AUGUSTA, GA. (WJBF)- - Local business owners are joining the conversation school violence and gun safety. S.H.A.R.P.E. Shooters Outdoor Range and Slater Tactical solutions are teaming up to host a community workshop that will focus on surviving a terror threat caused by an active shooter.
Buddy Lichty, owner of the gun range, says following the events of the Parkland Florida school shooting he saw an increase of customers coming in wanting to learn more about gun safety.
"We gtt quite a few shooters that came in and they heard the news. It caused a little bit of fear and intimidation and they wanted to learn more, they want to learn how to shoot and how to protect themselves," Lichty said.
The workshop will not just focus on school shootings but also on what to do should an active shooter situation occur in a public setting. During the workshop, instructors will discuss possible scenarios and give practical solutions to survive a terroristic threat.
"After the Florida shooting, there was a lot of nervousness and a lot of anxiety. There's also a lot of misinformation out there and so with my background, I wanted to utilize my skill set and the fact that the range is available to us," said Gary Slater.
Attendees will walk away with a survival toolkit that he feels will help people live in a world of emerging threats.
The workshop is free and open to the public and will be held on Saturday, March 17th from 7-8pm at Shooters Outdoor gun range on Gun Club Road. For more information, you can visit the event page on Facebook: Active Shooter Workshop
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