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New Mobile Site

We now have a mobile web site thanks to GoMo (which is funded by Google). Allows you to build a mobile web site for any web site almost automatically. The system auto builds a template based on the existing URL and let’s you go through and tweak it. It literally took me 10 minutes to build an entire mobile capable version of the Eagle Firearms web site. Pretty slick! Mobile devices are auto-redirected to http://m.eaglefirearms.com upon connecting to the site.

Here’s how its done:
http://www.howtogomo.com/en/d/get-started/#build-your-site

HR822 and the Senate (National Right to Carry)

I’ve gotten a couple emails recently asking “when does hr 822 go to the senate?”

Actually H.R. 822 went to the Senate right after it passed in the House, however, the true next step is to get the bill out of the Senate Judiciary Committee. To do that a hearing is required, and currently there are no hearings scheduled for it but you can watch it at that link.

Remember the Senate is made up of a large number of anti-gun people so it will be difficult for any type of gun law to make it through the committee. If the committee does approve a Senate vote on H.R. 822 then Harry Reid will decide if it makes to a the Senate Floor for a vote.

Anti-Gun Senators that would most likely shoot this down:

Patrick J. Leahy
Chairman, D-Vermont

Herb Kohl
D-Wisconsin

Chuck Grassley
Ranking Member, R-Iowa

Dianne Feinstein
D-California

Orrin G. Hatch
R-Utah

Chuck Schumer
D-New York

Jon Kyl
R-Arizona

Dick Durbin
D-Illinois

Jeff Sessions
R-Alabama

Sheldon Whitehouse
D-Rhode Island

Lindsey Graham
R-South Carolina

Amy Klobuchar
D-Minnesota

John Cornyn
R-Texas

Al Franken
D-Minnesota

Michael S. Lee
R-Utah

Christopher A. Coons
D-Delaware

Tom Coburn
R-Oklahoma

Richard Blumenthal
D-Connecticut

Facebook “Like” 100 Rounds Contest

Congrats to Charlie Moore who was the winner of our 100 rounds of ammo drawing. Charlie chose 100 rounds of 9mm. Thanks to everyone who participated and helped us reach our first goal of 25 Facebook likes!

US House Passes H.R. 822

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed an important self-defense measure that would enable millions of Right-to-Carry permit holders across the country to carry concealed firearms while traveling outside their home states. H.R. 822, the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act, passed by a majority bipartisan vote of 272 to 154. All amendments aimed to weaken or damage the integrity of this bill were defeated.

This bill does not affect existing state laws. State laws governing where concealed firearms may be carried would apply within each state’s borders. H.R. 822 does not create a federal licensing system or impose federal standards on state permits; rather, it requires the states to recognize each others’ carry permits, just as they recognize drivers’ licenses and carry permits held by armored car guards

National Right-to-Carry H.R. 822 Vote!

NATIONAL RIGHT-TO-CARRY LEGISLATION TO BE VOTED ON TUESDAY . . . NSSF is encouraging all sportsmen, gun owners and firearms enthusiasts to contact their representative and urge him or her to support H.R. 822

— legislation that would help protect the rights of law-abiding gun owners and enable millions of concealed carry permit holders to exercise their right to self-defense while traveling outside their home states.

Click on this link to learn more and send an email to your representative.

Call your representative at 202-224-3121.

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Happy Veterans Day

Happy Veterans day to all our US veterans. We salute and thank you for all that you have done and given to keep this country free and great!

Private Firearms Sales

I wanted to write a quick blurb because I’ve recently received several questions about private transfers of firearms.

These are federal laws, I will speak a little bit to Washington State since we reside there. However these federal laws apply to everyone in every state. Your state may have more restrictive laws.

Transfer in State

It is legal at a federal level to do a private person-to-person transfer of a handgun or long gun to someone living in your state. I highly recommend (and some states may require it) that you fill out the states private transfer documents, as there are no federal documents required. (Click here for Washington State Form) This is only to protect you as the original owner, as the ATF or FBI through dealers may only track to you as the last weapon owner, a private state form would allow them to see proof you sold/gave the weapon to another person living in your state.

Its actually legal to ship a long gun person-to-person inside state borders without a dealer involved, however UPS and FEDEX usually will not allow it. USPS does however. It is NOT legal to ever ship a handgun in state without dealer involvement. Safest mode? Have your local FFL help you do any shipping of any firearms.

Transfer across State Lines

It is a felony to both the seller and the buyer to sell, give or transfer any long or hand gun to a person living in another state without dealer involvement. The only exception to this law is if the firearm in question was bequested (will’d) to the person in the other state. You can then transfer the firearm to them. I would keep that very well documented, or just do it through a dealer for safe measure.

So remember if you want to give/sell your any gun to someone living in another state, even a relative, you must involve a dealer in that transaction. It is a felony not to do so.

Antique or Curios Relic firearms are exempt from this law.

It is legal to temporary “Loan” or “rent” a firearm to a person of another state for temporary use.

Links

Conceal Carry in 34+ states anyone?

[New update 5.27.2012] on how to add the state of Arizona and pick up 3 more states coming soon, i should have my AZ in a few weeks.

How would you like to be able to legally conceal carry in over 34 states nationwide? Washington and Oregon residence in the Portland/Vancouver general regions listen up! By correctly obtaining specific out of state permits you can use their reciprocal agreements as well as “general accepted” overlap between states to increase your ability to carry concealed in more locations.

As a concealed handgun permit holder you should really try to ensure that you have a permit to carry in all states that touch your border. For me in Washington I really wanted Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming where I tend to travel a lot…but the more states the merrier right?

Recently I met Larry Raglione at CFP Utah. Larry is a 30+ year police officer and has numerous training certifications and licenses for the BCI, NRA, etc… Larry and his partners are licensed instructors for numerous states to offer the training classes required to get resident and non-resident conceal carry permits in numerous states. Larry travels around and offers these courses out of places like Wholesale Sports, and various locations. He will even do a private training if you and 10 or more friends are interested.

Here’s what I did. I attended Larrys class recently at Wholesale Sports and in a few hours he had not only walked me and 10 others through the required training class but he helped complete all the paperwork, passport photos and fingerprinting so that I can obtain my Florida and Utah non-resident conceal carry permits. Now, I already have Oregon’s and Washingtons but part of the class I was in includes Oregon for Washington residents.

Was it worth it? Absolutely. Not only is Larry an entertaining, well educated and fun instructor, but they provide and help complete all the required paperwork in the states you chose to apply in. This was key for me and well worth the money.

You can visit CFP UTah’s web site at http://www.cfputah.com/ and see where Larry and his partners are next offering classes.

I’ve mailed off my applications and now its the waiting game, but once I receive my permits I will be able to legally carry in all of the states listed below in BLUE.
Pretty cool, why aren’t you doing it?

Carry States


As for Nevada, which I’d like to obtain, they now allow non-resident permits however they require that you attend the required class within the state of Nevada, this prevents people like Larry and folks from offering it as well. Sounds like a good excuse to take a trip to Las Vegas! As for California, just forget it. They are one of the worst as a non-resident just plan on never having CA.

Internet Movie Firearms Database

Very cool, had to share:

http://www.imfdb.org/index.php/Main_Page