TULSA, Okla. - A Tulsa gun range is offering the handgun permit to teachers in the 918 area code for free.
U-S Shooting Academy manager Dave Saye tells KRMG that his motivation is school security. Saye says, "You show up tomorrow (Saturday) between 10 and 2 and you can register for the Oklahoma concealed carry class that we are offering for free to educators."
Saye wants teachers to be ready if pending legislation allowing teachers to carry a gun at school is approved.
State Rep. Mark McCullough (R, Sapulpa) is proposing legislation that would allow teachers with a handgun permit to carry their gun while at school.
So far, more than 300 people have expressed interest in taking the free class offered by the US Shooting Academy.
Registration is from 10 A.M. until 2 P.M. on Saturday, January 19th. The US Shooting Academy is located at 6500 East 66th Street North.