Aug 022011

By Diana Moskovitz

Do handguns belong in South Florida’s parks and recreation centers and city halls? They do according to the Florida Legislature.

Under a new law that takes effect Oct. 1, all of the state’s cities and counties must repeal local rules limiting gun ownership. Although the state has claimed sole right to regulate firearms since 1987, this year’s new law adds fines for local officials who fail to comply, and gives gun owners a right to sue for damages if they believe their rights have been violated.

Though the initial bill suggested a fine of $5 million, the final legislation lowered the amount to $5,000.

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Jul 152011

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FAIRFAX, Va. -- National Rifle Association’s Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre addressed the United Nations this afternoon. He told the U.N. to not interfere with the Second Amendment freedoms of Americans and pledged to continue the fight to preserve civilian ownership of firearms in the U.S. He said the NRA will oppose any U.N. provision that seeks to prohibit or regulate U.S. civilian firearm ownership.

LaPierre said in his remarks, “The cornerstone of our freedom is the Second Amendment. Neither the United Nations, nor any other foreign influence, has the authority to meddle with the freedoms guaranteed by our Bill of Rights, endowed by our Creator, and due to all humankind.”

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Jul 152011

Florida concealed weapons permit holders can learn a lot from this report. During your Florida concealed carry class you will learn what the law says about how to properly store your firearms, and what can happen to you if you don’t. A three-year-old girl died after accidentally shooting herself in the head with a gun she had found hidden under a mattress, police said.

Lilianna Moore, three, had been left home alone by her father, who was out visiting his girlfriend when his daughter picked up the loaded gun in a bedroom at their apartment in St Louis, Missouri. Neighbors reported seeing a paramedic racing out of the building carrying Lilianna’s limp body in his arms, blood pouring from her head.

Jul 152011

Doctors in Florida are fighting a first-of-its-kind law requiring them to have a legitimate safety concern before they start asking a patient about guns.

The physicians contend the new law is too broad and they should be free to ask patients and parents about firearms in the house to make sure people know how to keep them safely locked away. Doctors routinely offer similar advice about other household risks, from the dangers of tobacco use to swimming pools.

Gun rights supporters who pushed for the new law believe questions about gun ownership are an invasion of privacy, and say some people have been dropped by doctors simply because they refused to talk about firearms.

The law, signed by Republican Gov. Rick Scott, took effect June 2. It forbids doctors from inquiring about guns unless the information is “relevant to a patient’s medical care or safety, or the safety of others.”

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Jul 072011

Why I Died – Your Concealed Weapons Permit Class is Not Enough

By Mike Seeklander

As I lay there mortally wounded, with my life slipping away, I could not help remembering the words of the instructor who had taught my concealed carry class. He said, “This training is not the end, and really not even a good beginning for your self-defense training. Get some more training!” His point, as he often repeated during the one-day class, was that I was not even close to being prepared for the real deal if it happened to me or any of the other 15 students in the class.

Now I am not sure about them, but I knew he spoke the truth about me. Fitness has never been part of my life, that firearm class was my first (just to get my carry permit), and I honestly preferred to spend my money on the skiing trip I had planned with my buddies rather than paying for more training or practice ammunition. The class got me the certificate I needed to legally carry a gun, and with a gun I had the great equalizer, right?

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Jul 062011

July 6, 2011 – When Gov. Scott Walker signs the concealed carry bill, Wisconsin will join 48 other states that allow qualified residents to carry concealed weapons. So what does that mean for property owners, businesses, and employers?

The new law creates immunity for property owners and employers who allow concealed weapons on property or at a place of business. It will also allow property owners and employers to prohibit employees and visitors from carrying concealed weapons on the premises by providing proper notice. So what are the liability risks?

Read More About Why Prohibiting Concealed Weapons in the Workplace Could Lead to Liability – By Joe Forward, Legal Writer, State Bar of Wisconsin

Jun 252011

As Florida concealed weapons permit class instructors we are constantly trying to improve our shooting and instructor skills by seeking out the very best firearms instructors and authors in the country. Rob Pincus and Grant Cunnington are two of the best. At MyWeaponsPermit, we totally buy into what they cover in this article, and suggest you do the same.

New Concepts of Precision in Defensive Shooting

by Grant Cunningham

I was sitting in on a Combat Focus Shooting Instructor Development course in Washington state when my ears perked up. Rob Pincus, the lead instructor and developer of the course, had drawn a couple of rectangles on the whiteboard. One depicted a target with shots evenly distributed within its area, and the other the same number of shots tightly grouped in the center.

“What can you say about these targets?” he asked the instructor candidates. “Good shooting!” exclaimed one student, the others joining in the ensuing laughter.

Rob looked a little puzzled. After all, the goal in defensive shooting is to make the bad guy go away using the least amount of time and energy necessary. Was spending time and energy to achieve smaller groups really a mark of good defensive shooting — or simply a display of meaningless athletic prowess?

“I don’t think,” he said, “that shooting more precisely than the target needs is good shooting.” He looked at me and said, “Grant, is there such a thing as too much precision?”

The implications of my answer caused me to rethink the whole notion of precision as a hallmark of defensive shooting.

Click to read why these New Concepts of Precision in Defensive Shooting can make you a safer Florida concealed weapons permit holder.

Jun 182011

The Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — People with Florida concealed weapons licenses will no longer face arrest for accidentally letting their guns show. Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed a new law (SB 234) decriminalizing such unintended displays. It’s effective immediately. Those who intentionally openly carry a weapon could still face jail time.

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May 272011

Florida concealed weapons permits and daily concealed carry in Florida are becoming a necessity as this news story proves.

PLANT CITY. A 53-year-old man opened fire Wednesday afternoon at a Plant City warehouse, injuring a worker, and he set fires inside an office before he surrendered, police said. Andrew Lee Brown fired the first shots outside an office area at the Save-A-Lot warehouse at 4003 Amberjack Blvd., according to the Plant City Police Department. He then entered the offices, where he fired more rounds from a 9 mm handgun, police said, and started at least three fires.

Mass shootings and workplace violence can happen anywhere, and they are becoming more and more frequent everyday. Employees and customers alike can be caught in the crossfire or intentionally targeted by the shooter.

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