Marietta Police to Host Gun Safety Seminar in February
The Marietta Police Department's Firearm Safety Seminar is designed for civilians and will cover a variety of topics including: safety, laws and alternative weapon usage.
The Marietta Police Department’s Training Unit will host a Firearm Safety Seminar on Thursday, Feb. 28. This seminar is designed for civilians and will cover a variety of topics including: safety, laws and alternative weapon usage.
The seminar is free of charge.
“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,” said Sergeant Jake King of the Marietta Police Training Unit.
The Firearm Safety Seminar will be held in the Marietta City Hall Council Chambers, located at 205 Lawrence Street in Marietta. The seminar will begin at 6:30 p.m.
The following topics will be covered:
- Firearm/Weapon Safety
- Firearm/Weapon Law
- Recommended Home Defense Weapons
- Civilian Model Stun Guns
- Carry/Use of Pepper Spray
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, had an overwhelming amount of public interest. Around 700 people registered to attend the event, which was relocated to the Marietta Middle School Auditorium to accommodate the large volume.
The seminar is lecture based only, 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.
Seating for the seminar is limited. Once capacity has been reached all other registrations requests will have the opportunity to reserve a seat for the next seminar.