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Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) There were lesson plans and books, but instead of learning about accounting or chemistry, these employees at the College of Southern Idaho took a class teaching them about gun safety.
"This is a class offered to CSI employees and their spouses to give them information regarding firearms purchases, firearms use, safety issues surrounding that," said CSI Law Enforcement Instructor Don Hall.
PACE, or the professional and classified employees organization put on the program.
"There's an organization here at CSI that wants to provide certain services for their staff. They are trying to enhance their employment opportunities here. And they contact myself and the law enforcement program and they've already done some sessions at welding, just kind of some enrichment classes," said Don Hall.
A spouse of a CSI employee attended to enhance her own knowledge of firearms.
"He has a concealed weapons permit and he wants me to get one as well and I just need to learn more about firearms than what my father has taught and what my husband has taught me," said Emily Hobbs.
Hall is hoping everyone who attended his class walks away with a new understanding and appreciation for firearms and firearms safety.
"What I want them to understand is first of all, the responsibility of owning a firearm. The responsibility of utilizing a fireman and having it in a safe place in their home. And to give them the skills to be able to do that, the information to be able to do that," said Don Hall.
Knowledge of a subject that is dominating lawmakers' agendas across the nation.