BRPD holds a concealed weapons carry class - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

BRPD holds a concealed weapons carry class

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The Baton Rouge Police Department was teaching people how to protect themselves with their first ever concealed carry weapons class. Participants learned the laws that go along with the class, and different safety procedures you need to take when you're using it or you have it at home. Then participants hit the shooting range and learned basic shooting techniques. This was all in effort a concealed handgun carry permit.

Kelly Tate attended this morning's class. She said she has shot a gun before, but her husband wanted her to get certified.

"He feels a lot better with me using a gun learning how the correct way to use it," said Tate.

BRPD Cpl. Don Coppola said people feel a lot better too, when they know how to protect themselves.

"People feel safe when they have this, so you don't want somebody to feel unprotected or scared of the gun, so this takes all those fears and subsides them," said Coppola.

The next course is April 26th and the department will be having classes in May. The cost is a $100.

Copyright 2014 WAFB. All rights reserved.

  • Local/State NewsMore>>

  • Tigers with Purpose use yoga to spread message

    Tigers with Purpose use yoga to spread message

    Saturday, February 24 2018 11:18 PM EST2018-02-25 04:18:58 GMT
    LSU Tigers with Purpose use yoga to spread their message (Source: WAFB)LSU Tigers with Purpose use yoga to spread their message (Source: WAFB)
    LSU Tigers with Purpose use yoga to spread their message (Source: WAFB)LSU Tigers with Purpose use yoga to spread their message (Source: WAFB)
    Some LSU students are finding their inner purpose through yoga. “It’s something that you just have to be passionate about,” said Meagan Morvant, member of Tigers with Purpose and the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). More specifically, these students are Tigers with Purpose. “People don’t’ realize, one that pediatric cancer is different from adult cancer. Adult cancer can’t cure pediatric cancers or treat pediatric cancer...More >>
    Some LSU students are finding their inner purpose through yoga. “It’s something that you just have to be passionate about,” said Meagan Morvant, member of Tigers with Purpose and the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). More specifically, these students are Tigers with Purpose. “People don’t’ realize, one that pediatric cancer is different from adult cancer. Adult cancer can’t cure pediatric cancers or treat pediatric cancer...More >>
  • Arrest made in fatal double shooting that left 1 dead, 1 critical

    Arrest made in fatal double shooting that left 1 dead, 1 critical

    Two people were shot Sunday night, leaving one dead, investigators said. The victim who died was identified as Tr'markus Taylor, 20, of Baton Rouge.

    More >>

    Two people were shot Sunday night, leaving one dead, investigators said. The victim who died was identified as Tr'markus Taylor, 20, of Baton Rouge.

    More >>
  • Louisiana Republicans elect first new leader in 14 years

    Louisiana Republicans elect first new leader in 14 years

    Saturday, February 24 2018 3:23 PM EST2018-02-24 20:23:12 GMT
    Louis Gurvich (Source: louisgervich.com)Louis Gurvich (Source: louisgervich.com)

    Louisiana Republicans have chosen their new chairman, a New Orleans businessman who will lead the party as it readies for a heated effort aimed at unseating Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards in 2019.

    More >>

    Louisiana Republicans have chosen their new chairman, a New Orleans businessman who will lead the party as it readies for a heated effort aimed at unseating Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards in 2019.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly