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Released: 08/16/1999

<p> The LSUA Division of Continuing Education and Technology is offering Section 1 of the "Louisiana Concealed Handgun Permit Course" on Wednesday and Thursday, September 1 and 2. The course will meet from 5:45 p.m. until 9:15 p.m. in the LSUA Conference Center. There is a $70 fee and pre-registration is required. </p><p> Participants must provide gun and ammunition at the live range portion of the class which will be on Saturday, September 4, 1999. </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. </p><p> Other requirements will be explained during the 9 hour course which includes 7 hours of classroom instruction, 2 hours of actual live range fire and proper handgun cleaning procedures. Officer John Lummus, a Peace Officer Standards and Training certified instructor, will teach the course. </p><p> To register or receive more information on short courses, contact the Division of Continuing Education and Technology at 473-6495 or 473-6445. </p>