Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Firearm Concealed Carry Permit

What to expect;
After much soul searching, and believe me, this decision will do that to anyone. After reading the latest positions of the political parties and recently elected officials. After reading the latest repeated court rulings, "Police have NO Duty to protect Citizens". After trying to anticipate the future course of our Great Nation. After reading and listening to endless media Bias Against Guns
  • After seeing entire nations that are 'Gun Free Zones'
  • and still have 'rampage killers' preying on unarmed Victims. After my serving in the US military. After my father served as an Armed and Badged (we ate well in hard times) Game Warden
  • With his 38 cal S&W snub nose, his Winchester pump shotgun, and Moms 22 cal Marlin pump action rifle (which I borrowed often for 'Rat Killin's) all three hanging on the wall high over the hallway. Grandfather's Whippet 410 ga, break action shotgun I often used to hunt birds and rabbits. Great Grandfather served with Pinkerton National Detective Agency
  • also as a Big city, Armed Beat Patrol Officer
  • including other Police and countless Military officers as family members. Needless to say, I grew up with, as well as raised my children around, FIREARMS.

    After a lifetime of 'Non-Concern' about our constitutional rights being always upheld and a sense of well being for my family. I, over the recent years of anti-gun political rhetoric, came to the carefully weighed decision, that as a Lawful lifetime Citizen of the USA, this is the time to exercise my United States Constitutional Second Amendment Legal Right. Whether I actually ever 'Carry Concealed' or not, when or where, I will let the 'bad guys' figure that one out.

    Here is one Canadian that finally realized what his country gave up


  • The Truth About Concealed Carry
  • Gun Free Zones?

    I also reached the decision to Legally Enforce
  • my 2008 Supreme Court confirmed, 'Right to Bear Arms' and in a concealed manner (CCW). Whether it be as a member of our new president, Barack H Obama's plan, (ventured in a public speech, July of 08 in Colorado), about a demand for his National Security Force
  • equal in power and funding to the US Military, (historically a very, very bad idea) or also as a member of the constitutional amendment described Militia
  • I as well as Millions of other Citizens of the USA, are now convinced 'it is the time'. AS OF Mar 08, Michigan alone had 161,441 CCW's. Ohio also has easily over 110,000 CCW's. Arizona has over 127,000 CCW, Florida easily over 1 million. Texas, million plus? The numbers are well over 3 to 4 million and climbing exponentially.. Extremists? Victims?.. NOT.. Survivors YES. 'Victim or Fight', your choice...in a Freedom loving Nation. The numbers of gun owning Citizens NOT participating in certification and legal CCW-CHC is far higher, and estimates are in the 80 million at least, All potential voters. Politicians beware as what you demand or that cushy job could be taken from you in the next election. The Media 'agenda' is obvious and not to be trusted.

    Public Response to Congress attempting to restrict gun ownership to 'The Authorities'..
    http://www.govtrack.us/special/hr45mixedink.xpd

    Next a phone call to an established, well trusted, area Gun Shop Ron Peterson's Guns
  • and getting the highly recommended name of OMEGA DEFENSE
  • I hesitatingly called the number. The quick, informative friendly reply, from Reid Haskamp, describing the procedure for Utah as well as NM and Florida, and location for training, confirmed my decision. I then called one of my adult sons that seemed to be of the same mindset. We set up the approaching Saturday as our class for qualification to carry a firearm concealed, which BTW gives you the best overall advantage. The element of 'Surprise' is unquestionable.

    Concealed Carry Classroom Day;

    I picked up my son on Saturday morning and we drove to the Sandoval County Judicial Complex
  • generously reserved for the Citizens Firearms class by the Sandoval County Sheriff. 0900 on Saturday 16 Nov 08, arrived at the modern complex with a full classroom, and with high enthusiasm (all early). Many various backgrounds and races, all ages, male as well as females, incl many ex-military 'Gran Torino'?
  • were in attendance. Even a 77 year old Preacher...
    Country singer Jerry Reed referred to one in song, A 'Man Of The Cloth', called him 'Amos Moses'


  • Reid our TI, started breaking the cold icy stares of his future 'gunslingers' immediately, asking how many in the class had ever been arrested? We wisely kept our hands down on that one. He told us he had many times...but only in other countries... He then said that if you do get arrested, make sure it is only in the USA, we would not like the other countries legal systems. Now he was getting loose with stories about his background, which you may read about on this link for OMEGA DEFENCE
  • Reid is a Law Enforcement Officer as well as an instructor in firearms and security. If the name BLACKWATER
  • is familiar to anyone.....

    LUKE 22:38
  • posted on the board. Other references mentioned...incl Luke 11:21,22,23.

    The stories of many other countries and his missions, Guatemala, Columbia, Honduras, Costa Rica, Mexico, Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam.... The stories alone were worth the time to attend this class. The individual family members of Reids, all have their own stories as well I am sure. His wife's background is closely parallel, that's what attracted Reid to her in the first place according to one story he told. Funny now, not so funny when it happened I am sure. His pretty daughter also is licensed to carry concealed and helps out with the paper process at the end of the class.

    In NM alone, there are 244 state authorized instructors. After seeing the wide range of Freedom loving, Patriotic, law abiding US Citizens over the age of 21, in just this one class (there are many hundreds/thousands of similar classes going on across the entire USA at any given time), I get a sense of how big (over 2 million certified as of July 2008, 3 million most likely now) this CCW-CHC movement is getting in the USA today, especially since the Second Amendment threatening, rhetoric of these recent elections. When you are in a restaurant, a store or any public place in NM or 47 other states now
  • including National Parks in January 2009
  • In the vast majority, 48 of 50 states, the chance of a soccer mom, young woman with a child, Handicapped elderly man walking with difficulty, elderly gray haired lady, Person in a wheelchair, pretty young nurse getting off duty late at night, or well dressed professional, all trained and carrying a 'Permitted by License' well concealed firearm
  • is far more likely now than in years past, when a scenario like this
  • was all too common..

    We travel the state of Texas often and feel much safer there, knowing that in the restaurant, standing near your car, or anywhere other licensed CCW-CHC Citizens are most likely armed, than the few remaining states with highly restrictive concealed carry weapons laws (similar to Mumbai India or recently Germany with it's stringent gun laws). The Texas Luby's fiasco before CCW
  • It seems like the Bad Guys do not pay any attention to laws?
  • Mumbai India does not allow it's 'Subjects' to Carry Concealed. Maybe they will rethink that one, after its 'Turkey Shoot' of 27 Nov 2008, which could have been stopped by a handfull of CCW-CHC certified desk clerks, security personell, or patrons.

    Statistics show that the states that allow licensed concealed Carry of Firearms by trained Citizens, are far safer and crime rates drop. Far more law enforcement officers are proponents of licensed and trained CCW. I guess that old 'catch and release' (lawyers like it,.. keeps them in work) of our legal system, just fails to keep the 'Bad Guys' off the streets?

    The bad guys apparently do not like the idea of the person next in line, or standing outside at the 'Stop and Rob', having a deadly weapon concealed in their pocket. That extremely likely scenario now, apparently does not appeal to them in those CCW-CHC states. Of course there are always the really clueless 'Bad Guys' who then become 'victims' of their own risky profession. I guess they need to Unionise? they already have strong supporters in Congress and the Main Stream Media. "An armed society is a polite society". Armed Citizens are far less likely to become Victims.

    Curriculum;

    Avoidance of the situation. This is the Omega, or last option. Do NOT Escalate ANY conflict situation, or raise the threat level to that of Violence. Leave the scene Before Violence is the outcome. As a CCW citizen you have absolutely Nothing to gain and far more to Loose, by 'Standing Your Ground', it is your own Future hanging in that few seconds of Choice. As an Armed Citizen, you now have assumed an awesome responsibility. The decision to take another human beings life.

    The OH NO! factor, immediately followed by... 'Kill 'em'! ..emotions are natural.
    Read the book, On Killing' by Lt Col Dave Grossman
  • This book is actually an in depth research into the psychology of humans and their natural aversion to killing another individual. Don't get 'twitchy' and smile while reading it on a plane, or the air marshals may become suspicious.. (a Reid'ism)

    Google concealed Carry clothing. example... 5.11's
  • At one point, I lost track of the number of weapons Reid was carrying concealed in his clothing. A concealed, holstered weapon is much safer than an openly exposed trigger. Since licensing, I have come to rely on the 'inside the pant', belt clip supported, soft holster systems. Blackhawk manufactures them from $10 to $15


  • Reid mentioned that women might prefer a concealed 'upper thigh strapped' rig. He jokingly said that there was "Something 'Frisky' about the concept". I have since read, it is an effective 'diversion of attention' as they raise their skirt while drawing. For a male attacker... time stands still.
    An innocent belt camera case? A fanny pack
  • .. A thick leather wallet
  • .. Think again.

    SITUATIONAL AWARENESS!

    SAFETY!..every weapon is loaded..never forget rule, handle it as ready to fire at all times.
    NEVER POINT a weapon at anything you are not willing to destroy..kill.
    Finger OFF trigger until ready to fire.
    Be Aware of the target......In front as well as behind. Bullets travel great distances. Hollow Points, as used by law enforcement, are actually safer, they stop in the body mass of the attacker.

    AWARENESS of surroundings...repeated often.

    Storage; out of reach of unauthorised persons. Locks prevent use;.. by others as well as yourself. In an instantanious emergency, an unloaded gun is as useful as a rock. Decision; what is most important for your own environment, situation.

    Types of weapons. Semi-autos...Revolvers; Actions, single vs double...individual parts of the weapon, various safeties or lack of.
    Ballistics and Cartridge components.

    Extremely Important, and to be considered by all contemplating this Action of Last Resort,... Are YOU Mentally and Physically prepared to take a life, to Save your own or that of others? Deal with the Aftermath?

    UNIVERSAL HUMAN PHOBIA;... fear of conflict with another human.. training methods to overcome it.

    Physical Body Response; during the conflict.. Fine motor skills diminish (clip change, reloading).. Tunnel vision under the extreme duress.. Auditory exclusion of surrounding sounds....Time Distortion during the actual Confrontation (slow motion)... Blocking or Innacuracy of Memory after the intense conflict (why you demand an attorney). Bernard Goetz
  • described this experience in his NY Subway Mugging testimony. He won..

    Marksmanship; Safety First, be aware of background and line of fire...sight alignment...sight picture during the confrontation. Trigger control...breathing...stance (Weaver, Low Ready, Others)
    Presentation-grip, Rock and Lock, Safety off (muscle memory) as raised up on target to 'ready', Assess Threat Level, ...'FIRE',... Multiple shots.. reload as neccessary. Be aware of, and Consider The Mozambique Drill
  • Takes much practice. Used to stop a drug impaired or intensely determined attacker.
    The Break, and Search/Clear,... Re-Holster ONLY after scene is CLEAR of any remaining threat.

    Many officers have lost their lives because of another threat not noticed after they have dispatched the main Attacker.
    TUNNEL VISION, immediately sweep the area with your 'eyes and weapon' still at the fire 'Ready' to break the tunnel vision.

    STRESS of violent encounter causes blood from extremities to flow to central body mass. Pale, ashen face, cold extremities. 'Loss of' bodily fine motor skills (reloading bullets into a magazine or cylinder) and often bowel and urinary tract control.

    This all sounds cool when Reid tells it but I guarantee, it is not easy to do under even the lesser of conditions, let alone an actual gunfight. Use your range time to frequently practice these learned (muscle memory) reflex motions, including 'Draw and Fire'.

    Concealed Carry options and equipment... Reid passed around various pieces of his own equipment to allow the class to inspect and satisfy our observations up close, after he described the function of each part in everyday language... Low light conditions... note; a small extremely bright, tactical style, Energizer Lithium Aluminum 3 watt LED light, is readily available at TARGET
  • stores. bar code # o39800030405 sells for $27. Also used as a weapon in a fast follow through thrust into the face of an attacker, similar to a Kubotan


  • Reid is 'the guy next door' and would have made a really fun kid to 'hang with'. If I had hung out with Reid, I would have joined the Marine Corps. Oh well in the USAF of the mid fifties, we did 'fly high' and fire the little M1 30 cal Carbine.

    Malfunctions...loading/unloading of various types of weapons.
    failure to fire, misfire, hang fire, squib (weak) load. Officers have had lightly inserted magazines fall out on first fired round, therefore 'Slap or Tap' magazine to seat properly each time.

    Revolvers.. dirty cleaning, and reloading options, speed loaders, safety devices.

    Pistol (semi-auto) cleaning weapon and magazines, Safety mechanisms..'Out of Battery' (slide not completely in fire position), 'Tap and Rack' to eject and re-chamber another round...double feed...'stovepipe' half ejected position of spent casing (clear with fast flat hand action, front to back) then;

    'Tap and Rack'...'slap bottom of magazine into position' and 'Rack' (pull back and snap release) of slide. Maintenance and thoroughly cleaning periodically and immediately after a day of firing, a life may depend on it.

    Clear... weapon of live rounds.. Pistol, Magazine OUT 'then' 'Rack' the slide to eject any round in chamber... Slide Lock open to show clear.

    Revolvers; cylinder open and show clear of rounds.

    Maintain and develop skills through frequent practice, exercise to stress, then practice shooting to simulate real life conditions. Mechanical 'Failures' and reloading skills...tactical courses and low light conditions.

    Firearms Clubs, Ranges..competitive shooting to re-enforce the 'Muscle Memory' in actual circumstances of raised stress levels.
    Advanced training options...Thunder Ranch
  • Blackwater XE
  • Gunsite
  • etc.

    LAW...when and legality to fire the weapon.
    Review of NM code CCW Act NM 30-2-7 ....Justifiable Homicide by Citizen.

    Protect self or others from death/serious injury.....Definetly NOT property.
    Escape... first option.. Remove yourself from the possible conflict..if safe to do so.

    Do not 'Brandish' or theaten to draw your weapon, unless you are actually fully prepared to fire it to save yours or someone elses life. Remember, 'The last resort' after all other options have been fully exhausted.

    Florida's Castle Doctrine
  • applys in many other states. personal note; Florida enacted it to control a long series of deadly car hijackings...they drastically subsided after a series of well published self defence incidents.

    A 'KNIFE'; in the hand of an attacker is a lethal weapon and will kill or maim within a 25 foot (7.6m) distance BEFORE your weapon can be drawn and fired
  • (Unfortunate officers graphic pictures passed around our class)

    Increase Distance from Attacker

  • Diversion


  • 'Less Than Lethal' options... avoidance, Countermeasures.
    Avoid likely dangerous situations.
    Defuse Situations. Do not escalate the situation with counter threats. Be aware of possible mental conditions or impairment due to drugs or alcohol. Enlarged pupils, bad teeth, 'needle tracks' (look like scratches) on arms.
    Non-Confrontational manner, Back Away, while maintaining AWARENESS of surroundings and possible attack.

    AWARENESS of the scene around you at all times. Potential of an attack or situation. Reid mentions the notoriously dangerous, 'Stop and Rob' (7-11) with a robbery in progress being a potential for an un-aware customer to become a victim.

    Well Lighted areas are safer, Remote or hidden parking is a possible danger zone to avoid. As Denny Crane
  • will testify.

    ALTERNATES; Pepper Spray pros and cons. Cell phones, other tools ( blades, stun guns, tazers, Kubotans, tactical flashlights, etc) A 'fast', STRONG double handed 'fist grab and outward twist' 'IF PRACTISED REGULARLY', will take down an unaware attacker.

    DIVERSION; Turn weakside to atacker, hold up hand to divert attention, with 'strong hand', (gun side hand) away from view, draw weapon/safety off, and fire multiple times.

    AFTERMATH: After use of 'the last resort' deadly force...Call for help (911), secure the area if safe to do so.
    First aid...Basic initial statement NOT recommended. Immediately ask for attorney representation! (strongly recommended for your own protection in following civil trial...news spin?). A Prosecutor can and will use ANY voluntary statement against you. Remember.. "What You Say, Can Be Misquoted and Will Be Used Against You".

    Having a small pepper spray on your person during an 'encounter' is possibly a Positive piece of 'evidence' in your favor, in a court of law. Shows 'non-lethal' options available at time of encounter.

    If 'Personal Safety' forces you to leave the area, take the Attackers weapon with you, Weapons Quickly Dissapear From the Scene.

    Criminal Investigation, procedures and what to expect, Civil Proceedings, Grand Jury.

    TIME WARP; during the actual violent encounter, slow motion imagery... Stress and Trauma following the intense encounter, you will have False or blocked memory.. fear/shaking is natural.

    Range Safety rules and Qualify procedure. Fingerprint all applicants after class session. Long day but so much information to absorb that it passed rapidly, 10 hours in our own personal experience.

    NOT EVER to mix 'Booze and Bullets', honor all 'NO FIREARMS' signs. Thouroughly read the firearms statutes (primarily NM in our case) States variations in CCW, typically available at gunshops.

    Qualify Day; at the range came with much anticipation. These classes are getting so large that they have to be broken into several days to prevent long waits between 'hot firing' sessions on the line.

    Qualify day;

    My Son and I met our TI, Reid Haskamp of OMEGA DEFENCE at the County Judicial Complex, 1200 Monday 18 Nov 2008. We formed up our 'convoy' for our 'Thunder Run' to the range. A lengthy patrol along paved streets for much of the way, then 'off road', well actually on a washboard dirt road, many 'klik's into the deserts of NM. Soon our patrol met up with the security gate of the 'FOB'? (forward operating base) Del Norte Gun Club.

    With great authority, Reid waved his card at the automatic gate. With Reid's hand signals, our 'Stryker Patrol' proceeded through the gate and formed up at a walled handgun bunker down the hill. Backing into position to have some tailgates to sit on, we listened to Reid describe our day's procedure, as he worked setting up his targets for our qualifying fire. Range safety is stressed repeatedly and our orders of the day were gone over.

    Range safety rules.... Qualification, 10.8.2 15(B) guidelines 12 X 18 target. (central body mass)

    Research of all conflicts of self defence resulting in a gunfight, show that the majority happen within 3 to 7 yards (2.7 to 6.4m) distance.

    The 3 yard (2.7m) position, is for the first rounds of 15 shots. Reid jokingly showed that if a shooter has real long arms, he is almost half way there. The second position is 7 yards (6.4m) 15 rounds. The target is central body mass size, white paper stapled to a cardboard base held up at standing height on 1 X 2 (25mm X 50mm) wooden legs. Reid said don't shoot the legs please.

    Reid has lots of humerous sayings and is smiling 'somewhat' as he goes over some real actions of past 'patrols' on his range. Shots at the walls, up in the high berm and into the ground. I noticed the tables were not riddled with holes, so shots must not have been fired off at 'The Low Ready' under Reid's command by many Pistoleros


  • The first volunteers were the 'Fast and Furious'. The Dalton Gang
  • slowly walked up to the 3 yd line. Next command.. "Eyes and Ears" (protection equipment in place) Weapons 'cold', mags out, slides back and locked open (semi-autos), Wheel Guns (revolvers) open in hand or on table. At Reid's command... "Fill Your Hand You SOB". Oh wait.. that was John Wayne's shout at Ned Kelly after he called 'Rooster Cogburn' a "One Eyed Fat Man" in the movie True Grit
  • filmed in Colorado where we camp in the summer.

    'Go Hot' Reid barked... "The gang of Regulators in their long dusters, all lined up on the wooden boardwalk, staring coldly at the drunken gold miner in the dirt"... No wait that may have been from Clint Eastwoods film, Pale Rider


  • Anyway Possie # 1 all loaded up and prepared for Reid's next command. "Low Ready" (guns pointed downrange and held low at 135 deg). Most of these 'gunslingers' stood in the semi-lean, and angled to the target, two handed grip known as The Weaver Stance
  • with the left leg, left shoulder forward if right handed, reverse if left handed. Reid's next command "Raise to Ready" and...

    "GUN" ..... All hell broke loose like in 'Tomestone' gunfight at the OK Coral
  • Each shooter firing Fifteen rounds (this first group of women as well as men, were more experienced than the rest of us mere mortals). As the smell of burned gunpowder wafted across our range, Reid raised his nostrils to greet it and said he really likes that smell. Given his US Marine Corps background, he probably got to sniff a lot of it.

    As each gunner reloaded as fast as possible and finished the fifteen rounds, his/her weapon, still pointing downrange, was made 'Clear' and locked open. On this day, we didn't have to scan the scene, with our weapon ready to fire additional rounds, for more bad guys who might be still standing. Reid says we should make it our normal practice though.. Habit. Reid doesn't really like any bad guys left around to complicate our everyday lives.

    After returning to 'Low Ready', 'Cleared',.. 'Go Cold'.., laying our open weapons on the table, Reid walked the shooters to their individual targets for a discussion of the patterns each produced. 'Now this one looks like a Butterfly and'....Oh wait that is a 'Rorschach ink pattern Test', not a bullet pattern. I sure do get confused with all of this violence and mayhem around me...tsk, tsk. Command.. "Recover gear, move off the line".

    The next 'Posse of Possums' "We Have Met the Enemy ...and He Is Us"
  • steps forward, "Billy intensely gazes at the Lincoln County Courthouse from where he escaped just weeks ago"...Nope...Wrong again, that is the Billy the Kid
  • we are famous for in Southern New Mexico... Our own gang of Grinnin' Possums, is ready to show our stuff. We step forward on Reid's command... My son is to my left, His last nights sleep was interrupted by thoughts of doing well in this test of his abilities. My own thoughts were of punching lots of holes in the target as well, due to our both not firing a weapon of any type for years. On my right was a 77 year old preacher with no experience of ever firing a handgun.

    Our Magnificent Seven
  • (minus two) also went through the series of stages as described previously.. at the command ..'GUN'... commenced firing our weapons. My nervousness was quickly overcome as I noticed the holes starting to grow around the center of the target as I defended myself from it for attacking me. It of course looked like a series of double 00 buck shot on the paper. No definitive pattern, just a loose bunch of holes which Reid said is extremely effective at discouraging an attacker. I was so 'into' the action that I rapidly emptied the magazine and re-inserted (tapped) the next magazine which also contained 10 rounds. I racked the slide back and the first round chambered. When I pulled the trigger, the round did not fire. Slide was 'out of battery'.

    I immediately did as Reid demonstrated in class, and quickly 'Tapped' the magazine, 'Racked' the slide back a second time, ejecting the unfired round. Pointing it out on the ground to Reid, who was watching intently as I did the procedure he trained, all of the while holding the weapon pointed downrange. I then commenced to fire all remaining 9, which then totaled 19 in all...we were only supposed to fire 15 total. Guess I really was into this 'firefight', as Reid say's happens in the Heat of Battle.

    After firing the NM required stations, we went 'Clear' then 'Cold' then stepped back away from the table. I had stepped back a litle too far and Reid immediately corrected my position. As I looked over to see how my son was doing, I noticed a tight group of holes on his target. He scored a 100 and I only scored 96. (one 'flyer' off the paper) My son had a pleased look on his face. His Grandfather, whose ancestors and kin, were Texas Rangers, US as well as Territorial Marshals, Sheriffs, and any other Badged Law Enforcement Officers needed, would all be proud.

    The 77 year old preacher with health issues, who had never fired a handgun, was absolutely the best with such a tight group of holes it looked like a large single hole. Of course Reid, always joking, mentioned to him that it only counted as one hole. The preacher can obviously 'Save them from the pulpit' or 'Dispatch them to their Creator', whichever their choice may be.

    We were allowed to 'stage' and fire various weapons as we desired until everyone was satisfied. The paperwork formality was signed by Reid. We left him to clean up the brass which he donates. Reid said that no matter how many times he does this, with every type of group of shooters, he gets wound up. (Tight as a watch spring? watches had springs when I was young). The silence afterward, while casually walking around, looking for, and picking up the little brass casings we ejected all over the place, is his time of quiet solitude and thankful reflection on another safe, successful day.

    Ours wasn't quite like 'this' shooting range

  • The only problem now is finding ammunition. This surge of newly certified CCW Citizens is causing an unprecedented buying frenzy at gun retailers. Shortages of ammunition and popular handguns are becoming normal. With 'four million' (on track to double within five years) Certified CCW today, the demand is higher than ever in peacetime history. Watch for the Liberal News Media to endlessly 'spin' this in their anti-gun direction with Set-up scenarios and reporting loudly 'Crisis', about the Gun, while discounting the root causation of overall Violence. News and politicians are endlessly dismissing the legalities of being disarmed and helpless, an easy target for attack and/or atrocity. NRA, as well as other national 'Gun' sites, offers Insurance to pay legal fees, hire expert lawyers and defend the law abidng gun owner in court.

    Trip to the NMDPS
  • for the final application to be processed. An Original Copy of my Official United States Birth Certificate was demanded and notorised before I could send in my applications. (apparently 'Unlike' the applicant for future President of the USA, no wonder he is anti-gun, he can't ever legally carry one concealed as a US citizen) Peggy at The 'Darth Vader' (black glass) building, handles the CCW paper work in NM (20 states legal). She said that there are so many applications coming in now, that the time frame is aproaching 120 days. Another person from Socorro County was right behind me doing the same. My Utah
  • permit (30 states legal) is in the process already and should be here within one month, according to past experience of our expert. NM is a little slower, well we do 'Re-fry' our beans and Utah gets it right the first time. Come to think of it, NM required double copies of everything, Hmmm.

    Thank you Reid, for your dedication and sharing of your extensive experience with the Patriotic and concerned citizens of the USA. Our Lord willing, May we never be forced to use this power of last resort, 'The Omega' Defense..

    May The Greatest Nation the world has ever known, remain FREE..One Nation Under GOD.
  • 28 Comments:

    Blogger Kyle said...

    This was a fascinating account. Thank you.

    11:12 PM  
    Blogger Broadsword said...

    Terrific! Welcome to the fraternity.

    7:02 AM  
    Blogger Blogengeezer said...

    Reading the recent accounts of the attacks on Mumbai, on the internet 27 Nov 2008 and those from people live-blogging from the scene, I can't help but wonder if the outcome would have been 'far different' if the average person in Mumbai had been 'Armed', trained and licensed in the use of firearms.

    The Islamic radical attackers do not seem to realise that the carrying of arms such as they had was illegal in Mumbai? Doing what they did is not nice and they may face charges?

    Many long years ago when the first attacks from Islamic radicals on Israeli citizens, were publicly made known. The overwhelmingly large group of Israeli citizens that became 'Armed', turned the attackers away from their blatant killing of helpless unarmed citizens, into a group that was 'forced' to re-think their plan.

    Times are different, but some things never change. Human nature is always the same. Response to attack, whichever response it may be, passive or violent, (fight or flight) is natural and the tendancy to survive is what determines survivors and their ability to pass on the Survival Gene.

    Needless to say, the passive course (accept your demise) results in the end of that gene line. I would surmise my ancestors, for the greater part, had the Survival Gene. No wonder I and my offspring would rather 'Fight' than 'Flight'.
    Long live the 'Fight Gene'. The alternative is totally unacceptable..

    8:40 AM  
    Blogger Blogengeezer said...

    29 Nov 2008, Wall Street Journal front page; "Seeking a Presidential Pardon? Try Praising the Right to Bear Arms" written by Amir Efrati.

    Apparently Amir Efrati doesn't like the commoners to 'Bear Arms'? In the article, Amir attacks the presidents pardon of the 7 people convicted of minor offenses. The 7 that do hunt and desire a pardon.

    I notice Amir barely mentioned the 396 people that Clinton pardoned, not giving the common trait to any of them, let alone the 7. What do you suppose the 396 are comprised of Amir Efrati?

    Of course not a one of the 396 Clinton pardonees would ever touch a Firearm? Please don't pretend to be so naive Amir. It is unbecoming to a journalist.

    Well Amir Efrati did mention Marc Rich and his multi-figured donation to the Clintons, which was BTW, a common trait among many more than 7 of the pardonees.

    Amir Efrati seems to not like an armed society? I wonder what the motive for this is? Does Amir desire to promote through the media, a total power grab of the USA with no threat of violent response from disarmed Citizens?

    Sounds striklingly similar to the attack on Mumbai BTW, but non-violent of course. The Left abhors violence.. unless it's in their favor of course.

    With Amir Efrati's obviously desired, disarmed society the chance of any organization taking control of the US Citizens would be so much easier.

    Sorry Amir Efrati, I know you follow the world's view imposed by the AP, but I don't really think you understand the US Citizens.

    They are not quite like those in other parts of the world loved by the AP, where they are 'Subjects' to their 'Leader'. Quite the contrary Amir Efrati, the elected Leader is subject to the Citizens in this USA, One Nation Under God, Liberty and Justice for ALL, BTW Amir Efrati, including those legally armed Citizens you quite oviously fear so much..

    1:48 PM  
    Blogger Blogengeezer said...

    The Wall Street Journal 01 Dec 2008, had an excellent full front page article of the three day time line of the attacks 27 Nov 2008. 10 young men were able to bring the entire financial district of India to it's knees. I repeat only 'TEN' young men. India has intensely anti-gun policies in place.



    Virtually no one is allowed to carry any firearms. Even the police forces in India are primarily armed only with Bamboo sticks! They waved them at the attackers as they were trained to do....they were gunned down. I guess Islamic training is better than Hindi training? Ak-47's are infinetly better than the British 'Webleys' left over from the 1940's when India was under British rule?



    I'll be willing to bet that the residents of the hotels would have loved to see a few (hated by the media) armed BLACKWATER operatives on scene about that time.



    Now India is faced with a retalitory attack against Pakistan with far more lives lost. Escalation is probable. It could have all been over in minutes IF the common sense of licensed and trained personal modern armament had been in place in India.



    Our own USA had better not tinker with the gun laws in place, unless they are in favor of courting 'India like' scenarios. Let your own states Representatives and Senators know your thoughts. A disarmed public is a 'Soft Target' as they say. Certain governments would like to have it that way.



    Florida's 'Castle Doctrine' turned around the escalating crime rate in Florida and set the 'Standard' for all of the following states. It has worked wonders here in our state and most highly in Texas. We often had 'Road Rage' before we allowed trained and licensed Concealed Carry. Now it is extremely rare. The fear of instantanious retaliatory action from the supposed 'victim', keeps the damper on 'attitude'. ....A form of common sense 'anger management'? "An armed society is a polite society"

    posted in comments http://daflikkers.blogspot.com/ as well as elsewhere on the internet

    10:04 AM  
    Blogger Blogengeezer said...

    One BIG reason to belong to gun clubs and join the NRA. This highly Restrictive legislation is pending in 18 states. Inform your legislature of your feelings.

    http://ammunitionaccountability.org/Legislation.htm

    One BIG difference; in the UK the people are 'Subjects'. In the USA we are 'Citizens'. The USA is not a Monarchy, and not a Totalarian Dictatorship subject to the whims of it's leaders. Let's be sure it stays that way. Gun Control is not about Guns, it's about CONTROL.

    8:04 AM  
    Blogger Blogengeezer said...

    This report from a person that knows all too well what occured during the sequence of events in the 'Turkey Shoot' at Mumbai India.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/12/mumbais_harsh_lesson_on_gun_co.html

    10:17 AM  
    Blogger Blogengeezer said...

    13 Dec 2008; Picked up a Son, went out to breakfast then to the Albuquerque Gun and Knife show. Entry had numerous NM State Police officers checking in weapons, to be sure they were unloaded and tagged 'cold' with ty-raps. The shear number of semi-auto 'assault looking' weapons being purchased, was interesting. We spent hours of the day, looking at hundreds of various caliber, semi-auto handguns.

    Attendance was an astounding record for recent times. Looks like this newly elected administration must have said something to drive weapons and ammunition sales into the stratosphere? Everyone had bought loads of ammo as if the threats of restriction were rattled around in some states. The Recession was nowhere apparent. Cash was flowing like water.

    I am sure these thousands of customers were not buying semi-automatic handguns and semi-automatic rifles, so they would have something to turn in IF the next administration tries to order it. I am talking of hundreds of very expensive semi-auto rifles alone.

    We saw our CCW TI, Reid Haskamp at his own table doing lots of business. He had just returned, excited I may add, from a training seminar in South America. It involved South American forces, FBI, CIA, Blackwater, 'Halo Paras' and heavy weapons along with a plane crash site to secure, both good and bad guys. Reid was one of the Bad guys, also said he outsmarted and 'hosed down' a few combatants himself.

    We handled all types of concealable semi-autos, which is what we are interested in at the present. So much has changed over the recent years since we last attended. Far more ladies confidently buying concealable weapons and knowing very well, exactly what they were looking for.
    Any attacker may be quite surprised.

    Poly carbonate framework is 'the thing' because of it's light weight. Quality Compact 40 and 45 cal. is hard to find. Prices are up with some quality weapons costing in the thousands of dollars US.

    There are still the cheap weapons running a couple of hundred dollars. As always lots of antiques, 'Hangers not Bangers' as we used to call them.

    Lots of knives and western rigs even Red Ryder was there. He lives in NM and shows up often. All in all, a great day with many friends in attendance. Lots of "Excuse me Please", "Pardon me Sir", "Thank You". Every one is heavily armed and extremely polite at gun and knife shows.. ever wonder why?

    9:25 PM  
    Blogger Blogengeezer said...

    To verify this report go to http://www.nra.org/

    Remember THEY cannot do anything without your consent. Consent to this and you WILL loose all individual control over your Own FREEDOM. Watch for this sitting congress, own well funded ACORN (under investigation) to be a driving force behind this CONTROL legislation.



    Call and Email Your own Senators and Representatives. Let them know that OPRESSIVE CONTROL is unacceptable for FREEDOM Loving People
    Help DEFEAT the Ammunition Accountability Act


    The 2008 Legislative session has begun, and the Ammunition Accountability Act is being introduced across the country. Below is a summary of legislation that has been introduced throughout the United States. To view the bills' status click on the links to the individual bills.

    Sample Legislation: The Ammunition Accountability Act
    Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington.




    2008 Legislation
    Alabama
    Alabama Senate Bill 541

    Arizona
    Arizona House Bill 2833

    California
    California Senate Bill 997 (Carried Over from 2007)

    Connecticut
    Connecticut Senate Bill 603

    Hawaii
    Hawaii House Bill 2392
    Hawaii Senate Bill 2020
    Hawaii Senate Bill 2076
    Hawaii House Resolution 82-07 (Carried Over from 2007)
    Hawaii Concurrent Resolution 104-06 (Carried Over from 2007)

    Illinois
    Illinois House Bill 4258
    Illinois House Bill 4259
    Illinois House Bill 4269
    Illinois House Bill 4349
    Illinois Senate Bill 1095 (Carried Over from 2007)

    Indiana
    Indiana House Bill 1260

    Kentucky
    Kentucky House Bill 715

    Maryland
    Maryland House Bill 517

    Mississippi
    Mississippi Senate Bill 2286

    Missouri
    Missouri Senate Bill 1200

    New Jersey
    New Jersey Assembly Bill 2490

    New York
    New York Assembly Bill 10259
    New York Assembly Bill 6920 (Carried Over from 2007)
    New York Assembly Bill 7300 (Carried Over from 2007)
    New York Senate Bill 1177 (Carried Over from 2007)
    New York Senate Bill 3731 (Carried Over from 2007)

    Pennsylvania
    Pennsylvania House Bill

    Rhode Island
    Rhode Island Senate Bill 2742

    South Carolina
    South Carolina Senate Bill 1259

    Tennessee
    Tennessee House Bill 3245
    Tennessee Senate Bill 3395

    Washington
    Washington House Bill 3359



    2007 Legislation
    California Senate Bill 997
    Hawaii House Resolution 82-07
    Hawaii Concurrent Resolution 104-06
    Illinois Senate Bill 1095
    Maryland House Bill 1393
    New York House Bill 6920
    New York House Bill 7300
    New York Senate Bill 1177
    New York Senate Bill 3731



    Looks like it has started.. THEY are coming for your Guns. THEY are coming for your Ammo. THEY are coming for your money. THEY are coming for your freedom and a 'World Government' to void our Constitution..
    Privately Held, NOT Coded Ammunition To Be Destroyed By 2011



    Remember THEY cannot do anything without your Full Consent. Do Nothing and YOU have agreed to let THEM have 'Their Way' with you for the rest of your lives, and you won't like it, I guarantee.

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------

    Privately Held Not Coded Ammunition To be Destroyed by 2011
    By Online Friday, November 28, 2008


    - Frank Livingston

    The bill that is being PUSHED in 18 states (including Illinois and Indiana) requires all ammunition to be encoded by the manufacturer in a data base of all ammunition sales. So they will know how much you buy and what calibers. Nobody can sell any ammunition after June 30, 2009 unless the ammunition is coded.

    Any privately held uncoded ammunition must be destroyed by July 1, 2011. (Including hand loaded ammo.) They will also charge a .05 cent tax on every
    round so every box of ammo you buy will go up at least $2.50 or more!

    If they can deprive you of ammo they do not need to take your gun!

    This legislation is currently pending in 18 states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington.

    To find more about the anti-gun group that is sponsoring this legislation and the specific legislation for each state, go to: http://ammunitionaccountability.org/Legislation.htm

    To see the latest udates go to http://www.nra.org/

    7:03 AM  
    Blogger Blogengeezer said...

    well it was a great Christmas for our family. Our adult Son received his Present of 'hollow point' ammo with his following remark that our family is into 'Redneck' gifting. He also got me a membership to the National Rifle Association just to be sure we kept in the spirit of the season.

    Naturally in this prosperous nation of Capitalism, eating was accomplished throughout the last two days. A bar b qued beef briskit started the meals. Turkey was the meal of Christmas day and Mexican fare was for Christmas eve with the New Mexico tradition of 'Posole' and 'Chile' with 'Tamales'. Christmas Fiesta? Following will be the celebration of New Year's then we bravely venture forth into 2009.

    7:38 AM  
    Blogger Blogengeezer said...

    Utah just sent a new replacement fingerprint card. Apparently there was some problem in readability with the original. I have to resubmit the form by 2-14-09 with new more discernable prints. Oh well, just more time to get legal. Read about the new administrations possibility on reversing the acceptance on firearms in the National Parks. It may take a while to do because of the process. The ban was put in place 25 years ago and was just lifted within the past months of the Bush administration's signing the congressional approval. Some things change while others never change. It may deter stopping in National Parks.. if legal issues are a deterrence for an armed traveler. Several years ago a group of inmates escaped from a penitentiary and killed several campers in a park in Colorado in order to take their vehicles. I have remembered that, as well as other incidents, and vowed to not be a victim of governments failure to protect my family.. Government cannot be everywhere at all times. They do often make bad mistakes that can be deadly to unaware and unprotected Citizens.

    2:16 AM  
    Blogger Blogengeezer said...

    FINGERPRINTING and PHOTOGRAPHY Where Quality matters, 6211 Montgomery Blvd NE, on the NE corner of Montgomery and San Pedro, Albuquerque New Mexico. Paul Herrera, FBI certified fingerprint instructor. Over 25 years fingerprint experience.

    www.advancedfingerprinting.com

    You can guess where I got my fingerprints redone. Paul Jr did it with expertise 'and a wet ink plate', which I suspect was the problem with Reids portable system. The new card is in the return mail with the note sent out from the Utah DPS Criminal Identification, now lets see what happens. Peggy at New Mexico Dept of Public Safety referred me to Paul Herrera.

    I have been up to some other things, remodeling around the house after a great family Christmas and New Years, but this is important, seeing as how the new administration is reportedly 'Anti-gun', to gain total control over the law abiding Citizens of the USA, 'contrary to the second ammendment'.

    I will leave this post for a while longer while waiting for certification so I can be legal in my CCW Rights.
    This administration's liberal 'handlers' want to reverse the Nat Park's CCW bill that was passed and signed into law by President Bush. Now we will see where the power is, The Citizens elected congress or the executive branch.

    8:42 PM  
    Blogger Blogengeezer said...

    It is now closer to reality than you think IF you don't watch your Senators and Representatives.

    You're sound asleep when you hear a thump outside your bedroom door Half-awake, and nearly paralyzed with fear, you hear muffled whispers At least two people have broken into your house and are moving your way.

    With your heart pumping, you reach down beside your bed and pick up your shotgun. You rack a shell into the chamber, then inch toward the door and open it. In the darkness, you make out two shadows.

    One holds something that looks like a crowbar. When the intruder brandishes it as if to strike, you raise the shotgun and fire. The blast knocks both thugs to the floor.

    One writhes and screams while the second man crawls to the front door and lurches outside As you pick up the telephone to call police, you know you're in trouble

    In your country, most guns were outlawed years before, and the few That are privately owned are so stringently regulated as to make them useless. Yours was never registered.

    Police arrive and inform you that the second burglar has died. They arrest you for First Degree Murder and Illegal Possession of a Firearm.

    When you talk to your attorney, he tells you not to worry: authorities will probably plea the case down to manslaughter.

    "What kind of sentence will I get?" you ask.

    "Only ten-to-twelve years," he replies, as if that's nothing. "Behave yourself, and you'll be out in seven."

    The next day, the shooting is the lead story in the local newspaper. Somehow, you're portrayed as an eccentric vigilante while the two men you shot are represented as choirboys.

    Their friends and relatives can't find an unkind word to say about them. Buried deep down in the article, authorities acknowledge that both "victims" have been arrested numerous times.

    But the next day's headline says it all: "Lovable Rogue Son Didn't Deserve to Die." The thieves have been transformed from career criminals into Robin Hood-type pranksters.

    As the days wear on, the story takes wings. The national media picks it up, then the international media. The surviving burglar has become a folk hero.

    Your attorney says the thief is preparing to sue you, and he'll probably win. The media publishes reports that your home has been burglarized several times in the past and that you've been critical of local police for their lack of effort in apprehending the suspects.

    After the last break-in, you told your neighbor that you would be prepared next time. The District Attorney uses this to allege that you were lying in wait for the burglars.

    A few months later, you go to trial. The charges haven't been reduced, as your lawyer had so confidently predicted. When you take the stand, your anger at the injustice of it all works against you.
    Prosecutors paint a picture of you as a mean, vengeful man. It doesn't take long for the jury to convict you of all charges.

    The judge sentences you to life in prison.

    This case really happened.

    On August 22, 1999, Tony Martin of Emneth, Norfolk , England , killed one burglar and wounded a second. In April, 2000, he was convicted and is now serving a life term.

    How did it become a crime to defend one's own life in the once great British Empire ?

    It started with the Pistols Act of 1903. This seemingly reasonable law forbade selling pistols to minors or felons and established that handgun sales were to be made only to those who had a license.

    The Firearms Act of 1920 expanded licensing to include not only handguns but all firearms except shotguns.

    Later laws passed in 1953 and 1967 outlawed the carrying of any weapon by private citizens and mandated the registration of all shotguns.

    Momentum for total handgun confiscation began in earnest after the Hungerford mass shooting in 1987. Michael Ryan, a mentally disturbed Man with a Kalashnikov rifle, walked down the streets shooting everyone he saw. When the smoke cleared, 17 people were dead.

    The British public, already de-sensitized by eighty years of "gun control", demanded even tougher restrictions. (The seizure of all privately owned handguns was the objective even though Ryan used a rifle.)

    Nine years later, at Dunblane , Scotland , Thomas Hamilton used a semi-automatic weapon to murder 16 children and a teacher at a public school.

    For many years, the media had portrayed all gun owners as mentally unstable, or worse, criminals. Now the press had a real kook with which to beat up law-abiding gun owners.

    Day after day, week after week, the media gave up all pretense of objectivity and demanded a total ban on all handguns. The Dunblane Inquiry, a few months later, Sealed the fate of the few sidearm still owned by private citizens.

    During the years in which the British government incrementally took Away most gun rights, the notion that a citizen had the right to armed self-defense came to be seen as vigilantism.

    Authorities refused to grant gun licenses to people who were threatened, claiming that self-defense was no longer considered a reason to own a gun. Citizens who shot burglars or robbers or rapists were charged while the real criminals were released.

    Indeed, after the Martin shooting, a police spokesman was quoted as saying, "We cannot have people take the law into their own hands."

    All of Martin's neighbors had been robbed numerous times, and several elderly people were severely injured in beatings by young thugs who had no fear of the consequences.

    Martin himself, a collector of antiques, had seen most of his collection trashed or stolen by burglars.

    When the Dunblane Inquiry ended, citizens who owned handguns were given three months to turn them over to local authorities. Being good British subjects, most people obeyed the law.

    The few who didn't were visited by police and threatened with ten-year prison sentences if they didn't comply. Police later bragged that they'd taken nearly 200,000 handguns from private citizens.

    How did the authorities know who had handguns? The guns had been registered and licensed. Kinda like cars.

    Sound familiar?

    WAKE UP AMERICA , THIS IS WHY OUR FOUNDING FATHERS PUT THE SECOND AMENDMENT IN OUR CONSTITUTION.

    "..it does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.." --Samuel Adams

    If you think this is important, please forward and do not be fearful of contacting your Senators and Representatives to voice your opinion. If you don't, just be sure and keep a shovel handy. Saves a lot of legal hassles.

    8:47 AM  
    Blogger Blogengeezer said...

    State of Utah Department of Public Safety,
    Scott T Duncan Commissioner,
    Jon M Huntsman Governor,
    Gary R Herbert Lieutenant Governor.

    Today 02 Feb 2009, I received my 5 year Concealed Carry Permit, valid in over 30 states of the USA. Thank You Citizens of the State of Utah. I have written a letter thanking the State's Department of Public Safety for their efficient handling of the certificate of permit. It is an official 'concealed carry' permit card, laminated with my picture. I am now one more of the millions of trained and legally CCW certified, Citizens of the United States of America.

    7:45 PM  
    Blogger Blogengeezer said...

    Bill Richardson
    GOVERNOR

    John Denko
    Cabinet Secretary

    Faron W Segotta
    Deputy Secretary
    Operations
    Chief - State Police
    Deputy Secretary - Administration

    05 February 2009 received my Concealed Carry permit from The State of New Mexico. Not too long after I recieved Utah's. I had called Peggy at Criminal Investigation, asking her if the fingerprint card was possibly being rejected like Utah's copy. She checked and replied that so far it looked good. 'Don't send in any other print cards', she had plenty to work on at the time. They are running at full capacity because of the huge numbers of applicants for the CCW permits. She was right, and possibly may have expedited my application. Thank you Peggy, Department of Criminal Investigation and Citizens of NM. As with Utah, A letter of thanks, has been sent to the New Mexico Dept of Public Safety.

    8:18 AM  
    Blogger Blogengeezer said...

    13 February 2009, I received a call from the NRA asking for support in the battle to protect our 2nd ammendment rights against the Obama Administration attack. I now have a 5 year membership added to my first year gift membership. Six years should help hold off the attack on our Freedom by the 'liberal left' extremists. Francis Scott Key (Star Spangled Banner) once heard, "The American Christian will Die on his feet before he will live on his knees".

    6:37 PM  
    Blogger Blogengeezer said...

    "Carry of Concealed Weapons in Restaurants serving alcohol". Alb Journal 12 Mar 2009
    When I began to read this article, I was fully expecting even more negative regulation which would force even more citizens to break bad laws.. As I reluctantly read further, I was in even more shock.

    Thank you NM Senator George Munoz for your work on this important piece of legislation, NM SB 608. The CCW-CHC demographic is among the most law abiding voters in the nation. Their total is approaching 3 million and climbing exponentially.

    Just one CCW citizen, in the case of the recent Alabama rampage would have changed the outcome to only a small self defense article in their local media. Please also prod for even 'more' NM state 'reciprocity' among the 48 CCW-CHC states.

    I have sent a thank you email to NM Governor Bill Richardson, himself a licensed NM CCW-CHC. Also please thank NM Senator William Sharer for his support. The fact that the vote was 26 to 15 amazed me. Thank expert witness, Steve Alkens. Please thank all of your supporters in the Senate for me.

    The misinformed media is anti-gun, anti self defense, and it shows in their 'opinion journalism' and TV news. My internet associates, as well as myself, pay them little attention, and more commonly mock their 'opinion headlines'.

    I traveled and worked the entire State of NM for years and spent much time in Gallup and Farmington, primarily the financial industry. You have my total support sir. I also sent NM Governor Bill Richardson an email asking him to thank you and all of your supporters as well.

    8:51 PM  
    Blogger Blogengeezer said...

    Albuquerque Journal, Thursday April 23, journal northern reporter Vic Vela;
    Woman taking a bath in her upscale home SE of Santa Fe, interupted two intruders ransacking her home after kicking in the front door. One started toward her while she was clad only in a bath towel. She raised her long barrel, .44 caliber revolver and he changed his mind. She ran after him blowing a couple of holes in his blue SUV just for good measure. The other intruder jumped out the window, ran to the SUV and tripped, while the woman fired off a couple more rounds during their hasty retreat. They most likely will not return to her home, according to Santa Fe County under Sheriff, Robert Garcia.

    This report will most likely earn a comment in the 'American Rifleman', a monthly publication of the NRA.

    11:01 AM  
    Blogger Blogengeezer said...

    Now we are srtarting to see the effects of the powerful voice of the voters in our Democracy. Thank you Congress for the common sense approach and listening to the Real Voters. DO NOT ban weapons in the hands of the law abiding citizens of the United States of America. Enforce the laws on the books. DO NOT practice 'catch and release' of the real life criminals through legalistic 'tap dancing' by lawyers. Repeat offenders have no place in society. Thank you president Obama for listening to the Real Voters instead of appeasing loud, repetitive, agenda driven anti-gun radicals in our society. Reference to news article of 24 April 2009. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30389664/

    6:18 PM  
    Blogger Blogengeezer said...

    Saturday, 02 May 2009;
    Gun show today in ABQ NM. They are now being held at closer intervals than ever before. The line was out the door.
    The State police detail, checked the weapons of patrons, for loaded rounds and made us leave any rounds on the table. The overall size of the State Fairgrounds 'hall' was expanded to approximately double the area than in the past. (the Brady bill in the past, stirred up tremendous 'interest' as well) The lightweight concealable handguns were the main attraction in the last two shows I attended.
    They sold many by using the 'online FBI background check' to verify eligibility. The crowds were gathered around the concealable 'semi-automatics'. Many of the larger calibers were higher priced and in more limited quantities, than during the last show.
    Women were buying concealables at this show more than ever. Ammunition was available but not in the special application 'hollow point' quantities of years past. They sold out within the first hour. Nice day with polite people.

    Thank you Media, avowed 'anti-gun congressmen and women', President Obama, and your close staff for greatly renewing the interest in owning personal Firearms, as no president before you has ever done....

    Surely they will duly register and turn them all in, when 'your' laws are passed against ownership of firearms by the citizens of the United States of America.........

    4:51 PM  
    Blogger Blogengeezer said...

    Congress had no problems holding off the attack of the 'anti-gun nuts'. The citizens of the United States of America are once again able to 'carry' in the National Parks.

    President Bush signed into law after Congress passed it. President Obama vowed to appease his 'anti-gun nuts' by repealing this law.

    Not so fast POTUS. Congress made it law, President Bush only signed it. You cannot just abolish Laws passed in Congress. Coruption infested Chicago is a different story and that apparently is where you got your degrees.

    Deal with it sir. The Citizens of the United States of America have spoken. Congressmen and women want to be re-elected so they vote the way their constituents demand, otherwise they loose the cushiest job they ever had. Join the NRA and continue the strong defence of the second ammendment. Your life will depend on it some day.

    8:25 PM  
    Blogger Blogengeezer said...

    The Arizona Legislature just passed legislation allowing the carrying of Firearms.. CCW ..into restaurants selling alcohol. The measure passed overwhelmingly. Of course 'The Anti-Gun Media' is outraged.

    Arizona has over 127,000 CCW certified Citizens at this time and of course CCW is climbing exponentially as all states are experiencing.

    I assume that a great majority of the legislators are certified CCW? I also assume they often dine in establishments that serve alcohol. NM passed a similar provision in the last legislative session.

    Maine has had law abiding citizens carrying concealed weapons into such establishments for countless years. I have never seen any news 'media crisis' body counts blamed on this practice.

    Contrary,
    we in NM recently experienced a brazon El Salvadoran gang of 4 'illegals' robbing a crowded family restaurant and killing an employee. It is unfortunate that a few armed CCW patrons were not in position to negate their action.
    Last year the same thing happened in a local Chinese Restaurant, killing the young female cashier.

    New Mexico drivers licenses were held by two of these 'illegals'. Thank you NM state government and Bill Richardson, who signed that particularly deviant law.

    posted 01 July 2009

    1:58 PM  
    Blogger Blogengeezer said...

    This is the way sensible states (approximately half) view the act of 'Castle Doctrine' self defence:

    2. Kansas removes the duty to retreat from its use of force statutes and adds a general statement that a person not engaged in illegal activity who is attacked in a place where he has a right to be has no duty to retreat and has the right to stand his ground and meet force with force.

    3. Some states add a legal presumption about when a person is justified in using force against intruders. For example, Florida added a presumption that a person using force had a reasonable fear of death or serious injury to himself or another if (a) the person against whom he used force was illegally and forcefully entering a dwelling or occupied vehicle, was in the process of doing so, or removed or was attempting to remove a person against his will and (b) the person using force knew or had reason to believe this was occurring. These presumptions, which vary by state, have exceptions and do not apply under specified circumstances, such as when (a) the person force is used against had a right to be in the dwelling or was a lawful resident, (b) the person using force was engaged in illegal activity, or (c) the person force is used against is a law enforcement officer performing his duties who identified himself or the person using force knew or should have known the person was an officer.

    4. Some states, such as Florida, include a presumption that a person who illegally or forcefully enters or attempts to enter a dwelling or occupied vehicle is presumed to be doing so with intent to commit an illegal act involving force or violence.

    5. Many of the bills provide immunity from criminal prosecution for a person who legally uses force or deadly force. This can apply to arrest, detention in custody, charging, and prosecuting. Some also specify that law enforcement is authorized to use standard procedures to investigate but cannot arrest the person unless there is probable cause that the use of force was unlawful.

    6. Many also provide immunity from civil actions for a person who is justified in using force or deadly physical force. They require a court to award reasonable attorney's fees, costs, compensation for lost income, and expenses if the court finds that the person acted lawfully and is immune from prosecution.

    5:30 PM  
    Blogger Blogengeezer said...

    .

    Attended a gun show at the fairgrounds Saturday, 16 August 2009. 100 yard long line that kept growing as fast as it walked in the door. State Police doing the check of firearms for 'clear'.

    $6 to get in, $4 to park. Everything costs more these days. Prices were higher than after the last election, but availability seemed slightly better. Ammo available but pricey. Looked like Walmart being re-sold after marking it up. That's free enterprise at work.

    No Glocks but some new semi-auto Rugers at a price. Nice looking and smooth feeling Walther 380 PPK copies, made in USA. Much better than the South American Bersa's. Cheaper as well. Maybe we are starting to manufacture something worthwhile in the States.

    Still big crowds buying, but not like the initial Obama frenzy. I am fairly certain the buyers will not 'voluntarily' turn them over to any government. Many more CCW certified women, and they know exactly what they are looking for. They handle a weapon like they have used them plenty. Maybe some of our troops returning?

    6:30 PM  
    Blogger Blogengeezer said...

    News on MSNBC (Heavily Liberal biased naturally)
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34382626/ns/us_news-life

    Attended the Albuquerque NM gun show at the Lujan building, at the State Fairground today. Less long lines than previous, but steady traffic most of the day, according to State Police Officers checking the thousands of Citizens, 'carry in' weapons at the door.

    Gun prices were seemingly a little lower, Availability seemed somewhat higher. The expensive guns were still very expensive. The desire to own one of them would have to be very high. Business and money are tighter financially.

    Gun prices are expected to climb by about 10% next year, due to the dollar devaluation, increased EPA regulations and higher taxes overall.

    Oppressive Firearm Regulation is being moderated somewhat by activists working in NM's Capitol, Santa Fe. Paul Lisle, the contractor that worked to get CCW signed into law several years ago, was interesting to talk to.

    Seems Bill Richardson wanted the NRA vote. Governor Bill Richardson is certified CCW, just as are many of the Congress and Legislators in States as well as Federal offices.

    Reed Haskamp, Omega Security, was there with his display. He only was gone to Iraq and Mexico since we saw him last. Reed speaks several various languages fluently enough to survive. His (Blackwater)assignments keep him busy and often away from the Sandoval County Sheriff's Office. My Son and I, discussed with Reed, our 2 year range qualification to retain our NM CCW permit. About in September to January covers our allowed time frame.

    Stay in Touch with your Senators and Representatives either Online or by mail or Phone. Continue to let them know your position on our Second Amendment Right to Keep and bear arms. It Shall Not Be Infringed....

    4:57 PM  
    Blogger Blogengeezer said...

    Another Career Violent Repeat Offender...

    On 12/11/09 a 911 call was received by our department. The caller, Adam M. Pierson (MW, 02/19/76, KS D/L: K01-74-4754, 6'3", 250#), threatened to shoot four police officers in the head.

    It was learned that Pierson was upset after being warned about panhandling in Vernon Hills a short time earlier. Pierson was found and arrested at his apartment later in the day.

    However, only Class A Misdemeanor was approved and Pierson was bonded out by his girlfriend, Teresa M. Grandinetti (FW, 12/16/63). Both reside at 5227 N. Reserve Avenue, Apartment 1W, Chicago.

    After leaving LPD, Pierson stopped at the Shell gas station in Lincolnshire to buy cigarettes. While inside he began telling shoppers and employees that he was going to kill two Lincolnshire Officers tonight and that they could watch it all over the news tomorrow.

    With the assistance of the Norridge Police Department, Pierson was stopped and arrested within one hour. During the second interview he admitted to the threats, but told Investigators the threats were not specific to Lincolnshire Officers.

    A felony was approved after the second incident and he is being held at the Lake County Jail on $20,000 bond. It is doubtful he will post bond at this time, but please post this for officer safety.

    Pierson has many prior arrests for violent crimes across the country (FBI #376616XA8).

    He drives a blue-green 1993 Ford Taurus station wagon, Kansas Registration 275BGZ.

    His girlfriend drives a red 1991 Buick, Illinois Registration 9149316. If you have any questions, please contact Investigator Anderson or Investigator Hyde at 847-883-9900.

    8:07 PM  
    Blogger Blogengeezer said...

    17 Jan 2011. With the Tuscon Arizona fiasco perpetrated by a deranged individual, now firmly embedded into the MSM devotee's psyche, we will now move on.

    Schummer and Bloomberg are salivating, as is the Chicago Cartel. Another round of US students for Certified Concealed Carry are lined up for the next classes.

    Weapons are once again flying off the shelves. Surprising how these events have repercussions. The vocal (to say the least) Liberal Leftist, Pima County Sheriff Dupnik is now silenced to prevent his affecting the legal aspects of the case from heading south (figure of speech).

    Now we wait for 'the other shoe to drop'. Arizona is responding by further loosening the gun laws. Too bad a certified concealed or open carry law abiding citizen was not standing near Loughner. The outcome may well have been far less media worthy.

    7:57 PM  
    Blogger BigButterHeysus said...

    Great documentation & informative, Thank you!
    Reid is so awesome!

    8:54 AM  

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