Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office offers free gun safety course

Tuscaloosa Co. Sheriff's Office is offering free gun safety courses

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - Applications for the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office gun safety classes are now available and they usually fill up fast because they’re free.

The courses are offered from March to October but there are limited spaces. Sheriff Ron Abernathy encourages folks interested in learning how to use a gun the right way to enroll now.

He said to apply for the course you need a pistol permit and a non-violent criminal background. The course covers the basics on how to handle a gun, how to put it away safely and it does include target practice. There’s also an in class portion of the course with lunch provided. The sheriff said although this class is opened to everyone who meets the requirements, they seem to have more elderly folks and widows sign up.

"Anybody who’s going to carry a weapon needs to understand how to carry it properly whether it’s loading it . I mean the opportunity for someone to get injured or injure someone else is always there. It’s a very dangerous equipment and you need to know how to operate it properly and that’s the whole basis of this,” said Abernathy.

If you have any questions about the class please contact Deputy Jason Powell at (205)464-8638 or visit here to apply for the class.

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