This is a discussion on Training requirements within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; This is not to turn into a "should training be required" debate. My question is simple. I know there are several states that require training ...
This is not to turn into a "should training be required" debate.
My question is simple. I know there are several states that require training in order to apply for a carry license.
But presently are there any states that require training in order to renew said license?
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However, for renewal of
a permit the training program requirements in section 724.9 subsection 1, shall apply
or the renewal applicant may choose to qualify on a firing
range under the supervision of an instructor certified by the
national rifle association or the department of public safety
or another state's department of public safety, state police
department, or similar certifying body. Such training or
qualification must occur within the twelve=month period prior
to the expiration of the applicant's current permit.
JD - I knew you'd chime in with that...
That was the info that prompted my question....curious if IA will be the only state to require it.
In Michigan you are supposed to complete 3 hours of education plus an hour of range time within 6 months of renewal.
Arizona had a refresher course requirement for CCW renewal, but that requirement was dropped a few years ago.
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In Texas you have to take the 2nd half of the CHL class (4 or 5 hours) and re-qual on the range... and I fully support that requirement.
In WV you just have to pay a renewal fee every five years.
Not exactly training... MN requires that you be able to fire in the general direction of the target without endangering yourself or bystanders
I also agree with the refresher course that Texas requires. It isn't as expensive as the initial liscensing class, and it covers changes in the laws over the years. Plus who doesn't enjoy a little range time?
Maybe we should all be required to be trained in sentence construction, spelling, proper use of the English language, etc. before we are allowed to exercise our first Amendment rights of free speech.
I have read the second Amendment many times and nowhere in it is a requirement for training of any sort.
Have I had training? You betcha! My Dad provided it along with my 1st BB gun, and reinforced it throughout my entire childhood. I had training provided by Uncle Sam for the weapons they provided for my use.
Here in Florida, that is considered sufficient, along with handing me a copy of the laws pertaining to Concealed Carry in my State. Read and comply were the instructions accompanying the laws.
I feel for those of you that have more onerous requirements than these. I am jealous of you with less rigorus requirements (AK, VT, and now AZ).
I have been a hunter for most of my adult life and feel comfortable with my weapons of choice. I really don't need some bureaucrat telling me I need to be further trained. JMHO
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MN does require a shorter classroom session and range proficiency test for renewal.
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