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Florida sheriff offering free advanced firearms training

Posted at 1:35 PM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 14:11:44-04

BONIFAY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff is responding to mass shootings by offering advanced firearms training to concealed weapons permit holders.

Holmes County Sheriff John Tate's statement says he hopes a mass shooting doesn't happen in his Florida Panhandle jurisdiction, but he wants permit holders to be prepared to be "a good guy with a gun."

The Northwest Florida Daily News reports that the courses will involve shooting scenarios as well as mental and physical training.

The agency also offers the basic classes required to get a concealed weapons permit for $25.

The next basic concealed weapons class will be held at 10 a.m. at the Holmes County Jail Saturday, August 10 at a cost of $25.