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Firearms classes garner big draw

Submitted by Newsroom on May 15, 2013 – 2:21 pmNo Comment

Written, Produced, Broadcast by KVOW/KTAK News Director Leslie Stratmoen

RIVERTON — A former police captain who teaches classes on how to handle firearms both privately and through the local community college says his courses have become ever more popular.

And surprisingly, 65-70-percent were women who had no experience handling a gun … CLICK HERE

He thinks the popularity of the classes is simply a desire for people to feel safe in their own surroundings, for instance if they live in a remote area of Wyoming, or to be able to defend themselves if faced with a life-threatening situation.

And, he says, it’s always important for kids to know and understand the dangers of firearms, especially if their parents have guns in the house … CLICK HERE

It was that filling of a need that prompted him to offer a basic marksmanship and safety class for kids and teenagers in June. It’ll run for a full day, from 8-5, on Friday, June 7, at the rural justice training center at Central Wyoming College in Riverton. He’ll take students from 11- to 17-years-old and the class is limited to 20. The cost is $75 and includes lunch. To register, call Stone at 840-5503 or go online to

Prior to that, though, this weekend, in fact, he’ll be training adults. His “Concealed Carry for the Armed Citizen” class will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday, again at the training center at the college. The cost for that one is $185. To register, because of the late date, we’ll send you to the instructor. That number, once again, is 840-5503.

To learn more, listen to the interview with News Director Leslie Stratmoen, that aired this morning on Chit ChatCLICK HERE

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