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Duty To Inform Law Enforcement You Are Armed if Stopped Routinely (Info By State)

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Published on: August 22, 2015
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ConcealedNation.org posted an article that covers every state and whether you have a duty to inform law enforcement if you are carrying a firearm. This article comes after the plight of Brian Fletcher. A NC Tower Climber who was arrested in NJ for possessing a firearm.

Here is a quick summary provided by Concealed Nation. The states are hyperlinked so you can click on them and go to the actual wording of the law and the interpretation by Concealed Nation.

AlabamaIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
AlaskaYes (Always)
ArizonaIf Asked (If Asked – Yes)
ArkansasIf Asked (Must inform occupant of private home)
CaliforniaIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
ColoradoIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
ConnecticutIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
DelawareIf Asked (See *NOTES)
District of ColumbiaIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement; in flux!)
FloridaIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
GeorgiaIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
HawaiiUnknown At This Time (Essentially No-Permit State)
IdahoIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
IllinoisIf Asked (See Notes* — Thank you, Illinois concealed carriers!)
IndianaIf Asked
IowaIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
KansasIf Asked (Non-Resident, Residents have constitutional carry)
KentuckyIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
LouisianaIf Under The Influence (See Notes)
MaineNo (Permitless Carriers – Yes; See Notes…)
MarylandIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
MassachusettsIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
MichiganYes (Always)
MinnesotaIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
MississippiIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
MissouriIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
MontanaIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
NebraskaYes
NevadaIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
New HampshireIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
New JerseyIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
New MexicoIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
New YorkIf Asked (see *Notes)
North CarolinaNot Explicitly But Yes (see *Notes)
North DakotaIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
OhioYes (Always)
OklahomaYes (Must also inform private property owner)
OregonIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
PennsylvaniaIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
Rhode IslandPlease Do! If Asked…
South CarolinaYes
South DakotaIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
TennesseeIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
TexasYes (If asked for ID)
UtahIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
VermontConstitutional Carry
VirginiaIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
WashingtonIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
West VirginiaIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
WisconsinIf Asked
WyomingIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)

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thumbOfficer Involved Shooting Shows How Quickly a Gunfight Develops

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Published on: August 22, 2015

What does this officer involved shooting teach LEO and CCW alike?

1. In the moment of need, the old saying goes that you will not rise to the occasion but fall to the level of your training. Usually, you’ll fall to the level of your WORST DAY in training. That means you want to train hard, train regularly, and make no excuses (to paraphrase one of my martial arts mentors, Skip Hancock) so that your worst day is good enough for the fight you’re in. These officers were ready for the fight and in the moment of need there was no hesitation. That’s what it takes.

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Cowardly Crew on Jihadi Attacked train ‘barricaded themselves in their staffroom and locked the door!

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Published on: August 22, 2015

Heroes pictured from left to right: Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler who disarmed the gunman on a train at Arras, France. The terrorist was beaten unconscious by the US servicemen and a British man after he opened fire on a Paris-bound train

Heroes pictured from left to right: Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler who disarmed the gunman on a train at Arras, France. The terrorist was beaten unconscious by the US servicemen and a British man after he opened fire on a Paris-bound train

  • Train staff on board train which was the scene of a foiled terrorist attack accused of abandoning passengers
  • A man named in reports as Ayoub el-Qahzzani opened fire on train which had more than 550 passengers on board
  • He was arrested by police at a train station in Arras and was initially taken to hospital but is now in custody
  • The 26-year-old Moroccan national is a suspected radical Islamist who was known to security services
  • Air Force airman Spencer Stone ran at the gunman when he opened fire on the high speed service to Paris
  • Was on the train with friend Oregon National Guard member Alek Skarlatos, 22, who was travelling through Europe
  • With the help of Anthony Sadler, from California, and British national Chris Norman, they stopped the attack
  • Three people, including Stone, wounded in the attack and French police have hailed the bravery of the bystanders
  • French media report the man denies being a terrorist and instead claims he wanted to carry out an armed robbery
  • Also claims he wanted to ransom off passengers and he found the weapons in a bag ‘by chance in a Brussels Park’

 

Why Shooting To Wound, Warn, Or Brandishing Is A Bad Idea

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Published on: August 21, 2015

We have heard the vice president years ago speak of firing in the air to ward off would-be home invaders. It would appear that with every 1 piece of good advice comes a trail of 9 pieces of bad advice along with it. Ideas of what to do and what not to do can usually come with common sense (which is in short supply these days). So we look to Ken Hanson’s book The Ohio Guide to Firearm Laws, as a good rule of thumb to follow even for gun owners outside of Ohio.

In the fourth edition on pages 76-77 you will see this advice…

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TEOTWAWKI is NOW! Overcoming Normalcy Bias: Critical Thinking for Survival

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Published on: August 11, 2015

level, by the prepared individual, family, and tribe, is critical thinking. Of all the practical, tactical training and preparedness you can can do, the single most important, most often overlooked, is basic critical thinking skills. As I write, travel and teach, and interact with contemporary people, I regularly witness the lack of this in the broad majority of people. I’ve even been known to suffer from it myself.

People, even in the “firearms,” “tactical training,” “preparedness,” and “militia” communities, suffer from a pronounced lack of critical thinking skills, all too often.

An example of this can be seen in the recent frenzy within the preparedness and liberty-minded communities, over the Jade Helm 2015 UW exercise. For months prior to the beginning of the exercise, we saw unfounded, unsourced reports by sensationalist outlets in the preparedness and militia communities repeated across the preparedness “media” and social media as “fact.” Here we are, a full month into the exercise, nearing the stated end of the exercise, and most of the original source reporters have either stopped talking about it completely, or have taken a 180 degree course shift from their original stance, of “it’s an imposition of martial law,” to “well, it’s still an attempt to normalize seeing military personnel operating on US soil!”

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Self-Defense Myths That Just Won’t Die: 11 Experts Weigh-In

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Published on: August 4, 2015

The world of civilian defensive firearms training is currently moving through a period of incredible evolution and progress. Through careful analysis of defensive shootings via video footage, interviews with gunfight survivors, research of violent criminal behavior, and new scientific findings on physical stress responses, we now have a better understanding of exactly what wins gunfights than ever before. We also have a plethora of experienced and dedicated instructors willing to pressure-test what we are learning. They are protecting the practices that need to remain, but also alerting of areas where we might need to start making changes for the edification of the community and our defensive craft.

This was not always the case. Not long ago, much of what passed for self-defense training was based on guesswork and anecdotal evidence. But despite the wealth of knowledge we’ve now accrued, certain flawed practices and beliefs are still widely accepted within the firearms culture. They just refuse die.

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Red Dot Sights Are The Way To Go

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Published on: July 23, 2015

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Try to explain to a new customer how to use iron sights — whether on a handgun or a rifle, it can be a little difficult. And then when you tell them they should focus on the front sight and let the rear sight and the target go to a blur, they often look at you like you’re crazy.

They are trying to hit the target, and to do that they need to see it, right? Many shooters struggle with the problem of front sight focus. After all, the natural tendency is to focus on the object you want to shoot. And that’s especially so if the target is a charging dangerous animal that wants to eat you for dinner or a two-legged assailant who wants to kill you.

Telescopic sights have their drawbacks, too. These become obvious when one tries to shoot a moving target, particularly if the target is at close range where keeping it in the field of view is not easy. And if the target is far away, even if it isn’t moving, it can be hard to find in the scope.

The red-dot solution benefits shooters both new and experienced, especially those who have difficulty focusing on objects that are close or those who have trouble changing focus quickly. The solution also makes it a lot easier to train a new shooter — they just learn faster, because getting a sight picture is a lot less complicated. Special operations forces solved the problem years ago and use red-dot sights on a regular basis.

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thumbHow to Cut the Foam on a New Gun Case (Video)

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Published on: July 22, 2015

thumbInto the Fray Episode 71: A Real Carjacking (Video)

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Published on: July 21, 2015

When All Have the Bomb (Surviving in a Nuke Proliferated Obama World)

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Published on: July 21, 2015

Let there be a nuclear explosion in downtown New York, and the city starts to wither away. Without a functioning Manhattan, jobs will evaporate, and the survivors will drift away. A similar terrorist bombing in Los Angeles would be more a temporary inconvenience than a fatal wound. Why? Well, what locals call LA is big. Overlay a map of LA on a map of Connecticut, and the two turn out to be about the same size. It is important to realize that LA’s economic activity is mostly in its suburbs. It is a redundantly connected constellation of much smaller cities. A fission bomb explosion will disrupt little of what actually goes on in LA.

Now that Obama has seemingly given Iran permission to produce nuclear weapons, virtually everyone will someday have them. With such weapons in the hands of renegades, America will have to change. And the change will not just be political and cultural. The physical geography of our nation will also change in a fundamental way.

Dispersal: The most important key to survival in the forthcoming nuclear age is to not present attractive targets in the first place. This means dispersal.

thumbPistol Grip Lesson – Shannon Smith – Grand Master and World Champion Shooter (Video)

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Published on: July 20, 2015

thumbHow to Properly Grip a Pistol – Kay Miculek – Babes with Bullets (Video)

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Published on: July 18, 2015

Lessons Learned from a Home Invasion Attempt

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Published on: July 14, 2015

Home-Invasion-300x177I was working day shift police patrol when a call went out at about 9:00 a.m. I was dispatched to a very large house in a nice neighborhood. The dispatcher said that the resident had called to report suspicious activity. The resident said that she had heard someone banging on her back door. She was worried because no one ever came to the back side of her house. She thought that the knock was a burglary attempt and she had locked herself in an upstairs bedroom until we could arrive.

This isn’t an exceptionally unusual call. I work in a very wealthy city that has a high percentage of elderly residents. Many of these residents live alone, are disabled, or suffering from dementia. They tend to call us fairly often whenever they think something strange is happening.

As I drove to the call, the dispatcher gave me an update. They had received an additional call from the resident’s alarm company stating that a lower level door had been opened. The dispatcher was still on the phone with the resident. She hadn’t moved from her upstairs bedroom and no one else should have been in the house.

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7 Ways To Overcome Being Gun Shy

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Published on: July 14, 2015

I’m all for the Second Amendment because I’m a conservative and that’s a thing for them. I actually do think it’s weird that our government has a bunch of emotionally stressed and extremely well-equipped gun nuts parked all over the world.

Realistically, though, the chances of one of them going rogue in a way that affects me are low, so when my husband came out to me as an emotionally stable gun nut, I wasn’t thrilled. The guy loves guns: he has a lot of them, he’s good at shooting them, and he wanted me to be a part of it. Having my Second Amendment adherence bluff called has been a rough, but worthwhile, experience. Here are some tips for anyone who has internalized anti-gun culture enough to need some help getting over it.

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FBI Finally Decides On Standard Service Rounds For Its Use

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Published on: July 12, 2015

The great caliber debate will more than like rage on for a long time. Everyone is passionate about their platform and rounds they use. At the end of the day, what you are trained with, is what you shoot well with and will be the best caliber for you. But, for now lets dig into the information and evidence that the FBI published on a PDF file about this issue. Remember before you want to get up and arms about this what is posted below, this comes straight from information and the scientific evidence comes from the FBI ballistic labs that helps solidify and justify their recent move to the 9mm caliber.

Earlier in 2014 the FBI announced their return to the 9mm after finding that 40S&W rounds were causing too much excessive wear to their firearms.

The FBI report was first reported by looserounds.com. The information and their justification below is worth the read. It may change your mind once and for all, and change what you think you may know about the 9mm cartridge. Or who know after it’s all said and done your still passionate about your specific round.

After reading below, let us know if this changes your mind about what you will carry in the future.

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