LOOKING TO SET ANOTHER LTC CLASS FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7; ANYONE INTERESTED?
I had a great LTC class last Saturday. Six more students qualified to possess their LTC.
I’m considering another class on October 7. If you are interested in attending a class that date, please let me know.
DPS HOSTS LTC INSTRUCTOR RECERTIFICATION COURSE; HILARITY ENSUES
At the very real risk of sounding snarky, I must say I found a number of the questions and comments from my fellow LTC instructors at this week’s DPS Instructor Recertification Course rather concerning.
For example: Can people who “carry lots of cash” legally carry a gun without a LTC? It went downhill from there.
If you or a friend are looking for a good LTC instructor, here’s what to look for:
I am happy to help anyone find an instructor who meets their needs if I cannot do it myself. I’d rather you go to an instructor who does a great job than someone who gives you lots of war stories and bad advice. Carrying a gun for self defense is not to be taken lightly, and your instruction should not be provided by the cheapest instructor out there.
WHAT’S THE BIGGEST CHANGE IN THE LTC LAWS IN 2017?
I think the biggest change is the elimination of the minimum caliber requirement to take the LTC course. Beginning September 1, a LTC applicant will be able to qualify with a 22 caliber handgun. While I encourage students to qualify with at least a 9mm, legally speaking, they can qualify with any caliber they want.
This will likely result in more people taking the course. A number of folks have told me “I shoot a 22 really well but I don’t think I could shoot a 9mm well enough to pass.” I think we will see these people making the decision to take the course. At the end of the day, I would rather people get the training and license rather than be deterred by the minimum caliber requirement. But it’s my hope that anyone who qualifies with a 22 will take more training to be able to shoot a 9mm well enough to pass.
A close second in terms of important changes – the application fee for your initial LTC drops from $140 down to $40 on September 1. This drop greatly subsidizes your LTC course fees.
HEIGHTENED SOCIETAL TENSIONS INCREASE INTEREST IN PREPAREDNESS
I’m getting lots of questions over the last few days about how to get prepared cheaply and quickly. The good news it that you can in fact do it – here’s a special edition of The Situation devotedly solely to the issue of quick and fast prepping. And here’s where I tell you about a 40 Day Challenge I am doing in which I encourage you join me.
And please don’t be led to think that the attack in Barcelona today is something that “happens over there.” Thirteen people didn’t go home to their family tonight, and over 100 were injured. Pay attention to your surroundings. Be ready to act.
HURRICANE ACTIVITY PICKING UP IN ATLANTIC; TS HARVEY SET TO ENTER CARIBBEAN OVER THE WEEKEND
The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Harvey. Note there is activity further east in the Atlantic as well. We are approaching the more active time in the hurricane season. Please make sure your preps are up to date, especially if you live on the coast.
Also note the month of September historically presents a significant tornado risk to Texas. Here’s the risk level, by month, for every state.
PSA FOR NONVIOLENCE
I urge you to spend 60 seconds reading this. These are the Six Priniciples of Nonviolence from Dr. Martin Luther King. I have yet to have a student in my LTC course that wouldn’t agree with all six.
Here's where I tell you what I think about things I think about.