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Posted by on in News
This past weekend I spent two days at the Fairfield Home & Garden Show, sharing a booth with California Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA) and with Blueridge Consulting & Firearms. CRPA had five volunteers with Liz & Rod being there all three days.
Although I am a life member of CRPA, this is the first time I had a chance to see the organization at a public event. What an eye opener that was. The public in general seems very interested but don’t want to get involved and really don’t want their name on a list of gun owners. More than once I got an indication that people don’t want anyone to know they own firearms or how many they do own. I can understand that fear, for me, I’m long past that point.
We even had people come up to us, thanked us for being there and supporting the Second Amendment but had no intentions of joining the fight. That’s alright, I will take the moral support for doing the right thing.
If you are not a member of CRPA, you should be. The cost is $22.00 or $27.00 for an individual, depending if you want their magazine mailed to you or a digital copy emailed or $32.00 or $37.00 for family membership. Of course they offer life membership also. More information can be found on their website

Blueridge Consulting & Firearms offers a CCW Application Seminar that will help you fill out your Solano County CCW application and work with you to develop your good cause statement. Yes, until the appeal is over, the law has not changed and a good cause statement is still required.
The only good news about that is some of our local counties do issue, like, Solano, Napa, Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, Lake and Sutter.
Here is a link that compares 2011, 2012 and 2013 total permits issued for California. Click –>> Permit Totals
Hope to see you on the range soon.
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Posted by on in Site Updates

You can register for a class in multiple areas but they all have one thing in common. You must be logged in to the website.

This means you must be a register user. To accomplish this, find the New User Register link on the left, under the User Menu.

On the New User Register page there are two ways to register. One is to use the Facebook link, of course you need a Facebook account for this to work. The second way is to fill-out the new user registrations form on that page.

If you use the first method (Facebook) you are finished with registration and just need to be logged in.

If you fill-out the form, you will receive an email with an activation link. This email should arrive within 2 or 3 minutes. Check your spam or junk email folder. Depending on your email provider and other factors the activation link should be clickable. If it is, just click the link to activate your account.

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Posted by on in Conceal Carry

In the case of Peruta v. San Diego, we have been waiting on this ruling since 2009.

California court affirms the right of law-abiding citizens to carry handguns for lawful protection in public.

As most will know, California has a process for applying for a permit to carry a handgun in public. And with a lot of people not even trying to get a permit because, either the fear of denial or thinking the process is flawed. The requirements for getting a permit includes safety training (up to 24 hours), background check, a "good cause", and with some counties requiring psychological evaluation.

The Peruta law suit only challenged the "good cause" portion. In many areas the “good cause” was being interpreted to mean that the applicant must be faced with a current and a specific threat that out weighed public safety. And without this element the applicant doesn't qualify to receive a permit.

The Ninth Circuit, in a 2-1 opinion written by Judge O’Scannlain, ruled that Peruta was entitled to Summary Judgement, because the “good cause” provision violates the Second Amendment.


Posted by on in Conceal Carry

I have been quite on the website of late. But then again I have been busier than normal too. For the past three months I have been traveling, a lot and glad to be home. Just in time for the rain.

We have gotten our course of training approved and I have been certified as an Illinois firearm instructor. Seems like that has taken forever. I'm sure the Illinois State Police are being slammed with questions and applications from both the public wanting permits and us instructors wanting to be certified.

In Illinois' latest update, they have allowed a few Illinois instructors to apply for permits so they could test their processes. The report is the system held up and they are ready for business with a plan to be fully operational in April 2014.

For us out of state applicants we still have to wait for our state to be certified as having similar firearm laws as Illinois. And how long will that take is anybodies guess. Of course in who's opinion is the states firearm laws similar?

To answer your question, what should I do next if I want an Illinois carry permit?


Posted by on in Conceal Carry

But the wait is on!

Illinois will call their permit Concealed Carry License (CCL).

The Illinois State Police still have to finish two more steps;

1. Publish a list of certified firearms instructors. By law, we cannot accept registrations for the IL CCW course until this list comes out and we are on that list.

2. List the courses that they will accept towards the training requirement. We do know they are requiring 16 hours of firearm training.


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