Rifle Club to Host Self-Defense Course

By The Chronicle

A “Personal Protection in the Home” course will be presented at the Centralia Rifle Club Range at 908 Johnson Road, in Centralia on the evenings of May 4,5,6, plus Saturday morning May 7.

The 12-hour course will be taught by instructors from the Centralia Rifle Club and the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, and is an official National Rifle Association course.

“This course is for anyone who has or is thinking of obtaining a firearm for self defense,” said Steve Carmick, a Chehalis attorney who is also an NRA instructor. “The topics covered will include safe gun handling and storage, choosing a defensive weapon, and the law of self defense and firearms use.”

Sgt. Dusty Breen, a Lewis County sheriff’s firearms instructor stated, “The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office encourages citizens who are considering having a gun in their home for self defense to obtain training, like this course.”

Breen said taking this course could prevent an individual from breaking the law through lack of knowledge.

The course is open to men and women 18 and older who are not prohibited from possessing a firearm, such as by a domestic violence restraining order or a felony conviction.

Tuition for the event is $75. For more information call Carmick at 748-7671.