Tuesday, April 9, 2013

700 pack free concealed-handgun class for teachers in Texas

Participants delved into gun safety, state and federal laws, and dispute resolution, among other topics. Firing at a gun range comes later.

The class was the brainchild of Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL sniper killed in February, and Dalworthington Gardens Police Chief Bill Waybourn.

Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield were shot to death Feb. 2 at a Glen Rose gun range.

Waybourn, a concealed-handgun instructor since 1996, disclosed that he considered canceling the class after Kyle's death but said he knew his friend would have wanted it to go forward.

"Chris often said, 'It's our duty to serve those who serve us,'" the police chief said. "And we knew we should start with those who serve our children."