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On University Police Department Sgt. William Smoot’s rural property, a new firearms training center will open at the end of the year.

“The initial reason was to help provide a location for concealed carry permit training for the membership of the Faculty/Staff Firearms Safety Program. We have around 300 members and a fair number of them are interested in concealed carry classes,” said Sgt. Smoot, the director of the program.

“We’re not going to be conducting this training at the Police Training Institute range (so) we needed to figure out a place to do it.”

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