Monthly Archives: February 2013

NatMil Body Armor Test Part 1

NatMil is an up and coming company that has many ideas to change how we look at things inside of this industry. Here is Tyler testing one of their NIJ IIIA vest. Click on the picture to watch the video to see how it preformed.

NatMil NIJ Level IIIA

 

Arkansas: House Committee to Hear Faculty Campus Carry Bill Today

Arkansas: House Committee to Hear Faculty Campus Carry Bill Today
Contact Members of the House Education Committee and Urge Them to Support House Bill 1243

Conceal Carry Course

Arkansas Concealed Carry

Today, February 12 at 10:00 a.m., the House Education Committee is scheduled to hear House Bill 1243. If possible, please attend this important hearing in Room 137 of the State Capitol.

HB 1243, introduced by state Representative Charlie Collins (R-84), would allow staff and faculty of a public university, public college or community college, to carry a concealed handgun in the buildings of the institutions where they are employed if they have a valid Concealed Handgun Carry License (CHCL). It would also remove the absolute prohibition of CHCL holders from carrying a concealed firearm into the buildings of a private university or college. Private universities and colleges would still be permitted to establish their own restrictions on CHCL holders.

HB 1243 will face strong opposition from those opposed to personal protection on school campuses, so it is important that you call AND e-mail members of the House Education Committee TODAY and urge them to support HB 1243. Remind them that this legislation is not unique since 23 states have enacted concealed carry laws that do not prohibit the possession of firearms by license holders on college and university campuses. Also, let them know that HB 1243 will only affect faculty and staff of these institutions who have a valid CHCL, which means they have undergone a thorough background check and received training in the carrying and use of a concealed firearm.

Contact information for members of the House Education Committee:

Representative James McLean, Chairman
870-613-0617
vote.james.mclean@gmail.com

Representative Ann V. Clemmer, Vice Chairman
501-316-0364
avclemmer@sbcglobal.net

Representative Debra M. Hobbs
479-636-3982
debra.hobbs@arkansashouse.org

Representative Les “Skip” Carnine
479-636-2619
les.carnine@arkansashouse.org

Representative Robert E. Dale
479-970-3503
redale70@yahoo.com

Representative Karen S. Hopper
870-431-8934
karen.hopper@arkansashouse.org

Representative Jody Dickinson
870-523-8222
jdickinson20@gmail.com

Representative John Charles Edwards
501-378-5500
jcedwardslaw@aol.com

Representative Mark Biviano
501-230-5751
mkbiv@cablelynx.com

Representative John Catlett
479-495-9662
John.Catlett@arkansashouse.org

Representative Homer Lenderman
870-926-7914
homer.lenderman@arkansashouse.org

Representative Gary Deffenbaugh
479-719-8197
Gary.Deffenbaugh@arkansashouse.org

Representative Jon S. Eubanks
479-438-0533
Jon.Eubanks@arkansashouse.org

Representative Sheilla E. Lampkin870-723-6449
Sheilla.Lampkin@arkansashouse.org

Representative James Ratliff
501-454-5200
jamesratliff3468@yahoo.com

Representative Bruce Cozart
501-627-3232
bruce.cozart@arkansashouse.org

Representative Charlotte Vining Douglas
479-632-2187
douglasforarkansas@yahoo.com

Representative Mark Lowery
501-837-5221
markdlowery@mac.com

Representative Charles L. Armstrong
501-224-5071
ffa191@sbcglobal.net

Representative Brent Talley
870-983-2717
brent.talley@arkansashouse.org

Originalsource from NRA-ILA Alert

PTSD & The next evolution of the gun control debate

PTSD, or Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of a life-threatening events such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or physical or sexual assault in adult or childhood.

The PTSD issue with our service men and women is not going away. If we look at the Congressional Research Service; U.S. Military Casualty Statistics: Operation New Dawn, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom, it supports the statement above. PTSD was not really on the radar until 2002 according to this report.

This tells us we were behind the curve when it comes to diagnosing PTSD. We still are not out of it yet. On Saturday, The Legend, Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL, was murdered by a former Marine. This was shocking news to me. First, Chris Kyle many thought was Unbreakable. Second, a former Marine was the murder.

Is PTSD the blame?

We won’t know the details of the former Marine until the investigation goes on. Mental health is an issue we need to look at with the rise of gun control conversation. This doesn’t mean when we need to go to the doctor’s office we should be asked, “Do you have any guns?” Even though that is becoming more popular, let’s just look at our veterans for now in this article.

The VA, Veterans Affairs, has become a place where there are too many patients and not enough doctors. I know when I was just trying to get my back, knees, and other problems looked at in 2009, it was a nightmare. I wasn’t treated with any respect nor was given any options that seemed reasonable to me.  They wanted me to travel two hours away for every single visit during the week.  At this time I was a college student. I had many appointments that I was never notified about. This list goes on and on.

I hope it has gotten better.  Because it is government run, I doubt it has.  There are programs outside the VA that can help our vets with PTSD. If you do a quick Google search, you will find a giant list of places you can go for information. Generally from what I have seen, it is a friend or family member who gets the person into treatment for their PTSD.

Here is the next evolution I see in the gun control debate. They will bring up talking points about Vets with PTSD should not own a firearm. You can see government views about its Vets with DHS’ Right Wing Extremism report back in 2009.  That’s not the problem. The problem is Vets falling through the cracks and ending up like this former Marine.

I’m pretty much on board with Dave Kopel with his thoughts about the 2nd Amendment and mental heath issues, if
you have not seen his video please watch it
. This is an extremely bad time in our country right now. Let us actually find a solution instead of banning an inanimate object.  Please contact your local, state, and federal representatives to let them know how you feel about gun control.