A handgun instructor in Shreveport, La. is offering free classes to any of the more than two dozen local airmen put on an Islamic State hit list earlier this month.
Scott Teer, the owner of Shreveport Concealed Handgun Licensing, is also offering classes to the targeted airmen’s families and to any active-duty military members free of charge.
“I love my Second Amendment, and I appreciate what our military does each and every day,” Teer told KSLA.
“Let’s give out some concealed handgun classes, and see if we can’t better prepare these people for when they’re out and about, and maybe make them feel a little safer,” he told KTAL.
ISIS published the names, addresses and photos of 100 U.S. military personnel in an online kill list earlier this month. Included on the list were at least 25 current and former airmen stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base just outside of Shreveport.
“I just felt like, how would I feel if my name ended up on an ISIS list,” Teer said.
Like most states, Louisiana requires citizens to take handgun classes before they can legally carry concealed firearms.
The training session normally costs $200. Teer is also throwing in two free months of Krav Maga, a type of self-defense training used by the Israeli military.
“Because at the end of the day, carrying a concealed handgun, you still have to make a decision whether it’s the right time to use that and that’s where self defense comes in. Because not every situation will result in pulling a firearm,” Teer told KSLA.
So far, five airmen on the ISIS kill list have signed up for Teer’s class. Another 100 active military members have as well. According to KTAL, the first class will be held April 4 and include a classroom portion as well as a visit to Teer’s private shooting range.