Concealed Carry Class: Enrollment Grows
Are people worried about their safety and changes in gun laws? Many would think so if they attended the local Concealed Carry Course on Saturday, January 12th.
“This is the largest class I have ever had,” said Bobby McKee, Instructor for the Concealed Carry Class.
The packed class, 19 of which were women, took the eight hour class at the Butler County Extension Office and D& G Shooting Range.
During the course, you watch two hours of video training which covers the Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) on Firearms and Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapons (CCDW) and the Use & Misuse of Force and Liability. In addition to the tapes, you receive instruction on safety in the classroom, at home, and on the range, the principles of marksmanship, and pistol and revolver nomenclature and function. You are required to pass a written test to demonstrate that you have absorbed the information that has been presented.
Next you fire at a standard police training silhouette target (type B-21) at a range of seven yards. You must place eleven (11) out of twenty (20) shots within the outline of the silhouette to qualify for your license. After the shooting test you clean your gun and it inspected by the instructor for the purpose of demonstrating that you can maintain your weapon.
Upon receiving the certificate of passing the training, application is made to the local sheriff who will transmit the application to The Kentucky State Police (KSP) who will then verify your qualifications, do a background check on you and, provided you qualify in all respects, will issue your license and send it back to the sheriff for you to pick up.
The Kentucky General Assembly passed a law, effective October 1, 1996, authorizing persons to get a license to concealed carry deadly weapons in Kentucky.
McKee will be offering classes on January 26, February 9, and February 23rd at the Educational Complex. To register call Bobby McKee at 270 999-1488.