May 10, 2016 | 530pm to 7pm
St John’s Episcopal Church, Hansen Hall | No need to register, just come!
The Jackson Police Department, Teton County Sheriff’s Office, High Caliber Women ™ and the Jackson Hole Shooting Experience are teaming up to offer a free community class titled Firearms Safety for Responsible Folks covering the basics of firearms. This workshop is perfect for the non-shooter that wants to learn more about living safely in a world with guns. Unlike most gun classes, this one does not include shooting … and will not even have live ammunition present!
Does your child go to friend’s homes for sleepovers?
Do you join friends and relatives for birthday bashes in their homes?
Would you like to learn how to check that guns in your home are unloaded?
Even if you never plan to own a gun or have one in your home, you or those you love will someday likely encounter one & we recognize that responsible folks want to be armed with good information. We welcome you to this fun, safe and family-friendly workshop! We only ask that you do not talk “gun politics” at this event, however we encourage you to visit with friends and neighbors at other times about this and other topics! A good article by HCW founder Lynn Sherwood HERE.
*This meeting will be moderated by Shepard Humphries. Political stuff is NOT allowed, and we respectfully ask that you do not use charged propaganda terms like “gun violence” or “anti-gun.” We are getting together to have a friendly chat with neighbors, this is NOT the time to “make your point” about your stance on private firearms ownership.
Topics to be covered in this 30-minute “Firearms Safety for Responsible Folks” presentation:
Types of guns
- Air guns
- Spud guns
- Black Powder
- Flare guns
- Toy guns
How to properly store guns & ammunition
Types of safes and locking mechanisms
How to talk to your children about guns
How to talk to neighbors & friends whom your child visits that may have guns in the home
Purposes for possession, why people have firearms
How guns function
How to tell if a gun is loaded
How to unload a gun
All attendees will receive a free gun lock! Oh yeah, and refreshments too!
After the above presentation, attendees may observe and/or participate in a “Show & Tell” with various types of guns, learning how to tell if a gun is loaded, how to unload loaded guns & how to use safety locks.
After the “Show & Tell” portion, we will all again take a seat. Jackson Police Chief Todd Smith, Teton County Sheriff’s Captain Slade Ross & HCW/JHSE principles Lynn Sherwood & Shepard Humphries will be available for Q&A about all things guns!
On behalf of St. Johns Episcopal Church, the Teton County Sheriff’s Office, the Jackson Hole Shooting Experience, the Jackson Police Department and High Caliber Women, we thank you for taking this issue seriously and educating yourself! Be safe!
Contact Shepard [at] shootinjh.com for more information on Firearms Safety for Responsible Folks May 10, 2016.