Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Got a place to shoot?

It seems as though our usual range will become unvailable to us in the next several months. If you own a big chunk of land, and are willing to allow us to shoot on it (for a fee, of course), please email or call us.

There's a backup range we've been using, but would rather have a reliable place to call home for our bi-monthly classes.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

A carry-save in one of the newest carry states

In KS, where concealed carry went in effect in 2005, a man with an out-of-state license (and valid reciprocity) stopped a robbery in progress.

Very rare you see stories like this. Usually it's just "man stops robbery," with no mention of a firearm involved. Kudos to this outlet for telling it as it is.

The assault on concealed carry

Very rarely do you hear about a concealed carry license holder getting in trouble. There's a reason for that - statistically speaking, those licensed to carry are much less likely than the normal citizen to ever get in trouble. Recent studies have shown that less than 1/10 of 1 percent (that's 0.1%) of license holders nationwide will ever be convicted of a felony.

Yet, there are many that hate concealed carry. It directly opposes their view that guns are evil, and that owning a gun makes a normal person instantly capable of going crazy and killing everyone.

Here are some examples of recent media attacks on concealed carry:

Paper: Felons exploit Florida Concealed Carry

Manhattan to further restrict carrying

Local KS cities try to restrict carry, though the state said they can't.

A few notes on the items above. First, if Florida has issued carry permits to those who have been convicted of a crime, whoever issued those permits should be held accountable. At the same time, Florida has issued hundreds of thousands of permits - there will always be mistakes in any bureaucracy, and to fault the entire system is ludicrous. Also as far as Florida is concerned, if the federal law were applied, i.e. a felon who touches a gun gets 10-years in prison automatically, the whole point would be moot.

Second, the NY and KS cases above are good examples of local officials taking the law into their own hands. They don't like guns, so they want to restrict every one's state-granted rights to protect themselves and their families.

Keep your eye out for anti-carry articles, and please send them to us at Keep in mind that many in the media are anti-gun and can't be convinced by the fact that 48 states have concealed carry, no state has ever overturned it, and crime typically goes down when people are permitted to carry.

For many there is an anti-gun agenda. It's our job, as informed citizens who believe we have a right to protect ourselves and our families, to counter their agenda with the facts.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Feb 17-18 Class SOLD OUT, so we'll give you another!

OK - OK. We get it. The new law kicking in has got those who've been waiting on the sidelines to get finally get the training required to get a CHL.

So, in celebration of the new law and to make sure everyone who wants a permit can get one, we'll start our two-class per month a month early - in February. We've scheduled the second Feb 2007 class for the 24-25. See for more info.

Reserve your spot early to make sure you'll get in!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Unfortunately, cops usually only clean up the mess

NY Mayor Bloomberg recently stated that he thinks concealed carry in NY should end - even though it's a "may issue" state where only those with political connections can even get a permit to carry. He said that having a carry permit says you can't trust NY's police to protect you.

While NY has some of the best cops in the world. cops don't often stop crimes in progress. This has been proven out time and time again, everywhere in the world. Carry isn't a replacement for police, it's final measure a citizen can rely on to protect his/her life when the crime is happening.

Now, NY is taking a cue from Indiana and telling people to send in crime pictures via cell phone. A good use of modern technology, indeed, and also an affirmation of the point above. If the police were the ones usually stopping crimes, you wouldn't need citizens to snap pictures of bad guys doing bad things to catch them...

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Columbia: strict gun control, crazy gun violence

From LaPierre's blog at

If you've ever wondered just how anti-gun the United Nations is, all you have to do is take a look at a recent UN press release on the out-of-control homicide rate in Columbia.

The United Nations points out that there are strict gun-control laws in place, but that criminal gangs have no problem getting their hands on whatever they want. Of course, if you're a law-abiding citizen who wants a firearm for personal defense, you're outta luck.

So the UN admits that Columbia's gun control hasn't done anything to make people safer. But what's their answer? More gun control in countries like the United States! They really believe that by taking your guns away, people in other countries will be better off.

That's not their only suggestion. They also want - this is the truth - to somehow convince the armed criminal gangs to turn their guns into guitars!

Don't be surprised if they announce a plan to convince Iran to turn their nukes into sousaphones next week. It would be funny if it weren't so sad. But the truth is, the United Nations really believes in programs like this, as long as they achieve their ultimate goal of taking away your guns.

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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Anti-gun fanatics can't stand the truth: Self-defense stops crime.

Harder for media to abuse access to your name

From Ohioans for Concealed Carry:

Governor Taft Signs HB9
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Written by Jeff Garvas
Friday, 29 December 2006

On Wednesday Governor Bob Taft signed HB9 into law, which means the changes to the release of concealed carry data was not enough to make him veto the legislation. As we reported earlier this month the Senate removed the opt-out provisions.

The Senate version allows journalists access to the names in person at the Sheriff's office, but prohibits them from making copies. This puts the burden on the journalist to write down anything they really want, but doesn't prohibit them from copying or reading off every licensee into a tape recorder. At the very least, it makes the act of copying entire lists all that much harder to accomplish.

At the same time, it allows those who want the information for the legitimate purpose of news reporting to actually report if someone accused of a crime had a firearm. Based on news reporting since the law went to effect, and with the newspapers having their own complete lists of likely gun owners, we doubt they'll begin such an informative reporting of those facts any time soon.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Two CHL classes per month start in Spring

Advanced Shooting will be holding two public CHL (concealed carry) classes per month starting in the Spring.

We're adding a one-day option, that will run from 8am - 8pm, and get the training completed in one go.

Stay tuned for dates and locations. And as always, if a public class doesn't fit your schedule, we offer private classes.

Wisconsin still trying to be 49th state with concealed carry