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By Cameron Sheppard
WNPA Olympia News Service 

Senate Democrats push for mandatory training for conceal-carry permit

Senate Bill 6294 introduced in Olympia.

 

Last updated 1/21/2020 at 3:28pm



OLYMPIA -- A proposal by Senate Democrats would require concealed pistol license applicants  to complete a safety course.

Senate Bill 6294 would require conceal-carry permit holders to complete a eight hours of training that would include safe handling and storage of firearms, state laws regarding the use of deadly force, conflict resolution, suicide prevention and live-fire shooting exercises.

Presently, conceal-carry permits are valid for five years and require only a criminal background check by local law enforcement and for the applicant to be over the age of 21.

Under the proposed law...



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