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Rep. Van Zant to sponsor concealed firearms class

News Release

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Media contact: Joy Hill, 352-258-3426

Representative Charles Van Zant will sponsor a concealed-carry firearms safety class at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) hunter safety facility in the Ocala National Forest.

The class is Saturday, Nov. 13, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the FWC's Ocala Youth Conservation Camp. The facility is located at 7325 NE 170th Ave., Silver Springs, off County Road 314, approximately seven miles north of State Road 40 in Marion County.

"I am pleased to sponsor this important firearms safety class - I consider it a service to our District 21 residents," said Van Zant, who plans to attend the class himself.

Firearms safety instructor Jimmy Peagler will teach the course, which qualifies participants to apply for a concealed-firearms permit. The class is free, and the firearms and ammunition will be provided. However, there is a $12 charge for the National Rifle Association Student Manual.

People interested in taking this course should register by calling Mary Jo Marjenhoff in Van Zant's office at 386-312-2272.

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