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Do you refrain from open carry for fear that you may startle people in a store or on the street? Do you think you will make people feel uncomfortable?
Did you ever go into a store and see a person wearing a gun on his/her side and receive an alert to your brain, only to be comforted when you saw a badge next to the gun? You probably just assumed that person was a police officer. But did you get down on your knees and read the small print on the badge? Of course not. But that person may well have been a concealed weapon holder, just like you. Well, you say but if you carry a gun with a permit it has to be concealed. That's true, but you also have the option to carry openly now so it doesn't matter.
You think badges are just for police officers? Think again. If you look up badges in the dictionary you will find it is just an identifier. It doesn't grant any authority to anybody, rather sets you apart from another group. Police get their power and authority from their sworn oath and their commission cards. Everybody has badges, firemen, dog catchers, EMT's, Bail Bondsmen, Private Investigators. You can even get one for Bikini Inspectors! You can buy Concealed Permit standard badges from Bass Pro Shops, Gun Shows or just about anywhere online. Most have some cheesey looking center logo instead of the state logo. Popguns.com offers one with the MS logo for $36.99. I have one and it is nice. However it doesn't indicate Enhanced Carry or spell out Mississippi on the badge.
Some people may feel they are impersonating a police officer or breaking the law by wearing a badge. That is not true. Unless you tell somebody you are a police officer or have a badge that says police or law enforcement on it, you are not breaking the law. If somebody sees you and says, "Hey, I see that badge and gun, are you a cop?" If you answer yes, you are breaking the law. If you ignore the person or say "no" you are not breaking the law.
I have designed a badge that has both Enhanced and the state seal on it and need a minimum order of 25 to place it. I have 7 after only mentioning it by word of mouth in one week. I am reaching out to you for the additional orders. The price will be $30. Please go to my website and look at the design and if you want to order one, you don't have to pay yet, just go to my CONTACT US tab, complete the form saying you intend to buy one and I will notify you when the order is complete. At that time, I will place it on my store online and you can purchase it with a debit/credit card. I expect the order to be placed within a couple of weeks or so.
Call me if you have any questions.
601 665 6088
YOUR CITY ALDERMEN AND MAYORS WILL BE NEXT - THEY ARE LOBBYING TO KEEP GUNS OUT OF ALL GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS. THEY DO NOT WANT HB-314 TO PASS.
When HB 506 passed in 2011, MCA 97-37-1 was revised to allow guns in Court HOUSEs but not Court ROOMS only DURING judicial proceedings. That meant the legislature understood and realized that the propensity for violence only existed in a court ROOM and DURING a proceeding. We know that tempers rise in court ROOMs. Peoples' lives are affected harshly at times. Parents lose their children, county prisoners are sentenced to the state penitentiary, death sentences are handed out, people are sued for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Absolutely, a court ROOM can be a dangerous place. However, that is not true of the office where you get a marriage license, a car tag, a land deed and so on. Our state legislators realized that...but our county supervisors don't.
I learned a long time ago as head of security for various Navy Installations that you CANNOT protect everything. It is too costly, too manpower intensive, too difficult to control. So how do we know what to protect? You conduct a Threat Assessment/Threat Analysis. First you identify the threat usually based on intelligence information. You assess their capabilities, then analyze the threat probability along with what affect that type of threat would have on the area to be protected and whether or not it would cease operations. If not how long and how crippled would the every day business be. Next you would do a Vulnerability Analysis to determine how vulnerable the facility is to the threat and what counter measures could be employed to minimize and mitigate the threat. You then look at cost and funds/equipment/technology available to you and decide how and what to protect.
The Supervisors are trying to say that every county building has a propensity for attack, everybody is a potential attacker, any attack would cease all operations, all buildings are vulnerable and the tax payers can pay for enforcement of all gun bans on all buildings, while we, the tax payers are the ones having our rights taken away. The Supervisors expect us to rely on them to protect us while we disarm ourselves and leave our guns in our cars while auto burglaries are at an all time high.
Those of us with enhanced endorsed permits who took the classes, spent our time learning and our money for the service with the understanding from the legislature that because of our training and background searches, we would be able to transverse county buildings should be outraged! Why? Because guess what, you can bet your bottom dollar many of the supervsors are carrying guns into the courthouses and many have not even had the training. I suspect some are carrying without a permit and have never had a background check done even though ours are consistent with new hire police personnel.
GO ASK YOUR SUPERVISORS WHERE THEY STAND ON THEIR ASSOCIATION FIGHTIING THE LAW THEY DON'T WANT TO OBEY. YOU KNOW WHY THEY DON'T WANT THE LAW? BECAUSE WE WILL BE ABLE TO SUE THEM PERSONALLY FOR VOTING LOCALLY TO VIOLATE A STATE LAW! NOT ONE DIME WILL BE AT THE TAX PAYER'S EXPENSE. WHILE YOU ARE AT IT TELL THEM YOU WILL HELP SEE TO IT THAT THEY WON'T NEED TO COME TO THE COURTHOUSE AFTER THE NEXT ELECTION BECAUSE THEY WON'T HAVE A JOB. IT IS THIS SERIOUS PEOPLE. WE HAVE TO FIGHT THESE LAW BREAKING LUNATICS THAT NEED TO GO HOME!
CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS AND TELL THEM THE TO VOTE FOR HB-314.
If you need any help identifying your lawmakers, call me at 601 665 6088
We took a break in classes and gun shows with Thanksgiving, Christmas, Deer Season and New Years. However, we are back stronger than ever in 2014. Our classes are booking fast. Click on our calendar tab to find them. If you would like to start a class of your own find a date on our calendar that has nothing on it and we will book it for you. Saturdays are premium but we can have a class anytime during the week with only a day or so notice. Sundays are possible too.
I have withdrawn my membership from Mississippi Gun Owners.com because of the lack of professionalism by several members. I have devoted my recent time writing articles for Mississippi Gun News.com. I strongly encourage you to check out their site and read some great stories. There are few comments although any are invited. However, I am confident that the site manager will head off any childish and/or argumentative responses. Please visit them at: http://www.mississippigunnews.com/. When I was on the other site mentioned above, I tried to keep people informed of what was going on with legislation, DPS, Training, etc. but the yo-yo's came out of the woodwork. I have decided now to submit those informational subjects in the form of articles to Mississippi Gun News. So if you have read my work and would like to continue reading what I write, that's where you need to go.
(Pictured from left to right) Jo Ann Todd, Patty Rogers, Tina Holmes and Amanda Rogers
Newest certified pistol packers strut their stuff in Collins. Posing here with their side-arms under a tent with man-sized silhouette targets in the background, these ladies achieved high scores. They came from all around the Collins area for the best in gun safety and firearms training.
The new Collins Pistol Range at 83 Walker Lane offered its first “Ladies Only” basic pistol class this past weekend with seven students. The class was a big success with over half the students returning the following day for the Enhanced Concealed Carry Firearms Course. Two straight days of shooting can easily tire the best of manly shooters but these ladies stood up to the test.
They left the Collins Range with comments like, “the best class I ever had,” “now, I know much more about handguns than I ever expected,” and “I would highly recommend this course to anybody.” Jo Ann Todd of Mount Olive boasted the highest score on her team (93) and the highest of all the ladies, surpassing most of the men in the second day of Enhanced Training.
Doing business as Concealedweaponcarry.com, the owners of the Collins Range plan to continue offering “Ladies Only,” “Men’s Basic,” “Enhanced Concealed Carry,” and the soon to come, “Competition Shooting for Newcomers” class. For information, call Rick Ward at 601 665 6088.
Sig Sauer Commemorative "Liberty Bell" Edition .380 semi-automatic pistol with gold engraving and Rosewood grips, awarded by Rick Ward on behalf of various members of Concealedweaponcarry.com, MSGunowners.com and MSforLiberty.com.
Rick Ward shaking hands with Speaker Gunn at the Laurel Depot during the Speaker's stop on his "Solutions Tour"
http://www.boycottmississippi.com (click here)
As of now, the Governor doesn't even know and he signed the bill into law!
When selecting an instructor, remember, an expert shooter is not necessarily an expert instructor. Also half the training you need for enhanced carry is related to Mississippi laws. Not knowing the law can cost you your freedom, your permit, your gun and your money. Instructors without extensive law enforcement backgrounds usually know very little about the law.
There are over 160 enhanced instructors listed on the MHP website. Few will travel the state to cater to your needs and few will provide the training for $100 or less. I wrote the book on Concealed Weapon Carry: Mississippi Laws (2012) and I am currently writing the new one for 2013. (I wrote the changes in the law).
I am a graduate of the state police academy, military police academy and the FBI National Academy. I have a Master's in Education and a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice. I have instructed more years than I would like to remember with 34 years experience, using dozens of law enforcement, military, special ops engagement and dignitary protection firearms tactics to customize my training for you.
In my first year as an Enhanced Instructor, I trained almost 1,200 people in over 90 classes all around the state.
HAVE GUN - WILL TRAVEL (Training offered statewide) Will train any day of week and/or weekends.
MISSISSIPPI PERMITS ARE ACCEPTED UNDER RECIPROCITY AGREEMENTS WITH 26 OTHER STATES!
6 hours classroom - 2 hours range time
Cost $100 per person. Send to 83 Walker Lane, Collins, MS 39428 or click on Web Store above then go to 'pay class tuition'.
EARLY PAYMENT IS IMPORTANT TO SAVE YOUR SEAT AND INSURE THAT YOU ARE COMMITTED TO ATTENDING
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