Yates County will be holding a Handgun Safety Training Seminar from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 21 in the Yates County Office Building Auditorium. Registration will begin at 8:45 a.m. This event is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Yates County Sheriff’s Office and the Yates County Chapter of SCOPE. Registration is being coordinated by the Yates County Cooperative Extension Office. Seating is limited.

The Handgun Safety Training Seminar is for adults ages 18 and over who are already licensed owners of handguns, or those interested in owning a hand gun and wanting to become familiar with safety, security and legal responsibilities of handgun ownership. Absolutely no firearms are allowed to be brought into the training seminar.

The seminar will cover: firearm safety, nomenclature of pistols and revolvers, ammunition, shooting fundamentals, firearm cleaning, storage, and security and responsibilities; under the law. Certificates of completion will be issued.

“Knowing your responsibilities with safe handgun ownership is paramount to have familiarity with type of handguns, their safety features, security on and off the person, especially when in storage, and understanding the use of force laws is important,” said Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike. 

This seminar is free, and seating is limited, so please make a reservation by calling the Yates County Cornell Cooperative Extension office in Penn Yan at 315-536-5123 or online at https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/yateshandgunsafety42118_257

For more information, call 315-694- 0123 or email tomandkathy@reagan.com.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.

If you go

What: Handgun Safety Seminar

When: 9 a.m.–noon April 21

Where: Yates County Office Building Auditorium, 417 Liberty St., Penn Yan

Cost: Free

Register: 315-536-5123 or https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/yateshandgunsafety42118_257