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Concealed Handgun License Training Course To Be Offered Free of Charge to Tarrant County School District Employees

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The Kennedale ISD ?will be the site of a Concealed Handgun License (CHL) Seminar that according to the Kris Kyle Academy will provide Tarrant County teachers and school district staff with the mandated training required to obtain a Concealed Handgun License in the State of Texas. The training is being offered free of charge. The only cost for the class will be a box of ammunition and a $10 range fee that will be due at registration. (Ammunition can be purchased at the seminar.) The lead instructor for the CHL seminar {{more}}will be Dalworthington Gardens Chief of Public Safety, Bill Waybourn.
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The seminar is billed as an educational program with an enhanced curriculum in dispute resolution, a review of state laws, weapon orientation and handgun safety. The seminar will be conducted by the Kris Kyle Academy, a private for profit business. On the Kris Kyle Academy website Bill Waybourn and the late Kris Kyle are listed as partners in the business.

The seminar objective is that upon completion of the 8 hour seminar and an additional 2 hours of training at a local gun range, participants will meet the CHL training requirements to obtain a Concealed Handgun License in Texas. The course is said to be held in honor of the late Chris Kyle, former United States Navy Seal who was originally scheduled to assist in the training. The seminar is limited to Tarrant County school district employees only. Participants are told not to bring a gun to the training.
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The Kris Kyle Academy makes the following disclaimer?“Please note, this is not a forum to influence any administration?s gun policy, but rather present the facts and bring better education and personal confidence to an issue that is often misrepresented. Kennedale ISD was asked to provide the facility for the program and is not a sponsor of the event.”
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The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Kennedale ISD Performance Arts Center and is billed as the largest CHL class ever held. ?Orginally the late Chris Kyle was scheduled to conduct the seminar along with Chief Bill Waybourn. ?On their website it is also mentions that Constable Clint Burgess and Constable David Woodruff ?along with “Special Guests TBA” will be there.

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