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    What A Mess -- Thanks Maryland and Thanks MSP

    After 43 years in VA and a divorce I moved back to the Eastern Shore where my family is to retire and spend the remainder of my life. I've been a firearms instructor for almost 50 years so I decided that I'd go ahead and get approved by MSP to teach the new Maryland course. First, MSP never notified me that I had been approved. I found out quite by accident, on Christmas eve when I was looking around the MSP website and saw my name on the approved list. Then I waited for them to tell me how this all worked and what I had to do after I taught students -- nada, zilch, zip, nothing. Yesterday I receive an email from MSP stating that some instructors have not been living up to THEIR end of the bargain! HAH!

    Now to the really good part. The closest range is almost 80 miles, round-trip, from where I live! So even if I get everything else straightened out, which I can do, does it make sense to teach one or two students and go to a range that far away? No. As has been stated by many the entire purpose of the law is to make it as difficult as possible for people to purchase handguns and, in that, they have certainly succeeded.

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    You may not need a range .. why not train with simunition ? Then a backyard is all that is needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    You may not need a range .. why not train with simunition ? Then a backyard is all that is needed.
    No love there, I live in an apartment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanns40 View Post
    After 43 years in VA and a divorce I moved back to the Eastern Shore where my family is to retire and spend the remainder of my life. I've been a firearms instructor for almost 50 years so I decided that I'd go ahead and get approved by MSP to teach the new Maryland course. First, MSP never notified me that I had been approved. I found out quite by accident, on Christmas eve when I was looking around the MSP website and saw my name on the approved list. Then I waited for them to tell me how this all worked and what I had to do after I taught students -- nada, zilch, zip, nothing. Yesterday I receive an email from MSP stating that some instructors have not been living up to THEIR end of the bargain! HAH!

    Now to the really good part. The closest range is almost 80 miles, round-trip, from where I live! So even if I get everything else straightened out, which I can do, does it make sense to teach one or two students and go to a range that far away? No. As has been stated by many the entire purpose of the law is to make it as difficult as possible for people to purchase handguns and, in that, they have certainly succeeded.

    After living in freedom most of your life why would you move back to the land of the fee and home of the tax? Maryland the armpit of america

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Birdman View Post
    After living in freedom most of your life why would you move back to the land of the fee and home of the tax? Maryland the armpit of america
    A very good question. The answer is simple, after a very nasty divorce the only family I have in the world is down here. At my age being near them means a lot. Before I left VA I bought every gun I ever wanted.

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    guns you bought

    Quote Originally Posted by Vanns40 View Post
    A very good question. The answer is simple, after a very nasty divorce the only family I have in the world is down here. At my age being near them means a lot. Before I left VA I bought every gun I ever wanted.
    You should delete that last quote in case O'Malley see's it. He might think you are some kind of nut job. Only nut jobs have every gun they want.
    What is that sound? Some one at your door?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Birdman View Post
    You should delete that last quote in case O'Malley see's it. He might think you are some kind of nut job. Only nut jobs have every gun they want.
    What is that sound? Some one at your door?
    Please come in Gov., they're only plastic guns, oops, I meant 3-D, no no, I really meant.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanns40 View Post
    A very good question. The answer is simple, after a very nasty divorce the only family I have in the world is down here. At my age being near them means a lot. Before I left VA I bought every gun I ever wanted.
    Nobody has all the guns they have ever wanted.
    What I told my wife when she said my steel Baby Eagle .45 was heavy, "Heavy is good, heavy is reliable, if it doesn't work you could always hit him with it."-Boris the Blade

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron73440 View Post
    Nobody has all the guns they have ever wanted.
    That's what I told my EX-WIVES, and that's when the fight started!

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