Handgun safety programs sponsored by the National Rifle Association will be held April 21, 25 and 26, May 5, 20, 23 and 24, and June 2, 10, 20 and 21 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.

Program completion is a requirement for application for a state permit in Connecticut and most other states.

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The NRA will also offer a "Personal Protection In The Home" course April 28 featuring an area attorney.

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