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CPD offers firearms safety training class
Nov. 12 event aimed at new gun owners

CUMMING — In an effort to educate new gun owners, the Cumming Police Department is holding a free firearms safety training class next week.

This will be the third time the department has offered the class, which is set for 6:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Castleberry Building.

“It’s part of the NRA curriculum,” said Lt. Bryan Zimbardi. “It’s going to be a basic class on gun laws and gun safety and basically introducing new shooters or new gun owners to the local laws and safety precautions associated with ownership.”

No actual shooting will take place during the event, which will consist of a presentation on changes to gun laws and how to keep guns safe.

“It’s a conglomeration of several things, one of which obviously is the laws, the concealed carry laws and those types of things, as well as the introductory safety things like where to buy safes, where to buy gun locks, where to keep them to keep them away from the kids,” Zimbardi said.

The event has a maximum capacity of 75, but spots remain. It’s part of the department’s annual efforts to teach the public about safety and crime.

“We’ve been doing seminars like this for about two years now, and we alternate between various subjects like crime prevention, public safety, gun safety, law pertaining to specific subjects that we get repeated questions about,” said Jonathan Clapp with the department.