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Released: 09/05/1997

<p> The LSUA Office of Short Courses and Conferences is offering two sections of the "Louisiana Concealed Handgun Permit Course." The first section will be offered on Wednesday and Thursday, September 17 and 18. The second section will be on Monday and Tuesday, October 6 and 7. Both sections 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. </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 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>