New Gun Law Could Up Cost of Concealed Carry

8 years 6 months 4 days ago Wednesday, August 17 2011 Aug 17, 2011 Wednesday, August 17, 2011 11:28:00 AM CDT August 17, 2011 in News
By: Marc Steidler
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COLUMBIA - Officials at Boone County Sheriff's Department said Wednesday training requirements for concealed carry weapons (CCW) are changing. Beginning August 28, training for concealed carry weapons requires 50 rounds of live fire exercises from both a revolver and a semi-automatic handgun, followed by a 20-round qualification test for both.

The old law required 50 rounds of training and a 20-round qualification test from either a revolver or a semi-automatic handgun. Any person who has completed the old "single gun" CCW training and has not yet applied for a permit must do so by August 28, or they will have to retrain under the new rules.

Tim Oliver, who runs training courses for CCW permits, said the new law will increase the cost of training for students. He said most people have either a revolver or a semi-automatic pistol, not both. People will then have to rent or borrow an extra gun, as well as pay for the extra 70 rounds of ammo for training the new law requires. He estimates that could cost an extra $40 to $70, on top of the $95 it currently costs for the actual CCW permit.

Chief Deputy Tom Reddin of the Boone County Sheriff's Department said the new training requirements are intended to make people more familiar with weapons they could use, which could make for safer use.

But Oliver said the new training requirements could be exclusionary towards elderly people as well. A revolver's trigger usually has 2-3 times more resistance than a semi-automatic handgun. Asking older people to pull a revolver's trigger 50 times over a span of an eight hour training session may be too much to ask, Oliver said.

With August 28 being the day the new training requirements go into effect, Oliver said he has seen his training classes nearly double over the past two weeks. People who have completed the old training requirements and get their application in by August 28 will not have to retrain.

Among other changes to the concealed carry law that go into effect August 28th:

- Applicant eligibility age is reduced from 23 to 21 years

- A non-driver's license containing a CCW endorsement is valid through the expiration of the CCW permit

- Providing false information to the sheriff on any training information a class C misdemeanor

People aged 21 or 22 can not apply for a CCW permit until August 28.

 

 

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