Detroit group offers women firearms safety training

Associated Press

Taylor — Women seeking to learn about gun safety and personal protection are invited to a free firearm shooting lesson at a target range in southeastern Michigan.

Gun rights advocacy group Legally Armed in Detroit says it hopes to get 600 participants a session on May 21 in Taylor, southwest of Detroit.

The session will include a firearm instructor’s safety briefing, use of a firearm, ammunition and time at the range.

No previous firearms training or experience is required, but women with experience who want to improve their marksmanship can attend.

Firearms trainer Rick Ector says this is the sixth year for the event. He says it grew from 50 participants in the first year to 400 last year.