Today is the first day of National Preparedness Month! Use the holiday weekend to assess your readiness for power outages, severe weather, medical emergencies and criminal activity.
LTC AT KR TRAINING ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
I’ll be hosting another LTC class on Sunday, September 29 at KR Training. This will run from 1 PM to 6 PM. Get your church on that morning and then come out and learn to defend yourself and family from evil the way the Lord intended.
If you need some training before the class, Karl is teaching a Basic Pistol 1 class that morning from 9 AM to Noon. This is a great opportunity to get some basic training and practice if you need it before you take the LTC class.
Current turnaround time at DPS for licenses is around 3 weeks, which is about as fast as I’ve ever seen it. Get signed up. Get friends to do it as well.
Click here to register for classes, and click here to pay for them. Note – your registration is not confirmed until you’ve paid the class fees.
YOU CAN NOW GET YOUR LTC FEES WAIVED EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1
HB 1078 will take effect on September 1. You can read it here. If you have a valid CPR certification card, your application and renewal fees for both driver’s licenses and LTCs are waived.
HOMELESS SITUATION + DOWNTOWN VIOLENCE IN AUSTIN = NO-GO ZONES
I don’t use the term “no-go zone” lightly; in fact, I’m effectively borrowing it from Austin Police Association President Ken Casaday:
Until the department can get this under control, I would recommend that people don’t go to East Sixth Street or a six-block area around the ARCH.
You can call it whatever you want. Sounds like the very definition of a no-go zone to me.
Lest you need further proof of this, I encourage you to follow the TX Street Fights channel on YouTube. Much of this was filmed in Austin, and much of that Austin footage was filmed downtown.
Look at your property tax bill and think about your sales tax bill. This is what you’re getting for your investment.
I’ve had conversations with the staff of my city Council Member as to the wisdom of this policy. Like the rest of you, I also believe we should look for effective ways to end homelessness. Creating an environment that encourages them to camp wherever they please isn’t a sustainable one.
What can you do to protect yourself? What can you do to help address these issues?
PREPAREDNESS MEET UP SEPTEMBER 12: CREATING A BASIC FOOD AND WATER STORAGE PLAN
Our Preparedness Meet Ups continue to grow in size. Our next one will be Thursday, September 12 from 7 PM to 9 PM at Riverbend Church, where I will be previewing a new training program I created for ADRN. We’ll talk about how to create a basic food and water storage program for emergencies that allow you to get prepared quickly, effectively and inexpensively. Email me if you’re not already getting my Meet Up emails for more information.
EL OCHO ES AQUI!
The OCHO – the Eighth Annual Disaster Preparedness Conference, sponsored by myself and KR Training – will be January 3-5, 2020. I will have more information out in the next week or so, but for now, get it on your calendar.
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