enhanced or tiered system for CCW licenses

Discussion of Firearm Politics & Legislation. This forum is now strictly limited to discussions directly related to firearms.

Moderators: Coordinators, Moderators

enhanced or tiered system for CCW licenses

Postby M-Quigley » Mon May 14, 2018 1:15 pm

https://www.npr.org/2018/04/30/60699023 ... rry-permit

IMHO I think a two tiered license is a bad idea. One license is okay to defend yourself in a crowd of people outside or at the local Wally mart, but you need a separate license to do the same thing in a church or other area?

Arkansas recently became the first state to require active shooter training for a gun permit.

The state began issuing "enhanced concealed carry" permits earlier this year. The law creating the new permits, which passed last spring, allows enhanced carriers to bring guns into what the state calls "sensitive places," including public university campuses, bars, churches and the state Capitol.

To get the new permit, applicants have to pass a live-fire exam and take a course that covers what to do in an active shooting. That's on top of the five hours of training required for a basic concealed-carry permit in Arkansas.

The first step of the permit process is two hours at the shooting range. Applicants have to hit a static paper target — a bull's-eye superimposed on a silhouette of a human torso — 70 percent of the time. If they pass, they move on to a six-hour classroom session.


Sadly there are still many churches that haven't learned a thing from past church or other mass shootings. A mass murderer doesn't carry how you feel about guns or defending yourself, except that being unarmed makes what they do easier. :(

In addition, I believe a person is capable of seeing opportunities for love and to build community and still carry a firearm, still able to be able to recognize danger when and if it exists. It is generally anti gunners that confuse being prepared with paranoia, not most concealed carriers.

Some "sensitive places" that aren't publicly owned — like bars and churches — can opt out of the new law and ban firearms. First United Methodist Church in Little Rock has done just that. David Freeman, the senior pastor, says the self-defense mindset of concealed carry just doesn't align with the church's values.

"It keeps us guarded and focused on fear and focused on 'what are dangers out there?' " he says, "rather than seeing the world through, 'What are the opportunities for love and to build community?' "
M-Quigley
 
Posts: 3010
Joined: Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:06 pm
Location: Western Ohio

Re: enhanced or tiered system for CCW licenses

Postby WY_Not » Mon May 14, 2018 3:53 pm

Oh joy, even more confusion over where one can and can not carry. :roll:
Learn how Project Appleseed is supporting freedom through Marksmanship and Heritage clinics.

Samuel Adams wrote:If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.
User avatar
WY_Not
OFCC Patron Member
OFCC Patron Member
 
Posts: 2120
Joined: Wed May 02, 2007 10:15 pm
Location: Miami County, OH

Re: enhanced or tiered system for CCW licenses

Postby M-Quigley » Mon May 14, 2018 8:38 pm

WY_Not wrote:Oh joy, even more confusion over where one can and can not carry. :roll:


True, but at least at the First Methodist church in Arkansas there is no confusion. If you're there and some nutcase or terrorist comes in with a gun, you're supposed to welcome them with open arms and love. :roll: And after the murderer runs out of victims, it will be blamed on the NRA. :roll:
M-Quigley
 
Posts: 3010
Joined: Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:06 pm
Location: Western Ohio


Return to National Firearm Politics & Legislation

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Majestic-12 [Bot] and 5 guests