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Jackson County ‘Women On Target’ Announces First Class

The new Jackson County Women on Target service organization is proud to announce the first in a series of gun safety and expertise classes aimed to assist women.

With the advent of open carry laws in Tennessee, it becomes essential that more training become available to the general public for sidearm safety and precision, as well as self-defense in public environments. As a new group, wish to focus on the women of Jackson County who wish to carry pistols and do so in a safe, accurate and self-assured manner.

As an opening class for a series of learning opportunities, as an organization we are pleased to offer an “active shooter situation” class taught by Major Billy Pierce with the Cookeville office of the Tennessee Highway Patrol. The class will be completely free and will last from two to four hours, depending on the attendees’ interaction, questions and desire to learn. The class will cover what to do if you are in a public environment and someone begins randomly shooting. This will help you understand what to do, where to go, how to stay safe (you and any children you may have with you), as well as what not to do.

Class begins at 10 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall (back door) of New Hope Baptist Church on Saturday, July 31. A light lunch will be served. While the class is free, reservations are strongly advised so that adequate lunches may be prepared. Also there will be a cut off due to seating capacity.

For reservations, please call Linda at 678-4752. If no answer, leave message including your name, telephone number and number of people you are reserving for.

Adult women only, no children please. Reservations will be accepted until 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 29. Those attending will be invited to a target practice and gun safety class at a later date. This class will also have the assistance of Tennessee Highway Patrol firearms instructors and will also be free.

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