Thursday, August 31, 2006

Armed citizens cut crime in SC

Even cheap guns are relatively accurate, these days

An interesting article.

That being said, don't go out and get a $50 gun expecting it to be comfortable, easy to shoot, and reliable. You don't need to go nuts and pay $1500 for a gun, either.

Best bang for the buck right now is probably the Springfield XD. We just acquired one for class use, if you'd like to try it out!

LOCK UP YOUR GUNS!!

There is no reason a kid should EVER get a hold of your guns. LOCK THEM UP!!

Monday, August 28, 2006

What were your reasons for getting a CHL?

Miami Township recinds ban on guns in park

The Atty General has made it very clear - local bans on guns by gov't agencies in public areas (non-buildings) are ILLEGAL.

Glad to see Miami Township, the home of one of our instructors, has decided to obey the state law.

They'll nibble away your rights, if you'll let them

Try looking at the 47 other states around you with CCW

Everytime a state passes concealed carry, a few towns act like they're the first ever to get the law passed. This town in Nebraska is one of them...

How the UN facilitates genocide

Toronto arresting criminals, and crime is going down

This is sort of a "duh" for anyone with common sense - arrest the bad guys and crime goes down.

Many anti-gunners think that laws making guns illegal will reduce crime. They don't. They just disarm lawful citizens.

Putting criminals in jail reduces crime. Violent criminals are a very small percentage of the population - throw 'em in a cage, and your crime goes down.

Reduce crime by letting people defend themselves

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

We've got an XD!

As students who have attended our classes know, Advanced Shooting takes the class fees and puts them back into the classes- range upkeep, equipment, and, of course, guns for future class use.

This week one of our instructors was lucky to stumble across a used Springfield XD 9mm- a gun we've been praising for a while now.

So thank you, students of Advanced Shooting! Your help is appreciated by future classes!

Friday, August 18, 2006

You are NOT a cop

This poor guy was killed by burglars, which he confronted in his home.

The article does not say if he was armed (assume he wasn't, since none of the bad guys was injured or killed), but it still demonstrates a basic tenant we try to stress in our concealed carry class - a CHL does not make you a cop.

Leave this sort of thing to the police to deal with. And if you're just investigating a noise or something strange (not something that makes you think there is a real threat), for God's sake, have something to defend yourself!

Monday, August 14, 2006

Woman in NC charged with brandishing a gun at school

DO NOT pull a gun in an argument, especially in a place where you aren't allowed to have a gun in the first place.

Remember - you aren't a cop, and you only use a firearm to SAVE YOUR LIFE or the life of another (if the other person is in the right)!

You are responsible for your guns

Follow the safety rules, and nobody gets hurt

1. Always point the gun in a safe direction.
2. Keep your finger off the trigger until you're ready to fire.
3. Keep guns unloaded until you're ready to use them.

Sad when a solider dies - especially from a dumb mistake. Be safe with your guns, follow the rules, and nobody gets hurt!

Ohio's CHL holders are law abiding

Still, critics need something to whine about. They're saying they want to know why someone's license was pulled, not just that it was pulled.

Either way, no one's denying that the law hasn't resulted in the "wild west" scenerio that anti-gunners were screaming about.

Ohioans who get carry licenses are law abiding citizens who want the ability to protect themselves and their families. Just like the millions of other Americans, in the 48 states that have some form of concealed carry, who have their licenses/permits.

It is a felony to POINT a gun at someone

Just a word to the wise - you get in big trouble for threatening with a gun, not just using it...

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Another example of why car carry must change

Guy shot in Avondale while sitting in his car, by two men attempting to rob him. If he had a carry license (doesn't say in the article), he probably would not have been able to defend himself.

Ohio law requires a carry license holder to either carry open or in a locked container. Most people choose the container option, to not freak out those who park next to them at stop lights.

It's awful hard to pull your gun in defense when it's locked up and bad guys are approaching quickly. Nearly all states who have concealed carry (there are 48 now) allow those carrying in a motor vehicle to do so in any way they see fit - no BS rules about lock boxes.

The law needs to change!

Burglars flee as man, 79, grabs hidden firearm

This guy was being robbed, and grabbed a hidden gun to scare off the burglars. Note that they broke into his safe (in his basement) and stole money and a gun. He had a second gun, though, and it saved the day!

It becomes like your keys...

This guy was arrested for bringing a gun into an airport in his carry-on bag. In Vermont, you don't need a license to carry a concealed handgun. They enforce Federal law (can't be a felon, over 21 yrs old, not a drug addict, etc.), so they don't need additional laws to permit carrying a weapon.

He forgot he was carrying, and ended up in some trouble. Remember that once you begin to carry your gun becomes like your car keys - and we all know that we lose our keys now and then.

Make where you put your gun a habit. When you get home, straight in a lock-box or safe. When in the car, on your person or in a lock-box. When travelling, make sure to double-check you don't have a firearm or ammo where it shouldn't be.

Addict admits to having firearm, gets 10 yrs in prison

Federal law puts anyone who is a drug addict in prison for 10 yrs. Unfortunately, many states don't enforce this law.

The best way to get guns out of the hands of those who shouldn't have them (criminals, kids, gang members, felons, and drug abusers) is to ENFORCE FEDERAL LAW. Not create new laws, which usually only infringe on the good gun owners.

Violent crime spurs push for gun ownership in Philippines

Be glad we have the 2nd Ammendment in the U.S., and that it hasn't been wiped out by anti-gunners.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

DC's social experiment failing

An exerpt:

Consider these eye-opening FBI and Metropolitan Police Department statistics: Since 1976, when the District of Columbia imposed its ban on guns, the city's murder rate, which had been declining, started to increase; between 1976 and 1991 it rose 200 percent, while the U.S. murder rate rose just 9 percent.


Very interesting...