Sheriff’s office to host handgun safety class

From staff and press reports

The Winston County sheriff’s office will host a handgun safety class
for Winston County residents April 27 starting at the Winston County
Annex Building at 8 a.m.

The class will consist of about three hours of classroom discussion
at the Winston County Annex Building, along with range activity at
the Winston/Choctaw Correctional Facility.

The class will focus on basic safety for handgun owners and their
families, proper cleaning and storage of handguns, and Mississippi
laws concerning possession of handguns. The shooting range will use a
maximum of 70 rounds.

“To teach the basic knowledge and skills and to explain the attitude
necessary for the safe handling and storage of guns in the home,”
according to the NRA Home Firearm Safety Course Lesson Plans.

Class size is limited to 25 people. The cost of the class is $75 to
cover NRA booklet, targets, refreshments, and other costs.

The class will be taught by Jonathan Peeples, Jason Pugh and Neal
Higgason. Peeples is a National High Scoring Individual Conservation
Officer, National PPC National Championships and a NRA Distinguished
in NRA PPC in both revolver and semiautomatic weapons.

Participants in the class will need to bring a notepad, pen, 70
rounds, ear plugs, shooting glasses or prescription glasses, proof of
medical insurance and an unloaded handgun. The handgun must pass a
safety inspection prior to use on the firing range.

All interested persons must preregister at the Winston County
Sheriff’s office. To preregister persons must bring a $75 check or
cash, the make, model and caliber of the handgun, proof of medical
insurance, fill out a form for emergency contact and a sign a release
of liability form.