The seminar will be March 21.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Two months after the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., concerned citizens rallied in Gwinnett County to ask U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall to support gun safety laws.
A group of concerned citizens stood with signs outside the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center in Lawrenceville Thursday to call for support of reasonable gun safety laws. It's been more than two months since the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Twenty-six people, mostly young children, lost their lives when a gunman opened fire in the school on Dec. 14. MoveOn.org sponsored the event urging U.S. Representative Rob Woodall—who’s office is housed in GJAC—to take action on gun safety. “We ask Representative Woodall to listen to his constituents and stand up for common sense reforms that will reduce gun violence,” said Kathleen Allen in a release. Allen is a mother in Norcross, a gun owner and MoveOn.…
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The Lilburn Police Department plans to have a seminar about gun safety in March. Attendees will receive a gun lock.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Hunting season officially begins on Oct. 20. Patch is providing you tips to carry you through.
Hunting season opens on Saturday, Oct. 20. For hunters, this is a very significant season of the year and is anticipated with great enthusiasm. Some hunt for sport, others as a primary source of protein. No matter the purpose of the activity, all hunters follow rules of safety. These include: Unfortunately, injuries can occur during hunting trips. The most common injuries are misfired rifles, heart attacks, broken bones or back injuries. Activity during the hunt can be physically demanding and can cause a significant increase in heart rate. Hunters are generally trained in first aid to help those around them. Other hunting safety measures include wearing visible clothing, appropriate for the weather and activity of hunting, and protective…
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
When it comes to protecting our families, are guns a safe option?
We are lucky to live in a calm area, one where neighborhoods are quiet and with relatively low crime. As I read the police blotter every week I notice that our crime here in Lilburn usually consists of shoplifting, fraud, and theft. Occasionally there is a home invasion or store being robbed at gunpoint. Obviously, no person or community is immune to crime. If we become victims of such crimes, how do we protect ourselves? We could wait for the local police department, but I can tell you from personal experience, the response isn’t always fast enough. Should these situations arise we may be better off putting our self-defense in our own hands. Protecting our selves and families is our duty, but some forms of protection can be a danger as …
Monday, July 25, 2011
You can own and operate a gun safely.
Gun safety is not an oxymoron. You can own and operate a gun safely. Once you make the decision to own a lethal weapon, there are a number of legal, ethical and just good common-sense considerations that logically follow that decision. A gun is a tool, much like any other tool, that comes with a set of instructions and usually requires regular maintenance, cleaning and proper storage. While some of us are exposed to gun handling as a part of military training, most of us really are not required to complete any kind of basic training classes when the purchase is made. This is a serious oversight in our system. For example, a car can be considered a lethal weapon. It requires training, testing and a license to operate – so why not require a…