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Gun control doesn’t work. Firearm education does!

After teaching concealed weapons permit classes for the past decade; I would like to change a few laws if I could. Not sure where to start, but here are my thoughts and experiences. A few days ago a gentleman called me with his wife on speaker asking about the concealed weapons class. The classes at Top Shot are a minimum of 4 hours long and can run longer depending on how fast you learn. However, because everyone knows someone would just give it to them in 45 minutes; their question was “can I just get the concealed weapons permit now and learn how to shoot after?” What?

Currently there are no guidelines to what is being taught and the length of time for the class or content that should be covered- and that should be changed. The majority of people who carry concealed won’t be able to hit their intended threat and now become a danger to everyone else around them. It’s comical at times when someone calls that has never shot a gun before but wants to get a 45 minute class to somehow be good enough to carry concealed.

Here are the Top Shot opinions on what the class should be:

1. Minimum 8-10 hours of class time 2. 300 rounds with a qualification test both in writing and physical shooting 3. Mandatory content to include but not limited to SAFETY , Pistol mechanics and Operations, Building Pistol Shooting Skills, Marksmanship, and Pistol Maintenance and Care.

The gun control parade is silly and has no basis in the US; but more educated gun owners would provide us a platform of merit.

Go out and do the right thing and get trained properly before you start to carry a tool that you have no idea how to use!

Content created by Javill Byron. Javill Byron is an advocate for the second amendment and for more educated firearm owners. Javill Byron believes that people will try to cut corners if we don’t give them a path to follow and wanted to start here with better education for the concealed carrier. For more information contact us at

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