Yesterday, the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office of Rapides Parish Louisiana offered a free course in basic firearms safety
to anyone who received a firearm for Christmas. Chester “Bud” Carpenter, hunter education youth coordinator for the Sheriff’s Office, said the course was something he had long considered. "I thought it would be a good program. It’s just the basics, how to load, how to unload it and how to store it safely in the home," he said. The course also included supervised range time.
Only 20 people had shown up by 9:30AM, but people continued to filter in throughout the day. They were not turned away. More here
Sometimes I'm just damned proud of Louisiana. I think I will initiate a similar program at the range I frequent.