Sheriff's Office Sets Gun Class To Certify Church-Goers To Carry Weapons
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LIVINGSTON – Coming on the heels of a church shooting that left 26 people dead in Texas, the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office has scheduled firearm classes in December and January for church members or groups to be certified to have firearms in their places of worship.
The classes will allow church members or groups to meet the requirement in RS 40:139.3(U):
“Any church, synagogue, or mosque authorizing the carrying of concealed handguns pursuant to the provisions of this subsection shall require an additional eight-hour tactical training for those persons wishing to carry concealed handguns in the church, synagogue, or mosque. The training shall be conducted annually.”
The classes are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 pm. Dec. 2 and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 13.
Sheriff’s Office instructors who teach the concealed carry class will teach the 8-hour course at the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office Training Center in Walker.
Course topics include the role of security, legal requirements/responsibilities, emergency planning, interaction with law enforcement, heightened awareness, basic firearms and ballistics, tactical firearms “live fire” and scenario-based “simunition” training.
A minimum of 10 students will be required to hold a class.
Cost is $125 per student and must be paid before the class date.
A representative from the church or organization must provide documentation confirming each student’s affiliation with the church.
Items needed to attend the class include a letter from a church/organization representative. Louisiana I.D., eye and ear protection, a handgun, handgun holster and 50 rounds of ammunition.
Other additional items, such as other safety equipment, will be supplied by the Sheriff’s Office.
Participants will receive a training certificate after successful completion of the class. A copy of the certificate will be kept on file at the Sheriff’s Office.
For scheduling or questions, contact Stacy Dufour at (225) 435-1560 or by email at Sdufour@lpso.org
- Staff report | The News