Florida sheriff offering free advanced firearms training

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A Florida sheriff is responding to mass shootings by offering advanced firearms training to concealed weapons permit holders.

Holmes County Sheriff John Tate's statement says he hopes a mass shooting doesn't happen in his Florida Panhandle jurisdiction, but he wants permit holders to be prepared to be "a good guy with a gun."

The Northwest Florida Daily News reports that the courses will involve shooting scenarios as well as mental and physical training.

The agency also offers the basic classes required to get a concealed weapons permit for $25.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.