Gun safety class to be held at Berkmar High

LILBURN -- Registration continues to surge for the gun safety seminar offered next week by the Lilburn Police Department.

About 275 people had signed up for the class -- to be held at 6:30 p.m. on March 21 -- as of Wednesday, Lilburn public relations manager Nikki Young said. Fifty had signed up by early February, within a few days of the program's announcement.

The seminar's location had previously been left open pending the amount of interest garnered, but the lecture-based class is now slated to be held in the Berkmar High School auditorium.

The seminar will cover topics including firearm safety, firearms laws, home defense weapons and alternative weapons. It is free to attend, though registration is required due to limited seating. Those interested can RSVP by emailing Sgt. Tim Allen at tallen@cityoflilburn.com.

Berkmar High School is located at 405 Pleasant Hill Road in Lilburn.


Say_that_again 2 years, 5 months ago

Hilarious! Do they know about the law? Are they teaching gun safety without any guns for demonstration or are they going to pay the fines? http://www.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/gcps-mainweb01.nsf/6043E9184B8AECA285256D9D00704532/$file/WeaponsNotice.pdf


Say_that_again 2 years, 5 months ago

The link I gave is from the Gwinnett County web site. This notice begins

"It shall be unlawful for any person to carry to or to possess or have under such person’s control while within a school safety zone or at a school building, school function, or on school property or on a bus or other transportation furnished by the school, any weapon or explosive compound."

You should note that their are no exceptions for time. If it is only a "lecture-based class" with no demonstrations, it would have been more effective to post it on the internet where it would reach many more people and not wasted county resources. Have it at a gun range and then people can get a feel for the guns. and actually practice what is taught.


LoganvilleResident 2 years, 5 months ago

You can only put so much information on a sign. There are exceptions to the law regarding school carry for many things including:

  1. On-Duty Police Officers
  2. People participating in law enforcement training with a police department.
  3. People authorized by a school official to have a weapon.

Additionally, an entirely different code section exempts entire groups of people from the law entirely including ALL police, sheriff, military, judges, prosecutors, retired police, etc. (OCGA 16-11-130)

The list goes on and on... Check OCGA 16-11-127.1 if you don't believe me.


NewsReader 2 years, 5 months ago

First off, it is "there", not "their"; a true testament to your publik[sic] education. While I concur it would be more effective at a gun range, it doesn't address the question. For the reading and comprehension impaired, here it is again:

"Please explain to the rest of us what ordinance would be violated by having a "lecture-based class" on gun safety at this school?" Still waiting long long time.

Some people talk because they have something to say. Other people talk, as in you, because they have to say something which certainly isn't gonna be much.


FordGalaxy 2 years, 5 months ago

It does seem like this class would be better served to be held at a gun range, so that those teaching the class could properly demonstrate the measures required for gun safety. Simply saying what to do is often far less effective than showing what to do.

Still, it's good that this is happening. Education is far more important and necessary than regulation ever will be.


Say_that_again 2 years, 5 months ago

Thank you, FordGalaxy, for explaining the point to NewsReader. I see he now understands and agrees with it. I think he doesn't grasp what I say because he is distracted by my icon> I wonder if it is the grin or the folded hands that upset him.


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