August 13, 2008

Blackwater Supports Training Restrictions

Blackwater Worldwide announced its support of AB2498, proposed legislation that would prevent prohibited persons from unlawful access to and possession of firearms.

This legislation would serve to hold all responsible firearms training facilities to a common standard, allow training of responsible citizens, and, hopefully, reduce firearms capabilities of dangerous criminals.

Blackwater, which recently opened a facility in San Diego County, has long supported a strict credential policy, requiring every student it trains to provide documented proof of their suitability for training and eligibility to possess firearms.

The company is committed to safe training on the use and handling of firearms, but is equally committed to ensuring that those firearms are in the hands of capable and confident citizens, not prohibited felons.

Comments (27)

For Glenn A -- I agree with your premise, buddy, but when you have a devious group like Blackwater determining how you and our familes should be trained to meet Blackwater "standards" I think we could be in a world or trouble. I support individual training by legal owners, but not by a devious group like Blackwater.

Posted by: Marine56 | August 21, 2008 9:31 PM    Report this comment

God forbid we should make sure those who carry guns on a regular basis are both legal owners and proficient with their weapon.

Posted by: KCSHOOTER | August 21, 2008 8:25 PM    Report this comment

Support of AB2498 is a BIG Mistake! Think about it. All of us with CCW permits will be required to go through a background check before taking our classes required to renew our permits. And this cancer spreads. In California an Assemblywomen (D) has proposed requiring a background check to purchase any firearms related item such as ammo, replacement parts, rifle scopes. This is a slippery slope.

Posted by: rick44 | August 21, 2008 7:37 PM    Report this comment

I thought this was for discussing the Blackwater issue? Would the Moderators please remind the member with the stuck Enter key that? Your actions make you look childish.

Posted by: Blackrifle | August 19, 2008 7:47 PM    Report this comment

I was watching a "Soprano" episode last night. Some greaseball talks to Tony Soprano about "post Kartina New Orleans." Tony says something like 'thank God for Dick Cheney.'

The first thing I think is 'what are these scums talking about Cheney for? Then I remember Blackwater and think maybe the Soprano writers know more than I have given them credit for.

Posted by: Whatfer | August 19, 2008 5:30 PM    Report this comment

I was watching a "Soprano" episode last night. Some greaseball talks to Tony Soprano about "post Kartina New Orleans." Tony says something like 'thank God for Dick Cheney.'

The first thing I think is 'what are these scums talking about Cheney for? Then I remember Blackwater and think maybe the Soprano writers know more than I have given them credit for.

Posted by: Whatfer | August 19, 2008 5:18 PM    Report this comment

I was watching a "Soprano" episode last night. Some greaseball talks to Tony Soprano about "post Kartina New Orleans." Tony says something like 'thank God for Dick Cheney.'

The first thing I think is 'what are these scums talking about Cheney for? Then I remember Blackwater and think maybe the Soprano writers know more than I have given them credit for.

Posted by: Whatfer | August 19, 2008 5:16 PM    Report this comment

Don't think I've ever seen an episode of "Soprano"...is that anything like Groundhog Day with Bill Murray?

Don't know the text of AB2498 but my old man trained me in the safe use of firearms...I think I was about ten years old at the time. Initial reaction is: we need more laws for this? I didn't realize former felons were signing up for courses.

Posted by: Whitey | August 19, 2008 6:15 AM    Report this comment

I was watching a "Soprano" episode last night. Some greaseball talks to Tony Soprano about "post Kartina New Orleans." Tony says something like 'thank God for Dick Cheney.'

The first thing I think is 'what are these scums talking about Cheney for? Then I remember Blackwater and think maybe the Soprano writers know more than I have given them credit for.

Posted by: Whatfer | August 19, 2008 5:01 AM    Report this comment

I was watching a "Soprano" episode last night. Some greaseball talks to Tony Soprano about "post Kartina New Orleans." Tony says something like 'thank God for Dick Cheney.'

The first thing I think is 'what are these scums talking about Cheney for? Then I remember Blackwater and think maybe the Soprano writers know more than I have given them credit for.

Posted by: Whatfer | August 18, 2008 9:33 PM    Report this comment

I was watching a "Soprano" episode last night. Some greaseball talks to Tony Soprano about "post Kartina New Orleans." Tony says something like 'thank God for Dick Cheney.'

The first thing I think is 'what are these scums talking about Cheney for? Then I remember Blackwater and think maybe the Soprano writers know more than I have given them credit for.

Posted by: Whatfer | August 18, 2008 9:27 PM    Report this comment

I was watching a "Soprano" episode last night. Some greaseball talks to Tony Soprano about "post Kartina New Orleans." Tony says something like 'thank God for Dick Cheney.'

The first thing I think is 'what are these scums talking about Cheney for? Then I remember Blackwater and think maybe the Soprano writers know more than I have given them credit for.

Posted by: Whatfer | August 18, 2008 9:24 PM    Report this comment

I was watching a "Soprano" episode last night. Some greaseball talks to Tony Soprano about "post Kartina New Orleans." Tony says something like 'thank God for Dick Cheney.'

The first thing I think is 'what are these scums talking about Cheney for? Then I remember Blackwater and think maybe the Soprano writers know more than I have given them credit for.

Posted by: Whatfer | August 18, 2008 4:53 AM    Report this comment

I was watching a "Soprano" episode last night. Some greaseball talks to Tony Soprano about "post Kartina New Orleans." Tony says something like 'thank God for Dick Cheney.'

The first thing I think is 'what are these scums talking about Cheney for? Then I remember Blackwater and think maybe the Soprano writers know more than I have given them credit for.

Posted by: Whatfer | August 18, 2008 4:49 AM    Report this comment

Hey Whatfer!! Is this the first time you've posted a comment to a forum? You need to buy a copy of "Posting to Forums for Dummies"!

Posted by: tigwelder56 | August 18, 2008 1:02 AM    Report this comment

I was watching a "Soprano" episode last night. Some greaseball talks to Tony Soprano about "post Kartina New Orleans." Tony says something like 'thank God for Dick Cheney.'

The first thing I think is 'what are these scums talking about Cheney for? Then I remember Blackwater and think maybe the Soprano writers know more than I have given them credit for.

Posted by: Whatfer | August 17, 2008 11:41 PM    Report this comment

I was watching a "Soprano" episode last night. Some greaseball talks to Tony Soprano about "post Kartina New Orleans." Tony says something like 'thank God for Dick Cheney.'

The first thing I think is 'what are these scums talking about Cheney for? Then I remember Blackwater and think maybe the Soprano writers know more than I have given them credit for.

Posted by: Whatfer | August 17, 2008 11:41 PM    Report this comment

I was watching a "Soprano" episode last night. Some greaseball talks to Tony Soprano about "post Kartina New Orleans." Tony says something like 'thank God for Dick Cheney.'

The first thing I think is 'what are these scums talking about Cheney for? Then I remember Blackwater and think maybe the Soprano writers know more than I have given them credit for.

Posted by: Whatfer | August 17, 2008 11:28 PM    Report this comment

I was watching a "Soprano" episode last night. Some greaseball talks to Tony Soprano about "post Kartina New Orleans." Tony says something like 'thank God for Dick Cheney.'

The first thing I think is 'what are these scums talking about Cheney for? Then I remember Blackwater and think maybe the Soprano writers know more than I have given them credit for.

Posted by: Whatfer | August 17, 2008 11:28 PM    Report this comment

I was watching a "Soprano" episode last night. Some greaseball talks to Tony Soprano about "post Kartina New Orleans." Tony says something like 'thank God for Dick Cheney.'

The first thing I think is 'what are these scums talking about Cheney for? Then I remember Blackwater and think maybe the Soprano writers know more than I have given them credit for.

Posted by: Whatfer | August 17, 2008 11:27 PM    Report this comment

Black water needs to step out of this. As far as the 2nd Amendment, this is not what is needed. Again the Constitution is open to ALL law abiding citizens period.

Posted by: sgt, bates | August 17, 2008 9:33 AM    Report this comment

"Blackwater Worldwide announced its support of AB2498, proposed legislation that would prevent prohibited persons from unlawful access to and possession of firearms."
Nonsense! I just read AB2498, and the first thing it states: Existing law regulates who may lawfully possess a firearm.
Existing law also generally regulates firearm training facilities.
Either Blackwater has no clue, or they are trying to mis-lead. Why?

Posted by: fedup | August 16, 2008 2:19 AM    Report this comment

This is a perfect example of why we need to get rid of lobbyist's in Congress.

Posted by: Robert J | August 15, 2008 7:31 AM    Report this comment

BW needs to concentrate on training and leave 2nd A. rights and the decision on its Constitutionality with the Supreme Court. They (BW) may mean well, but legal and responsible gun owners in the USA, don't need them interfering with the US Constitution. Support it as written and don't try to rewrite history. Stick to operating your facility and doing your job, let the US Supreme Court do theirs...

Posted by: tigwelder56 | August 14, 2008 10:50 PM    Report this comment

Blackwater is using a back door manuever here. They want ALL gun owners to be armed under BW's "strict creditial policy." I am familiar with their training procedures. MOST civilians and homeowners could NOT survive BW's training operations. Don't be fooled by a big name. Stick with 2nd Amendment rights which belong to all Americans, not those with special training by a multi-billion dollar corporation like BW.

Posted by: Marine56 | August 14, 2008 8:50 PM    Report this comment

all supporters of 2nd admendment should insist on strictly legal gun ownership. nothing wrong with that position.

Posted by: t-rubble | August 14, 2008 8:44 PM    Report this comment

While ms13's have infiltrated the U S Services.
Please close the barn door.

Posted by: av8ors | August 14, 2008 6:57 PM    Report this comment

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