NCIC), the FBI ran 2.8 million background checks for gun purchases nationwide in December 2012 – a new record. They performed 2 million checks in November.
The December statistic represents a 49% increase over December 2011, when 1.9 million checks broke the record existing at that time.
Georgia reportedly has one of America’s strictest application processes to purchase a handgun or to carry a concealed weapon. The GBI and FBI run criminal history checks, along with a background check for psychiatric disqualifications.
Like it or not … buy a gun or not … there are lots of guns owned by people who don’t have a clue how to load, unload, clean or fire deadly weapons. That’s not a pretty picture.
If you or someone you know is new to firearms, please urge them to learn and practice gun safety. This seminar would be a great introduction.
Gun Safety Seminar
The Marietta Police Department Training Unit will host a free firearm safety seminar on Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 6-9 PM. Citizens will learn gun safety basics, laws and alternative weapon usage.
The demand for this course has been so great the location has been moved to a larger location:
- Marietta Middle School Auditorium
- 121 Winn Street, Marietta, GA
Public Information Officer David Baldwin of the Marietta Police Department told LakeAllatoona.com that, as of January 9th, registrations are still being accepted.
Marietta Police Training Sergeant Jake King says, “This program has been developed to educate the citizens on current firearm laws and weapon safety. We want to equip citizens with the knowledge and skills so they feel confident owning and handling a firearm or weapon if they choose to do so.”
Please do not bring firearms or weapons to this class. Seriously.
- Firearm/Weapon Safety
- Firearm/Weapon Law
- Recommended Home Defense Weapons
- Civilian Model Stun Guns
- Carry/Use of Pepper Spray
- Citizens don’t need to bring anything
- Information packets will be provided to attendees
- Citizens are encouraged not to bring firearms or weapons
Reserve a Seat
- E-mail [email protected] or call 770-794-5370
- Leave name, telephone number and number of requested seats.
Please call Marietta Police Training Sergeant Jake King for more information: 770-794-5379.
Don’t dawdle. This class is going to be packed.