Handgun safety programs sponsored by the National Rifle Association will be held July 23, Aug. 13 and 28 and Sept. 10 at the shooters' pistol range in New Milford.

The one-day program will offer knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for using or owning a handgun. A national written examination and live-fire range qualification will be conducted. Completion is a requirement for a permit in most states.

The NRA will also offer a "Personal Protection In The Home" course Saturday featuring a talk on criminal and liability law by attorney Thomas Allingham.

For registration or information for either program, call 203-947-4327, e-mail learnsafety@gmail.com or check www.hflearnsafety.com.