According to the Louisiana State Police, after the passage of Act 84 of the 2013 Regular Legislative Session, which allowed for the issuance of a lifetime concealed handgun permits, Louisiana began issuing lifetime permits on August 1, 2013.

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And since then Louisiana has issued approximately 200,000 of these lifetime permits. Maybe, just maybe, you're thinking you would like to make that number 200,001.

If it's your goal to obtain the lifetime permit for yourself, the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Department is coming to your rescue.

Photo by George Frey/Getty Images
Photo by George Frey/Getty Images

The Caddo Sheriff's Office is offering state-required training course for anyone 21 and older who would like to obtain a concealed handgun permit, said Sheriff Steve Prator.

Citizens can complete most of the state requirements in one stop by attending a class from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Sheriff's Regional Training Academy on March 12, May 7, September 24, October 22, or November 5.

The course includes classroom instruction, firing range instruction, and a qualifications course.

Participants should be familiar with how to safely load and unload their firearm before attending the course. This is only the class needed in order to apply for a Louisiana State Concealed Handgun Permit.

More Information about the state permit application and process can be found on the Louisiana State Police website HERE.

The cost to attend is $100 and includes fingerprints.

Pre-registration is required by calling Community Programs at 681-0875.

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