Sheriff’s Office hosting firearms safety class Sept. 25

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CULLMAN COUNTY – Next Monday, the Cullman County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) will be hold a firearms safety class. The event will be a classroom-only night, and will be held on Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. at the CCSO.

According to the CCSO, the class will focus on safely handling a weapon, proper technique for shooting a weapon, cleaning a weapon and getting familiar with a weapon.

Those who would like a hands-on experience will be able to sign up to attend a safety course at the shooting range, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 8 a.m.

"We here at the Cullman County Sheriff's Office are advocates of our citizens having the knowledge and training they need to protect themselves" said Sheriff Matt Gentry. "I would add that we want them to also know how to handle the weapon safely and with this free training they are able to gain valuable knowledge in both these areas."

To register, email Capt. Mark Persall at mpersall@cullmansheriff.org or Bradley Williams at bwilliams@cullmansheriff.org. Both can also be reached at 256-734-0342.

Registration is not mandatory, but is encouraged to give CCSO deputies an idea of class size.

Citizens attending are reminded to not bring a gun or ammunition to the Monday night class, as it is the classroom-only portion of the training.

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