Westmoreland sheriff brings back gun safety class geared toward women

Concealed Carry

A popular gun safety class geared toward women held by the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Department is returning for one day only.

Sheriff James Albert said because of less available funding, the free Women Take Aim class will only be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 5 at Giannilli’s II Restaurant and Lounge in Unity. Only 50 women will be accepted.

Albert started the course last year after noticing that many of the women applying for concealed carry permits with his office at the courthouse were first-time gun owners or had no experience with firearms. In an effort to provide safety and gun law information, Albert scheduled three classes in 2022 with the help of grant funding from the National Rifle Association.

He expects this year’s single class to be popular again, despite the limited space.

“We still have a list of women who wanted to come last time,” he said.

Instructors and experts explained last year to class participants different types of guns and the laws surrounding gun ownership and protection of themselves and others. There will be no live fire.

To sign up for the Oct. 5 class, contact the Sheriff’s Department at 724-830-3822. Prizes will be awarded. Giannilli’s II is at 4816 Route 30, east of Westmoreland Mall.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Renatta by email at rsignorini@triblive.com or via Twitter .

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