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Learn firearms safety with the Hall County Sheriff’s Office
Class participant Jeremy Baldwin takes aim during a Hall County Sheriff’s Office’s quarterly gun safety course at the training complex on Allen Creek Road in Gainesville. - photo by CHELSEY ABERCROMBIE

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a free firearms safety course on May 18.

There will be two sessions at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Hall County residents can take the class to learn about firearms ownership, legal issues, safe firearm handling and storage, and the basics of marksmanship.

Class size is limited to 10 people per four-hour session, and applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis pending the completion of a background check. Other applicants will go on a waiting list.

Participants must be 21 years old, but anyone who is at least 18 can participate with a family member who is 21 and also taking the course. Students will have to provide their own revolver or semi-automatic weapon and ammunition, plus bring eye and ear protection.

Applications will be available and accepted until May 10 at the Sheriff’s Office Records Office, located at 2859 Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville. Applications will only be accepted in person.

To receive an application over email or learn more, email or call Sgt. Stephen Wilbanks at 770-531-4959.

Hall County Sheriff’s Office firearms safety course

When: Saturday, May 18 at 8 a.m. or 1 p.m.

Apply for the course: Go to the Sheriff’s Office Records Office, 2859 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville or email Applications due May 10.