This is a discussion on As A Military Police Officer Why..... within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by celticredneck He went down to the clerks office today, three times. Everyone he talked with was rude, and refused to listen to ...
Better Gun Laws?
Better Training For Civilians Who Wish To Carry?
I Don't Know What To Do?
This post is not just for me lol yea i created it but say what you want... i don't care.
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I'm Celticredneck's son, I've got a pretty extensive thread regarding my situation going on over at OCDO.
Basically the Clerk's guidelines for application violate state law. Their process is flawed and illegal, and he's not willing to budge. VCDL are currently involved and I'm doing everything I can to force him into compliance. Read the linked thread above for the details.
Let me answer a few of your concerns...
1. Your BX/PX (and other activities) are not immune from robberies just because they are on a military installation. When only seconds count... The SF are hours away...
2. You think because you are a MP/SF you are qualified with a weapon? I wonder what that SF resting with his wrist over the barrel of his weapon is also so trained? If an ND happened, it would have gone right through his wrist. Happened on Keesler, right after Katrina. I also asked politely that another SF (also supposedly trained) to put his rifle that he was swinging around on SAFE for the better good of us all.
Not trying to be nasty, just pointing out that just because you are SF/MP does not mean you are properly trained and should just be exempt just because of your job.
I understand your are not trying to be nasty, if your comments about SF your are talking about Special Forcer's i am and choose never to be a SF operator, and whatever they do is on them, if they choose to disregard there training that is on them, if a soldier chooses not to use his training then that is on them, you would be surprised to learn how many ND there really are in the military. In reality some soldiers never touch a weapon in less there training or at a range.
The PX comment is just a statement of my personal feelings i think it would be kind of dumb to do it in regards to the fact that your are stealing soldiers money.
It's my feeling once you are put in mortal danger just because of you're job the money seems a little more important. I may be the only person that thinks this way, but in reality im not alone
As an MP in a garrison unit my sole job is to respond to most of the same situations a regular road officer responds to, a LEO responds to domestic disputes, traffic incidents and many other law violations. I am as an MP in the same danger there in if not more since most of the time the situations i respond to are with people who are trained Do i think i am better then them? NO and i will never be or do i think i will ever be i respect the LEO more than any other profession because who eals is gona stop somebody on a high way and run the risk of getting hit on the side of the road or walking up to a car in the middle of the night and getting shot. That is a profession people should respect.
As an MP i am very well trained with a firearm since i do spend allot of time around the general public, Civilians that work on post, or that are just visiting post, most people are unaware of how easy it is to get onto a military post with a weapon, yes everyday the civilian contractors who work at the main gate check the vehicle's, in my opinion some of them don't do there job to 100% but that is not for this post.
If someone feels they have a problem with the way i think then that is you're feelings i am not going to hold it against you for feeling the way you do, everyone has there own opinion.
For the record i do not feel my training should except me from any laws that give us our freedoms, which by the way um my job requires me to protect some of those freedoms WITH MY LIFE i may add, i am sorry if you feel that some of the things i have to say are a little one sided.
I mean some people feel a MP should not carry a firearm on duty, well what should happen if someone just goes crazy on a military post and starts shooting people, should we wait for the local LEO to show up to handle the situation or better yet should we wait for the FBI since the post is Federal property, it would take them at least an hour to actually respond, and the local LEO have no authority there.
Back to the main point of this post, about actually getting my CCW, I am going to go threw the process everyone has to do. Because at the end of the day when i take off my uniform i am just like the average person, and i will be sure to bring my ID and my Weapons Qualification cards and my training cards and my DD214 and any other document i have to bring, since in reality im used to jumping threw hops.
Thanks again for everyone's advice and comments they are as much respected as i hope mine are. Even if sometimes there not always the best advice, or thoughts.
I am not gonna question your training. If you have been threw the training i have been threw, then i can see you saying what you say, if not then you have no idea how i am trained or what i am trained in and i feel this is obvious with you talking about me being in SF i am not trying to be nasty as neither are you and i realize that, but please have a little more respect for the fact that i am even trained a little bit. Because an unsafe gun owner is a very bad idea.
Again please don't feel i am trying to be rude or nasty because i am just saying how i feel just as you are.
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I found, when I took my CCW course, that it was only a basic NRA handgun safety course. I discovered later, that I already had everything I needed before my application. I had taken(although it wasn't required because of my age and 45+ years of hunting experience) the Va hunter safety course. I aced the test too. I am also a Navy vereran and my DD214 would have also been sufficient, although I'm not that comfortable with Navy firearms training. That involved firing around 25 shots in various positions with a .22 cal rifle. My handgun experience started around 16 years old with the local Jr rifle club. I learned to shoot the Colt 1911 there, and I wasn't allowed to touch the weapon until I had extensive instruction in safe handling. My best training was a Community College course in shooting and firearms safety. This involved handling and shooting all types of firearms and was an entire quarter of twice weekly classes.. However, I don't think that that would meet Va's requirements because it isn't listed as an approved course. I am not an army vet, but I would guess that Mattw has had a heck of a lot more training than Va currently requires. I might step on some toes here, but personally, I feel that all carry classes should involve safe handling and shooting of all types of handguns.
Why are we still bantering about this. The man asked what was needed and now he knows. No class required for him whether everyone agrees or not.
Opinion s fine, but the law is the law. Remember, there are about a gazillion liberals and even moderates out there that think you should have a 4week course, and an 8 hour refresher every month before even being allowed to have a gun locked up and disassembled in you home.
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SF = Security Forces... They are no longer called the Security Police (SP) on AF installations...
The PX/BX comment, I understand you completely, but unfortunately, the majority of todays newer recruits (and some of many years in the case of the base commander here) do not care if AAFES gives back to the MWR fund.
I have already thought of many ways to get a gun on base. Why? To point out some of the stupidity going on... Or the stupidity in some of their procedures. You are correct, it is quite scary how easy it would be...
And you could be extensively trained as a MP... Don't get me wrong here. And you could take extra classes on the civiliian side because you want to expand your knowledge of the guns you use or just get more profficient for your job...
But from what I have witnessed here, and on other installations... THAT would put you in the minority for most MP/SF don't do as such. They do their job, wear the weapon because they have to, and go home at the end of the day.
I assume that you are Army considering the mentioning of MP all the time... Maybe they train their MP's better than the SF of the Air Force get trained? Don't know. I go on what I have seen and experienced of both branches with my own eyes. If it was just at this installation, it would be one thing. But it being here, Leavenworth, Grand Forks, Keesler... Shows a little bit of a trend on the training.
So my apologies if you go above and beyond on your training, or even take the military training to heart (not apologizing for you taking the training, but rather for lumping you into the majority that just don't care about it).
Most, if not all, of the SF/MP's I know, I wouldn't want to carry a gun when they are off duty. They shoot during qualifications and that is it! Some of them make it a point to let other's know... I never did understand why though, it isn't something I would want known if the SHTF.
This, to me, would not qualify them to be a CCW holder...
But to be fair, I know a few civilian cops this way too.
lol i know a few cops like that also.
As someone already posted, i asked a question i got my answer, all these extra comments, about my spelling or how i use a word, if i wanted to be corrected on everything i say i would have found a spelling forum no offense but i asked a question about ccw, not how to be better at punctuation.
Thank you for your comments again it's time to move on from this post.
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