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.

Open Carrier Acts A Fool; Police Chief & Mayor Drop Wisdom

Posted Posted in Carrying a gun, News, Politics

On Friday, August 16, 2019, a 22 year old open carried a handgun into a Petal, Mississippi Wal-Mart to buy more ammunition. Ok, not my choice, but not a problem per se. What put this in the news was his “aggressive stance” which put employees on edge, only compounded by a "smirk" when his pistol […]

H.R. 1296, the Assault Weapon Ban of 2019

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I just read a summary of the provisions of this bill. Unlike the 1994 AWB (which did nothing to affect crime), the new proposal provides a firearm is allowed only one cosmetic feature instead of two. That means a rifle with a detachable magazine cannot have any of the following: pistol grip; forward grip; folding […]

Off Duty Police Officer Shoots Himself While Drinking In A Bar

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As reported by Hotty Toddy news (https://hottytoddy.com/2019/07/31/bar-owners-says-off-duty-cop-shot-himself-in-leg/), an off duty police officer in Rooster’s Blues House, a bar located on the Oxford Square, shot himself in the leg while fiddling with a gun in his pocket. According to the article, the officer had a .38 revolver in his shorts. The officer’s name has not been […]

Mississippi Concealed Weapon License Process

Posted Posted in Carrying a gun, Conferences, Seminars, and Education, Gun Laws

I recently spoke at a continuing legal education (CLE) seminar on several topics related to firearms. If you would like to review the slides from this presentation click on the link below. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1tPf2-Z-N1T_yCQINTzxHoXPrlbkz_FKmdquqrnfhcds/edit