Doing my part.

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    Doing my part.

    Recently my niece told me that she had purchased a collapsible baton for self defense(that made me happy). That got me thinking, can she even carry one legally? Well it turns out no! It would be considered a concealed weapon. So I did the only thing I could think of. I went and bought her my two sisters and my mother CC classes! They had all talked about wanting to do it but never actually did. So I'm hoping that since I got the ball rolling that they will keep it moving and get there CCP.

    Who else has purchased classes for friends or family?

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    In Texas, no, as well...it is odd, we can obtain CHL licenses to carry handguns, however, it is curious a knife over 5 1/2" and a "club" are still illegal...
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    I agree that is very odd. Its the same here in MN. Even with my permit its illegal to carry batons, tazers, etc..
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    Congratulations to you for doing that! It's called putting your money where your mouth is......part one (or maybe part two or part three?)

    If I had a relative (close, or at least previously known*) who wanted to obtain a carry permit and couldn't afford to pay for the class and the license application fee, you're darned tootin' I would do as you have done and gift it to them!

    *see post #11..........
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    My Dad payed for mine, many moons ago.
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    ASP baton is a felony here. CCW doesn't allow for batons or automatic knives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete63 View Post
    My Dad payed for mine, many moons ago.
    My dad supported me and encouraged me to get mine, but didn't pay for it. It was money well spent though, probably the best $120 I've ever spent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Felcore View Post
    Recently my niece told me that she had purchased a collapsible baton for self defense(that made me happy). That got me thinking, can she even carry one legally? Well it turns out no! It would be considered a concealed weapon. So I did the only thing I could think of. I went and bought her my two sisters and my mother CC classes! They had all talked about wanting to do it but never actually did. So I'm hoping that since I got the ball rolling that they will keep it moving and get there CCP.

    Who else has purchased classes for friends or family?
    All too often people will go out and buy defensive items without checking on the legality of them in their state. Then wonder why they're in trouble when caught with it. Check the laws before spending the money. Not only will it save you the cost of the item, it can save you thousands in legal fees.
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    Canes are legal.

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    In a similar vein, a buddy of mine got me a knockoff 1918 Trench Knife aka brass knuckle knife, and I am not exactly sure of its legality but I would venture a guess that carrying something like it is illegal here in Nebraska.

    No worries, I have no plans to carry it even if it was legal. Never bring a knife to a gunfight. Plus its a cheap Chinese knockoff that he shouldn't have wasted money on. But it at least has novelty effect even though I can see the cheap blade breaking off if you ever had to employ it.

    I will probably even regift it because I'm not one for much novelty and if I were ever having to defend myself in court I don't want to have to explain its presence when they put a picture of my "arsenal" on the news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShooterGranny View Post
    Congratulations to you for doing that! It's called putting your money where your mouth is......part one (or maybe part two or part three?)

    If I had a relative who wanted to obtain a carry permit and couldn't afford to pay for the class and the license application fee, you're darned tootin' I would do as you have done and gift it to them!
    I think we may be related. I think my mother's sister's brother's uncle's daughter's aunt, is your third cousin. I can't afford a new gun. Would you be willing to help out family?
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    Are they going to throw the baton down range at the targets for their proficiency test? ;)

    venturing out in north minneapolis you need a weapon and a freakin flak jacket these days.

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    According to the manual I got during my CCDW class in KY last year, I can carry Weapons of Mass Destruction. Too bad the feds outlaw them.

    To the OP's question, aside from my wife, no I haven't yet. The rest of my family isn't comfortable with it enough to do it.

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    My Dad gifted myself and my fiancé our CCW classes. Awesome gift, because although we had been concerned with self-defense, we had never really considered CC (were never really exposed to guns). It was what really got us into firearms, self-defense, etc.
    Good for you. :) I hope they follow through.

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    Good for you. You gave them a very nice gift.

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