The Powder Springs Police Department held its first gun safety seminar last month. Officials are discussing offering the program again later this year.
Residents who could not make it to the Feb. 21 gun safety seminar put on by the Powder Springs Police Department may have a chance to attend one later this year. The free class, held at Tapp Middle School, was the first to be offered by the department. According to Maj. Matt Boyd, spokesman for the department, the event drew an estimated 65 to 70 attendees—a turnout officials deemed a success. Topics discussed during the seminar included gun safety rules, Georgia weapons carrying laws, gun storage options and non-lethal means of self-defense. “Our hope [with the seminar] is not only to increase awareness regarding gun safety, but to bridge the relationship between citizens and the police,” Boyd said. Boyd added that the department intends …
The Powder Springs Police Department is putting on the 7 p.m. event at Tapp Middle School. Attendees should not bring firearms or any other weapons to the event.
The police department aims to provide tips and training to residents who wish to own a firearm.
Wednesday, February 6
The Powder Springs Police Department will hold an event later this month to arm citizens with knowledge of gun safety and more. The department is hosting a free gun safety seminar Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Tapp Middle School in Powder Springs. This event is aimed at civilians and will focus on firearm safety, Georgia’s gun laws and the use of alternative weapons. According to a news release Tuesday, department officials say they are holding the event due to a “dramatic increase in the public’s escalating desire to learn more about gun safety.” The goal of the event is to provide tips and training to residents who wish to own a firearm so they will have the necessary skills to be safe. A similar event held recently …