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CHL class offered for teachers

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The recent school shooting has brought a lot of educators to the gun range and into concealed handgun license classes. One North Texas instructor said he's been answering a lot of their questions lately.

In the wake of the Connecticut school shooting, CHL instructor Damon Ing said a growing number of teachers and school district employees have signed up for his classes at the Shooting Gallery in Fort Worth. They're also asking a lot of questions about guns and where they can and cannot be carried legally.

He sees this as the perfect time to get them trained. So next month he'll be offering his CHL class exclusively for educators. In fact, they'll get a 30 percent discount on the class.

"It's about time to start teaching our educators, staff and administrators of school districts. I know it's a very controversial issue right now, but we feel that it's a needed training that these people need," Ing said.

Bob Walton plans to take advantage of the opportunity.

"We need some kind of security and the police response is, you know, 14, 12, 15 minutes away. We need somebody that can respond within two or three seconds," he said.

Other CHL class members also like the idea of school faculty being trained even if they aren't taking a gun with them inside the school.

"I think it would get these kids going into schools with a gun thinking a little differently going in knowing you're not the only person that's armed," said Rick Monarch, one of Ing's CHL students.


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