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.