There is going to be a Concealed Carry Class in the Three Rivers Area on May 31st 2014. The class is for qualified citizens 21 and older. It will start at 7 a.m. and will continue until finished. Classes are between 8 and 10 hours long (5 hrs. class time and 3-5 hrs. of range time). There is a $25 non-refundable registration fee and $100 for the day. Firearms are available to rent for $20 (You will need at least 110 rounds of ammunition).
For more information or to register call 278-1235 ext. 208. Or stop into the Three Rivers Police department. You can also download the registration form here.
Taurus 357 Magnum
Ok after what turned out to be almost a full month I have finally restored the Liberty1st forum’s database. And for those unaware I have been having some issues with the hosting server where Liberty1st.org
resides used to reside. It started a couple of months ago and originally it was just a slow down in page loads but progressed to timeouts in a very short time. After spending a couple of weeks getting no help from the host at that time I decided to find a new host before the end of a new billing cycle.
Once I found a new host I starting migrating the site but again since I couldn’t get any help/support from the old host so I couldn’t get a backup of the forum’s database. And since I did not want to start the forum over from scratch I decided that my only option was to script all the tables, views and stored procedures to a text file and then reinstall them one by one on the new server, which I did.
I was able to import everything from the old database to the new one but once done I found that there were some problems with permissions, keys and data constraints. Anyway a couple of nights ago I was finally (I think) able to get everything back in its correct place.
So right now everything seems to be working again. I will restore the links to the forum from this front page in the next day or two but for now you can get to it via this link
Please let me know through a comment to this post or directly on the forum if you find something that doesn’t work right or run into any problem at all.
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I am making a transition from one host to another so things may look (and be) out of place for a couple of days. I hope to have everything back in place by the end of the weekend.
It’s like finding a needle in a haystack
Michigan legislators vote on hundreds of bills every year. Spotting the most important votes could feel like a full-time job.
Vote Spotter is an app developed by the Mackinac Center of Public Policy for the iPhone (and soon Android) that enables you to track the legislation that your local legislators are voting on and how they vote. The bills are written in plain English and you can select the type of legislation you are interested in provide feedback. I was a little disappointed that “firearms” was not one of the preset categories but I guess that doesn’t really fit the kind of content that the Mackinac Center for Public Policy focuses on so it makes some sense (I guess), Also this does feel a little like a version 1 app so maybe this is something that will be added in a later update. There is are some “social” elements included that may help people get the word out on particular legislation as the community around this app grows. I am excited to see what future updates bring.
For more information about this app see the Vote Spotter website here.
The American Spirit of Resistance
I don’t know if this caption is real or not but damn I sure hope so.
I have heard from a new visitor of this site that it seems defunct, which I completely agree with. It does. And I intend to correct that starting today.
I have also heard in the past that with the newer format that I put in place a year or so ago that it isn’t always clear to people that there is a new forum included with this blog. So going forward and each week I am going to post the topic to the front page of the site.
Last Weeks Liberty1st Posts
In an effort to revive the Liberty 1st Forum I am going to start posting the most recent posts to the forum on the front page of this blog as well as committing to at least 4 posts a week for at least two months.
Also in another Liberty Revival project I am looking for some other people who would like to post about topics concerning Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. So if you are a person interested in Liberty and would like to write about it on a regular (or semi regular) basis I would love to get some guests posts on the subject. Please Email or post a comment to the thread if you are interested in doing so.
And last of all I am working with a couple of other people to launch another site around one of my favorite topics concerning Liberty, which should be announced sometime mid summer 2014.
Never open carried before? Well here is your chance! Just curious? Here’s a great opportunity to come get some questions answered and see other OC’ers “in action” Michigan Open Carry is inviting you to come have lunch with us at IHOP in Woodhaven. December 15th is Bill of Rights Day, and is set as “Guns Save Lives Day” by other pro gun groups. So come on out with us and celebrate both with MOC!
The Michigan Open Carry forum has announced that their next open carry event in Michigan will be held on December 15th in Woodhaven, MI. at 1:00PM. More about them and this Open Carry event can be found here.
MSN has this article titled Michigan lawmakers take their beer really, really seriously
Michigan lawmakers have proposed the most important bill of the century. Introduced last week, it would require every pint of beer to contain at least 16 ounces of the precious liquid.
While most things going on in American politics today go the opposite way from my political core this is something that I don’t find so distasteful (so to speak).
Concealed Pistol License (CPL) applications in St. Joseph County have risen sharply in 2013, according to the Michigan State Police.
Last year, MSP received an average of 481 applications for permits and approved 463 of those for licensure. So far this year, there have been an average of 626 applications received and 523 approved, according to MSP.
“Within the past year, records have been broken as far as the number of background checks done for the purchase of firearms,” said Debra Smith, manager for the Michigan State Police firearms records unit. “We have also seen an increase in the number of people that apply for or receive concealed pistol licenses.”
No surprises here. I think this just says that St Joseph County is keeping pace with the rest of the country where conceal carry is legal.
The article in the Three Rivers Commercial also mentions that the Three Rivers Police Dept. offers a CCW (CPL) class but it doesn’t provide any additional information about it. If you know any specifics please post them to the comments and I will update this article later. See the entire article here.
As a side note: If you have even wondered which states allow concealed carry and more specifically which states honor Michigan’s CPL I have included a graphic from the Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners below.
At present, States shaded in blue will not honor the Michigan CPL.
Check out their site for more Gun Related News.