Help Wanted

Friends,

I need your help with a couple of things please:

72Virginians.org

Please spread the word about a new group blog I started for certain friends and family to whom I have transferred lifetime memberships good for free firearms training at Front Sight Firearms Training Institute (often called the “Disneyland for Gun Owners”) in order for them to blog as guest authors about their training experiences. [I obtained a large block of lifetime memberships (seventy-two, actually) — Diamond memberships with the Alaska add-on, valid for all courses in Alaska as well as the main facility near Las Vegas.]  They will be blogging about the good they are doing for themselves, their families, and their communities, by training at the courses described here: http://www.frontsight.com/Courses.asp

You can visit our group blog here: http://72Virginians.org

The GUNTRUST® Course (GUNTRUST.ORG)

Please also spread the word about the $hundred$ of dollars’ worth of FREE firearms training I provide locally at my law office in Laguna Hills, in a FREE concealed carry class that qualifies you for a concealed carry permit recognized in 30 states (not California).  Even if you don’t travel at all, you can use this training in order to carry safely right here in your own home in California, because in California no permit is required to carry in your home.  The training I provide is based on my decade of training as a Front Sight student.

Many gun owners fail to get any formal training.  They stick the gun in a drawer and expect to wave it around like a magic wand.  Or maybe they had training in the military and don’t appreciate the need for handgun training, or for training in the legal, ethical, and moral implications of deadly force.  In fact, I have not had much luck pitching my course to veterans at the local gun show—here are two actual responses: “I was in the military and trained with weapons a lot bigger than that!” and “I got all the training I need 28 years ago in the Marine Corps—I’ll just kill ‘em!”  Many veterans do, of course, recognize the need for continued training, and I would know nothing without them.

Remember the May 2009 case of the Oklahoma City pharmacist (a military veteran) who shot a would-be robber in the head and then, as the robber lay unconscious, returned calmly with a different gun and shot him five more times in the stomach?  Here is the story and video:

Pharmacist shooting

(Link: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=eed_1243733340)

Who should you tell about this free class?  Just about everyone, but in particular those who love their families and America and freedom under rule of law.  Complete novices are welcome, and there is no need to ever touch a real firearm as the class uses highly realistic replicas and a laser simulated range in my office.  Ages 9-99 welcome (kids must be accompanied by parent).

Take advantage of this now and tell your friends because, although this is my fourth year of teaching this class, I am not sure how long I can keep providing all of this training free of charge.

Details on the free class: http://guntrust.org

Prereq to “class” is attending a free clinic and passing a simple test:

http://gunlaw.pro

Questions? Call me: 949-215-9995

Stay safe,

Dave Duringer

Poll: 83% of Americans Support Right to Carry

NRA-ILA: Friday, August 07, 2009
 
The United States Senate recently voted on an amendment that would have allowed Right-to-Carry permit holders to carry in all other states that also grant carry permits.  The amendment, sponsored by Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and David Vitter (R-La.), won a significant majority of votes, 58 to 39, but failed to reach the 60 votes needed to avoid a Senate filibuster.

Anti-gun senators have long argued that the majority of Americans do not support firearm freedoms. They made this erroneous claim once again during the debate on the Thune/Vitter amendment.  Now, a new poll has proven them wrong.

Conducted by Zogby International and The O'Leary Report, the poll looked at Americans' opinions on some key issues related to the Second Amendment.  One of the questions asked: "Currently, 39 states have laws that allow residents to carry firearms to protect themselves, only if they pass a background check and pay a fee to cover administrative costs.  Most of those states also require applicants to have firearms safety training.  Do you support or oppose this law?"

It will come as a shock to the 39 senators who voted to deny law-abiding Americans their right to self-defense when traveling outside their home states, but the results showed that 83% of Americans support Right-to-Carry laws. The poll also revealed that support for Right-to-Carry crosses party lines, with 86% of independent voters and 80% of Democratic voters supporting Right-to-Carry. This is no surprise to gun owners, however, who have long known that the majority of Americans support the Second Amendment and the right to self-defense.

The anti-gun community is trumpeting its 39-vote procedural "victory" as a major achievement. But just like the vote in the Senate, the overwhelming majority of Americans are on our side.

Copyright 2009, National Rifle Association of America, Institute for Legislative Action.

CCW is issue #1 @ billhuntforsheriff2010.com

Logically, the statement below might suffice since the majority of CA counties are close to being "Right-To-Carry" or "shall-issue," and obviously such broad issue for "personal protection" should not be considered violative of "state mandated requirements."

However, some would complain the candidate's written platform is not clear enough as to what those "state mandated requirements" are, noting that Hutchens interprets the good cause requirement as implicitly involving some sort of elevated risk not usually found in the population.  Is elevated risk a state-mandated requirement?  It would help if the candidate would answer that with a resounding NO.

It would be great if he would simply endorse "personal protection" or at least "self protection" as good cause, but I might accept something along the lines of a statement that good cause must be applied as if it's 2010 and not still the 1970's, taking into account the good effect of shall-issue laws spreading to 32 states over the last several decades, none of which have been repealed, and the good experience of 40 Right-To-Carry states which freely issue permits or otherwise allow concealed. In other words, a statement that in light of all this, he would issue reasonably and not in the arbitrary and capricious manner of the Kelly-girl temporarily occupying the office.

I believe he came pretty close to this at the recent fundraiser.  Having something more definitive in the written platform would help.

Issues | Bill Hunt for Sheriff.

Protecting Our Rights… I will issue concealed weapons permits (CCW) to any applicant who is a law abiding resident of the county, meets state mandated requirements and is not prohibited by law from possessing a firearm. There have been less than 1200 issued CCW’s in a county of 3 million. The majority have been given to reserve police officers, judges, prosecutors and to reward political supporters. I will depoliticize the process and establish an annual audit to review each application to ensure the process is unbiased, non-political and equitable.

911 Recording of Me Drawing Pistol Defensively in Orange County

Dialing 911-1911: Defensive Gun Use under CCW Permit in Orange County.

The images you see at left and below are taken from the blog of a gentleman I met on February 20, 2009, in the parking lot outside my office. The circumstances of our meeting are largely captured by the 911 recording (via Bluetooth EARPIECE!) you can hear by turning up your speakers and refreshing this page. I made the call to 911 as I approached to help someone I thought was having a seizure. I did not realize this student from an upstairs university had put the whole building in lockdown.

You can hear him admitting insanity, then (abruptly rising to his feet) shouting "IF I SEE F***S ON THE STREET I'M GONNA KILL 'EM!" I was the only one on the street, about 6 to 8 feet away when the large man uttered the word "kill" – one second later, my weapon was out (low ready, not pointed in) and I was shouting "STOP RIGHT THERE! STOP RIGHT THERE!" as I backed up. He kept coming toward me even as I withdrew, until I quit talking to 911 and stood my ground briefly with more aggressive stance and demeanor (weapon still at low ready). Many witnesses watched from above including several, ironically, from the conference room six floors up where I would teach a concealed carry class the following morning.

July 4: FREE Multi-State CCW Class in Ladera Ranch

UPDATE: LaderaLife removed the post below (despite the public service nature of the event), from the "Round Table" forum which more Laderans follow, relegating it to the "Neighborhood Watch" forum, which few people follow.  Please help publicize this class by emailing to anyone you know in Ladera.

LaderaLife.com | The Official Community Website of Ladera Ranch, CA.

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 www.7-4-1776.us – 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.

The GUNTRUST Course (UT CCW) South Orange County

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