Sunday, June 29, 2014

Local CCW Permit Mobile Class Will Come To You

Attention all North Carolina residents looking to obtain your NC CCW Permit,
One of the Randolph Riflman's Union  members and good friends is offering a mobile CCW Class that will come to your location, as long as you have the proper area to complete the shooting portion of the course. 
North Carolina Concealed Carry Class Mobile Training Team: 

Church Groups, Companies, Clubs, or just a group of responsible citizens (10 or more) looking to obtain their North Carolina CCW Permit. We currently have 3 certified instructors available for your training needs.
Classes are low stress, Instructors are friendly and patient. We offer an all-inclusive environment.
Weekday classes are available upon request,
Class Duration: 8 Hrs.
Shooting Area must comply with all state and local regulations.
For more information, contact:

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Gaston County PD Threatens Gun Owner With Confiscation For Supposed Ordinance Violation

We received a report from one of our friends and comrades about an incident he experienced this past weekend with the Gaston County Police Department. (North Carolina) 
Since the complaint is still pending, we will not post his name for his own sake. We felt this should be shared because the facts of this incident are concerning not only in regards to gun rights but property rights in general.
On Sunday June 15, the subject of this incident (who we will refer to here as "John") was sighting in the scope on his rifle behind his home on his own property. He began his session at around 1:00PM approximately.
Taking his time to properly sight in the optic, he continued on into the afternoon until about 3:45PM. At this time he heard shouting , and turned to see a Gaston County PD officer standing at the edge of the wooded property. The officer had his hand at a ready position to draw a weapon, which to be fair is probably standard procedure when responding to a firearms related call.
"John" carefully and cautiously placed the rifle on the ground and in accordance to law, informed the officer that he was a Concealed Carry Permit holder.
The officer seemed to ignore him, either because he didn't care or it was not a concern of his.
The officer was overly aggressive, and told John that a neighbor had called in a report of a lot of gunfire, and there was a county ordinance in Gaston Co. restricting the discharging of a firearm within 500 feet of an occupied dwelling, including one's own.
He informed John that he was not allowed to target shoot on his property and could only do so at a range. John told the officer that he was not aware of the ordinance, but he was beyond 500 feet from his or anyone else's residence. The officer became extremely agitated  and then began questioning why he was shooting and what he was shooting at. John told the officer he was simply trying to zero in the scope on his rifle, which seemed to displease the officer a great deal. 

According to John, at no time did he establish himself as any kind of threat to the officer, if anything John may have been quite submissive to the officer's demands.
This is the most concerning part:
At this point the officer said:
"THIS IS WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO. You are going to stop shooting right now. And if I have to come back out here, I WILL CHARGE YOU AND I WILL CONFISCATE YOUR FIREARMS."
So let's recap this. A neighbor well out of range of the 500 feet limit calls the "County Police" on John, Officer shows up and tells John he is in violation of an ordinance when in fact, John is well within the limits of the law. Officer gets agitated when John points this out, and then threatens his person and his property with State sponsored aggression to prove his point.
At no time was John rude, obstructive or belligerent with the officer. In fact, John's politeness and calm demeanor seemed to irritate the officer more.
I spoke with John last night and he has this to say:

"The last thing disturbs me more than anything in this encounter .and it should for 

anyone who would hear such a thing. “…I will come back, charge you, and 

confiscate your firearms.” That’s chilling. It also seemed designed to elicit a response

because many firearms owners usually would get angry at hearing that, and they 

should, but that was not the time to do so. Is aggressive and threatening behavior 

standard protocol for Gaston Police? To confiscate firearms because of a little noise,

and an ordinance I wasn't aware existed? Is that the proper response for this 

situation? Are you telling me that a neighbor can complain about a noise, one time, 

and then my property is stolen and my rights taken away? If this is standard 

procedure for Gaston County Police then I need to be aware of it. Gaston County 

citizens need to be aware of it. North Carolina citizens need to be aware of it. There 

was no call for
that officer to behave in this manner whatsoever. This is a disturbing trend in Law Enforcement as of late.

This desire to confiscate the weapons of law abiding citizens. We have seen evidence of this in Connecticut, and New York

State. There is NO place for it here in the Old North State. We will keep you informed of what comes of this incident.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

News and Observer Reporter With Anti-Gun Views May Have Committed Gun Crime, GRNC Says

Another example of hypocrisy from the anti-gun camp as N&O reporter Barry Saunders possibly admits to violating the law with a firearm, while criticizing responsible gun owners  .

The N&O’s Gun-Totin’ Action Hero
In his May 28 News & Observer (N&O) column, anti-gun writer Barry Saunders refers to pro-gun-freedom Facebook commenters as “Hopalong Cassidy wannabes” and “Quick Draw McRib[s].” Yes, ol’ Barry sees all them stoopid, gun-totin’ rednecks as wannabe action heroes with more ammo than sense. Of course, these absurd caricatures that Saunders has floating around his head are exactly that—absurd caricatures. If Barry wants to track down a real gun-totin’ action hero wannabe, he may not have to look very far. In this very same column, Saunders writes of an incident that suggests that he himself may be guilty of a gun crime.

Shootout at the Saunders Corral
Saunders’ misguided column about how scary a soccer mom with a .380 can be does have one very important take-away: 
Anti-gun Barry, who it turns out actually owns a gun, may have confessed to engaging in the dangerous and illegal behavior that he consistently forecasts others will engage in. In his May 28 column, while telling of his own experience finding a burglar in his home, Barry shamelessly admits the following:

“Fortunately for [the burglar], by the time I threw him out, ran back upstairs to get my gun and went looking for him, I saw a Durham cop who took his description and sent my ridiculous self home.”

Yes, you read that right. According to his own words, Saunders first saw the burglar flee his home. Then, instead of locking the door and waiting for the police, he ran upstairs to get his gun, and then went outside to look for the burglar. Had it not been for the police arriving in time to get between Barry and the fleeing man, Barry’s own street may have run red with blood. Whose life or limb would Barry have been defending? 

Barry Saunders’ horrific visions of citizens carrying guns are clear cases of psychological projection. Prophecy of shootouts over fender benders and drive-thru murders over condiment errors are likely the columnist’s own imaginings of how he, in his own undisciplined and sporadic ways, might react to such things. Saunders may not understand that most people do not live in such erratic self-indulgence, and they would never react in such horrific fashion to life’s inconveniences and aggravations. 

According to his own statement, Barry Saunders may indeed react in this sort of irrational and undisciplined manner. True, finding a burglar in one’s home is no small thing (a bit more than an aggravation). However, seeing him flee your home, and then meditatively retrieving a gun in order to go outside and chase him down is not only irrational, it’s likely illegal. Threatening the use of a gun against a person who is not an immediate threat to you is against the law, and if Barry had shot the man before the police arrived to cut the hunt short, neither the “Castle Doctrine,” nor “Stand Your Ground,” laws that Barry almost surely hates, would offer him legal protection.
Saunders Must Go

Is it sensible for the N&O to employ an anti-gun columnist who demands one thing, admits to doing the opposite, and then boasts about his hypocrisy? Like the Carl T. Rowan story, are we seeing another case where an “elite” few see themselves as above the law, while impugning the character of the rest of us? Enough is enough. Confessed hypocrite and, according to his own words, possible gun-criminal, Barry Saunders, should not be the anti-gun voice of the N&O

Below, find out how you can get in touch with the N&O, and tell them that you’ve taken all of the insults you can stand from Barry Saunders. Tell them you don’t appreciate being preached to about guns by self-professed gun-toting man-hunter, Barry Saunders. Insist that N&O management show Barry Saunders the door (but you might advise them to stay behind cover when they do it).

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Durham NC's Racist Jim Crow Gun Registry Persists To This Day

Here in the Tarheel State, we have no such thing as a state wide gun registry, and as long as we stay vigilant and fight tooth and nail, we never will. But what many of you may not realize is that Durham County NC does in fact have a gun registry, and as Grassroots North Carolina reports, it's been in place  since the dark days of the Jim Crow laws, as a way to selectively enforce gun control on the African American population. Today, it has been utilized by the anti-gun elites as a tool of control over the populace.
From Grassroots NC:

"Most North Carolinians know that this state doesn't have a gun registry. What many North Carolinians don't know is that Durham County does have a gun registry; a throwback to racist Jim Crow laws that once plagued our great state.
In 1935 the State Legislature bowed to pressure from local officials and granted Durham County an exception to its rule against gun registries in the state. Durham County's gun registry was another way for the county sheriff to capriciously and discriminately criminalize certain law-abiding citizens.
This law is so recklessly worded that you could be charged with a misdemeanor offense for passing through Durham County with an unregistered firearm! Of course, back in the day this was selectively enforced; we'll leave it to you to imagine how.
This racist law persists to this day, and responsible law-abiding gun owners in Durham County are still required to go to the courthouse and surrender information about their lawfully-owned firearms—firearms that are nobody else's business, and firearms that the other ninety-nine counties in North Carolina have no need to know about.
North Carolina Senate Bill 226 was introduced by North Carolina Senator Mike Woodard in 2013 to repeal Durham's racist gun registry and bring it into the 21st century. Grassroots North Carolina would like to thank Rules Chair Rep. Tim Moore and Rep. Thom Tillis for agreeing to move this bill through the house in this summer's short session, to help ensure that Durham County's law-abiding citizens don't continue to be treated like criminals.
We're asking you to contact Representatives Moore and Tillis to thank them for agreeing to move swiftly on Senate Bill 226."   
This kind of nonsense reveals the racist, elitist history of the anti-gunner and the leftists. 
It's time such laws were stricken from the books,

(Quite frankly, I'm surprised to see Thom Tillis actually supporting the removal of the registry, considering some of the things that have come to light about him in recent weeks.-----Ed. )

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

NC Eatery Posts "NO GUNS" Signs, Then Gets Robbed. Customers Choke On The Irony


Durham NC, is a cesspool of Leftist Anti-Gun ideology. so this sort of thing shouldn't come as much of a surprise. Yet when something like this occurs it makes us all take notice.
The website "Guns N' Freedom" , reported that Sunday night at "The Pit Authentic Barbecue",
3 suspects entered the establishment through a back entrance and while brandishing handguns, forced the staff onto the floor while robbing the joint.
Strangely enough the criminals completely ignored the "No Guns"/ "No Concealed Handguns" sign on the door. Why would they do such a thing? Criminals, breaking the law....what's the world coming to.
Some of you might recall that "The Pit" is the same NC restaurant to hosted Gabby Giffords' anti-gun shindig last year, while on her tour of the US pushing disarmament.
Read more about this at the NC Gun Blog and Guns N' Freedom  .

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Got Gun Related Vehicle Decals? Thieves May Be Targeting You

If you are like so many other gun owners out there, you are loud and proud of your 2nd Amendment rights and the fact that you exercise them. But with a recent trend here in North Carolina, you might want to consider being a bit more off the grid about advertising your weapons. 
A few weeks ago in Charlotte NC, the Metro Police's University Division  arrested a group of individuals who are suspected of breaking into vehicles specifically in search of firearms. 
They looked for vehicles with firearm related decals, which were more likely to have a weapon stored inside. 
There are reports of thieves with similar methods of operation, lurking around gun shops and ranges, knowing there will be plenty of targets for thievery .  CMPD says that criminals are also targeting vehicles parked in places where concealed carry is not allowed.
The CCP holder leaves his gun in the vehicle, usually sticking it under the seat. In a matter of a few moments, a thief identifies their vehicle, and breaks in. Goodbye to your sidearm.
I am as bad as the next guy, I enjoy the swag that a lot of gun companies send with their product.
But maybe the decals are better suited for your rifle case, tool box, or cabinet.
In these crazy days, we can't afford to lose our weapons to a thieving crack head.
We have to start thinking like the "gray man".
Blend in. You don't have to flaunt it, to know you got it.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Vance County NC Homeowner Uses AR-15 For Self Defense During Home Invasion

The AR-15 Rifle. Image by Oleg Volk

Score one for the good guys:
Up in Vance County, Jonathan Haith was sound asleep in his home on Thomas Lane, when he heard someone knocking on his door at 9:45 a.m. , Haith ignored it and went back to sleep.
After about 15 minutes, there was a loud thud noise as 23 year old Gregory Johnson kicked in the door and entered the residence.

suspect Gregory Johnson

Haith retrieved his semi-automatic AR-15 rifle, and crept into his hallway, where Johnson was standing with a 9mm handgun.
Johnson fired at Haith, who returned fire, striking Johnson in the stomach and shoulder.
Haith was not hit by Johnson's initial shot.
Johnson ran from the residence and later collapsed in the parking lot of a daycare down the street.
Johnson apparently had an accomplice who sped out of Haith's yard in a getaway car, clearly not wanting any of what his fellow scumbag had just been a partaker of, and retrieving Johnson and taking him to the local hospital.
Nothing was taken from the home, and no charges have been filed against Haith.
A clear cut case of self defense.
While many of us might grab a shotgun or a pistol when and if we hear someone in our home, that doesn't mean we should dismiss the AR-15  as a candidate for bump-in-the-night duty.