Free Gun Training for Southern Utah Teachers

Published on May 16, 2013 at 11:24AM

Utah’s leading gun lobby is offering a concealed-training session in St. George this weekend for educators who plan to carry guns on campus. It will include a live ammo shooting range. The Utah Shooting Sports Council will put on the school for free, saying it wants to help all school employees better protect their students and themselves. Similar classes have drawn fresh interest across the nation since the Dec. 14 slaughter of 20 first-graders in Newtown, Conn. The session opens Friday evening at the Dixie Center, where attendees will learn how to handle a firearm, how to load and unload, and the highlights of Utah’s handgun and use-of-force laws.