Friday, July 18, 2014

CWP, 18 July 2014 A.D.
Greetings Concealed Weapons Permittees,

***** Mindset *****

My head is up and I'm looking around.

***** Training *****

     Climbing, an important survival skill.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncSVUbqWGtI
     When I was training to climb (for some
of us, climbing does not come instinctively)
we were taught to climb as do the monkeys.
Monkeys never pull themselves up (against
gravity) with their arms.  In fact, if you
watch monkeys in the wild, you will rarely
see them bending their elbows while
climbing.  Their arms are straight as they
swing or pivot about their hand grip and
their shoulders.  A very efficient method.
So, they never tire.

     I read an article that suggested you
find out about the instructor's insurance
before taking a class from that instructor.
     The State of Tennessee requires
"Handgun Training Schools" to carry $300,000
of liability insurance before being able to teach
the Tennessee Handgun Permit class.
     In addition to liability insurance, which
may cover a student shooting himself or others
in the class, there is also Professional Liability
insurance which covers the instructor being
sued for something that the instructor taught
the student to do.
     Massad Ayoob says,
"Find out beforehand if your instructors
will speak for you if you get in trouble
for doing what they taught you to do."
http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1486809
     No one has ever asked me about my insurance.
I carry $1,000,000 of general liability
and $500,000 of professional liability insurance
through the
NRA Endorsed Property & Casualty Insurance Program.
I also carry insurance to protect the kind people
who allow us the use of their property for our
classes.

***** Gear *****

     Ammo prices and sources.
http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2014/07/11/ammo-prices-07112014/
     How I miss the days of yore when in the
Marine Corps a SSgt. would hand me an ammo can
(500 or 1000 rounds) and tell me not to hurt myself. 
     Having to buy your own ammo in the
civilian world is expensive. 
But, we are free to buy ammo.
Happy Independence Day!

***** Laws *****

Laws and frequently asked questions concerning the
Tennessee Handgun Permit
http://www.tn.gov/safety/handgunmain.shtml

Gun law web sites.
www.nraila.org
www.handgunlaw.us
www.carryconcealed.net
www.mylegalheat.com

***** News (as opposed to propaganda) *****

     Article on the After Action Report
of the Washington Navy Yard attack.
http://www.policeone.com/active-shooter/articles/7367662-Report-Police-couldnt-access-live-video-of-Navy-Yard-attacks/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=todaysTopStories&nlid=7366886
     Excerpt:
"Police departments may hold the mistaken belief
that the personnel working within gated military
installations in the United States, such as the
Navy Yard [in Washington, D.C.],
are heavily armed and capable of
defending against threats.  The truth, however,
is that the majority of the individuals working
on military bases are not armed," the report said.

Cheers,
Jon

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