By Bob Owens
FTA Firearms is a Wake County, NC-based company that offers a number of relatively basic firearms courses, but which derives their “bread and butter” from conducting the North Carolina Handgun Safety Course that students must pass in order to apply for an NC concealed carry permit. In fact they offer nothing else on their public calendar.
The requirements for such a course in NC are eight hours of classroom education on the applicable laws and talking through possible scenarios, followed by 50 total rounds fired on a square range at 3, 5, and 7 yards on static targets to prove a very minimal level of firearms proficiency.
An FTA Firearms concealed carry instructor named Larry Wegman recently went to WRAL-TV, one of the most influential local network news outlets in the state, and helped them compose a story on the “dangers” of North Carolina residents bypassing the $125(!) course that his company teaches in favor of paying $20 and spending less than half an hour to obtain a similar certification in Virginia.
People who pass the online Virginia course can then go through the steps required to get a concealed carry permit in Virginia, and then carry concealed in …read more
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