Friday, June 30, 2006
Ohio law says that you must carry open (and risk getting the cops called on you) or in a locked case in your vehicle. Making situations like this possible, even while having a gun for protection.
Just a reminder that when the worst happens, the worst sometimes comes out of people. You can't rely on the police, military, etc. to protect yourself, your family, and your property.
First, they make you defenseless. When the communists took control of China, they took away all the guns. Only military/police (arms of the gov't) were allowed to have arms.
Then they take away the rest of your rights, because you can't do anything about it. A good example of this is the freedom of thought in China.
I know someone in China who was arrested and questioned for sending an email that mentioned the word "democracy." And another that was taken out of her home in the middle of the night for three weeks by the Chinese gov't for posting on a blog that she wished she lived in Taiwan because it felt more "free."
In fact, this is one of the primary reasons the 2nd amendment was included into the Bill of Rights. America had just experienced a monarchy that would impose its will on the colonies and the founders of the country, in their wisdom and foresight, knew that the people needed a way to balance power. An armed citizenry is one way this is done in the U.S.
Wonder why were one of the few countries that has a peaceful pass of power (presidents, congress, etc.) each election? A big reason is that the people are powerful here. In China, the people do as their told. In the U.S., the gov't does as it's told.
Thursday, June 29, 2006
Most states allow those with a license to carry to do so in anyway that is safe in their vehicle. Would be nice if Ohio followed the same logic.
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Saturday, June 24, 2006
BRADY CAMPAIGN ENDORSES DEWINE
In its first Senatorial endorsement of the year, The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence this week endorsed anti-gun Senator Mike DeWine (R-Ohio).
In lauding the anti-gun efforts of Senator DeWine, the group cited DeWine's unsuccessful effort to block the "Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act," (which was signed last fall by President Bush), his ill-conceived efforts to create a "firearm tracing" database, and his push for sweeping semi-auto firearm bans.
"In politics, you are defined as much by the battles you fight where you fail as those in which you win," said Michael D. Barnes, president of the Brady Campaign. And if anyone knows about failure, it's the soon-to-be-departed Barnes and the Brady Bunch.*Hat tip NRA-ILA newsletter
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Friday, June 16, 2006
All UDFs (except the one in Forest Park, for some reason) have anti-concealed carry signs, making it illegal for anyone with a license to carry to enter the building with a firearm.
Signs only keep out law-abiding citizens who have passed a criminal background check. Criminals don't care about them - they're not going to the sheriff to have their info on file. And why would they care about a 4th-degree misdemeanor when they're about to commit a felony?
Anyone who thinks anti-CHL signs will actually keep them safe is joking themselves.
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Also the advice from the police of not "being on your own" if your a woman - kind of insulting, eh? How about making yourself NOT as vulnerable, by having the ability to defend yourself, no matter your sex, size, etc.
As the saying goes, "God didn't make men equal, John Browning (inventor of the 45 ACP) did."
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Thanks to everyone who has attended a class lately - we were just able to upgrade our computer used for presentations (the old one died). So future classes will be able to enjoy presentations with smoother video, better sound, and a better picture.
We've also got our eye on a Springfield XD 40 cal. It's an often requested gun, and since we allow students to use our guns for free, we try to keep up with the newest and most interesting stuff out there. Hopefully by the end of the summer we'll be able to pick one up for the CHL classes in the fall.
Thank you, again, everyone who helps keep this puppy moving!
--Advanced Shooting's Instructors
Compare their prices before going to a local gun store or buying online. I've heard their "real" shop is very nice, too.
Thanks to a student from last week's CHL class for letting us know about this guy...
Bass Pro and Dicks also sell safes, but Target World has the biggest selection of serious safes around town. Just a head's up.
When crime rates go up it becomes even more imperative that law-abiding citizens are able to defend themselves against the bad guys. Concealed carry license holders are among the most law abiding in the U.S. - less than one percent will ever be involved in any serious crime.
As the streets get rougher, remember that you have the right to self-defense in most parts of the U.S.
Friday, June 09, 2006
It is your responsibility to ensure your own protection. We've issued training for several domestic abuse victims who were relieved to know they have the right to carry a gun for self-defense.
In several states, the government gives information on concealed carry to those who put a restraining order against someone (and no, someone with a restraining order against them CANNOT get a license to carry). Perhaps this is what Ohio should do, allowing more victims of domestic violence to escape further harm from their abusers.
Thursday, June 08, 2006
Only way to get their guns is through ENFORCEMENT. That's right. Convict bad guys of doing bad things, and get them off the streets.
This is a case where an instructor in Salem, Ohio pulled a gun during a dispute. He claims it was in self-defense, but gave up his license by request of the sheriff until the case is finalized.
Keep in mind the rules for the use of lethal force. It isn't just shooting someone that could get you in trouble, pulling a gun can do the same.
1) You must have not caused or aggrevated the situation.
2) You must honestly beleive you're about to receive serious bodily injury or be killed.
3) You must have no reasonable means of escape.
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
The Cincinnati Police have received two reports of aggravated robberies off campus. The first incident occurred on May 22nd, 2006 on Rohs Street at approximately 10:20 PM. The victim was approached by a male white and a male black. Both subjects were wearing white tee shirts and jeans and the male black had a dark-colored bandana. One of the suspects had a large black handgun and demanded her purse. She complied and the suspects then ran south of Rohs Street.
The second incident occurred on May 27th, 2006 at Straight Street at University Court at 12:47 AM. The victim and two friends were approached by two male black suspects who were in their 20's and approximately 5'6". Suspect #1 is dark skinned, and had a cap, navy shirt, khaki shorts and a black semi-auto handgun. Suspect #2 was wearing a blue do-rag, blue shirt and blue shorts with a black semi-auto handgun. The suspects took two purses, car keys and a Sony digital camera and fled in an unknown direction.
These incidents are still under investigation at this time. We continue to remind everyone to remain alert while walking both on and off campus. If you have any information concerning these offenses, or if you see someone matching the descriptions, the Cincinnati Police can be reached at 765-1212. If it is an emergency, dial 911. Working together the police and community members can have a positive impact on safety in our neighborhoods.
You can receive additional personal safety tips by subscribing to a list server established by the UC Department of Public Safety:http://listserv.uc.edu/archives/uc-public-safety-html
*Hat tip to SW
Saturday, June 03, 2006
He's railing against a bill proposed in congress that would allow for universal reciprocity - in other words your carry license would be good nationwide (in any of the states with "shall issue" concealed carry).
Notice he doesn't mention that most of the nation lives in a state with concealed carry (only two have absolutlely no form of it, Illonis and Wisconsin), that no state that's ever passed it has overturned the law (because it lowers crime), and that many states already have reciprocity with other states, and that hasn't turned the nation into "Deadwood."
Also, note that two of the cities he mentions already have concealed carry - so people are carrying there already.
This is typical of an anti-gunner. They don't do any research, assume what they want is what everyone else wants, and ignore the facts to support their gut-feelings.
Friday, June 02, 2006
1. Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction (not at yourself)
2. Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot
3. Always keep the gub unloaded until you are using it
Goes to show that if someone knocks on your door, might be a good idea to grab a magnum before answering.