Firearms Safety
For Class
OPD Valves
to Carry a Handgun
of Mesaba


 Greg Brohman-Instructor  Course Syllabus

CLASS DATE:_???.                                                   ____ TIME:_1:00-8:00pm_

LOCATION:_Cloverdale Hall (Nashwauk Township Hall_____

COST:__$60.00 Pre-Registration    A book will be available for $15.00

Course Description; To train those Familiar with handguns, the skills necessary to meet the requirements of M. S. 624.714, Subd. 2 (b0. And the basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for owning and using a handgun safely

Course Focus;.
This course will focus on personal protection and meeting the training requirements for the permit to carry a pistol in public.

TEXT AND REFERENCES; The basics of pistol shooting. (NRA student packet 132750)

Minnesota statutes M.S. 624.714, Subd. 2. (B). M.S. 609.065
M.S. 97b.045 M.S. 609.666 M.S. 609.66

Students are allowed to bring 1 unloaded, cased, clean, modern handgun to class. Each handgun will remain cased until inspected by the instructor(s) Also NO LIVE AMMUNITION This pistol should be the one you plan on qualifying with.

 The range session

From the ready position, Student will fire only when commanded by Instructor. The Course of fire is;
15 feet Aim and fire six rounds in 12 seconds
25 feet Aim and fire six rounds in 12 seconds
25 feet Aim and fire six rounds, *reload*, and fire six rounds, all in
60 seconds. (Auto- loaders will reload same magazine)
25 feet Aim and fire six rounds in 10 seconds
Overall Score must be 70 % of maximum score of 150 to qualify
Target will be a 8 inch black center (NRA B-6 target)
Legal issues; We will instruct students on the MN Statutes relative to concealed carry and the use of deadly force, and other statutes relative to gun use.
Next Step; To get a permit to carry, Present your application, with a copy of your training certificates and copy of your drivers license to the Sheriffs Department between 8:30 and 4:30 mon-fri with your application fee of $100.00 for new applicants or $75.00 for renewal
Application available on-line at (GOOGLE:state mn bcapermit to carry).
Course Schedule; Course will be 8 hours. 1 night of 6 hours. Max students each session is 10. The range will be min of 2 hours per 2 student session. The student will schedule range time at end of classroom session.
Instructor list; Greg Brohman
226 3rd St. Nashwauk MN 218-969-4921

Why Carry?


Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that's it. In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some. When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force. You have to use reason and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your threat or employment of force. The gun is the only personal weapon that puts a 100-pound woman on equal footing with a 220-pound mugger, a 75-year old retiree on equal footing with a 19-year old gang banger, and a single gay guy on equal footing with a carload of drunk guys with baseball bats. The gun removes the disparity in physical strength, size, or numbers between a potential attacker and a defender. There are plenty of people who consider the gun as the source of bad force equations. These are the people who think that we'd be more civilized if all guns were removed from society, because a firearm makes it easier for a [armed] mugger to do his job. That, of course, is only true if the mugger's potential victims are mostly disarmed either by choice or by legislative fiat--it has no validity when most of a mugger's potential marks are armed. People who argue for the banning of arms ask for automatic rule by the young, the strong, and the many, and that's the exact opposite of a civilized society. A mugger, even an armed one, can only make a successful living in a society where the state has granted him a force monopoly. Then there's the argument that the gun makes confrontations lethal that otherwise would only result in injury. This argument is fallacious in several ways. Without guns involved, confrontations are won by the physically superior party inflicting overwhelming injury on the loser. People who think that fists, bats, sticks, or stones don't constitute lethal force watch too much TV, where people take beatings and come out of it with a bloody lip at worst. The fact that the gun makes lethal force easier works solely in favor of the weaker defender, not the stronger attacker. If both are armed, the field is level. The gun is the only weapon that's as lethal in the hands of an octogenarian as it is in the hands of a weight lifter. It simply wouldn't work as well as a force equalizer if it wasn't both lethal and easily employable. When I carry a gun, I don't do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I'm looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don't carry it because I'm afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn't limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force. It removes force from the equation...and that's why carrying a gun is a civilized act

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