The punitive action against gun-owners who have Florida licenses to carry concealed weapons or firearms was taken because Florida has honored members of the armed forces and veterans.
In 2012, Florida passed legislation to recognize the men and women of our armed services who have served our nation honorably.
Our nation trains 18 year old men and women in firearms proficiency then sends them off to war and asks them to give their lives, if necessary, in the cause of Freedom.
When they have served our nation honorably and returned home to private life, it is unconscionable to tell them our state will not allow them to qualify for a concealed weapons and firearms license so they may protect themselves and their family because they have not yet reached the age of 21.
Recognizing that our men and women in the military have been called into service in the fight for Freedom when they reach the age 18 – the age of majority, the Florida legislature lowered the minimum age requirement from 21 to 18 years of age for those men and women who have served our nation and have been honorably discharged from the service.
This age waiver ONLY applies to veterans. Every other citizen must be 21 years of age or older.
Because of this recognition of special circumstances involving our brave military men and women, Attorney General Ferguson has chosen to revoke reciprocity with Florida for concealed weapons and firearms license holders.
Florida has honored our veterans, and for that, all law-abiding Florida license holders have been punished by Attorney General Ferguson.
You can help by urging the Attorney General to reinstate reciprocity with Florida and once again recognize our licenses as valid in Washington State.
CALL: Please call Attorney General Ferguson at (360) 753-2702.
WEST ALLIS (WITI) — A Marine Corps veteran was able to stop a man early Tuesday, March 12th from nearly kicking a woman to death. It happened near 102nd and Lincoln, and Wisconsin’s concealed carry law made his efforts possible.
Charlie Blackmore was driving home from work at 4:00 a.m. along Lincoln Avenue when he saw something on the sidewalk. Blackmore didn’t realize it was a woman on the ground being kicked in the head and stomach until he got closer.
That’s when he jumped out of his car and sprung into action.
“I said ‘stop’ and he starts coming towards me and that`s when I drew on him. He started getting closer and I said ‘get down on the ground,’” Blackmore said.
Blackmore held his gun on the suspect and called West Allis police. He says several times while waiting for police to arrive, the attacker moved toward him.
“I mean I’ve already made it up in mind that if he came at me I was going to have to take him down and I told him that. I warned him multiple times not to come towards me because he was a big guy and I wasn’t playing around and he didn’t seem like he was playing around,” Blackmore said.
Blackmore says police eventually showed up and had to force the suspect to the ground. They then asked to see Blackmore’s concealed carry permit.
“I put my hands up turned around and said ‘you can grab it out of my wallet.’ Checked my permit, gave me my wallet back, and then interviewed me for their paperwork,” Blackmore said.
West Allis police say that paperwork is not yet available. For that reason, the name of the attacker and his victim have not yet been released.
“She had a really big laceration by her eye and it looked like her nose was broken,” Blackmore said.
Blackmore didn’t catch any names either, but said the victim told him the man is an ex-boyfriend.
“She was not with him anymore and he had stalked her that day or something and he attacked her on her way to work,” Blackmore said.
Blackmore says situations like this are why he supports Wisconsin’s concealed carry law, and the rights of gun owners.
“We do good things. Not all of us are bad or crazy gun nuts. There are good people,” Blackmore said.
The West Allis police chief says these types of situations really are judgement calls for gun owners. While they don’t encourage this behavior, they appreciate citizens watching out for each other as long as they do it legally and are willing to accept the consequences.
I got a text today…
from my Dad. “I’m going to Academy Sports to buy a gun, I want a pocket pistol, what do you recommend?”
sigh…really, you wait until TODAY to do this….Fuck. So I called him
First, Academy will be sold out.Whatever you want, they will be sold out. Dont go.
Second, have you gone to the range I told you to go to and try out all the guns they have? answer…wait of it….”Of course not.” sigh… Fuck.
So I email him a few to look at and tell him to go to a gun shop near his house that I went to while visiting at xmas that is owned by a former cop who is really knowledgeable.
This is what he bought, mainly due to lack of inventory…
PS…My Mother is pissed.
can you actually pull the trigger and take a life?
i’ll say that i came pretty close to those tiers of escalation of such last night…
*I have Law Enforcement experience.
*I have extensive training on when to shoot/not shoot through the use of FATS(Firearms Training Simulators) as well as with the use of Simunitions.
The first thing you are asked when you enter the police academy or when you are interviewed to be hired by a police department is, “Can you shoot and kill another person?” Any answer other then “Yes.”; you are shown the door.
So If you are going to apply for a conceal and carry license, a license to carry and USE a deadly weapon, and you cannot say Yes to “I am prepared to shoot and kill another person.”; you are going to get yourself AND/OR your loved ones killed.
So the question of whether or not you can actually pull the trigger is something you MUST answer when you apply for your CCW, not at the moment you are presented with the situation of shoot/don’t shoot. If you wait until then it is too late.
moment 65-year-old woman thwarts robbery on jewellery store after opening fire on five armed men
Do “No Gun Signs” Have the Force of Law?
Came across this link I had to share it. ..
“Handgunlaw.us highly recommends that you not enter a place that is posted “No Firearms” no matter what the state laws read/mean on signage. We recommend you print out the No Guns = No Money Cards and give one to the owner of the establishment that has the signage.” As responsible gun owners and upholders of the 2nd Amendment we should also honor the rights of property owners to control their own property even if we disagree with them.”
“No Firearm” signs in Washington have no force of law unless they are posted on property that is specifically mentioned in State Law as being off limits to those with a Permit/License to Carry. If you are in a place not specifically mentioned in the law that is posted and they ask you to leave, you must leave. If you refuse to leave then you are breaking the law and can be charged. Even if the property is not posted and you are asked to leave you must leave. Always be aware of the possibility that responding Police Officers who may have been called without your knowledge and may not know the laws on trespass etc. could arrest you even if you are within the law.
Print yours here. Give them to businesses with the ridiculous signs posted on their doors.
Appendix carry method
Keep your fucking finger off the fucking trigger until your fucking sites are on the fucking target.