Sen. Betsy Close will host an event for local women to learn about ways of defending themselves that will include a state-of-the-art virtual firearms simulator system.
"I want to be confident that I can protect my family if the situation calls for it and be a teacher and example for my children in firearm safety," said Close. "But you can't teach what you don't know. I believe this event will help empower local women to walk with greater self-reliance and assurance that they can teach their families how to safety handle firearms and defend themselves and the ones they love in a world that is increasingly full of unknowns."
Rachel Lucas, the Executive Director of Safer Oregon, said "Oregon is second in the nation in registered sex offenders and number two for the most sexual violence. Learning to safely use a firearm can give women a sense of safety and empowerment."
The public is invited to attend. Event details are below:
What: Laser Shot Firearms Training
When: September 4th at 7:00 pm
Where: 130 SW Ellsworth St. Albany, OR 97321
Cost: $10 each or 2 for $15
You can RSVP using the form below or call Tayleranne at 541-554-6631.