I have no affiliation with the National Shooting Sports Foundation, but they are running advertisements in the local paper (Chicago Tribune) and offering to help educate people new to firearms.
As there have been many people on this forum say that they have recently purchased a firearm because of the recent elections, or perhaps because of the state of the economy, or some other reason I’d like to encourage all new gun owners to get some training. The NSSF is offering a introductory day at a shooting range for this very purpose.
I am NOT advertising for them, they are simply a non-profit foundation that is one of the largest organizations that provides SAFETY information to the public. I’d also encourage people to look into National Rifle Association training, there are NRA training instructors in virtually EVERY county of the US.
BUT AGAIN, there have been several threads recently on guns, on accidental shootings in the home and on self defense, so it seems like a good time for a bit of a public service announcement to remind people, especially new gun owners, that training of some sort is very important!!!
Here is a link for the Chicago area NSSF information: firstshots.org/schedule/special-Chicago.cfm
There will be more cities added, and there will be more dates added for the Chicago area too. Here is a link to the main page for the FIRST SHOTS program: firstshots.org/index.cfm
Here is a partial blurb from their website:[INDENT]Seminars
First Shots provides an introduction to safe handgun ownership for first-time shooters through education and training seminars and supervised live-fire instruction at shooting ranges across the country. Three First Shots seminars are scheduled in the greater Chicago area on Saturday, Feb. 7, with others to follow.
Find a seminar near you listed below. Please contact the range directly for more specific information.
[/INDENT]Here is a link to their GETTING STARTED page, which offers general information: firstshots.org/getstarted.html