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Kenya Mall Attack - NYPD Report

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Hostage Shot By Police - DA Report 

Brandishing - it's unlawful



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Video Attacks References IslamoFascists, Criminals, and Tyrants

View:   "2AToday for The USA"

Stopping Power Myths

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2016 Public Square Rosary Crusade

October 15, 2016 at 12:00 noon 

 Reed's Market, Shingletown - Grassy Area

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Check for Red Flag Warning Alerts

Shasta Chain Control

Shingletown Cam is located on the north side of HWY 44 in Shingletown

Lassen Park Cam is located in Shasta County on the south side of eastbound HWY 44 at the Lassen Park North Entrance

Bogard Rest Area Cam is located in Lassen County on SR44 at the entrance to Bogard Rest Area

Initial CCW Full Course Curriculum

Equipment Requirements for Initial Full Course

Ron Avery - Science of the Draw
Video and Other Training References
Tehama County CCW 
Steve Lee  - I Like Guns
Computer Desktop Backgrounds
Crime, Predators and You


Body Armor  Home Defense
Shotguns and Home Defense
Why carrying a gun is a civilized act
California Pending and New Legislation

1.  California Department of Justice Bureau of Firearms Standard Initial and Renewal Application For License to Carry a Concealed Weapon (version: 11/2012)  Click here for PDF


2.  Shasta County CCW Renewal Form (1 page) as of 4/2013) (Click here for PDF


3.  LINKS:

Following are links to Shasta County Sheriff CCW page:

     Per Sheriff Web Page - To make an appointment for a new or renewal CCW please call (530) 245-6042 

          Sheriff's Office CCW Policy


         CCW Application


         Criteria & Requirements


         Permit Application Process


         Process & Fees


         Approved Firearm Courses



Overview of CCW class. Print out (PDF). Then Compare. 20 hour class no longer offered.

California Firearms Laws Summary Booklet DOJ 

2008 Dangerous Weapons Control Law CA DOJ

Obama Posters

IRS Levy Relief

Ham Radio

Local Repeaters within 10 miles of:

Shingletown Ham Radio

Article about emergency use of Ham Radio


As of June, 2016, the prior 20 hour initial CCW course is no longer being offered. 

*It is recommended that you call the Sheriff to schedule your Sheriff Interview Date before or at least near the date you start your CCW class. The reason is that the Sheriff is scheduling interviews sometimes many weeks out (sometimes a month+ out).  

Note: As of 1/1/2012, Shasta County requires that your Certificates of Training (Initial and Renewal) must be submitted to Sheriff within 60 days of course completion to be recognized. California Penal Code: 26150-26225

In addition to California, the Initial Course will also allow you to apply for a Florida Non-Resident CCW (recognized in 31 states) and Arizona.

If you want to get more training and education for your dollar and your time, then Shasta Defense is your choice.  

Initial CCW  -  personal extensive hands on range training with your firearm under close instructor supervision. 

Whether you are a novice or long time shooter, you will benefit from this unique Shasta Defense course. You will feel more comfortable with your firearm in knowing how to use it safely. Shasta Defense provides this unique course in order to provide you with instruction on matters  which other providers do not. They require you to attend additional courses at substantial more cost to obtain such training and exposure.  Shasta Defense believes that certain matters are vital to your basic gun handling skills and competency. Shasta Defense includes this extra training in the Shasta Defense Initial CCW course.   Click here to Read more as to why other people just like you choose Shasta Defense for their CCW training

These are small classes and you get more individual focused instruction! Generally, there are no more than 4 students. 

    Comment  from an Assistant District Attorney who completed the Shasta Defense 20 hour CCW course: 

"Personal teaching ... A course I would recommend to those interested in learning, not simply trying to get a CCW Permit". 

Sheriff urges you to arm yourself! Article is Here

For California Concealed Weapons Permits. Sheriff issued permit valid for entire state of California. 

 Our Constitutional Sheriff issues Concealed Weapon Permits, and desires that more Citizens be armed.  Do you think you and your family are exempt from violent predators?  So, why don't you have your CCW? Why aren't you armed as an American Citizen should be? 

With the present economic and social climate,  you may recognize the need to legally carry a firearm not only at home but in public in order to defend yourself and family from violence. Or possibly you desire to better incorporate a firearm into your home defense plan. In either case, why not maximize your training and knowledge?  Many believe that the Shasta Defense initial course (range and classroom) provides more individual instruction, coaching, personal training, and exposure than other initial CCW classes.  

With Shasta Defense class sizes (4 maximum) students, you receive meaningful coaching so that you can become comfortable and competent with your firearm. The reality is that if you have to use your firearm for self defense, at that point in time it is too late to be wishing you had obtained the training you actually needed.    Between class sessions, students are to study the materials and perform daily dry fire practice as instructed during class.  The Shasta Defense instruction includes personal extensive hands on range training with your firearm under close instructor supervision and coaching.  The Shasta Defense courses exceed the requirements of California State Law. You are voluntarily obtaining the extra training. This merely recognizes that the time for education and training is before you have to consider drawing or using your firearm. 

Instructor Background:   Certified NRA Pistol Instructor, Certified NRA Rifle Instructor; Certified NRA Range Safety Officer; Certified NRA Personal Protection in the Home Instructor; Approved Firearms Instructor for CCW instruction classes required for original and  renewal permit applications in Shasta County and Tehama County (permits valid for entire State of California); and California Attorney at Law.

If you are using a firearm for personal defense at home (even if you don't desire a CCW), you should seriously consider taking this course or equivalent instruction. The legal requirements as to defending you and your loved ones by resort to deadly force apply to you, even at home. Legal and civil consequences follow the use of a firearm. American citizens need to know the rules of lethal force and the rules of gun safety. 

Class Information (prior 20 hour course): Shasta Defense classes are designed to teach the practical and legal use of a handgun in self defense.  Topics include: firearms safety, personal safety and avoiding confrontations, mental awareness, carrying concealed handguns, the legal use of deadly force and practical range training. During this course, you will learn skills, including: proper steps in drawing from a strong side holster, moving off the line of attack, firing (or not firing when threat ceases), reloading, scanning and assessing, and re-holstering. You will engage targets at ranges from 7 yards to (utilizing weapon retention skills). Training will also include: shooting from longer distances (you need to know your practical limitations, and legal), learning about your reactionary gap (Tueller drill), safe hand changes, and one handed shooting (left and right hands). Also, what do you say to the police after a shooting? Who do you call? How do you respond when officers arrive and you are armed?  Please note that not all courses conducted by other instructors provide instruction on the proper drawing from a holster. I view this as a necessary safety procedure. After all, upon issuance of a CCW, you will be carrying a loaded firearm in a holster. Don't you think you need to be skilled in how to draw and re-holster?  See this link for more about course coverage.

You don't control the time or place evil will strike.  You do control your knowledge, competence, and skill level for response.









                                                 August, 2016 Journal 

July, 2016 Journal - Guns and Gear for Self Defense

May, 2016 Journal - The Armed Citizen's Secret Weapon for Court

April, 2016 Journal - Non-Gun Weapons: carried and improvised

March,  2016 Journal - Surviving an Active Shooter

March, 2013 Journal - Knife Tactics for Survival and Court Defensibility

Contact: To Register for a class, or advise of date convenient for you, please call in advance:   530-474-3267.  Classes are in Shingletown.

         Please provide your name, telephone number, and the class date you wish to attend.

When Seconds Count Will You Survive - Caution in listening is advised.
Can you survive till they arrive or would you rather defend yourself and your family?

Source of following is:




Gun Safes and Gun Security Links:


V-Line Industries


Cannon Safe


American Security Products



George Washington General Thanksgiving

By the PRESIDENT of the United States Of America

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Hot Obama Posters

Jack Polen Fund Raiser R

>>JULY 4TH POSTER<<ifle Raffle


America, a  STATE OF WAR EXISTS, and the enemies are in our cities and towns!  

July 2011 CCW Discounts for Community Emergency Preparedness Groups (e.g., Neighborhood Watch, etc...)


Citizen Volunteers (click here) - Emergency Preparedness - Are you ready? Jack Polen - friend has past away. God Bless.   Zimmerman case: Discussion and analysis
Apps - Warning to Gun Owners - only criminals are safe

Melinda Herman - Home Invasion - video Report


Watch video: Self Defense Tip Video - Close Quarters Note: in the Shasta Defense 20 hour class, students are introduced to this type of shooting. Dare Call It Treason (by Vieira). Treason trials should be demanded for Feinstein, Obama, Cuomo, and others.
Agenda  - The Film about grinding America Down. A must watch. White House Wants Pastors To Promote Gun Control
Where Does Your Pastor Stand?
Pastor Chuck Baldwin
Video - Concealed Carry in our Nation's Schools United Nations and Gun Confiscation

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2nd Amendment Letter This letter from Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko to Vice President Joe Biden was also sent to many Federal and State Officials.  

New Program for Shasta County School Teachers and Staff - CCW Training - S.P.E.A.R (Staff Partnered Emergency Armed Response).

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      Poster July 4th #3

Poster July 4th #5


Video: How Will Military & Police Respond to The Systematic Gun Grab?

Pledge of Resistance Against Any Attempt to Disarm Us - have you signed it? How about your Sheriff and law enforcement?


U.S. Marine's response to Feinstein

The Charge is TREASON: Cuomo Poster Feinstein Poster Feinstein-Home-grown

Feinstein Treason


Shingletown (Shasta  County and Tehama County) CCW Class Schedule:   

    The following is a list of Shasta Defense CCW classes:   

Initial Permit Classes

Renewal Classes


Purpose of Class: You are seeking a CCW. Course dates are below. 


Purpose of Class: You are renewing your CCW


Purpose of Class: You have little or no handgun handling or shooting experience.

For Classes, call for mutually convenient times and dates (weekday and weekends can be arranged).

Call 530-474-3267 / CONTACT Form

Instruction in safe drawing from holster and holstering is provided in both initial and renewal courses.

Cost: $150.00. A  deposit of $75.00 is needed to register each student a space in the class. Class size is limited, so register early. 

Mail to: N. Zeliff, P.O. Box 120, Shingletown, CA 96088. Include your contact telephone and address information.  If you have registered for a course and cannot attend you will receive credit to attend a later course within the same calendar year as long as you contact before the start of your registered course.  

Cost: $45.00 Cost: $60.00.  
Course Length: Approx 20 Hours. This is a two day class. Course Length: approx. 6 1/2 hours Course Length: 3 hours
Schedule of Classes: Schedule of Classes: Schedule of Classes:
Time: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Bring Lunch for each day.   This course is set up on an individual basis (Max is 2 students).
Equipment Requirements for Initial Class (click for information)


Initial Course Instruction includes: (click for information).


Required: firearm; strong side belt type holster; sturdy belt to secure holster;  one extra magazine for semi-auto or speed loader / speed strip for revolver. Dry firing exercises part of course.


Equipment Requirements for  Class (click for information) - will need 100 rounds of ammunition.




If you require initial training, you may wish to consider the Basic Safety and Marksmanship course (right column), before taking the CCW course. Such will allow you to gain more out of the full course.


  If you have little or no handgun shooting experience, this 2 hour course should be taken before the CCW class allowing you to become more comfortable in the safe use of your firearm.  This will be personal instruction with no more than 2 students per class. Cost: $60.00.  After this class, you will attend the above initial permit CCW Course. A mutually convenient date and time will be set for this basic instruction.


Note: Penal Code Section 12050(a)(1)(E)(i) provides, in part, that the Licensing Authority shall not require a course exceeding 16 hours for the initial permit. Students taking the above course are agreeing to voluntarily take the additional training and education (approximately 4 additional hours).  Students to date have advised they wanted to obtain the additional education and training. Further, my course includes instruction on drawing from a strong side holster and re-holstering. Range practice includes extensive drawing as part of the actual firing exercises.    

Note: This class is for persons who are serious about protecting themselves, spouse and family. If you are someone who feels that you don't believe it would be right for you to protect (by use of deadly force, as a last resort), yourself, spouse, and/or children from being murdered, raped, etc...,  then this class is not for you.  

This class is designed for the purpose of introducing the American Citizen who is serious about self defense to Defensive Handgun use to save lives of the innocent.  It is not for those who merely think that getting a CCW is a "warm and fuzzy" idea. The class involves active shooting and weapons handling which is challenging, and thought provoking. Live fire includes such matters as: shooting exercises which require you to be aware of what is in front of as well as what is behind the deadly threat; shoot and no shoot scenarios;  when do you draw your firearm; and thoughts about how to avoid being shot after a defensive shooting. The goal is to get students to think about the realities of a deadly attack, and start them on the road to the competency necessary for avoidance, but if necessary, effective defense.   

Below removed 2/26/2013

You have Three Options with Shasta Defense for your initial CCW training. 

     1. California Basic 16 hour course ($150.00) 2 day / Max - 4 students. (Requires 200 rounds of ammunition. Includes introduction to basic holster drawing and holstering (strong side).  (updated as of 11/16/2012); or

     2.  18 hour course ($150.00) 2 day / (Includes holster training and shooting to front, left and right).  250 rounds of ammunition. Max - 4 students.  (Being offered as of 10/30/2012); or

      3.  22 hour course ($250.00)Students in class: Min. 3 / Max 4 students. (Done over 3 days).  (Requires approx. 450 rounds of ammunition. This is for the student who desires to learn introduction to defensive combat pistol concepts, and desires more demanding range training. As with the other classes, you must practice on your own between class dates using the concepts provided during the first class. The range sessions will be moderately intense and include "stress". Holster drawing includes: shooting to front, left, right, and rear). Holster drawing is required during all live fire. Includes:  shooting and moving; close quarters defensive drills; shooting under "vehicle"; shooting from seated position; moving into the threat; moving off the line; shooting distances 7 yards to 0 yards; shooting at 25 yards up to 50 yards with handgun (based on student skill level); running the Tueller drill and recording your results; grounded shooting (while on left side, right side, lying on stomach and lying on your back), one handed shooting (left and right hand), and more. Must pass a timed marksmanship test in addition to the written tests). This course is built upon, and includes more shooting exercises, than the prior Shasta Defense 20 Hour CCW course. (Being offered as of 10/30/2012).

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Gun Owners of America


Oath Keepers   --    Also see video about Oath Keepers

National Rifle Association

NRA Institute For Legislative Action - Gun Laws

California Rifle & Pistol Association

California Dept of Justice - Gun Laws

Shasta County Sheriff

Handgun/Long Gun Retention and Disarming (HLGRD) System

Ohio CHL-holders acting in self-defense


     Did you know the following fact?

According to the  U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, the ordinary armed and trained American Citizen (i.e., "... composed of the body of the people, trained to arms")  constitute  the only political / governmental institution that is "necessary to the security of a free State".

    The Second Amendment, The States, and the People  (E. Viera, Constitutional Law Attorney)

    Gun Rights on Trial (E. Viera, Constitutional Attorney)

     VIEW FILM:   "2AToday for The USA"



Negligent Discharge with Serious Personal Injury

Another ND w/SPI

Keep Your Distance! - very graphic - warning as to danger of edged weapons:
When going up against an edged weapon of any sort, always keep your distance ...

.45 "Accidental Discharge" - warning graphic  


Personal Defense Network

Ron Avery - Grip Stance

Video: Why You Carry a Loaded Gun…

Video - showing need to be aware of your surroundings (be prepared)

Video Here is an interview with a private citizen after lethal confrontation with two armed home invaders.

College Student Grabs Gun From His Backpack to Kill Home Invaders and Save 10 Lives!

Over 170 million killed through gun control read and view Video

A Gun Fighting Living Legend

Video Home Break in - self defense (frontsight)

Sure Fire Lights

[For a video lesson on why cops shoot guys with knives, look at Psychopath with a knife attacked cops.]

The Tactical Draw
Handguns, Dec. 07/Jan. 2008

Heroic Consequences
Handguns Aug./Sept. 2007

Surprised--Don't Ever Be
Combat Hanguns, Dec. 2004

Are Single-Action Semiautos Street Safe?
Handguns, April/May 2006

TRAINING Videos on the Net: 

Smith of Thunder Ranch shows how to clear a malfunction from virtually any modern auto pistol. ... FMG Publications Clint Smith Webblast handgun ...


of Thunder Ranch demonstrates the three places for a handgun as featured in the FMG Publications produced Defensive Handguns DVD. ... Clint Smith ...


Clint Smith on loading a handgun from empty ... firearms training ...

Vehicle Defense - Clint Smit

Unorthodox shooting positions

Shingletown Links:

Misc: (Consult your own legal counsel - below for discussion only - Doesn't constitute the rendering of any legal advise).

   Affirmative Defenses (Consult your own legal counsel)

   Affirmative Defenses- Avoiding The 'All-or-Nothing' Trap

   Affirmative Defenses- Avoiding The "All-Or-Nothing" Trap

Following shown only to demonstrate the danger someone can pose to you if they are close: (DONOT try these matters):

                    How to grab a gun away watch! (Don't do this - only to show risk of being close)

                    Disarm Attacker (Don't do this - only to show risk of being close)



Conceal Carry Basics:

Why I Carry a Gun
How Do I Hide This Thing?
Straight Talk About Curves
Condition 3 - Is it Right for You


FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin March 2006

Law Enforcement Perspective on the Use of Force

Links are for discussion purposes. You must consult a trained professional.

Suarez - Sul

Suarez - 

Close Quarters

Tac Adv

Shooting on move


Todd J




AMK’s Tactical Field Trauma Kit

Tactical Gunshot Teatment Kit

Individual Blow Out Medical Kit

B.O.M.B. Blow Out Medical Bag







Links are for discussion purposes. You must consult a trained professional.