Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Women offered home firearms safety class

A good idea from North Dakota.

From the Bismark Tribune:

By Richard Hinton

Women unfamiliar with the guns their hunter spouses and kids keep in the house will have an opportunity to learn more about them.

A women's-only home firearms safety class is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. March 18 and March 25. It's sponsored by the Bismarck-Mandan Rifle & Pistol Association.

Although more than a month away, there has been some interest, said Leon Nesja, who taught the class solo last time.

Nine women participated in that first class.

"They loved it," Nesja said. "Most said it exceeded their expectations. They didn't know what they would learn, but they learned a lot."

This year Mary Kay Tokach will join Nesja as an instructor.

"She works a lot with the small-bore programs. She's very good," said Nesja, who is a retired biology and science teacher.

Tokach and Nesja will work from National Rifle Association materials, and both are NRA-certified instructors.
It is my very strong conviction that it is the responsibility of all firearm owners to ensure that everyone in their households are schooled in the proper and safe handling of firearms. If the firearm owner has not accepted that responsibility, then a program like this one could fill in the gaps.

If you are interested in reading about firearm safety, click here.

I found this article on Keep and Bear Arms.

1 comment:

Fits said...

Here, here. Great idea.