Recently, LVMPD informed CCW instructors that concealed firearm permit courses cannot be done online. Their email to instructors:
We have had a large number of complaints and questions about online classes. Please be advised, NV CCW classes must be taught in person. You cannot utilize “distance” technology to teach a NV CCW class. No video or teleconferencing of classes or range qualifications have been approved from either LVMPD CCW Detail, nor the Nevada Sheriffs and Chiefs Association. This was mentioned in a previous e-mail sent out by the CCW Detail on March 26, 2020; however there still seems to be confusion. The training standards and methods have not changed.
Why is this so? It might be an ideal solution.
The problem is that the idea behind instruction is effective education. Though we at Nevada Carry disagree with the requirement for a permit to exercise the right to bear arms, it's important that instruction and education be instructive and educate.
The danger is that online education would allow students to "phone it in" and leave the computer on for eight hours. Nothing would be absorbed. Even the worst student who barely passes the written test by guessing absorbs something from the classes. It's hard to totally zone out for eight hours and the classroom material is engaging.
A while back, "the largest CCW class in history" or something got in trouble because there ratio if instructors to students was too large. Again, the idea is that students are active participants and learners in the class. If government is going to be requiring training, it should at least be effective training that puts the learning abilities and attention capabilities of the students on the same level; not whether or not someone can keep their computer from going to sleep during the class video stream.
But let's abolish the permit system entirely and develop a good education infrastructure to get people to take classes because good and continuing shooting education is beneficial for all of us.
Of course the real answer is because it's a conspiracy between the Trilaterial Commission and the Lizard People. Our alien-reptilian overlords just don't want gun education democratized like that. Oh no, I've said too much. [drone noises, muffled screaming]