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 OCTOBER 12th MEETING

AS A RESULT OF OUR COMBINED ACTIONS, THE STATE HAS DECIDED TO DROP ANY RULES REQUIRING ADVANCE NOTIFICATION OF DATES, TIMES, AND LOCATIONS OF ALL PROPOSED AFTER-COURSE NOTIFICATIONS.

 

WE CAN CONTINUE TO TEACH AS WE HAVE BEEN DOING, AND THAT IS A HUGE CONCESSION.

 

THE COMMITTEE IS GOING TO MEET NEXT WEEK AND WORK ON WHAT RULES THEY INTEND TO PROMULGATE, AND THEY ADVISED THEY WILL SEND THAT INFORMATION OUT TO ALL KNOWN INSTRUCTORS. AS OF TODAY, WE ARE UNAWARE OF WHAT MAY BE BROUGHT FORTH.

 

I WAS ALLOWED TO BRING UP MANY SUBJECTS FOR THEIR CONSIDERATION. SOME OF THESE INCLUDED THE RESULTS OF THE SURVEY YOU RESPONDED TO AND INVOLVED THE COSTS AND ONLINE AVAILABILITY OF THE RED BOOKS.

 

I BROUGHT FORTH THE INABILITY OF THE CURRENT PROGRAM TO MEET THE INITIAL GOAL OF LOCATING CCH INSTRUCTORS WHO VIOLATE THE RULES. I LEARNED THAT THERE ARE ONLY FOUR AUDITORS STATEWIDE, WHOSE PRIMARY GOAL IS TO VISIT ALL COMMUNITY COLLEGES WHERE LAW ENFORCEMENT IS TAUGHT, 504 POLICE AGENCIES AND 100 SHERIFF’S OFFICES. MANY CLASSES ARE TAUGHT ON WEEKENDS AND THE STATE'S LENGTH IS ABOUT 500 MILES. I POINTED OUT THAT THE FOUR AUDITORS ARE UNABLE TO COVER WHAT THEY MUST NOW, YET AUDITING WOULD ADD ANOTHER 2600 INSTRUCTOR LOCATIONS, WITH TRAVEL TIME, HOTELS AND MEALS.

 

I PROVIDED DATA TO SHOW THAT THE NUMBERED CERTIFICATES ARE USELESS AND END UP IN A SHERIFF’S OFFICE FILING CABINET OR CARDBOARD BOX! THEY DON’T GO TO THE STATE.

 

I ALSO SUGGESTED THAT THEY REINSTATE OUR WALLET SIZE ID CARDS, AND THAT PERMITS SHOULD HAVE A PHOTO, SO ONLY ONE PIECE OF IDENTIFICATION IS NEEDED.

CALL TO ACTION – WHAT WE MUST DO

 

I DISCUSSED THAT A MINIMUM OF SEVEN AGENCIES ARE INVOLVED IN THE CURRENT CCH INSTRUCTORS PROGRAM, WITH MANY NOT AWARE OF WHAT THE OTHER IS DOING AND THE LACK OF LAWFUL OVERSIGHT BETWEEN ENTITIES. PRESENTLY, ONE DOESN’T KNOW WHAT THE OTHER IS DOING, AND THERE IS NO AUTHORITATIVE CONTROL OVER EACH FROM ONE ENTITY, AND THAT IS WHY THERE ARE PROBLEMS.

 

I SUGGESTED A LEGISLATIVE CHANGE TO MAKE ONE AGENCY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL PERMITS AND INSTRUCTORS, REMOVING THE 100 SHERIFF’S OFFICES THAT THE STATE CANNOT CONTROL AND HAVE INDIVIDUAL WAYS OF DOING THINGS. LIKE OTHER STATES, WE NEED TO HAVE ONE CENTRAL CONCEALED CARRY AGENCY THAT HANDLES INSTRUCTORS, BACKGROUNDS, PRINTING OF CERTIFICATES, RED BOOKS, CERTIFICATES, RULES, AND THE PERMIT ISSUANCE PROCESS.

 

BOTH AGREED! I ASKED IF WE PROPOSED LEGISLATION IF THEY WOULD SUPPORT IT. THEIR RESPONSE WAS THEY WOULD NEED TO RUN OUR PROPOSED WORDING BY OTHER DEPARTMENTS, BUT IN THEORY, THEY WOULD BE RECEPTIVE AND SUPPORTIVE OF OUR EFFORTS SO LONG AS THE LANGUAGE WAS REASONABLE. I SAID WE WOULD INVOLVE THEM FOR INPUT

 

WHO HAS A LEGISLATOR(S) THAT WE CAN WORK WITH? I NEED NAMES AND CONTACT INFORMATION. I CAN WRITE DRAFT WORDING TO START, AND WE CAN GO FORWARD FROM THERE. EMAIL ME WITH YOUR THOUGHTS ON SOLID REPUBLICAN PRO 2A LEGISLATORS AND IF YOU HAVE A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP: HARVEY@WECANCARRY.COM

 

LASTLY, IT IS TIME WE FORM A STATEWIDE ASSOCIATION OF INSTRUCTORS. AS WE GO TO THE LEGISLATORS, ONE STRONG VOICE SUPERCEEDS A LOT OF SMALL VOICES IN THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS, ALTHOUGH EVERYONE WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE.

 

I PROPOSE THE ACRONYM “NCIA” – NORTH CAROLINA INSTRUCTORS ASSOCIATION IF IT IS AVAILABLE. WOULD YOU BE SUPPORTIVE OF THAT AND JOIN IF DUES WERE MINIMAL, MAYBE $50 A YEAR, SO IT CAN FUND ITSELF AND OUR EFFORTS? 

 

WE WILL NOW WAIT FOR THE NEXT ROUND OF PROPOSED RULES!!

 

HARVEY MORSE

CONCEALED CARRY ACADEMY, LLC

DEPUTY SHERIFF

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