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LSUA Offers Handgun Permit Course

Released: 08/24/2001

<p> The Division of Continuing Education at Louisiana State University at Alexandria (LSUA) is offering a course for individuals to receive a permit or have their permit renewed for carrying a concealed weapon. </p><p> The course will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 3 and 4 from 5:45 until 9:15 p.m. The live range fire portion of the course will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13. The fee for the class is $70 and pre-registration, which includes payment of fees, is required. </p><p> Individuals applying to the Department of Public Safety for a permit to carry a concealed weapon must demonstrate competence with a handgun. This course is approved by the Department of Public Safety and Corrections to meet that requirement of the law. This course also meets the requirements for those applying for renewal of a permit. </p><p>

The course consists of nine hours of instruction including two hours of actual live range fire and proper handgun cleaning procedures. Live range fire will be held at an alternate location. Participants must provide gun and ammunition for the live range portion of the class. The course is taught by a POST certified instructor. Participants must be 21 years of age or older. </p><p> To register or receive more information about any non-credit course at LSUA, contact the Division of Continuing Education at 473-6495. </p>