The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office (RCSO) is set to host two citizen gun safety classes. The classes are designed to give citizens of Rockdale County training on handgun safety.
The classes will consist of classroom portion and time at the RCSO range. Each class will be open to 25 participants for each class. Classes will be held on Saturday Sept. 13 and Oct. 11, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees are required to bring their own lunch.
Course topics will include basic firearms safety, current gun laws, and basic nomenclature of the revolver and semi-automatic handguns. At the end of the classroom portion of the course, participants will get the chance to use their firearm at the RCSO’s firing range under the supervision of certified firearms instructors from the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office.
“I am pleased to offer two more gun safety classes for the citizens of Rockdale County,” said Sheriff Eric J. Levett. “It is very important for someone who owns a gun to know the law and how to use the weapons safely. The RCSO firearms instructors will be updating the attendees on all the changes that just took effect July 1.”
Requirements for the course are as follows:
Must be a resident of Rockdale County
Must be at least 21 years of age
Must not have been convicted of a felony
Must bring a legal, modern handgun that will pass instructor inspection for
safety and reliability
Must bring your own ammunition
Must adhere to all rules of the RCSO firing range, which will be taught
during the classroom portion of the course.
Those interested in taking the course can pick up an application in person at the Rockdale County Sheriff¹s Office from the Judicial Bureau or download a copy from the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office website.
Applications include basic participant information, course requirements and a background check. Completed applications must be turned in at the RCSO to Lieutenant Darold Vissering, along with a copy of your driver¹s license.
The Citizen’s Firearms Safety Courses are fee of charge. The deadline to
turn in an application is Friday, Aug. 29. 770-278-8000.