Concealed weapon permit training to be held at Pride Center

Concealed firearm permit training classes will be offered by Utah CCW Training owner Scott Mogilefsky. The first class will be held Dec. 3 at the Utah Pride Center, 361 N. 300 West, Salt Lake City, for students who want to apply for a permit or want to learn about laws that govern the possession of firearms.

Enrollment in the four-hour class costs $40 a person and includes all course materials.

Mogilefsky said that he was motivated to conduct the classes for the center after the recent violent attacks against gay men in Salt Lake City and American Fork.

“I strongly believe these classes could reduce the number of hate crimes,” Mogilefsky said in a press release. “If the criminal elements believe their prey is carrying, they will look elsewhere. We all know it’s a proven fact in other areas, so I think it will be here as well.”

Stonewall Shooting Sports of Utah founder David Nelson and Women Against Gun Control founder Janalee Tobias recommended to QSaltLake in September that gay Utahns buy and learn to use firearms safely and responsibly for their self defense.

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