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Greenleaf, Idaho - Making it clear, they are not a gun free zone

With a population of 846, the city doesn’t maintain a police force. When the fiasco of Hurricane Katrina happened in 2005 the city council passed a citywide resolution in 2006 asking that each household acquire a gun and ammunition. The city taking this seriously didn't stop there, they also offer gun safety and hunters safety courses at City Hall for area residents.

These kind of actions are not new. Back in 1982 Kennesaw, Georgia passed a resolution very similar, asking their residents to maintain a firearm in their home.

Conoy Township, Pennsylvania was in the news February 5, 2015 as they installed their Not a Gun-Free Zone signs.

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So, it looks to me, I now have a few new options on where to live.

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As of June 18th, 2015, with the passage of SB 175 and SB 488. Nevada will recognize the following States' CCW permits ;

Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

The exciting news is, Nevada will recognize a non-resident Arizona permit once again. Check out our Non-Resident Arizona Courses Click Here

Remember firearm laws change frequently so before traveling with a firearm, you should verify the laws with the appropriate authorities.

Here is the link to the Nevada Department of Public Safety about the change. http://gsd.nv.gov/FeesForms/Brady/CCW-Permit-Recognition/

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School Gun Free Zones. While California allows their CCW permit holders to carry on school grounds (Penal Code 626.9(l)) and many other states are passing laws to allow their permit holders to carry on school grounds. That may soon change here in California with SB 707 passing through the Senate Committee on Appropriations this week and heading to the Senate floor. I always thought if our law makers would ever realize permit holders could legally carry on school property, they would put an end to it and here it is, the first attempt with SB 707. Personally I think permit holders being allowed to carry on school grounds is a good thing. Right? Here is a person that has shown good decision making their entire life. Have passed a background check, took firearm training and qualified with the firearm they are carrying. Sounds to me like a good guy (or gal) with a gun. Contact your California State Senator and urge them to OPPOSE SB 707. You can locate your representatives by using this link http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/

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May 5, 2015 - A rookie Oklahoma City police officer became separated from his partner during a foot pursuit and managed to close in on the robbery suspect they were chasing. The suspect managed to get control of the officer’s baton and started striking him in the head repeatedly, and the incident might have become another murder of an officer in the line of duty if it wasn’t for an armed citizen stepping in to save the day:

Read the rest of the story here : http://bearingarms.com/armed-citizen-saves-officer-attack-oklahoma-city/

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There is definitely a lot of talk about binary explosive targets and has been for some time.

Since many of you have taking courses from me, you know I'm not an attorney and if you need legal advise, I recommend hiring an attorney.

This blog is just my opinion.

I'm guessing many of you have either used Tannerite or another brand or at least have seen the videos of people using the binary explosive targets. I have to admit, it is some fun stuff, cause who doesn't like exploding targets?

If you view Tannrites website you can find a link explain the legalities of its use. And after reading all the legal stuff you can be convinced it is all legal.

Well, under Federal Law anyway but not under California Law. Of course there is a lot of debate over this, especially on calguns. But like what happens most of the time, everyone wants to overlook parts of the penal code that doesn't fit their argument.

I will agree most of the penal code, when dealing with explosive has phrases like, 'intent', 'recklessly or maliciously'. And I would agree, even bet that 99.9% or more of the time, binary explosive targets are purchased with no bad intent. Just wanting to have a little explosive fun and it is fun. (check out the video on the home page)

I think California Penal Code 18720, makes it clear.

PC 18720. Every person who possesses any substance, material, or any combination of substances or materials, with the intent to make any destructive device or any explosive without first obtaining a valid permit to make that destructive device or explosive, is guilty of a felony, and is punishable by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 for two, three, or four years.

And trying to make an argument that binary explosive targets are not an explosive. I would say is a motto point since the word explosive is right on the packaging.

Just Google Jeremy Ingram Menifee California. In August 2013, he was arrested on two felony counts of possessing illegal explosive devices.

Here is a link to the news article http://www.menifee247.com/2013/08/menifee-man-arrested-for-possession-of-illegal-explosives.html

And the newspapers Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/menifee247/posts/699642486729090

My suggestion, stay away from binary explosive targets, at least in California.

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As of January 1, 2015, the Handgun Safety Certificate (HSC) program was replaced with the Firearm Safety Certificate (FSC) program. Under the FSC program, requirements that previously applied to handguns only now apply to all firearms (handguns and long guns), unless exempt. A list of exemptions is available on this website.

 

A valid Handgun Safety Certificate can still be used to purchase/acquire handguns only until it expires. For long gun purchases/acquisitions made January 1, 2015, and thereafter, an FSC will be required. Once an FSC is obtained, it can be used for both handgun and long gun purchases/acquisitions.

 

FSCs are acquired by taking and passing a written test on firearm safety, generally at participating firearms dealerships and private firearms training facilities. A Firearm Safety Certificate Study Guide, pdf to help individuals prepare for the FSC test is available for viewing/downloading from this website.

 

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