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Monday, February 16, 2009

Liberty University Students Gets Off Campus Gun Range

The Liberty Journal reported on February 5 that Liberty University in Lynchburg, will allow students to use the university’s off-campus firearm ranges. Till now the ranges have primarily been used to train LU’s police officers. The two ranges are located on Gun Range Road across from Liberty Village and permit the use of rifles, shotguns and handguns during designated shooting hours.

The Journal reports that on-campus students will be required to store their firearms with the Liberty University Police Department (LUPD) when not using the range. Commuter students travelling to the range must keep their firearms unloaded and stored in the trunk of their vehicle. Anyone caught in possession of a firearm on university property outside of the shooting ranges will be subject to disciplinary action as defined by LUPD protocol. Off-campus students who fail to properly store their firearm in their vehicle will be disciplined, as well.

Students must pass a safety course issued by LUPD before they will be able to use either range. The first class begins on Feb. 20, 6-10 p.m., with the final on-site training taking place the following day. Upon completing the course, the range will be available to participants two days per week from 1 p.m. until dusk. Only five students will be allowed on the shooting line at one time with additional shooting times to be added if needed.

Hat tip to VA-Alert.

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