Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (ADCNR) Captain Marisa Futral, Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division Hunter Education Coordinator, helped facilitate the shooting event with numerous firearms manufacturers, distributors, tourism representatives and outdoor media.
Futral said proper training is even more important and increasingly requested by the public because of the continued surge in purchases of firearms used for target shooting, hunting and personal safety.
“More and more people are buying firearms for self defense, and they need a place to shoot, a place where they feel comfortable,” Futral said. “They also learn at a place where they can return to shoot in the future.”
One of the ways that happens is through the WFF’s Firearms 101 – Introduction to Handguns classes that are held at public shooting ranges throughout the state.
At the Firearms 101 events, certified firearms instructors teach students the basics of firearms safety:
Always treat all firearms as if they are loaded.
Never allow the muzzle of the firearms to cover anything you are not willing to harm.
Always keep your trigger finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target and you have made the conscious decision to fire.
Always be sure of your target and what is beyond.
The participants learn the fundamentals of operating both a semi-automatic and a revolver. They learn how to load a magazine, insert the magazine into the handgun and manipulate the safety and slide release. Instructors ensure that the students follow all safety procedures and offer tips on the proper grip for best control of the firearm and accuracy. Students also learn malfunction clearance procedures and how to safely store their firearms when not in use.https://www.al.com/news/2022/03/constitutional-carry-increases-demand-for-proper-firearms-training.html
Long article at the link.
It's time to move the issuing of CCW permits to these folks and let the money collected fund the public ranges and this training.