Store owner of Precision Firearms is offering free gun training classes for women with restraining orders.
Following the murder of 45-year-old Monica Johnson, the store owner of Precision Firearms is now encouraging women with restraining orders to take advantage of his gun training courses.
The best part is, he is offering these classes for free.
Wade Duty, the owner of Precision Firearms & Indoor Range in Baton Rouge, hopes to give these women more options to protect themselves by offering free classes in which they can learn all about gun safety and handling.
Women who would like to attend this class will be required to provide proof of ownership of a protective order.
Following Monica Johnson’s murder, Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley encouraged women to arm themselves because the legal system can only go so far.
“Ladies, learn how to safely handle a weapon, learn how to safely store a weapon, and when you’re in a situation like this shoot him in your back yard before he gets in your house,” Wiley said. “Drop him.”
Duty was inspired by Wiley’s comments and felt that it was the least he could do to help provide training for women in danger. In response, Duty posted the following message to the Precision Firearm’s Facebook page:
In order to meet the requirements to apply for a concealed carry permit, all participants must complete the full 9 hours of course training. Duty mentioned that the classes were filled by 4:00 p.m. the following day, but a Facebook comment from Precision Firearms implies that more courses will be provided depending on interest.