Thursday, December 20, 2012

A Great Offer to Teachers and School Officials

 Bill Post and Jim Jacobe after a night of CHL training

THE best firearms and safety trainer in Oregon and perhaps in the US, Jim Jacobe has made a GREAT offer to teachers in Oregon.  I think, in light of what Rep. Dennis Richardson has asked in his recent email, that this offer should be acted upon and that the Oregon Legislature should look into helping this happen.

Here is Jim Jacobe's offer:

Any school personnel who sign an agreement to the effect that they will always carry and keep up to date on training, I will train at NO charge. 

The school personal training will include the following:

A three hour course that consists of:
1-     Handgun safety
2-     Oregon Statutes 161 & 166
3-     Threat assessment and selection of safety equipment. 
4-     4+ hours of range experience that teaches the use of a handgun with an introduction to two-handed default shooting, strong hand and support hand shooting techniques. It also covers handgun selection, fit, grip, and sight alignment, trigger control and follow through.

Required: a handgun*, 100 rounds of Full Metal Jacket ammunition, ear protection (MUFFS), wrap around eye protection, baseball cap and a shirt that is snug to the throat.
*If you do not already have a handgun of your own, you do not need to purchase one just to take the class. There will be handguns available to rent for $40.00 and this includes ammunition and cleaning of the gun. This is the class where you can be fitted for a handgun and then, unlike in a store, you can fire it.
This advanced self-defense course discusses survival in the aftermath of a violent encounter. It explores the legal, moral, ethical and practical use of lethal force by the armed citizen. Lecture time will include an in-depth look at the AOJ's, introduction to Post Shooting Trauma, the potential 13 issues included in the aftermath of a citizen involved homicide and building your training record into discoverable evidence. Range time will include drawing the firearm, reloading, holstering, clearing malfunctions, and the three two-handed shooting techniques of Isosceles, Weaver and Chapman. We will work on shooting with the strong hand only and the support hand only. We will address use of cover or concealment utilizing the cover crouch, high kneel and low kneel shooting techniques, active shooter in a crowd and there will be timed shooting qualifications. Range time will be outdoors but under cover, so dress for the weather. Bring your lunch and favorite non-alcoholic beverage.

 So, in light of this, please go to Jim Jacobe's website and contact him to learn more.  This man has trained over 18,000 Oregonians in every aspect of gun ownership, safety and training and for him to offer this service for free to our teachers, I would hope someone would take him up on his offer!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Time to Take a Stand on Guns

It’s time for NBC to let Bob Costas go.  This coming from a fan of Costa’s work over the years.  I admire his knowledge of sports and his ability to deliver it to us but what he did last night goes far beyond the sports world.  He took advantage of a situation that was IN the sports world to promote his own political agenda.
When Rush Limbaugh did his Sandra Fluke thing (arguably it was very true) he was flambayed by the media and punished economically costing him perhaps millions of dollars.
When Don Imus spoke about the Rutgers women’s basketball team he was fired (side note: he actually didn’t say anything, it was his sidekick Bernard that uttered the infamous “nappy headed ho’s” phrase.
The Second Amendment is under assault, don’t underestimate or be confused on that issue.  In case you weren’t watching Sunday Night Football last night, Bob Costas, who during halftime of the NFL game, quoted from a column by Fox Sports Columnist Jason Whitlock

"What I believe is, if he didn’t possess or own a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today. Handguns do not enhance our safety. They exacerbate our flaws, tempt us to escalate arguments, and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it."

What we MUST understand is that there are many like Costas who suggest a ban on American’s right to "keep and bear arms".

Every time a situation arises that involves a shooting, the Bob Costa’s of the entertainment world jump to their feet and cry “foul!”
Now I fully admit that as a talk show host, I am certainly a part of that “entertainment world” and could easily be lumped into that category but I am here to tell you that I proudly embrace the “right to bear arms” and I bear them daily.  I have safely and soundly used guns since my first weapon given to me by my father when I was 12 years old.  I hunt, I shoot for fun and at times I carry for protection of my family and I. 

Even today we have the news that our own Attorney General has joined with 9 other state AG’s to oppose stopping licensed gun owners carry their concealed firearms across state lines.  This continued assault against will not stop, neither will my resolve!

I strongly advise that each and everyone of us, band together, join together and stand up for our God given Constitutional rights and NOT give in to the Hollywood types who have no idea what REAL freedom constitutes.  Join the Oregon Firearms Federation at: or a local chapter of a Gun Owners of America Association or as a last resort, the National Rifle Association.