Ladera Ranch Chamber Forces Director to Resign After Bringing Up CCW Issue for Business Owners

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former Director, Ladera Ranch Chamber of Commerce; forced to resign as VP Government Affairs after attempting to inform South Orange County Regional Chambers of Commerce GAC of Supervisors' historic resolution re ccw issuance to business owners.

July 4: Free Multi-State CCW Class for Ladera Ranch Residents

Free Gun Safety Class July 4 (Ladera Residents Only) I will provide a free ($20 materials fee requested) gun safety class at my home on July 4, from 1230pm to 430pm, after the parade and before the evening festivities. The class is open to Ladera Ranch residents only, and to avoid impacting neighbors students are asked to avoid parking on our street. Space in the class is limited, so email or call now. Learn to "gun-proof" your kids! (In case your neighbors do not "child-proof" their guns.) Learn how to unload a gun and make it safe, in case a kid finds one and asks you to do so. No real weapons are used in the class, which uses training replicas. A shooting test will be conducted using a laser simulator. My class is described further at – though normally 7 hours, I have shortened it to 4 hours to make it easier to attend on July 4. Though shortened, this FREE version of the class for Ladera residents will still follow the statutory requirements and will qualify you for the nonresident Utah Concealed Firearm Permit (recognized in 29 states), good for five years should you wish to apply for it, provided you pay Utah's $65.25 fee, submit fingerprint cards, passport photo, copy of driver license, and pass the required background check. Minimum age 21. US citizenship NOT required.

Navy Jacks Flying in Ladera Ranch

First navy jack More and more houses in Ladera Ranch (well, at least on my street) are now flying the First Navy Jack, a flag from the Revolutionary War, popular with the current tea party movement and featured prominently by the newly influential Tenth Amendment Center.

I started flying mine a few months ago, not realizing others were having the same idea.  I took mine to a tea party on April 15 and was surprised to see several others there.  I then purchased quite a few to give out to my CCW students (, including my neighbor two doors down who is retired Navy (Annapolis grad) and flying it proudly.  Another neighbor on my street has paid for a seat in the class and will be flying the flag soon.  (She is Neighborhood Rep and is running to be on the board of directors for LARCS.) A fourth Navy Jack will soon be flying by a neighbor on the other side of our little street, who it turns out runs one of the main blogs on Friedrich Hayek.

Finally, I just received a call from someone that wants me to hold one of my mobile CCW classes in another part of Ladera Ranch, for ten students–that will be another ten Navy Jacks and we are just getting started.

FREE NAVY JACK with Utah CCW Class in South OC

navy jacks flying at sachem way, ladera ranch First navy jackBen Franklin preferred the rattlesnake as national symbol noting its reluctance to attack without warning (unlike the biblical serpent, it has a rattle), though fierce on sufficient provocation. See