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Monday, December 12, 2016

Liberty University to Build On-campus Shooting Range

Liberty University has been on the forefront of the campus carry moving, encouraging their students to take concealed carry classes and to get a concealed handgun permit.  On Friday, it was reported that the university would be constructing an on-campus shooting range for students, faculty, and the general public to use.
A proposal filed earlier this week for a special use permit from the Campbell County Planning Commission states that Liberty wants to construct a “nationally recognized, full-scale shooting, training and competition center” on its Lynchburg, Va., campus. The outdoor space will include a pistol range, a rifle range, an instructional area, and a 3-gun competition range, with future plans for an indoor firing range.
The NRA has offered to lend their expertise to assist with the project.  The article noted that the new range were motivated in part by a growing number of students signing up for Liberty’s handgun safety class. With almost 900 students having gone through the school's class in the first two years, it was determined that the current facility was not suited for that number of students.

Liberty University Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr., appeared on NRANews Cam and Company to provide more detail on the planned range.

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