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Record Registration for Marietta Gun Safety Seminar

Almost 700 people are expected to attend the Marietta Police Department's Firearm Safety Seminar on Thursday at the Marietta Middle School Auditorium.

The Marietta Police Department usually hosts two or three firearms safety seminars each year. On average there are 100 people in attendance.

The seminar on Thursday, Jan. 24, has had an overwhelming amount of public interest. As of Wednesday, almost 700 people had registered to attend the  event at the Marietta Middle School Auditorium, 121 Winn St., at 6:30 p.m.

"Because of the importance of this topic we chose to accept everyone that wanted to attend," Marietta Police Public Information Officer David Baldwin said. "We wanted to leave no one behind. That, of course, is the main reason that we had to find another venue to accommodate the incredible surge in registration requests." 

The seminar is usually held at the Marietta City Hall Council Chambers.

The gun seminar will cover:

  • Firearm/Weapon Safety (handling and storage)
  • In depth discussion on firearm/weapon laws, concealed carry in GA, “stand your ground” law, use of force
  • Recommended Home Defense Weapons
  • Civilian Model Stun Guns and electronic control devices
  • Carry/Use of Pepper Spray

“This program has been developed to educate the citizens on current firearm laws and weapon safety.  We want to equip citizens with the knowledge and skills so they feel confident owning and handling a firearm or weapon if they choose to do so," Sergeant Jake King of the Marietta Police Training Unit said.

This seminar is lecture based, and citizens are not required to bring anything.  Information packets will be provided to attendees. Do not bring any firearms or weapons to the seminar.   

Melissa Kory January 24, 2013 at 02:49 PM
In order to secure a seat in this seminar email dbaldwin@mariettaga.gov or call 770-794-5370 leaving your name, telephone number and number of requested seats.
Carl J Vosberg January 24, 2013 at 06:28 PM
Carl J Vosberg Would like to request two seats for the GUN safety class at Marietta Middle School For myself and my wife. Thank You. If there should be more of these class I would like to know so I can get my adult children signed up
Carl J Vosberg January 24, 2013 at 06:29 PM
I am pleased that you are offering these classes
Melissa Kory January 24, 2013 at 06:37 PM
In order to secure a seat in this seminar email dbaldwin@mariettaga.gov or call 770-794-5370 leaving your name, telephone number and number of requested seats.
Paulette Ellington January 25, 2013 at 03:07 AM
Are you offering another seminar like this?

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