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ProSpec, Inc.

Jim Sottile
828-349-0322
jimmyshot@frontier.com

 

Next Class Date: 2017   Sat., 9am

March 18th at Life's Bounty

Main St., Franklin NC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

NEW PISTOL LAW EFFECTIVE 10-31-13

(HR937) Lifts restrictions on Pistol Carry Permit Holders 

Applies to NC Concealed Carry Permit Holders

 

1.  Can have a concealed handgun in a closed compartment of a locked vehicle in a State Government parking lot.   Includes school parking (Educational Property)  lot but not the school building itself.

2.  Can carry a handgun into an assembly where an admission fee is charged

(e.g. movie, sporting event, concert, ballgame, etc.)

3.  Can carry where alcohol is sold or consumed as long a permit holder is not

drinking alcohol.   Zero tolerance on alcohol.

4.  Can carry at a parade or funeral.

5.  Cannot carry into any establishment where sign is posted prohibiting firearms.

6.  This law allows hunting with a suppressor or silencing device on a firearm.

 

New Laws last year:

 

1.  Can now carry concealed to a bank or ATM.

You CAN go into a financial institution or go to an ATM now.  If your bank has a sign on the door prohibiting the entry of firearms, you cannot go in while carrying.

 

2.   The new Castle Law now includes your car, as well as your home or place of business.  “A person who unlawfully and by force enters or attempts to enter a person’s home, motor vehicle or workplace is now PRESUMED by law to be doing so with the intent to commit an unlawful act involving force or violence.  Your home is your house, or an RV or a tent:  has to have a roof over your head.

          a.  while you can shoot at someone who is in the process of breaking in, once they are in the home the circumstances change.  In order to shoot, you must believe that you are about to lose your life or be raped.

          b.  the law now holds you immune from civil or criminal liability.

 

3.   The law covers the situation where the perpetrator is attempting to remove someone from the home or business.  Does not cover people with lawful custody, bail bondsman or law enforcement.

 

4.   A person has a right to flee and you cannot use force against a person who is fleeing.  You cannot shoot just to prevent a theft, there has to be a serious threat.

 

5.   Remember, you can use Physical force to prevent an assault or theft but not Deadly Physical Force unless Deadly Physical force is being used against you.

FIRING RANGE SAFETY RULES

 

1.  If you bring a pistol to the firing range you must comply with all NC laws regarding

“open carry”, or, if you have a NC Concealed Carry Pistol Permit you must comply with

the NC concealed carry laws and restrictions. (website: NCDOJ)

2.  When you arrive at the firing range you must step up to the firing line to unload

your firearm while pointing it downrange.  You are not to unload or load a firearm while

behind the firing line or behind the firing tables or near the rest room.  When loading or unloading, keep your finger off the trigger.   No firearms are to be taken downrange.

3.  The cooperation of all shooters using the range is required for safety.  All shooters

on the range have to agree and acknowledge a “ceasefire” before going downrange

to change targets.  The range is declared “cold” when no one is allowed to fire.   The range is then declared “hot” when everyone agrees to start firing.

4.  When a “ceasefire” is declared you are required to unload your firearm and place it on the firing bench with the cylinder, or bolt or slide locked open and visibly empty.

Any person on the range can call a “ceasefire” if they observe an unsafe condition.

5.  Every shooter should wear eye and ear protection while shooting.

6.  All firearms should be pointed downrange at all times, even when placed on the

shooting bench.  During a ceasefire all firearms will be kept unloaded and open.

7.  Keep your finger outside the trigger guard until you are actually pointed downrange

and ready to fire.

8.  Not more than two people can fire at one time from any one bench position.

9.  You may never load or unload a firearm while behind the benches.

10.  You are required to pick up your brass and targets when finished shooting.  You can take them with you or place them in the receptacles provided.

11.  Only soft targets should be used.  You may not use hard targets that can cause

a ricochet.  You should not fire into the air.

12.  Targets are to be placed on the wire fabric, not on the wooden posts.  Shooting at the wooden support posts is not allowed.

13.  Because the firing point table is concrete you may choose to bring a small rug or towel to place on the table to protect your firearm.

14.  If you experience a misfire, keep the pistol pointed downrange and wait at least

30 seconds before opening.  Contaminated ammunition can “cook” and cause a delayed

explosion.

15.  If you experience a “stove pipe” or jam and a ceasefire is called you must announce that you are still “hot” until you can clear your firearm and empty it.

16.  Ammunition that is contaminated with moisture or oil, or very old ammo, may sometimes fail to fully ignite and will cause a “squib load” or a partial ignition.

The bullet may be stuck in the barrel of the firearm and you should check the barrel with a cleaning rod to insure it is clear.  Firing a second round into an obstructed barrel may cause the firearm to blow up and cause serious injury.

17.  The use of skeet or trap machines and clay targets is prohibited.  No aerial targets

are permitted.

18.  Alcohol and drugs are not permitted at the firing range.

19.  ALWAYS point the pistol downrange, never point it at a person.  Keep finger off the trigger and on the side of the pistol until given the command to fire when ready.