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Released: 01/27/1998

<p> The LSUA Office of Short Courses and Conferences is offering the "Louisiana Concealed Handgun Permit Course" again this spring. Section 1 will be offered on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 9 and 10. The second section will be in early March. Section 1 will meet from 5:45 until 9:15 p.m. in the LSUA Conference Center. There is a $70 fee and pre-registration is required. Participants must provide gun and ammunition at the live range portion of the class which will meet either on Feb. 14 or 15. </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 course which includes 9 hours of instruction, including 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 Office of Short Courses and Conferences at 473-6495 or 473-6445. </p><p>