+1 couldn't agree more
LIES! You can too agree more!
I have a concealed weapons permit but rarely carry my firearm because of work and my child's school does not allow me to enter with them. I do carry a pocket knife and am an instructor in Kung Fu, Muay Thai and Krav Maga. At present I plan on becoming an NRA certified instructor.
I heard it stated, not too long ago, that while martial arts are excellent (I'm preparing for my shodan grading in October), they require "up close and personal"... and even then, they are not 100% effective against a firearm-wielding aggressor.
Thankfully, my daughter's school (in KY) cannot disarm.. KY Statutes permit you to remain armed while you are entering the school, provided that you are only going to pick up your child and then leaving.
Personally, I wish we would do away with any disarmament laws... It's been seen, time and again, that with an increased prevalence of firearms, less firearms crime takes place - because of a fear of retaliation by an armed "victim."
My issue comes with jobs. Many companies won't allow their employees to carry weaponry into work and literally just a few days ago my job was robbed at multiple gunpoint. It is....infuriating.
I think it was Kansas who passed a law not too long ago - prohibiting the prohibition (ha!) of firearms in government buildings, unless the property was effectively secured, i.e. armed guards, metal detectors, etc etc... I'm completely okay with this. If an entity is willing to guarantee my safety, I'm okay with disarming... but if they aren't, or cannot, why the hell would you make me take my firearm away?
I actually had this discussion in the bank, yesterday morning, with the bank manager... I was armed, despite the door having the "no guns allowed" signage. I told her I would be calling corporate, and voicing my displeasure, since they were effectively stating their intention to remove my ability to protect myself. She claimed to be a CHL holder as well, and said.. "But, you see, we don't know how good of a shot a concealed handgun license holder is, and if someone draws a pistol and uses it, they could miss."
She really did not like my response... "You evidently took a class somewhere other than in Ohio or Kentucky, then - because as a requirement for your permit, you have to fire a series of 50 rounds to prove you can put your shot where you intend to."
5/3 is about to lose my business, if this baloney doesn't stop, and PDQ!