MN Carry Day & Safety Education Expo - St. Paul, Oct. 18

posted Oct 16, 2014, 10:53 AM by Ronnie V   [ updated Oct 17, 2014, 10:58 AM ]
Amid increasingly-polarized debates over gun control, Minnesota is one of a growing number of states across the US with record increases in permit-to-carry applications. Along with that increase is a heightened public awareness related to gun safety and responsible gun ownership. All-volunteer, community-based Twin Cities Gun Owners & Carry Forum is working to share information and reminders to both new and seasoned gun owners and permit holders about their responsibilities.

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. October 16, 2014 – Alpha Apparel & Promotions and Twin Cities Gun Owners & Carry Forum are teaming up to promote gun safety, responsible gun ownership and personal safety information at a free event hosted at St. Paul Harley Davidson, Oakdale, this Saturday, Oct. 18, open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Minnesota Carry Day & Safety Education Expo 2014 event will host a mix of vendors including firearms instructors and training-related services, as well as speakers and info sessions pertaining to responsible gun ownership, gun safety basics and permit-to-carry overview of responsibilities. The event will also include a range of self defense and personal safety information for adults and kids with vendors and presenters that including martial arts and self defense trainers and less-than-lethal personal safety products.

The Oct. 18 event at St. Paul Harley Davidson will feature speakers and information sessions including Minnesota Rep. Tony Cornish who is slated to share thoughts about being responsible gun owners and hunters. Representatives from Bill’s Gun Shop and Range – Hudson will talk about “Gun Safety Basics,” and firearms trainer Chris Nauman of Civil Response Firearms Training will give an overview of permit holder responsibilities. Legal expert James Fleming, Minnesota criminal defense attorney and founder of Mid-Minnesota Self-Defense, Inc., will present “Aftermath,” an overview of a course he offers on what to expect in the aftermath of a self defense deadly force encounter.

There will also be info sessions by martial arts trainer and 4th degree black belt Katie Anderson, USA Karate – Woodbury, who will offer tips on self defense and escape techniques for both kids and adults. There will be a demonstration featuring stun guns and other less-than-lethal self defense products by Stun & Run Self Defense LLC. Self defense trainer Jack Pettengill of Dynamic Defensive Arts will give an overview of practical self defense techniques that employ the use of leverage and how to use items like keys and cell phones as self defense tools. There will also be a number of other information sessions throughout the day.

The event is family-friendly, free to attend and open to the public 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with free parking. Vendors and Info Sessions are subject to changes or additions. Info Sessions are free to attend but seating will be limited and will be filled on a first-come basis. Attendees can enter drawings for a chance to win door prizes and give-aways. Breakfast and lunch fare will be available for purchase from Uncle Franky’s mobile food truck on site all day. They’ll be serving their locally famous hotdogs, sandwiches, fries, mini-donuts and more. St. Paul Harley Davidson is located at 2899 Hudson Blvd, Oakdale, off I94 and Century Ave N.

Mission/Purpose of Event:

To help educate and inform the community about permit-to-carry holders and Minnesota’s right-to-carry law. To promote the safe and responsible ownership and use of firearms, and to provide education about firearm and personal safety practices and products for all.

Come learn about personal safety, self defense and responsible gun ownership at this FREE event Oct. 18, hosted at St. Paul Harley Davidson. The event will feature a unique mix of vendors, speakers, including nationally recognized names, and info sessions all day regarding personal safety, self defense for kids and adults, gun safety and much more. FREE and open to the public 9 - 3, family friendly, FREE info sessions (seating may be limited). There will be door prizes, give-aways, kids can enter a drawing for a free custard coupon from designated Culver's restaurants, Uncle Franky's mobile food truck will be on site all day. Free parking.

Be sure to attend this important refresher on Gun Safety Basics presented by Bill's Gun Shop and Range - Hudson. Scheduled for 10:30a, seating may be limited. Bill's will have a vendor table at the event also, so be sure to stop by and chat with them in depth about gun safety and safe handling practices.

Scheduled for 11:30 a.m.
Criminal defense attorney James Fleming will again be with us to present his "Aftermath" overview at the east metro "MN Carry Day & Safety Education Expo" event at St. Paul Harley Davidson. What happens in the aftermath of a self defense use of deadly force? From the immediate aftermath of the crime scene and dealing with police to how to deal with family, media, neighbors, etc, as well as the emotional and financial impacts and repercussions.
You won't want to miss it. Scheduled for 11:30 a.m. (all times are subject to change). Free to attend but seating is limited. Arrive early.
NOTE: This is a brief overview of the 6 hour class on the topic by James Fleming at Mid-Minnesota Self-Defense, Inc.

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Scheduled for 2 p.m. Plan to attend the "Practical Defense Tactics" Info Session by Jack Pettengill of Dynamic Defensive Arts. 
Get tips on using leverage, redirection of force and even using pocket items in self defense. Great info for everyone whether you carry or not. If you carry, you may not always have time or the ability to get to your weapon for self defense. 
This session is scheduled for 2 p.m.* Limited seating available, please arrive early. Dynamic Defensive Arts will also have a vendor table, so be sure to stop by and talk to them in more detail.
"MN Carry Day & Safety Education Expo"
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*Times subject to change

We're very lucky to have nationally recognized author John Caile presenting "Language of the Debate" at the 1 p.m. info session THIS SATURDAY at the east metro "MN Carry Day & Safety Education Expo" at St. Paul Harley-Davidson.

The words you use in your conversations and discussions about liberty and gun rights are important. Come learn how choosing your words can help influence public perceptions and win the debate. Whether it's in conversations with family and friends or whether you speak in public forums, this is important info for anyone who wants to advance liberty!

Who Are Minnesota Permit-to-Carry Holders?

SubHead Source Articles

Feb. 28, 2014
Number of Minnesota handgun permits issued almost double in 2013

July 10, 2014
Report: Number Of Concealed Carry Permits Surges As Violent Crime Rate Drops

June 1, 2014
With pension rule change, scores of Minnesota police officers will retire

Sept. 25, 2014
Concealed carry permits spike across the U.S., more women applying

Sept. 22, 2014
Bloomberg group launches midterm campaign for gun control (including Minnesota)

Sept. 25, 2014
How Bloomberg's Million-Dollar Desire For Gun Control Is Backfiring

July 4, 2013
Permits Soar to Allow More Concealed Guns

June 15, 2014
Trap shooting is Minnesota’s fastest growing high school sport

As of October 1, 2014 there were 179,252 valid permits issued in Minnesota. Over 51 percent of those permits are issued in the nine county Twin Cities metro area (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Washington, Wright)
MN Carry Day & Safety Education Expos

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Event Vendor Info

(Reminder: Bring CASH for vendor product sales).
We've got a great line up of vendors for this Saturday's east metro "MN Carry Day & Safety Education Expo" event at St. Paul Harley-Davidson. Free to attend! Open to the public 9a- 3p.

NOTE: All vendors will have prize drawings at their tables. Stop by and register to win great prizes.
Something for everyone including for kids as well as non gun owners, and lots of review and info for seasoned gun owners and permit holders.

Come check out the Wisconsin Old West Shootists (part of the Single Action Shooting Society - SASS) who will be dressed in period outfits and will share info about their competitions and preserving the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting.

Stop by and talk to representatives from USA Karate Woodbury and Dynamic Defensive Arts about self defense and personal safety techniques for both adults and kids.

And check out the personal safety products fromHouse of Lumens (tactical flashlights) and Stun & Run Self Defense LLC (stun guns, pepper spray, surveillance and more).

Find out about firearms related info, products and services from Bill's Gun Shop & RangeCivil Response Firearms Training LLC and Pistol Packin Mamas.

Our friends at 1 Million Moms Against Gun Control-MN ( 1mmagc-mn ) will be with us, as will reps from Minnesota Weapons Collectors.

Of course, Twin Cities Gun Owners & Carry Forum will have a table where you can find out more about our pro-active and innovative community outreach (like this event!) and meet ups. We'll be selling a few remaining logo T-shirts, also.

Reminder to bring CASH for vendor products, most won't be taking checks or CC at the event.

Also, the good 2A peeps at Uncle Franky's will be on hand again with their food truck.

Plan to attend these FREE and informative info sessions throughout the day. There's something for everyone! Seating may be limited, arrive early!

Scheduled for 10a and noon.
Plan to attend a pair of Info Sessions by 4th degree black belt Katie Anderson of USA Karate Woodbury. Katie will give an overview of self defense and escape tips in two sessions, one geared for adults and the other for kids. Scheduled for 10a and noon.

Thinking about getting your permit-to-carry? Have you had your PTC for a while? Here's a great opportunity for overview and review for both newbies and "seasoned" permit holders. You have huge responsibilities as a permit holder, both under the law and as a representative of the entire 2A community. You must understand your legal responsibilities and also what the rest of the 2A community expects of you. Don't miss this important info session scheduled for 11 a.m. Seating limited, plan to arrive early. Civil Response Firearms Training LLC will also have a vendor table at the event. Stop by and chat about firearms safety and responsible gun ownership.

FREE to attend. Check out less-than-lethal options for personal safety and self defense THIS SATURDAY at our east metro "MN Carry Day & Safety Education Expo" at St. Paul Harley-Davidson. Our friends at Stun & Run Self Defense LLC will demonstrate products and give you an overview of laws related to their use. Info session scheduled for 1:45 p.m., seating limited. Stun & Run will also be on site all day as a vendor, so stop by early and have a chat. They will have products for purchase at the event. 
Remember to bring CASH for most vendor products.