Mississippi To Get Some Knife Sense?

Posted Posted in Legislation, Uncategorized

HOUSE BILL NO. 451, introduced by Rep. Zuber, might bring some needed sanity to Mississippi’s knife laws. Currently a person may carry a concealed firearm without a license but no one, including enhanced licensees who have gone through a background check and training course, can carry “any bowie knife, dirk knife, butcher knife, switchblade knife” […]

Mississippi Abolished Pre-Arming Jury Instructions

Posted Posted in Carrying a gun, Gun Laws, Self Defense, Uncategorized

In the case of Dante Taylor v. State of Mississippi, NO. 2017-CT-01596-SCT, the Mississippi Supreme Court abolished "pre-arming" jury instructions. Read for yourself here: https://courts.ms.gov/Images/Opinions/CO143121.pdf What does this mean? A pre-arming instruction is an instruction to the jury that " one cannot arm himself in advance when he is not in any physical danger, go […]

Why You Might Want to Make Your Own Suppressor

Posted Posted in Gun Laws, Uncategorized

First, is it legal? Yes, so long as you follow the proper procedure and obtain Form 1 approval before you begin the build. Second, how hard is it? Relatively speaking, not that hard. A suppressor must be properly built and has some demanding tolerances, but there are no moving parts. But why? Because theATF eForm […]

Why You Might Want to Make Your Own Suppressor

Posted Posted in Uncategorized

First, is it legal? Yes, so long as you follow the proper procedure and obtain Form 1 approval before you begin the build. Second, how hard is it? Relatively speaking, not that hard. A suppressor must be properly built and has some demanding tolerances, but there are no moving parts. But why? Because theATF eForm […]

Tennessee’s New Permit System Starts Tomorrow, Jan. 1, 2020

Posted Posted in Carrying a gun, Gun Laws, Legislation

Tennessee is a “shall issue” state, meaning that an applicant who meets all statutory criteria must be issued a license to carry a concealed pistol, revolver, or stun gun. The basic criteria for issuance of either Tennessee handgun licenses are: being a Tennessee resident and either a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident; at least […]

Tennessee now accepting instructor applications for online CCW training

Posted Posted in Conferences, Seminars, and Education

Effective January 1, 2020, Tennessee will have a bifurcated permit process. The standard/basic license can be obtained via online training while the "enhanced" license still requires in-person training and a demonstration of shooting proficiency. More details about how to become an instructor can be found here: https://www.tn.gov/safety/tnhp/handgun/become-an-instructor.html

Reed Martz to Appear on SuperTalk MS Re: Sandy Hook Lawsuit

Posted Posted in Politics, Uncategorized

Attorney and firearms law expert Reed Martz will appear again on The JT Show on Super Talk Mississippi to discuss the recent decision by the United States Supreme Court not to intervene in the case against Remington Arms Co. filed by families of victims of the Sandy Hook school massacre. Reed will explain what this […]

FBI 2018 Crime Statistics

Posted Posted in Politics

A few highlights: Both violent crime (3.3%) and property crime (6.3%) fell in 2018 from the previous year; The 2018 violent crime rate is still higher than 2014 and 2015; There were about 1.2 million violent crimes in 2018; The only category of violent crime increased was rape (2.7%); In 2018, the estimated number of […]

Not My Problem

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I am a general adherent to the principle that "Not My People = Not My Problem." While there are absolutely situations under which I would intervene in on behalf of a stranger, my default position is not to get involved when I do not fully understand the circumstances. Right after the photo above was taken, […]

Reed Martz to appear on Super Talk Mississippi – The JT Show

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Attorney and firearms law expert Reed Martz will appear again on The JT Show on Super Talk Mississippi to discuss the recent announcements by Wal-Mart and Kroger concerning ammunition sales (Wal-Mart) and open carry of a firearm (Wal-Mart and Kroger) in their stores.