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Woburn Sportsmen's Association
155 Middlesex Turnpike
Bedford,Massachusetts
01730

Firearms Safety Course


Public Service

The Woburn Sportsmen’s Association has provided a Firearms Safety course as a public service for over twenty years. This Basic Firearms Safety Course is taught by instructors who are certified in the Home Firearm Safety, Personal Protection, Rifle and/or Pistol disciplines.

See   Schedule Registration 2017    for further details on course policies and registration procedures. I
f you have any questions, please send email to wsasafety@comcast.net

Course Syllabus

The course consists of ten hours of instruction that highlight the safety principles as they relate to the possession, storage and use of firearms. A summary of the laws which relate to the ownership and possession of firearms is presented (see Note 1).

As the NRA transitions to new courses our offerings are also changing.  Both of the course options described below will provide with the student with a certificate suitable for application of a Massachusetts License to Carry (LTC). The format of our course, depending on the session, will be one of the following:

The  Basic Pistol course as approved by Massachusetts as LTC-2. The discussions include demonstration and displays of the various firearm actions with the goal of providing the information necessary to assure that the firearms are handled safely. A basic understanding of ammunition types and its proper handling and storage is also covered. The course concludes with a live fire practice consisting of fifty rounds of 22 caliber ammunition fired from a semiautomatic pistol and, optionally,  fifteen rounds of 38 caliber fired from a revolver. During live fire activities each student is under the direct supervision of an instructor.

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The  NRA Home Firearm Safety course as approved by Massachusetts as LTC-7. The discussions include demonstration and displays of the various firearm actions, rifle, pistol and shotgun with the goal of providing the information necessary to assure that the firearms are handled safely. The basic Home Firearm Safety course is a four hour program. In addition to the Home Firearm Safety materials we include six hours of additional hands-on instruction and t
he course includes a live fire practice consisting of fifty rounds of 22 caliber ammunition fired from a semiautomatic pistol and, optionally,  fifteen rounds of 38 caliber fired from a revolver. During the live fire activities, each student is under the direct supervision of an Instructor.

Student Certificates

Approximately 1900 students have received certificates over the time the Association has been presenting this and similar courses. Students who successfully complete the course will be issued The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of State Police, Basic Firearms Safety Certificate valid for a License to Carry (LTC).

Please note that according to Massachusetts State Law Chapter 180, no person under the age of twenty-one (21) may be issued either a Class A or Class B License to Carry (LTC). Students should generally meet the requirements of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for an FID or License to Carry. Massachusetts also requires you to be a citizen of the United States.

Enrollment

Scheduled Courses meet on Monday/Thursday nights, or Wednesday evenings/Saturday afternoons depending on the session. Participants must attend both classes. A fee of $100.00 is charged which covers the cost of training materials and ammunition. Enrollment is limited to 10 students per course and you must be at least 21 years of age to attend.  A signed liability statement is required before a student may attend the course.  See Schedule Registration 2017 for further details on course policies and registration procedures.

If you have any questions, please send email to wsasafety@comcast.net

Note 1:  For detailed information or questions regarding state and federal firearms laws, please consult with a qualified attorney.