New Gun Law Could Up Cost of Concealed Carry

7 years 2 months 2 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
loading

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.

 

 

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - Two Midwest companies issued separate food recalls this week for bacterial contamination concerns. Hy-Vee said its supplier,... More >>
42 minutes ago Friday, October 19 2018 Oct 19, 2018 Friday, October 19, 2018 4:53:00 PM CDT October 19, 2018 in News
CAMDEN (AP) — Toxicology tests show that a boater was drunk when he slammed into a bluff at Missouri's Lake... More >>
1 hour ago Friday, October 19 2018 Oct 19, 2018 Friday, October 19, 2018 3:41:35 PM CDT October 19, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri State Medical Association (MSMA), along with multiple medical associations, reaffirmed their opposition to the three... More >>
2 hours ago Friday, October 19 2018 Oct 19, 2018 Friday, October 19, 2018 2:50:00 PM CDT October 19, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - For the fourth consecutive year, Project Homeless Connect provided services Friday for people who are experiencing homelessness... More >>
2 hours ago Friday, October 19 2018 Oct 19, 2018 Friday, October 19, 2018 2:39:00 PM CDT October 19, 2018 in News
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Mega Millions jackpot has soared to an estimated $1 billion, as the second-largest lottery... More >>
5 hours ago Friday, October 19 2018 Oct 19, 2018 Friday, October 19, 2018 12:10:00 PM CDT October 19, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Police want the public's help finding a man who allegedly ran from a traffic stop after hurting... More >>
5 hours ago Friday, October 19 2018 Oct 19, 2018 Friday, October 19, 2018 11:42:00 AM CDT October 19, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Two MU residence halls and an atrium were officially dedicated on Friday honoring three former MU students. Lucile... More >>
7 hours ago Friday, October 19 2018 Oct 19, 2018 Friday, October 19, 2018 10:09:00 AM CDT October 19, 2018 in News
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just 1 in 4 people thinks Brett Kavanaugh was completely honest when as a Supreme Court nominee... More >>
7 hours ago Friday, October 19 2018 Oct 19, 2018 Friday, October 19, 2018 9:58:13 AM CDT October 19, 2018 in News
(CNN) -- The US moved closer to acknowledging the role of Saudi Arabia in journalist Jamal Khashoggi's apparent death as... More >>
7 hours ago Friday, October 19 2018 Oct 19, 2018 Friday, October 19, 2018 9:36:16 AM CDT October 19, 2018 in News
RANDOLPH COUNTY - MoDOT announced they will close Randolph County Route CC from Route FF to Route K on Monday,... More >>
9 hours ago Friday, October 19 2018 Oct 19, 2018 Friday, October 19, 2018 8:30:00 AM CDT October 19, 2018 in News
FLORISSANT (AP) — Authorities have arrested a suburban St. Louis student after finding a loaded gun and a razor inside... More >>
9 hours ago Friday, October 19 2018 Oct 19, 2018 Friday, October 19, 2018 7:46:15 AM CDT October 19, 2018 in News
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man has been sentenced to life in prison in the 1984 beating death... More >>
10 hours ago Friday, October 19 2018 Oct 19, 2018 Friday, October 19, 2018 7:10:00 AM CDT October 19, 2018 in News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City doctor has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for his... More >>
10 hours ago Friday, October 19 2018 Oct 19, 2018 Friday, October 19, 2018 6:51:00 AM CDT October 19, 2018 in News
ST. LOUIS - Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and Republican opponent Josh Hawley were sometimes heated and often derisive as they... More >>
20 hours ago Thursday, October 18 2018 Oct 18, 2018 Thursday, October 18, 2018 9:02:00 PM CDT October 18, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - After realizing the underrepresentation of Hispanic business owners in mid-Missouri, three Hispanic professionals established a group of 12... More >>
21 hours ago Thursday, October 18 2018 Oct 18, 2018 Thursday, October 18, 2018 8:16:00 PM CDT October 18, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Issues like Proposition D, Vision Zero and more were discussed at Thursday night's Transportation Committee Meeting in Columbia.... More >>
22 hours ago Thursday, October 18 2018 Oct 18, 2018 Thursday, October 18, 2018 7:31:00 PM CDT October 18, 2018 in News
MEXICO - October is domestic violence awareness month and businesses across Mexico are showing their support for survivors by decorating... More >>
23 hours ago Thursday, October 18 2018 Oct 18, 2018 Thursday, October 18, 2018 6:02:00 PM CDT October 18, 2018 in News
ST. LOUIS - Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and her Republican opponent, Josh Hawley, are hoping for a debate win tonight... More >>
23 hours ago Thursday, October 18 2018 Oct 18, 2018 Thursday, October 18, 2018 5:43:00 PM CDT October 18, 2018 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 57°
6pm 59°
7pm 57°
8pm 57°
9pm 55°