What About Other States?

If you have questions about the laws of self-defense or regulations regarding carry in other states, here are the websites I’m aware of that deal with those issues:
  1. www.nraila.org
  2. www.handgunlaw.us
  3. www.carryconcealed.net
  4. www.mylegalheat.com
If you know of any others, please let me know and I’ll include them in a future newsletter.

What should you say to the police afterward?

Probably less than you think.

If you keep a gun for self-defense, and have never seen the video linked below, you really, REALLY need to watch the linked presentation by Andrew Branca:

Judicious Use of 5A


We believe so strongly in the message, this is a regular feature in every newsletter.

Want to know what our CWP students think about our training?

If you’d like to see how they responded to the survey questions, follow this link:  CWPsurveyresults

All the responses we’ve received to date, positive and negative, are there for you to see.

Reserving a spot / Deposits / Cancellations

We’re changing our policy regarding deposits and class cancellations.  For our classes at Lake Darpo, you probably know we have to arrange for the use of both the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office range and the Darlington County Recreation Department’s (DCRD) cabin.  In both cases we compete with others for that space.   So, when we reserve a weekend,  we’re impacting other people that may want the cabin or range but got in line behind us.


DCRD has a policy that they be notified of cancellations at least two weeks before the requested date(s) or the requester loses their deposit.   Over the years, we’ve had to occasionally cancel a class at the last minute and DCRD has been very generous with us, because of our non-profit status, and returned our deposit even though we were within the two week period and they could have kept it.  In return, we’ve been very generous in returning deposits of students who have cancelled at the last minute.  If it doesn’t cost us anything, we’re not going to charge you anything.


Here’s the new policy:

If you want to seat in a class, you need to get me a deposit.  If I don’t get a deposit from you, I’m assuming you’re not coming.  That applies to everyone.  If I don’t have the required number of deposits when I reach the two week mark, I’m cancelling the class then and notifying DCRD and the DSCO in case others want to use either facility.  


This doesn’t mean that ALL reservations must be received more than two weeks before a class date.  It means I’m making the GO or NO GO decision for that class based on deposits I’ve received by the two week date.   If you find yourself suddenly able to attend a class inside the two week window, by all means contact me.  IF the class is meeting and IF there’s room available, I’ll gladly reserve a spot for you once I receive your deposit.


Obviously, if your situation changes and you have to drop out prior to the two week deadline, I’ll refund your payment or apply it to a future class, your choice.  After that, refunds will be decided on a case by case basis.


Again, this isn’t meant to be punitive to our students.  DCRD has a policy (for a reason) and this is what we have to do to operate within it.


Thanks for your understanding.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.