Sheriff Offers Free CCW Classes So Churches Can Shoot Back

WEST VALLEY CITY, UT - DECEMBER 27: Firearm instructor Clark Aposhian holds a handgun up as he teaches a concealed-weapons training class to 200 Utah teachers on December 27, 2012 in West Valley City, Utah. The Utah Shooting Sports Council said it would waive its $50 fee for concealed-weapons training …
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The sheriff in Butler County, Ohio, is offering free concealed carry weapons courses so churches can form a security team and shoot back, as did the church that was attacked in Texas.

Sheriff Richard K. Jones put out an announcement, saying, “Unfortunately, in these days and times, no place is immune from mass shootings and we want our citizens to go to church without worry and fear felling safe and secure to worship with their families and their fellow church members.”

To that end, Jones’ office is offering “free CCW classes to churches that have or are implementing security teams.”

On December 29, 2019, Breitbart News reported an attacker pulled a gun and began shooting inside West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas. Within seconds he was shot and killed by a member of the church’s security team and surveillance video showed other members of the team–all in plain clothes–draw guns and close in on the suspect as well.

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) praised the armed congregants as “immediate responders.”

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