For over 100 years, Massachusetts Maritime Academy has been preparing women and men for exciting and rewarding careers on land and sea. As the nation's finest co-ed maritime college, MMA challenges students to succeed by balancing a unique regimented lifestyle with a typical four-year college environment. As a member of the cadet corps you will live, study, sail, work and play in an atmosphere that encourages you to be your best.
Basic Fireams Safety
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MAR 24-25 CLASS IS CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK.
This course is approved by the National Rifle Association and the Massachusetts State Police for candidates wishing to obtain a License to Carry Firearms.
The goal of the Basic/Home Firearms Safety Course is to teach the basic knowledge and skills and to explain the attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of firearms in the home.
In this course, students will receive the NRA's Home Firearm Safety handbook, pamphlets on safety and terminology, and lessons on the rules of safe gun handling, identifying and unloading various firearms, ammunition, cleaning, and storage. Students will also get hands-on experience with the most common types of handguns, rifles and shotguns. In order to satisfy the additional training requirements particular to the State of Massachusetts, Massachusetts laws pertaining to permit application, firearms storage and transportation rules will also be covered. The class generally runs for six hours, and is usually run over the course of two, consecutive evenings.