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Why can’t you carry anywhere? This question continues to be addressed, by Concealed Carry advocates, in each of our 50 states. What’s the difference if you are carrying a concealed weapon in public, in class, in church, a government building, or, on an airplane and, why should laws differ in each state?
Maybe you’re not able to carry in church because of being tempted to rob the collection basket, or, your priest, or minister, doesn’t want to feel threatened each time he or she gives a bad sermon? Actually, there are serious concerns about Concealed Carry in church or on campus and certain public places; however, proponents of Concealed Carry feel that it would be “for the greater good” if properly qualified and trained people could exercise their right to protect themselves rather than being slain like sheep.
At some Colleges; you are not allowed to Concealed Carry on campus for self-protection, however, it’s ok for that same person to carry a weapon in the military for protecting our country. There are Colleges that currently allow Concealed Carry on campus in; Colorado, Mississippi, Oregon, Utah and Wisconsin while other states are witnessing these favorable results.
Some places of worship also allow Concealed Carry, during church services, for good reasons. A study; “Security in a Church”, from 1999 to 2013, indicates a total of 235 people have been killed in church incidents.
Too many of today’s legislative decisions are influenced by politics and fear, but, future Concealed Carry laws will be established from favorable statistics. Perhaps, if good results continue, we will be able to carry anywhere. It’s all about the “well-behaved” reputation of Concealed Carry advocates…be patient, more freedom is on the way…keep on packin dude.
The third Sunday in June is set aside, in the United States, to celebrate “Father’s Day” which is observed in other countries, on different dates, throughout the world. The first official observance of Father’s Day was in Spokane, Washington in 1910. Historians indicate different motives were responsible for implementing this day of remembrance.
Business retailers discovered that celebrating “Mother’s Day” increased product sales and therefore, were very supportive in creating “Father’s Day”. Holiday celebrations start with altruistic intentions to honor people or events, but, their major success is created by business retailers interested in selling their products.
Dads have traditionally accepted responsibilities as; provider protector, teacher, friend, decision maker, family and community leader. Without a doubt, Moms also assume these responsibilities, especially, if the Father is not present. Concealed Carry training offers family protection which is becoming a major choice for today’s Dads.
Concealed Carry practice, by fathers,
can also be an example for kids to learn about firearm safety, protection and sport
shooting at the range. It’s a bonding
opportunity to do something together. Fathers
have a great influence on a child’s happiness, development and future success. Studies indicate that one of the major
reasons for violence in communities across the country is attributed to children without dads .
Being raised in a household with a dad is a good indication that a child will lead a happy and successful adult life. All of us are not fortunate to have dads, but, may now have an opportunity to teach a child about the practice of Concealed Carry and handling firearms.
In addition to receiving a shirt or
necktie for Father’s Day; you might consider being a great Dad by taking your
kid to the shooting range…keep on packin dude.
We are all familiar with the National Rifle Association fundamental safety rules, when a gun is “in our hands”:
· “Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction”
· “Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot”
· “Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use”
What about the “fundamental” rules
when a gun is “not” in our hands? Accidental
shootings, involving children or negligent persons, often occur when we are not
in control of our weapon. Statistics
widely disagree on how often this happens relative to other incidents, but,
everyone agrees this is a serious concern. Accidental child injuries, from firearms in
the home, are probably the strongest argument against firearm ownership. The
NRA sponsors an “Eddie Eagle program” which is helpful for educating
young children how to act around guns.
Perhaps fundamental rules should be written for when a gun is discovered by the “wrong” hands:
· Always assume amateurs will “not” point the gun in a safe direction
· Always assume amateurs “will” put their finger on the trigger
· Always assume amateurs will “not” understand if the gun is loaded
A gun safen effective way of keeping firearms
out of the wrong hands. They are an economical insurance which can also
protect you against theft. Responsibility
is a major requirement when “not using” a gun as well as when “using” it.
“Preaching to the choir” is not
necessary, but, it always helps us sing a little better���be safe and keep on
Political officials usually pass
legislation that ends up with thousands of pages of complicated text, written by
non-elected officials, behind closed doors, which is unacceptable to most
citizens. We now have the opposite
approach in bill HB183, currently being discussed for Concealed Carry in
Chicago, containing a lack of wording that states; everyone who practices
Concealed Carry should practice “good moral character”.
Just what does this mean? Are you a good husband or wife, mother or father,
social worker, church attendee? Were you
in the Scouts? Have you ever worked for
Mother Teresa? We cannot rely on each
police official making decisions on such a wide interpretation of the law. Each Concealed Carry requirement must be exactly
stated in the written legislation to avoid bias from; pro or anti-gun positions,
politically parties or personal beliefs.
The proposed wording interpretation is too general and could give police
authorities power to accept or reject issuing a license based on personal judgment.
Our 49 other states currently have
seasoned Concealed Carry laws which serve as experienced guide lines for constructing
Illinois laws. There is no doubt that good
gun laws will contain good morals; however each written moral requirement
should be specifically stated rather than generalized as “good moral
Illinois legislators have an
opportunity to pick the best of the best from 49 other states, consisting of laws
that have survived over time. Our
legislators should also recognize that Concealed Carry laws are not observed by
the bad guys, so make them acceptable for the good guys. We welcome our friends in Illinois to
Concealed Carry on June 9. Good Luck, be
safe and…get ready for packin dude.
start of the summer season includes a time to reflect on Memorial Day; one of our
Nation’s most important holidays. In the
past it was called Decoration Day that began as a remembrance for Union and
Confederate troops who died in the Civil War of 1861 to 1865. Today; we are forever grateful to all the men
and women whose passion, heroism and sacrifice obtained the freedom we enjoy
Individuals, who served in the military, are also some of the best candidates for handling weapons and conducting Concealed Carry classes because of their discipline, training and experience with firearms. Look for these warriors that teach basic courses or advanced tactical skills. You chances are greatest that you will receive the best instruction from experienced people with superior qualifications.
Take time to attend a Memorial Day Service to thank all of our service men and women for making our country a better place to live.
have they hesitated so long? All other
states have adopted Concealed Carry except the State of Illinois. A Federal mandate was given to Illinois to have
Concealed Carry laws in effect by June 9th and time is quickly
comes from State Attorney General Lisa Madigan
, who is considering a court appeal, while Sheriff
Tom Dart is concerned that Concealed Carry will cause a “Wild West”
scenario. The entire issue has become a
hot debate, without any substantial agreements, mainly due to political
the best indication of whether Illinois is going to become a “wild west” scene
is to look at the history record of other states over the last dozen years, or,
maybe the most recent state of Wisconsin that has “shall issue” Concealed Carry
laws. Wisconsin went through the same
kind of turmoil about 1 ½ years ago and at this time there is no evidence of
“gun slinging cowboys shooting up the town”.
studies indicate that gun crimes
have continued to decrease over the last three years, but, crime will always
exist. The resistance to Concealed Carry
will linger indefinitely and Illinois will be forced to give in to Federal
pressure assuring a person’s 2nd Amendment rights. The future of Concealed Carry is dependent upon
our continued adherence to these responsibilities...keep on packin, and being a
good citizen, dude.
Israeli-Palestinian conflict reveals no end to the agony that prevails, and, offering
a solution is beyond the scope of this article.
Palestine was recognized as an Arab country before World War II, but, during
this turmoil a massive increase in Jewish population took place. In 1948 the United Nations divided Palestine
to include Israel as a state which resulted in the major tensions that exist
Israeli’s developed a self-defensive program to resist enemy attacks which has
proven to be highly successful for many years.
Their techniques are recognized throughout the world and finally being
used for airline security checks in the USA plus combat training and
self-defense situations. Israeli
security goes beyond using a Concealed Carry weapon for self-defense to include
a hand-to-hand fighting technique called “Krav Maga”.
method is described as an instinctive and logical approach to overcome all
types of violence with simple defensive skills developed by veteran experts. People from over the world take this training
including; men and women of all ages plus law enforcement and military people. One can become the “ultimate” in self-defense
with Krav Maga but it takes; desire, stamina, extensive training and discipline. Training
facilities are located across the US and may be in your area.
ordinary guy may not choose to take this course, but, should give fore-thought
to some of the basic tactics used in advanced defense training courses. You may know the main tactic used by an enemy
is: “surprise”, but, we should also realize the villain picks the time, place
and method of an assault. We can foil
their attempts by circumventing these conditions.
also helpful to deal in advance with the mindset required for defensive
shooting in a public place and avoiding harm to bystanders. How do we pick out the “good guys” and “bad
guys” and will you be mistaken for a bad guy.
You may not take the above courses to become an “alpha dog”, however, give
serious thought to the basic tactics noted; they may save your life. Keep on
Some people may interpret the meaning of “Get out of Dodge” to be Indian talk for “get out of your car”… but seriously, its popular jargon meaning; “leave wherever you’re at”.
City, Kansas was a rough and tumble cattle town back in the mid 1850’s with
infamous gunmen, like Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson, while frequently visited by
cowboys driving cattle from Texas.
above saying could well apply to that time in history, but, many think its
derived either from a 1950’s TV western series called “Gun Smoke”, or, the
famous movie classic “High Noon” (which, by the way, is one of President Bill
Clinton’s favorite movies). The above
show plots featured some (bad a**) sheriff or outlaw that orders you to leave
town or face lethal consequences.
interesting to note how the above saying can have a lasting impression on our behavior
when applied to Concealed Carry in suspicious areas. We Concealed Carry for self-protection, having
practiced many hours to draw and shoot, but, when in a threatening environment
our first thought should be; leave the area to avoid harm to yourself and/or
from an encounter can be a difficult decision only made at the scene. Give it some thought. You will most probably be better off leaving
Dodge, but, better yet…don’t even go near Dodge. Keep on packin dude.
The Newtown Connecticut disaster is losing media attention as the Boston Bombing takes precedence in the media with another shocking display of innocent people killed. My deepest empathy is for the people that lost beloved family members in both of these horrific incidents. An interesting distinction is; home-made “pressure cooker” bombs were used rather than guns, in this latest incident.
Recent legislative proposals in congress would not have stopped the occurrence of either gruesome event. The media reported disappointment, from some relatives of the Newtown victims, about the rejection of this new legislation without offering any truly effective solutions.
It was noted that 80% of the public were supposedly in favor of background checks, however, I would bet that 80% of the public don’t realize that background checks already exist and are not being properly enforced. The suspected Boston bombers had guns, but, they were not registered and neither had a license to carry, so how would “new” laws help in this situation when existing laws are not honored? This common sense conclusion is what you would typically expect from criminal behavior.
The actions from politicians and the
media are misleading to the public and not solving this grave social problem. Deterrents should consist of “proactive” and
“reactive” measures. The root cause of
this problem demands a proactive plan for dealing with terrorist perpetrators
and mentally impaired individuals. (Why does
the media show people how to kill with violent videos and make bombs on the
internet?) Legislation proposals about;
AR15’s gun registration and 10-plus magazine clips are futile.
Reactive measures should focus on
protecting our schools and public institutions with the presence of qualified, armed
personnel and advanced security systems.
Laws denying guns and accessories to qualified people are not the
answer. It’s about as ridiculous as
taking away “pressure cookers” because they kill people as observed in the
One of the most important deterrents
to mass slayings is “public vigilance” which must be practiced by all citizens. Additionally; there are over 8 million licensed
Concealed Carry people in the US, normally more sensitive regarding suspicious
activity, who can also call 911 to report suspicious activity.
Let’s support future legislation
proposals that; apply more logic and less emotion to social problems; emphasize
that Concealed Carry firearms can be a deterrent to crime, be vigilant about
what’s happening in “your” neighborhood, report any suspicious activities and…keep
on packin dude.
Do you remember what it was like when you first
decided to Concealed Carry? For many, it
starts off with excitement…can’t wait to get my license to carry…buy a
handgun…go to the range…start my first training class.
We listened with precise attention as our class
instructor talked about semi-autos, revolvers, shooting fundamentals plus
safety and responsibility. After hours
of classroom discussion and shooting range certification, we finally began our
new experience with the “art” of Concealed Carry.
Eventually, the newness wore off and we came to realize
our level of “Concealed Carry Toughness”.
It takes a little extra effort, in the morning; to put on a holster, choose
the right clothing for concealment and maybe during the day; experience less
comfort with a handgun; all of which can lead to disinterest in hauling a
Each individual has a different toughness level based
upon their comfort tolerance and reasons for Concealed Carry. Some begin with motives strong enough, to
carry a 50 caliber, 3 pound “hog leg” (revolver) 24/7, but, this does not allow
the comfort, concealment and dress preferences required by most people. I talked to people that Concealed Carry a full
size “1911” daily and others who leave their compact 380 at home most of the
The key element to Concealed Carry toughness is “motivation”…which
may be driven by personal experience or exposure to daily violence reports in
the media. Freedom of dress choice,
physical movement without printing and comfort also plays a major role in our desire
to carry. So why do you carry, and, are
you at a reasonable comfort level?
Wikipedia has a list of holster
designs that may help you decide which holster is best; and obviously, a
smaller gun, designed special for Concealed Carry, is greatest for maximum comfort
We need to maintain our Concealed Carry Toughness because;
without a doubt, bad guys can show up anytime.
Keep on packin dude.