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08/08/2016

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Receives $4,000 Grant from NRA Foundation

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office has received a $4,266.66 from the NRA Foundation to fund the purchase of supplies for the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Shooting Range.

 

The funds were used to purchase a first aid trauma kit, gun cleaning supplies, gun tools, classroom tables and chairs, a projector, metal reactive targets, and portable metal target stands. The items contribute to the Sheriff’s Office mission of promoting gun safety. The items are available for law enforcement training as well as public gun safety and hunter safety education classes offered to the general public at the Sheriff’s Shooting Range located in the Centerville area.

 

The St. Mary Sheriff’s Shooting Range is open to the general public Thursday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. There are no fees to use the facility which accommodates archery, pistols, and rifles. 2,400 members of the general public used the range in 2015. The range is subject to periodic closures for law enforcement training.

 

 

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About The NRA Foundation Established in 1990, The NRA Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that raises tax-deductible contributions in support of a wide range of firearm-related public interest activities of the National Rifle Association of America and other organizations that defend and foster the Second Amendment rights of all law-abiding Americans. These activities are designed to promote firearm and hunting safety, to enhance marksmanship skills of those participating in the shootings sports, and to educate the general public about firearms in their historic, technological, and artistic context.  More information about The NRA Foundation can be found online at www.nrafoundation.org.

 

About Friends of NRA

Friends of NRA is a grassroots fund-raising program that fosters community involvement to organize and, with help from NRA field staff, plan community events for firearms enthusiasts. All net proceeds from Friends of NRA events are allocated to The NRA Foundation, the leading charitable organization in support of the shooting sports. Through NRA Foundation grants for equipment, training materials, range improvements, and more, qualified local, state, and national programs receive aid to involve and inspire a new generation of competitive shooters. Learn more about Friends of NRA at www.friendsofnra.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information:

Traci Landry

Detective

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office

Public Information Office

985-354-0714

pio@stmaryso.com

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