Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Certified Armed Citizen

On September 7, 1876, in Northfield, Minnesota, the environment was not much different than today when the terrorists attacked except the citizens had the tools needed and the skill set to use those tools to repel the attackers (James/Younger gang).

Our government should do nothing to solve our problems except provide a framework for its citizens to solve their own problems. We don't solve anything by pouring money on it.

I propose the following federal statute:

Section One:  Each sovereign state is hereby authorized to implement a firearm training program wherein its citizen receive training in the use of firearms, firearm safety, and firearm proficiency.  Upon successful completion of the training the state shall issue to the citizen a certificate certifying the citizen as a certified armed citizen and a distinctive patch of at least 4 by 2 inches.

Section Two:  Any certified armed citizen may travel anywhere within the United States with his/her firearm provided the citizen displays on their outer garment their certified armed citizen patch and at least one fluorescent orange sleeve.  The certified armed citizen  may possess his/her firearm at any location irrespective of any state or local  law to the contrary except in buildings and facilities where access is controlled by armed guards.

Section Three:  The sovereign states may implement this program by authorizing private entities to provide such training.


We need to get back to a time when citizens could and would defend themselves.  I think we could learn from Switzerland which requires its citizen's to be trained and armed.

I am not sure I would carry but think I should have the right to do so anywhere that security is not provided.

1 comment:

  1. I've been thinking about this for a few day, and now it's time. I carry every day, every where, ad I don't give a screaming crap what anyone thinks because no one knows it but me and my family. I've never been "made" carrying because of long practice, and when I'm carrying concealed, I have just exactly two priorities. 1) protect my loved ones and 2) protect myself. If, during those two priorities, I happen to protect someone else, that's just extra goodness, but I have no obligation to do so.

    I don't want anyone to know I'm carrying, and I don't need distinctive clothing. Wouldn't wear it if you gave it to me. I'm just the fat guy standing there in line, trying to check out my groceries. If a goblin comes up with lethal intent, I'll put him down with no more forethought than I'd give to swatting a fly or squashing a roach.