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by Brady Wright, Special Projects
I hope that everyone got through the holiday in fine style and that you can all still fit into your belts and holsters! That extra helping of pie or the midnight turkey sandwich can have that effect.
If you are a Facebook traveler, you may have already noticed that we’ve linked Marc MacYoung's website to ours. I expect that is because, like us, he offers freely a tremendous amount of information–just out there for the taking. He has a link to the Network on the left side of his pages and we are delighted that he is on board.
Our friend, Alex Haddox, at Palladium, is awaiting the release of his new book on self defense, Practical Home Security: A Guide to Safer Urban Living. We’re hoping to get a copy for review here at the Network. Best of luck to Alex on this project! If you tune into his upcoming podcasts, you will hear Marty Hayes doing a guest shot or two, as well.
Frank LeFevre is instructor and president/CEO of Saginaw Firearms, Inc. He is certified to teach all NRA disciplines, certified by the state of Minnesota as an organization to instruct instructors to instruct, Utah certified, and active in the NRA, NRA-ILA (Minnesota's 8th congressional district Election Volunteer Coordinator), and Friends of NRA (Local Committee Chair). He does the State permit to carry classes six days a week and accommodates other discipline requests on a per person basis. And he starts out by introducing the Network and its value and providing an overview of our booklet What Every Gun Owner Needs to Know About Self Defense Law. Frank is elbows deep in our business and I know he’d appreciate a “Howdy” if you happen by his website or location.
I recently had a nice chat with Amjed Annabi, of Annabi Risk Management and Consulting Inc.; he is an interesting guy. He does all manner of classes and consulting, centered in Putnam Valley, New York. He is an affiliated instructor with the Network, and we appreciate his help. You can find his contact info on our affiliates page at http://armedcitizensnetwork.org/instructor-list/20-new-york-state-ny-instructors.
Denny Magnusson has been a test administrator since 1996 for North Dakota’s concealed carry permits. In 2009, he became licensed as an instructor of dangerous weapons by the ND Attorney General. He is a firearms trainer for ND private security and investigation agents. This includes qualifying people who carry armed in industries such as armored car companies and government security personnel. He graduated with certifications from more professional training programs than I can list, but just let me say that he’s a great guy and a brother who would be a solid contact if you happen to be in the North Dakota area.
I had the pleasure of getting an email from Robert Whitmire one afternoon not long ago. He is a federal firearms licensee (FFL) and SDA/CCL instructor in Norman, OK. He wrote, “I have always enjoyed teaching, so being a SDA instructor was a nice fit for a side business. After becoming a FFL I just listed my name on Gunbroker and other sites alike and the calls started coming in. I very much enjoy seeing all the different firearms that come through my hand with transfers.
“At first CCL certification classes were slow, but by word of mouth I now have a class most every weekend. I have been working with a church; a lot of their congregation wanted to obtain their CCL permits. I work with each person on the range individually to insure that they have the fundamentals of safety and firing their firearm. Then the students can take those fundamentals to their range to perfect. Your booklet is very informative which I include in every packet that I put together for every student and I encourage the protection of the Armed Citizens’ Legal Defense Network if they are ever in an unfortunate situation to have to use their firearm to protect themselves or a love one.” Thanks for the kind words, Robert. You can find him at Norman Knight Arms LLC. www.NormanKnightArms.com or call 405-370-0536.
One quick word on the upcoming SHOT Show: I was looking forward to seeing many of you at the show, but another conflict is now going to keep me from attending this year. No worries, as Marty, Gila and Vincent will be there and would love to meet and talk with any members or prospective member who they meet in the aisles. In the meantime, stay safe, have fun and enjoy your holidays!