Albemarle Town Council Firearms Law – Swings and Misses!

I thought long and hard about how to title this article. In the end, I took a page from the Fox News playbook with the idea that Incendiary Sells. Aw, c’mon, you clicked it didn’t you? Worked. I changed the original title after publication from “Albemarle Town Council Willfully Violates NC 2nd Amendment” to the new title, which I think more apt after further research. Read on. You’ll find it interesting if you care anything about firearms legislation. Let me recap for you so I can bring you up to speed. Around 2 in the morning on 4/18 I was unwinding; reading the news before going to bed. I clicked the local news section and came across an article written by Shannon Beamon for the Stanly News and Press (SNAP for short) titled “Council approves operation of ‘adult arcade’ on U.S. 52.” In all honesty, the term “adult arcade” was … Read the rest…

Why national concealed carry reciprocity would not work and shouldn’t be tried.

Almost all 2nd-amendment-supporting citizens agree it sure would be nice if we could carry in every state with just one permit. After all, the right to carry is firmly ingrained into our constitution. Carrying a firearm is a right everyone should be able to exercise! So, shouldn’t concealed carry be just as recognized and supported? Shouldn’t we be able to conceal just as freely as we carry openly? In my opinion, no. Let me clarify a few things about myself and my opinion. My name is Tommy Jordan. I am a certified firearms instructor in all 50 states for a variety of courses. Specifically relevant to this discussion, I teach a few courses that put me in front of people from all walks of life, every age group, and every racial demographic. Basic Pistol Safety is a main staple course of instruction that I personally think most people should take, … Read the rest…

Personal Letter to Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring

Dear Attorney General Herring, I can only assume from your quotes read in today’s news regarding the cancellation of concealed handgun reciprocity with North Carolina that you sir have fallen on your head and somehow impaired your thinking. As a gun owner myself, and a firearms instructor, I humbly ask that you seek medical attention post-haste!  Surely, actually no.. FACTUALLY the reasons you state for changing reciprocity with some of these states are a complete and total fabrication lacking absolutely no evidence. In fact the reasons you stated make no sense whatsoever. I can only speak for North Carolina because I haven’t taken the time to research all the other states’ gun laws, but please allow me a moment to enlighten you as someone appears to have been filling your head with utter nonsense. Your Claim: According to you, North Carolina (by its inclusion in your new law) has a … Read the rest…

Building Security – Epic Fail?

What happens when you drive up to a security checkpoint at a secure facility only to realize you’ve (quote accidentally) arrived bearing an arsenal? I had an appointment at what most would consider to be a “secure” facility earlier this week; a client of mine that shall remain nameless for the sake of embarrassment. Usually I drive up to the parking deck where the mall customers park, enter through the lobby, and navigate my way up the 30+ floors to meet with the customer. This time however, I was actually there with my team to perform an installation and the parking deck wasn’t exactly the easiest way to get our gear up to where it needed to be. I asked for, and was granted, access to the loading dock area for the duration of the project. Great, right? Awesome… whew! (I was not looking forward to having my guys haul … Read the rest…

Disproving Myths on the new NC Gun Laws

I knew it would be inevitable that media hype and ignorance would quickly permeate the blogosphere with regards to the new gun laws in NC, but I figured it would be moderately based in personal preference rather than outright distortion of fact or hyped one-liners. I read an article tonight that made me decide to go ahead and write this piece – and for those that show interest, I will be updating is as comments and questions require me to add additional information. To those at the Charlotte Observer – please outline your facts better before publishing them on your website for readers to accept as gospel. One-line zingers have no place in a gun-legislation discussion. This is one of those times that more info is better. Tell the WHOLE story, and the reasons for it. Don’t sensationalize to stir the pot. They have a section on the ad that … Read the rest…

Gun Safety – And other tricks

On January 19th of this year, the nation’s gun-owners decided to celebrate a national “Gun Appreciation” day. Great idea, right? No. Why? Six people at three different gun shows across the United States were hurt in what could have been fatal gun incidents. Sadly, all of them required hospital visits. Even more sadly, each of them could have been prevented. Yesterday millions of people turned out across the nation to show their support for the 2nd amendment. You/we should all know by now that NO one is going to report “1.999 million people NOT hurt on Gun Appreciation Day.” Why would they? But let an accident happen – especially one with a gun, and see what comes out of the wood work. That got me thinking about a video. Yes, there are lots of gun-safety videos out there. Apparently they aren’t watched by the people who NEED to watch them. … Read the rest…

…and no one was hurt today.

I have an idea to calmly, politely, and en masse, reinforce our thoughts about gun control to Congress in a way that is both passive and yet personal at once. Obviously if you own your guns illegally, or plan to commit a massacre in the coming future, this doesn’t apply to you. When this came to me: It occurred to me when I was in a mall earlier today. I’m licensed in my state to concealed carry, and so I do. Why? Well the one place people ARE shooting other people lately seems to be malls, retail stores, theatres, and schools. Apparently, according to Congress, those are incredibly dangerous places to be lately. I can’t concealed (or open) carry in theatres or on a school ground, but otherwise, it’s almost always either on my side or tucked away behind my shirt. Lately, I’m more likely to have to defend myself … Read the rest…

Write your Representative

This article is in response to the pending ant-gun legislation currently before congress. I’ve done what I can do; I’ve blogged, Facebooked, Tweeted, and contacted every congressperson and senator that represents me. Now it’s your turn. If you don’t try to stop this legislation and don’t make your voice heard, you have no right to complain when they pass this bill and take your rights away. “He who allows oppression, shares the crime.” -Erasmus Darwin If you somehow remain unclear about what is going on within our Congress this session, I’d like to refer you to two articles I’ve written previously on the subject. Anti-Gun Legislation introduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein The truth about gun crimes, the second amendment, and what has happened in our country since Columbine. I spent the morning writing my congressmen, senators, any via this blog – anyone else who can be bothered to listen. Here is … Read the rest…

New Gun Legislation

If the Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s new law goes into effect, even my simple .22 above will be considered an assault rifle and I’ll have to forfeit it to the government upon my death, as opposed to passing it down to my kids like most of us do. Nice huh? Not to mention you can forget ever buying one like it again. Take a look at some of her goals with the new gun ban. Time is running out. Contact your representatives NOW if you want your rights preserved. Otherwise this woman appears ready to trample all over them. Looks like I’m about to max out my credit card before January 22nd. I wonder how much the new ban will increase “assault” weapons sales between now and January 22nd? This lady is an idiot! I’m too tired to put my usual flavor of commentary on this, so I’ll just cut and … Read the rest…

America – Freedom vs Freedom

Update: Amended12/21/2012 (See last section titled 2nd Amendment Considerations) Nothing in my lifetime goes in the history books as such a horrible time as this past weekend. The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut was a tragedy that will never be forgotten by the families and friends of those innocents who lost their lives. It will also never be forgotten by those who intend to hammer it into political agenda both for and against gun control. It is forever cemented in our memories and most likely will be cemented in policy as well. Arguments will be made by both sides for months to come, and it will be referred to as a “what if” by pundits for the next ten years. We will likely never hear the end of it, which is in itself a tragedy for the loved ones of those involved. They will likely never have true peace as … Read the rest…