As A Military Police Officer Why.....
I am a military police officer, and my state Virginia is probably one of the best firearms states in the country, allowing you to own just about any weapon you wish to own, i own a Springfield XD compact 5" 45 ACP it is one of the best guns i have ever fired and im thinking of using my xd for my concealed carry i know it's not the best weapon for this but to me it's perfect, it's light and has the rite amount of stopping power.
My local police agency keeps telling me i need to go to some firearms safety class before i am allowed to get a permit, but i find this ridiculous, since i am currently in the military and carry a weapon in my daily duty's as a military police officer, the rigorous training i have to go threw just to carry the m9 seems to me enough that i shouldn't have to go threw a class to carry a weapon as a civilian. Now i have been told by people that my local law enforcement agency is not telling me the facts on this that all i need is proof of the fact that i am a MP and that i have weapons training, well the only documentation on that would be my DD214, but no one from this agency will give me a straight answer other then No that is not good enough.
I wish to know why, the training i have been threw as an MP is way better then most of the road officer in my local police department, i have been threw Advanced small arms training, Advanced CQB school, Advanced Marksmen school, and i have had tactical response training, and i feel this more than qualify s me to carry a concealed weapon. So why is my local police department being so difficult in allowing me to get a permit? If anyone could inform me of maybe what i am doing wrong, or if i should just bow to there will and go to some class for a 50$ permit.. I also feel this new law that allows police officer's to carry CCW around the country should apply to military police officer's, we may not enforce the same laws as civilian police agency's but we still know the difference between rite and wrong and most of the laws are the same, I mean wouldn't it be the same situation, if a off duty MP walked into the local gas station to get something to drink and some guy came in a tried robbing the place if that MP could do the same thing he would do if he was on post at the PX :congrats: but then again who would be dumb enough to try and rob the PX on a military post with soldier's in there buying stuff you would be a dead man, robing soldier's hard earned money i dought that man would walk out of there alive, and those soldiers would be praised for there good job. Same as a off duty police officer walking into his local gas station to get something to drink and same thing happen he would react the same way i would.
Everyone has probably seen the video of the off duty cop who witness's a robber trying to rob the gas station he was in and holding the robber at gun point, doing his duty as a person who is sworn to protect and serve, well i am sworn to protect and serve my country against all enemy's foreign and domestic i would call that an enemy he is an enemy to me and the person or person's working or shopping there, if he has a gun and is trying to kill everyone because he doesn't get what he wants would i stand by and let that happen hell no. What person in there rite mind would? :rant: :rant: :rant:
well if this gets any longer no one will read it lol, I am sorry for the long winded speech i am just a little fed up with the way stuff is looked at by simple minded people, living in there own little world, that can't see beyond the con finds of there realty the realty is the world is a horrible place and they don't seem to see this, they all think oh that stuff will never happen to me or that stuff is only happing there, they don't realize that stuff is actually happing in there back yard, they don't see the scum of the earth, only people who might one day be saved, yeah rite.
protect your family, protect your rites, i have fought for my rites, fought for my life, and after working the road for so long and seeing how people really are, i don't understand what im fighting for anymore. :hand1: :hand1:
Okay im done thanks for listening to my bs.
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