To be issued a gun permit in Washington State or any other one for that matter, a person does not have to pass and qualify by taking a firearms training course by certified instructors.
Actually, there are a good number of states that do require minimum training, and as well the training that you suggest that the military and police does, is not true. maybe in movies or cartoons, but thats about it. military shooting training consists of metal plates the rough size/shape to represent a human silhouette, placed at varying distances that they shoot at. police every 6 months [depending on jurisdiction] goto to certain firing ranges an stand there and shoot at a stationary target, while themselves are stationary, at fixed short range distances, for a minimal score.
many civilians with carry permits goto a range far more frequently, [some once or twice every week] and fire at varying distances, etc.
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