A terrific news story from Philadelphia. Rare these days!

According to CBS 3, two women have joined forces to teach gun safety to families. Onori Ajong and Benzii Diaz are providing accident prevention and gun safety classes to children and their parents. The event is called See Us At The Range.

Families will learn the proper way to handle and store a firearm by using safety gear and practice guns. They’ll also teach them about firearm laws.

For children ages 5 to 18, the class is free. “We’re going to teach them what to do if they’re at a family member’s house, if they’re walking to the store, they’re at school and they see an unsecured weapon,” Ajong said. “They’re going to be trained on what to do so they don’t hurt themselves or another person.”

Ajong started the firearm instruction company Girls Day At The Range seven years ago after she said she had to defend herself during an attempted home invasion.

We need more of this! NRA’s Home Firearm Safety is a terrific course to offer in your community. Drop me a line if you would like to learn more about it.

Here’s a list of upcoming Friends of NRA eventsacross PA. Get your tickets here: Tickets for PA FNRA

Erie County, Saturday 4/20

Lehigh Valley, Wednesday 4/24

Butler, Saturday 4/27

Cashtown, Saturday 4/27

Troy, Saturday 5/4

Mercer County, Saturday 5/4

Armstrong County, Thursday 5/9

Warren County, Saturday 5/11

Saegertown, Saturday 5/18

Montgomery County, Thursday, 5/23

Berks County, Friday, 5/24