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Sunday, February 26th, 2023
Description: A number of you have been asking me about setting up another training event. I decided to bring in the experts back again for a fun day of learning about firearm safety and the laws that regulate them. The experts will cover critical topics that will save your life and/or jail time. There is more information below about the presenters and the topics they will cover. You will enjoy this learning experience. The Firearm's Safety and Law Seminar is open to the public and additional information is listed below. Please feel free to invite your friends and family members. Purchase tickets below.
Location: Friendship Hook & Ladder Fire Company Banquet Hall (rear parking and entrance)
10 Warwick Street
Boyertown, PA 19512
Lunch (included with Session 1 only): Hoagies (ham, beef, turkey), assorted chips, and cookies provided. Peppers, tomatoes, onions, and condiments will be separate so you can add those as needed. I know there are tomato and onion haters out there. We will also offer chicken noodle soup and that went over big last year.
Registration - Choose which sessions you want to attend below. Choose session 1 only, session 2 only, or both. Since we need to plan for food, refreshments, and training materials, we will need to cutoff ticket sales based on the deadlines below. In addition, we are not selling tickets at the door.
Registration deadline is February 20th.
Session 1: Firearm's Safety and Law Seminar
Minimum Age: 18 years of age
Course Cost $25.00 and it includes lunch/refreshments
08:30 am doors open
09:00 - 09:05 am: Ron Mest - Welcome and introduction
09:05 - 10:15 am: Eric Weaknecht Berks County Sheriff
10:15 - 10:30 am: Break
10:30 - 11:30 am: Sean Quinn FBI Special Agent retired
11:30 - 12:30 pm: Dillon Harris Esq. of the Civil Rights Defense Firm
12:30 - 01:30 pm: Lunch (included)
Session 2: Utah Non-Resident Concealed Carry Permit Course
Minimum Age: 21 years of age
Course Cost: $150.00 and it includes refreshments only
01:00 pm - Please arrive at this time to check-in and for finger printing
01:30 - 05:30pm: Training course with Instructor Dave Chang
Allows for the carrying of a concealed weapon in 36 states including Delaware. The Utah Non-Resident Concealed Carry Permit (UNRCCP) Course is a 4-hour course that consists of classroom training only. NO LIVE QUALIFICATION! No live ammo in the classroom. This course costs $150.00 and includes: Firearm Safety & Fundamental Lecture and a Utah Law Lecture. Fingerprinting will be available and starts 30 minutes prior to scheduled class start time. Entire lecture is included on removable media. You will receive a UNRCCP Application stamped by a Utah Certified Instructor. (See FAQs below)
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More information below
Event Organizer and Facilitator - Ron Mest
I have been a gun dealer since 1993 and I jumped into this business because of the rude and abusive behavior that I experienced at other gun shops in the area. Whether you are buying for the first time or you are a seasoned veteran, my goal is to treat everyone in a respectful, friendly, and dignified manner so they have a positive experience. My customer service is second to none and this is what sets me apart from other gun shops.
I hold a Master's Degree in Adult Learning and Training from St Joseph's University in Philadelphia. I have been a Training Specialist in the Pipeline Industry for 20 years and my life mission is to educate people. This is another aspect that sets me apart from other gun shops in the area. You are going to enjoy this seminar.
Berks County Sheriff Eric Weakneckt
Sheriff Eric J. Weaknecht has been a member of the Berks County Sheriff's Office since May of 1984 and has been the Chief Deputy since 1999. Sheriff Weaknecht was responsible for reforming the CCW process in Berks County to one of the most streamlined in the state. Sheriff Weaknecht will cover firearm laws, CCW laws, legal transportation of firearms, traffic stops, and more. A very informative presentation that will prevent you from making legal mistakes that could land you in hot water. I learned a few things myself from Sheriff Weaknecht's presentation and so will you. You can't afford to miss this presentation. Sheriff Weaknecht's Full Biography
Sean Quinn FBI Special Agent retired
Sean Quinn is an experienced FBI Unit Chief, Supervisory Special Agent, and Case Agent (23 years) with a demonstrated history of working in the law enforcement industry. He is skilled in Engagement, Leadership, Case Management, Policy, Intelligence Analysis, Physical Security, Tactics, Criminal Investigations, and Surveillance. A strong military (23 years) and protective services professional with a Master of Professional Studies focused in Psychology of Leadership from Penn State University. Sean is currenly working as a Senior Security Specialist in the Oil and Gas industry. In addition, Sean is the Principal at Gideon Private Investigations and Consulting.
Topics Covered: Sean will talk about circumstances to consider prior to using deadly force and possible consequences for doing so. Sean will also talk about practical de-escalation techniques to diffuse a hostile situation.
Dillon Harris Esquire of Civil Rights Defense Firm
Dillon Harris is an attorney with the Firearms Industry Consulting Group, a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C. who represents clients, including individuals, federal firearms licensees, gun clubs, ranges, and more, at the state and federal level in relation to firearms law issues. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Northern Arizona University and a Juris Doctor from Vermont Law School. He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and Maryland, several federal district courts, and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Prior to practicing law, he worked in the Arizona Superior Court system and volunteered with the Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team for the second largest county in the U.S. doing everything from wildfire evacuations to lost, missing, and injured hiker rescues.
Topics covered: Dillon will discuss law enforcement traffic stop considerations; prohibited persons; new firearms receiver regulations on 80% receivers; and newly proposed firearms legislation and legal actions.
Dave Chang of Civilian Defense Concepts
Dave Chang is the owner and lead firearms instructor for Civilian Defense Concepts, LLC, a personal security consulting business, and is also a regional trainer for an international, private security company. He has over 20 years of experience as a firearms instructor. As an NRA appointed Training Counselor, he trains individuals and NRA instructor candidates on topics such as: Basic Pistol, Basic Rifle, Basic Shotgun, NRA CCW, Home Firearm Safety and Refuse to be Victim (crime prevention program). He is an NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer and certified as an NRA LEO Pistol Instructor. He is a Lead CFI (handgun) for Distributed Security, Inc. and is also certified by Sig Sauer Academy as a Semi-Auto Handgun instructor. He's also a graduate of Sig Sauer Academy's Master Pistol Instructor and Pistol Mounted Red Dot Optics programs. He holds ratings with the states of Utah and Maryland as a firearms instructor and has taught both of these respective states' curriculum for several years. He is also a Taser Civilian and Law Enforcement instructor and certified as instructor to teach handcuffing, baton, and Pepper Spray use. He is also certified by three organizations in verbal de-escalation (MoAB, CPI, and HWC) and is a faculty member for the American Safety and Health Institute and the American Heart Association, training individuals and instructor candidates on BLS and basic, lay provider medical care such as First Aid, CPR, and AED use. Topics covered: Dave will deliver safety training required for the Utah Non-Resident Concealed Carry Course for the afternoon session.
We are gathering up door prizes for this event. Your will receive one complimentary raffle ticket for each session attended. We are also planning on using smartphones to play games to test your knowledge and to win prizes.
We are hitting up manufacturers and distributors to see what kind of freebies we can find. Hope to have a bag of goodies for all that attend.
What is included in the Utah Non-Resident Concealed Carry Permit course?
Answer: Fingerprinting, course materials, 4 hours of required training, and completed application with certified instructor's signature.
What do I need to do after the Utah Non-Resident Concealed Carry Permit Course?
Answer: You will need to mail in the completed application along with the application fee ($63.25) and your completed fingerprint card. You will need to include a passport type of photo, a photocopy of your State CCW permit, and a photocopy of your State driver's license.
How many states recognize the Utah Non-Resident Concealed Carry Permit?
Answer: Up to 36 states including Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and Puerto Rico.
How long is the Utah Non-Resident Concealed Carry Permit good for?
Answer: Five years
Do I need to go through training again to renew my Utah Non-Resident Concealed Carry Permit?
Answer: Under the current rule, you can renew your Utah Non-Resident Concealed Carry permit online if it is still valid and it has not expired. If your Utah Non-Resident Concealed Carry permit EXPIRED, you will need to go through a training class again.
Do I need a CCW permit from my home state to apply for a Utah Non-Resident Concealed Carry Permit?
Answer: In Pennsylvania you need a CCW permit to apply for the Utah permit. However, this varies from state to state. For example, New Jersey residents cannot carry in their home state but can apply for the Utah Non-Resident Concealed Carry Permit. For a list of reciprocity, click here > State CCW Reciprocity with Utah.
Do I need to have a valid CCW permit prior to attending the Utah Non-Resident Concealed Permit Course?
Answer: No, but you will need to send a copy of it with your application
After I complete the Utah Non-Resident Concealed Permit Course, how long do I have to submit my completed application?
Answer: The Utah Bureau of Criminal identification must receive your completed application and related documentation within one year of the training course completion
How long will it take to process my Utah Non-Resident Concealed Carry Permit?
Answer: Based on Utah law, the application must be processed within 60 days
FAQs revised 12-28-2022
Postponement - We will send an email in the evening of February 25th if inclement weather or other condition would postpone the event. We will reschedule it
Refunds - No refunds unless this event is cancelled and not able to be rescheduled.
Disclaimer: By purchasing this ticket you agree to abide by all rules and can be asked to leave for any reason without refund. You will hold Ron Mest Sports and all involved parties harmless in the event of any type of accident, injury, or liability as the result of this seminar. Attend at your own risk.
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