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Teacher discount for firearms training

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Some private companies are following the lead of some Texas lawmakers. One Austin area business is offering discounted gun training for teachers. This comes just days after Lt. Governor David Dewhurst suggested arming educators will keep our kids safer.

At Best of the West gun range in Liberty Hill, the owners of Hex Tactical Solutions conduct firearms training courses.

The owners originally only trained police and military personnel, but recently started teaching civilian courses on how to protect oneself with a firearm.

The owners got the idea to offer a teacher discount last week following a story they saw on FOX 7, regarding Lt. Governor David Dewhurst's announcement that he wants the state of Texas to fund gun training for teachers.

With the discount, teachers can receive basic training for as little as $50.

"We were on the FOX 7 Facebook page and had seen a story about the legislature considering funding for training for teacher to have a concealed carry license in school and actually another user on there thought that we should offer a discount to teacher and we thought that was a great idea. Firearms users in general have a responsibility to receive training just as a 16-year old that's handed dad's car keys," said Mike Pendley, of Hex Tactical Solutions.

For more information about the courses you can go to hextacticalresources.Com

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