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by Brady Wright

Can it already be March? I just barely got the Christmas decorations down and already it’s nearly time to put them back up. Makes a good case for just leaving them up and saying to heck with it. I mean, I have other important things to deal with, like waiting for delivery on the two new guns I decided to afford, and organizing the safe and …well…you get the picture.

While some of our politicians and other bottom-feeders seem bent on tearing down our legal and Constitutional rights, there are plenty of great, civic-minded members, here at the Armed Citizens’ Legal Defense Network, who are doing great things to help keep folks protected in the event of an incident. Here are a few!

Our good friend and roving promoter Phil Smith reports that while attending a conference in North Carolina, he toured the Gibbs Racing Team facility. They have several laboratories in the facility to test every part that goes into their team cars. He managed to flush out a couple of handgun enthusiasts and pass along a Network card. At a follow-up meeting, and after an hour of discussions on the Zeroth Law of Thermodynamic and calibration of probes, he asked them what they liked to do when they were not calibrating equipment. The first guy was a young man of about 22 who stated he liked IDPA competitive shooting. Well, that just stated a firearms dialog that lasted for hours, as everyone at the table owned handguns.

Phil passed out the Network business cards to them and later brought down a stack of brochures for them. Other people gathered and the booklets on the table raised questions and were soon gone. Phil does this sort of thing a lot and tells us it’s just that easy to make new friends and get people excited about the Network!

Galen Krebs is one of our affiliated instructors in Pennsylvania. He tells me he has limited space available for Concealed Carry Weapons Class to be held March 2 and 3 at the Green Springs Rod and Gun Club in Hanover PA.

The cost is $65 per person and he takes applications on a first come first served basis. Email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request an application. If this comes too late, Galen holds many classes and you can always catch the next one!

Long time member Gene Leary wrote to share that he is a Utah concealed carry instructor and a NRA Training Counselor. When he requested an additional supply of booklets and brochures, he told me that he is also now president of a NRA affiliated gun club. He passes the Network information on to his students and to the club members. He says that the Network booklets sell students and members on our organization and benefits. Three gun store owners in his area have agreed to place our information in their stores. Gene says, “Getting the message out is something serious to me. Any help would be appreciated. Keeping up the fight in California.” Thank you, Gene. We appreciate your work in the bottom left corner of the country.

Speaking of the booklets and brochures, the newly reprinted brochures are out and they really look great. If you want to give them out in any of your classes, at work or at your business, or as a conversation starter, just email and I’ll make it happen.

Another upcoming event you should try to take in is coming on March 6, 2013. The Illinois State Rifle Association will conduct its IGOLD day again. In past years, Larry Pyzik, one of our first members, brought along some of the Network brochures and asked Don Moran (the President) if they could be distributed to members at the sign up table. We made sure that Larry had a good stock so that he could have them distributed at the event again, to increase ACLDN membership.

As usual, if you need any Network materials to give to clients or customers, email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and also let me know if you have news to share about an event or happening that people should know. There are so many things going on in all parts of the country that there is usually no shortage, but I’ll do my best to get you information in the column. If I receive your information, celebration or brag by the 22nd of the month, you have a great chance of getting in the upcoming column. More to come next month. Stay safe out there!

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