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    We should probably send thanks to the various media who do show gun rights or gun defense in a good light. A little pat on the back can go a long way. It's even something for a writer to show his/her editor -- "See! There are people who agree!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by gilraen View Post
    We should probably send thanks to the various media who do show gun rights or gun defense in a good light. A little pat on the back can go a long way. It's even something for a writer to show his/her editor -- "See! There are people who agree!"
    I sent the a thank you e-mail to the author.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gilraen View Post
    When a woman finally realizes that almost any man around her could kill her bare-handed, if he wanted to, then for a while she WILL be afraid. It's something we have to deal with. Everytime we go out on a date we are putting our lives in the hands of someone we barely know. It's a bit daunting.

    Women need to be encouraged to get extra training, and training places need to have more women-only classes. Too many of us are wary of men-only classes, or those for LEO.

    I, for one, would love to go to training classes (besides the bare minimum gun safety class). But as a fluffy middle-ager, I don't think I could keep up. Therefore I don't go. Therefore I have to deal with not being as trained as I would like.
    Please don't let size or gender stop you from doing anything you want to do, please.
    Hey, I'll bet a lot of the guys in tactical training classes aren't Chippendale's dancers, or even close. I'm not the skinny minnie I used to be, but I refuse to let my looks or gender deter me from anything I chose to do. I haven't let either stop me before and in middle age I don't plan to start now. You can be anything you want, as long as you put stereotypes behind you and go for it.
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    Ha! I've been to Illinois Gun Works. That's where I fired my first handgun!


    Quote Originally Posted by SIGP250 View Post
    Illinois has no concealed carry law or endorcement, probably never will.
    I dunno what you mean by no endorsement. The Illinois Sheriffs Association passed a resolution this year voicing their support of Concealed Carry for Illinois citizens. Everyone in the southern parts of the state want it. Many in the north do as well. 91 of the 102 Illinois counties have passed Pro 2A resolutions. But Illinois is run by Cook County and the Chicago machine. Things are moving forward though. HB182 was signed into law by the governor about 2 months ago which allows people to carry concealed or openly on someone elses property where you are an invited guest and have their permission to carry.

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    When she travels back "home" however, the LCP must be put in a safe place in her vehicle so it won't jump out and harm anyone, with one exception. There seems to be a relaxation in the Illinois law that you can at least keep the weapon in the "glove box" in a car. Not sure all the criteria, but it's a baby step for the Land of Lincoln residents.
    The glove box and center console are now legally considered a "Case" that can be used to store your unloaded firearm. You may have loaded magazines next to it but not IN the gun. As with any "Case" used to transport a firearm in Illinois it must be shut completely so that no part of the gun is exposed and not opened while driving or you are in violation of the law. So, do not store any important vehicle documents in the same place as the firearm because that would be very bad if you are ever pulled over.

    Quote Originally Posted by gilraen View Post
    I, for one, would love to go to training classes (besides the bare minimum gun safety class). But as a fluffy middle-ager, I don't think I could keep up. Therefore I don't go. Therefore I have to deal with not being as trained as I would like.
    Please, do not let that stop you! There are plenty of "Fluffy" and even "DAAAAMN!" and possibly "OH HELL NO!" guys that attend tactical training courses. No one at these events will ever discourage you from participating with them! So get out there and get the training you want, its waiting for you!

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    Women and guns

    Here in Florida, when you apply for or renew your CCW permit, the form asks your "occupation" The top 2 are: Nurse and waitress.
    On the ranges and at gun shows there seem to be a lot of women.
    A lot more than when I lived in Western NY State.

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    I, for one, would love to go to training classes (besides the bare minimum gun safety class). But as a fluffy middle-ager, I don't think I could keep up. Therefore I don't go. Therefore I have to deal with not being as trained as I would like.
    Speaking as an instructor, I have many times watched over a shaky old guy or a fragile old lady in firearms training classes. Fluffy middle aged people of both sexes are even more common. You won't be out of place, and if the instructor is worth his salt you won't slow the class down.

    There's this perception out there that professional firearms classes are filled with SWAT cops and high-end military specialists. Not so! Those guys have their own dedicated classes and for the most part that's where they stay (there are exceptions, enthusiastic professionals who get additional training on their own time and on their own dime -- but for the most part, that's not who fills such classes).

    Once you brush away the spec ops guys and the SWAT cops, who's left? Us! Middle aged people who have lived long enough to be realistic about life and who have the disposable income to afford a good class. Attorneys, plumbers, housewives, contractors, bankers ... you name it. A few cops, usually men and women who are just getting into law enforcement and want to be prepared. But mostly it's just people.

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    I, for one, would love to go to training classes (besides the bare minimum gun safety class). But as a fluffy middle-ager, I don't think I could keep up. Therefore I don't go. Therefore I have to deal with not being as trained as I would like.
    You are not alone in your thought process.

    That is exactly the reason why we have new shooters or people that feel like they need more training attend a different range than the rest of the class.

    In the "begginers class"...
    the instructor to student ratio is one to two. There is no time limit, no pressure. We are commited to making sure that you feel 100 percent confident of your ability to safely conceal a gun before you leave...even if we have to stay with you until midnight.

    When you are done...
    you will be able to shoot the center out of the target ,
    safely handle a gun and manipulate it without endangering everyone within a 2 mile radius,
    you will have the answers to any question that you may have,
    and you will understand that this is the beggining of training, not the end of it.

    We have had nothing but success so far.
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    I believe people are very worried about the country, and if rule of law breaks down, and this great land of ours could turn into mob rule with the mob at your door. I believe that ladies since this possible coming trouble more that men. In the pasted they have been seen as the week link that needed to be defended. Today many women are the strongest ink in the defense of their homes, children, and men.

    Pray that rule of law remains in force, but if it does not the armed woman protecting her home children and man will be a force for any intruder to deal with. The intruder who gets between mommy and the children will pay a sever price at the loving well armed and trained hands of mommy.

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