Democrats push to require firearm training for concealed carriers
Proponents say it would enhance safety and reduce accidents
Last updated 1/21/2020 at 1:54pm
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...