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NCSO holding free firearm safety course
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The Newton County Sheriff's Office is holding a free Citizen's Firearms Safety Course.

The eight-hour course will be conducted on Saturday, June 2, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Newton County Law Enforcement Training Center located at 15151 Alcovy Road.

A certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of the class.

The course will consist of information on laws governing the use of deadly force; firearms safety at and away from the range; and basic nomenclature of the revolver and semi-automatic pistols. Additionally, the participants will have an opportunity to fire their weapon at the NCSO weapons range.

Participants must be at least 21, consent to and pass a criminal background check and produce a valid Georgia driver's license.

Participants must furnish their own firearm and ammunition, which must be in good serviceable condition. A caliber less than a .38 will not be allowed at the weapons range.

Applications can be obtained from the Newton County Law Enforcement Center and those accepted will be notified by email. Registrations must be received no later than May 21.

For more information, contact Range Master Deputy Wayne Scott at (678) 625-1542 or Agency Training Coordinator Lt. Paul Gunter at (678) 625-1444.