Loveland gun range offering free CCW classes for teachers, staff members

LOVELAND, OH (FOX 19) - An Ohio gun range is offering free CCW classes for teachers and staff members.

Hammer Down Gun Range in Loveland is offering the concealed carry classes, their website says.

Hammer Down says the classes will be given by active and retired law enforcement officers.

Logan Miller, an employee at the range, said they had a great turnout with their first CCW giveaway class, which they gave 11 CCW certificates school workers for free out of  22 attendees.

You can show up at the range on March 17 and March 24, but you must call to reserve a spot. You must bring your local school district ID.

The classes are offered every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m..and Miller says they may continue past March.

Miller says that if the classes do continue past March, they would return to their every other Saturday schedule, which is when CCW classes are normally offered at the range.

So far, the response online to the teachers course has been big, Miller said.

In February, Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones began offering concealed carry courses for teachers as well.

On Thursday, it was announced that more than 131,000 Ohioans were issued a concealed carry license last year, said Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.

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