Multi-state Concealed Carry Permit Class & Women’s Concealed Carry Class, Jan 7th, 2017

kaeryconcealedKaery Concealed is coming down to teach their multi-state concealed carry permit class and also a women’s concealed carry class on Saturday, January 7th, 2017 at 22202 N Hinzerling, Prosser, WA. The multi-state permit class will run from 9:00am to 1:30pm. Registration link.  Multi-state Concealed Carry Permit Class description follows.

Our master instructors take the confusion and frustration out of the permit process to help you obtain the most advantageous multi-state carry permit(s) for your lifestyle.

This 4 hour classroom-only course (no live fire or test required) far exceeds the application requirements for the most sought after and desired permits in the country. Additionally, this course far exceeds the requirements to apply for an Oregon permit. A multi-state permit does not replace your home-state concealed carry permit.

The non-resident concealed carry permits issued by Arizona, Utah, and Florida are referred to as “multi-state” permits because both permits are recognized by at least 30 states. Please see our FAQ page for a list of states.

Although some people prefer to apply for both multi-state permits, it is not necessary to apply for both. Students typically choose to apply for whichever multi-state permit affords them coverage in the most states possible which is dependent on state of residence.

You will leave the course with everything you need to apply for the Arizona multi-state permit, the Utah multi-state permit, the Florida multi-state permit, and the Oregon permit (Oregon accepts only their own permit – which means if you want to conceal carry in Oregon you will need to apply for an Oregon permit).

Please understand that a multi-state permit does not necessarily or typically negate the need for a home-state permit – see our FAQ page for a detailed explanation.

What is included in the course:
During your course, we do a lot more than just cover the course curriculum, as we also provide: the multi-state applications; three completed fingerprint cards; 2×2 photos; required copies; proof of training certificates for the multi-state permits; training certificate to apply for an Oregon permit; and pre-addressed envelopes.

The only thing you will need to do after taking this course is include the state background check fee, affix adequate postage, and relax while you wait for your permit to arrive in the mail. Please note that the state background check fee is separate from the course and is paid directly to the state — see the FAQ page for details.

Topics Covered:
State and federal laws; handgun operation, safety and selection; ammunition and malfunctions; shooting fundamentals; concealment options and considerations; defensive use of force laws and implications; and many other topics are covered during the four hour course.

Kaery Concealed will also present a concealed carry for women course on the same day from 2pm-6:30pm. Registration link.


Course description:

Through the use of innovative training, state-of-the-art methods, and professional firearm instruction, Kaery Concealed offers the most relevant and dynamic, reality-based training for personal and home defense.
1st Shots is a course designed for individuals with minimal or no formal handgun training who desire the most effective knowledge and skills to confidently and proficiently defend themselves and those they love.

This one-of-a-kind, non-live fire course utilizes state-of-the-art SIRT training pistols (the same technology used by US Special Forces and law enforcement agencies) and software designed to provide superior results in a comfortable, familiar, and relaxed setting.

This is a quick-moving course emphasizes firearm safety and safe gun-handling while developing the necessary skills to keep, carry, and control a handgun and be victorious in a personal protection situation.
At Kaery Concealed, we are passionate about removing barriers to obtaining affordable, professional, family-friendly firearm instruction.  We do this by taking the instruction to our customers, and by offering top-notch self defense courses in unconventional locations like libraries, lunchrooms, community centers, conference rooms, small businesses, and even private homes.
All equipment provided.
Topics Include:
mental & situational defensive alertness
defense under stress
aggressive disengagement
handgun & ammunition operation
safe gun handling, storage, carrying
practical defensive marksmanship
Shoot-to-Live fundamentals
practical, useful pointers to make consistent concealed carry a reality
safely drawing from a variety of concealment option (holster, purse, KaeryBand™, KaeryWrap™)
learn how to use the KaeryBelt™ as a component of the most versatile, practical, and effective carry options
lawful concealed carry

Concealed Carry printable advertisement.

To take advantage of discounts for taking both classes or for couples taking the permit class, please email Kaery at

Ham Radio Technician Exam Preparation Class, Jan. 28th & Feb 4th, 2017

Members of the Lower Yakima Valley Amateur Radio Club (LYVARC) and the LVA will be holding an exam preparation class for the FCC Amateur Radio Technician license on the Saturdays of Jan. 28th and Feb 4th, 2017. This a two-part class which will run from 8am-5pm each day. It is difficult to cover all of the material in two days, but we will try hard to keep on topic and cover most of the material. The class will follow the chapters of the ARRL‘s Ham Radio License Manual 3rd Edition. The book is not required for class, but it will help you study.  You can purchase the book through the ARRL link above, through other book retailers, or Matt has several copies available that you can purchase at cost at the monthly meetings. If you’d like to participate in the class, please contact any member of the LVA correspondence committee or send email to

There is no fee for this class. Class will be held in the Benton REA boardroom at 402 7th St., Prosser, WA. There will be a 45-60 minute lunch break each day.

Understanding Evil by Brandon Smith


From Brandon Smith at comes this article, Understanding Evil: From Globalism To Pizzagate.

…Evil is what we are specifically here to discuss. I have touched on the issue in various articles in the past including Are Globalists Evil Or Just Misunderstood, but with extreme tensions taking shape this year in light of the U.S. election as well as the exploding online community investigation of “Pizzagate,” I am compelled to examine it once again.

I will not be grappling with this issue from a particularly religious perspective. Evil applies to everyone regardless of their belief system, or even their lack of belief. Evil is secular in its influence.

The first and most important thing to understand is this — evil is NOT simply a social or religious construct, it is an inherent element of the human psyche. Carl Gustav Jung was one of the few psychologists in history to dare write extensively on the issue of evil from a scientific perspective as well as a metaphysical perspective.  I highly recommend a book of his collected works on this subject titled ‘Jung On Evil’, edited by Murray Stein, for those who are interested in a deeper view.

To summarize, Jung found that much of the foundations of human behavior are rooted in inborn psychological contents or “archetypes.”  Contrary to the position of Sigmund Freud, Jung argued that while our environment may affect our behavior to a certain extent, it does not make us who we are. Rather, we are born with our own individual personality and grow into our inherent characteristics over time. Jung also found that there are universally present elements of human psychology. That is to say, almost every human being on the planet shares certain truths and certain natural predilections.

The concepts of good and evil, moral and immoral, are present in us from birth and are mostly the same regardless of where we are born, what time in history we are born and to what culture we are born. Good and evil are shared subjective experiences.  It is this observable psychological fact (among others) that leads me to believe in the idea of a creative design — a god.  Again, though, elaborating on god is beyond the scope of this article…

Click here to read the entire article.










Due to the increasing calls for violence in response to the Trump
presidential election win, we are raising the AmCON Level to '4'.

We do not have any indicators of an imminent threat to conventional
communications.  However, as calls for increasing violence by
communist-backed organizations are influencing others to commit
violence, including death and armed revolution, we feel it would be
prudent to bring awareness to the potential for disruption in
transportation, power, and communications. 

At this time of civil and political instability, we believe the United
States is vulnerable to cyber and physical attacks on our
telecommunications, transportation, and power infrastructure.  Also, due
to the indicators of a concerted effort to carry out widespread urban
violence on Inauguration Day (Friday, January 20th, 2017), and the days
leading up to it, we will remain at an elevated AmCON level until
further notice.  We will continue to evaluate the situation.  

Be sure to:
- Locate, inventory, inspect, replace, and/or repair your communications

- Review your communications plan and test your equipment, including
grid-down power sources and your inventory of fuel, batteries, etc.

- Participate in your local, regional, and national AmRRON/TAPRN nets
(See AmRRON Net schedule at 

- Update software programs and AmRRON forms to ensure you have the
latest versions.

- Be prepared to support your community with critical communications and
be prepared to contribute to the protection of life, liberty, and property.
- Expect the unexpected.

The Staff, AmRRON

See this post from Mason Dixon Tactical for some examples of the types of violent threats being made. Warning: some of the social media posts quoted in the article contain foul language.

General Assembly Meeting, Thur. Nov 10th

The next Regular Meeting of the Whole will be held on Thursday, November 10th, at 7:15 pm at 22202 N Hinzerling, Prosser, with Sector Meetings held as early as 6:30pm (check with your sector lead).


1. Sector Meetings 6:30-7:15pm

2. Opening of Assembly Meeting 7:15pm

3. General business

a. Determination of quorum

b. Approval of Agenda

c. Acceptance of Minutes

d. Treasurer report

4. President’s Forum

5. Committee/Sector reports

6. Nominations for LVA Executive Board

7. Assembly Program 7:45pm

Preparing and Sampling MRE’s
(Just like mother used to make)



CBC: Inside the American Redoubt movement

The CBC has posted an article titled Hoping for best and preparing for worst: Inside the American Redoubt movement with the subtitle “Conservative, Christian and concerned — Americans fed up with government hole up in Pacific Northwest.”

Rawles sees the Redoubt as a place where mostly conservative, Christian Americans who are worried about the future should move and prepare for the worst. The goal is to create a safe haven where like-minded Americans, many of whom refer to themselves as “preppers,” can live off the land, be more self-sufficient and wait out the calamities to come…

Santos says many of the people coming through his shop these days are new arrivals looking for a fresh start and a quieter, more peaceful life.

“Many of the things that attracted my wife and I to this area are the same things that are attracting people today — people want to live in a place that feels like a community, people want to feel safe when they go out at night…”

For Lebaron, life in the Redoubt is about hoping for the best and preparing for the worst. It’s a mantra he adopted while working with FEMA, America’s disaster management agency, during the earthquake that rocked the San Francisco Bay Area in 1989.

“When bad things happen, people that you have called your friends for years are no longer your friends,” he said. “When people are cold, tired and hungry, they forget all about friendships.”

He expects the divisions this presidential campaign has reinforced across the country will remain long after the election and will feed some Americans’ desire to retreat to the Redoubt.

“There is very much a division or a schism in the United States today, where people are literally, ‘Which side of the fence are you on?'”

Click here to read the rest of the story.

The CBC also has two other related pieces.