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      Idaho sheriff offers free concealed carry course

      BURLEY, Idaho (AP) - The Cassia County Sheriff's Office in south-central Idaho is offering free instruction for enhanced concealed carry gun permits.

      Sheriff Jay Heward tells The Times-News that so many residents are interested he decided to offer the eight-hour class for free.

      The course taken elsewhere can cost $150. The enhanced permit is honored in Nevada, Washington, New Mexico, Virginia and South Carolina.

      The course includes safety instruction and requires each student to shoot 100 rounds on a gun range under the instruction of police.

      The instructor, Lt. Kevin Horak, says the course is about being safe and knowing what is expected if a person chooses to carry a concealed weapon.

      The Sheriff's office held its first course Saturday and plans to hold three more this year.

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      Information from: The Times-News

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