tv Right Side With Armstrong Williams CBS January 31, 2016 4:30am-5:00am CST
guests will enlighten you, stay tuned for "the armstrong williams show." >> leading up to today's broadcast, you can see all the firearms on the table. all of these rearms are legal. some of the production staff dn't realize you could carry or own a gun in washington, d.c. so much people just don't know and today is a tutorial where we are going to educate and inform people about the do's and don't. joining us is inspector spirits president and owner of d.c. conceal and carry.y.
private investigators with the buckfelt group. what are the laws to carry and own guns? leles start with the district of columbia? >> fire must be registered. on top of that, you have to have a concealed carry permit to bear arms outside of your home or place of business. >> armstrong: what are the things you can do if you have thoseermits of the c ccealed home? >> d.c. now has a concealed care rmit. you need to go get training. once you get training, therefore you need to know situational awareness and the laws for self-defense. >> armstrong: brian how are the laws different in virginia and maryland. >> virginia has open carry for citizens of virginia as well as
they do have a concealed carry, you can register the firearm and get your concealed carry permit. >> how does it differ vs. what the laws are in the district. d. doesn't have open carry. >> armstrong: anybody can carry? >> yes. >> armstrongng is it safe? >> i would say it could make for a catastrophe in some wws. >> how do we know they are trained? >> we don't know. >> >> armstrong: how many stam states? >> in the united statat, 42 open carry is in about 42. currently, 10 that are
carry, in terms of if you go and apply for concealed carry, you may receive one depending on application status and background. >> >> armstrong: anybody, can go and get a gun and go to maryland. at have been the incncents where this turned out to be not so good for the state? or have people been responsible? >> d.c. had -- >> armstrong: we are talking about virginia. >> concealed carry holders. >> armstrong: we are talking about open. >> open carry people a a responsible. >> armstrong: that is amazing. >> it has been common the virginia a long time. >> armstrong: what about the laws in maryland? >> maryland again, it is a may
you can apply, no open carry per se in maryrynd, in the since you need a permit. if you are issue add permit to carry, you'll be able to openly carry or concealed carry, you must have a permit too carry in maryland. >> are we saying when you have open carry, anybody can carry a gun, people tend to be more responsible. >> i would think so. it has been a law since day 1. it is common place, nothing new they have to experience. >> would you agree, if the district of columbia were not predominantly black they would have similar laws and others who feel insecure with a lot of people in the city predominated by young black youth to give them the same open carry like in
es race and socioeconomic background play a role why you don't have this in the district? >> you have economical issues% however you have a lot of politicians and political -- >> armstrong: does race play a roll role. >> i would say it is a possibility. >> one financial where with all to get through a process. district of cotumbia is second most expensive concealal carry in the nation. someone who has no training is looking upwards 0-$600. >> armstrong: new york, $11,000? >> yes. it is almost like a unicorn in new york city. >> armstrong: you said there
>> second barrier is affordable time. people need to take off time to get training. because the time restraint might be 16, 18, 24 hours of training, therefore they might not be able to take off work. third thing is background. so if any underprivileged youth were involved in any law enforcement issues, negative way in the path that would hinder them i being able to carry a firearm late ner life. >> armstrong: did you know in the district of columbia, there are aspects of stand your ground law? do you think many are aware of that? >> no. >> armstrong: also when we come back,,e are going to make you comfortable with these weapons, they are not your enemies, they
i am arm >> armstrong: welcome back to "rightside" forum, crazy butut true, washington area has several different gun laws. we have experts here to talk about it. you challengedd me duringng the break, virginia is not unusual. there are 42 other states that have open carry. >> as ann example, open carry, in virginia, pennsylvania, open carry -- >> armstrong: maine, montana. in fact, constitutional carry
you need nothing, no permit to conceal or openly carry. >> armstrong: let's come back to the district of columbia and stand your ground. talk about that. people think it is florida and texas, you are wrong. >> self-defense in the classes, metropolitan police department sanctioned me to teach for concealed carry specifically in d.c. no duty to retreat in the district. that is a stand your ground law. >> armstroro: let me say this for the rare that are able to conceal and cry in the district. if you are on the street and see commission of a crime, you have the option to use youou weapon and use deadly force to protect your fellow citizen.
>> district of columbia, no duty to retreat, you can defend a third person. that is your right in self-defense and situational awareness in district of columbia. >> armstrong: brian, should we encourage people to arm themselves, obviously the leadership in washington, d.c. doest like the conceal and khairi abaza -- carry, fought it tooth and nail. d.c. police chieieon "60 minutes," in the commission of the crime, normally the killings happens in eight mimites, first advice to run, secondly defend yourself and overpower the
she was stunned she was given this kind of advice. what does it tell us? >> she is intelligence enough and knows law enforcement, you have the option to run, first line of defense, take cover. if you can't run, you have to dedend yourself and whateveveway isis possible, if you have to use a chair, you have to use some other object. if you are not carrying a concealele weapon, you might have a situation. >> armstrong: everybody this set has been approved to conceal and carry. i want to make y y comfortable. as far as we are concerned, this is probably the safest place in washington, d.c. right now, i must say. help us and our viewers watching
remember david gregory, meet the press, this is no david gregory. talk about these weapons and why are these weapons legal particularly in the district of columbia, virginia, and maryland, what is it about these weapons we all have in common? >> capacity of ammunition they are able to hold is the first aspect, handguns without high capacity magazines are illegal maryland, d.c. and virginia. in virginia, they do carry some high capacities. >> in virginia no restriction. >> armrmrong: shocks me, this gun, i could not believe that this gun is legal. >> this is considered a handgun. >> >> armstrong: this is considered a handgun. we are on tv.
>> barrel size, 16 inches andnd capacity magazines it can hold. able to handle capacity of 30 rounds, less than 10 rounds makes it legal. >rmstrong: somee would think it is a semiautomatic, it is not. >> it is not. might have that look, nostalgia. >> armstrong: this gun is so sexy. it is so -- it makes me oh when i feel it. it is so appealing. it really turns me on, this gun, why? >> i couldn't say. >> armstrong: i feel so comfortable. >> i look at it as a defense mechanism. if this place went crazy it would be one of my first weapons. >> armstrong: it is very interesting in the times we live in,, morend more peoplpl a a
feelings about guns, why? what is happening to our society? >> people looking to protect themselves, protect t tir families, with the mass shootings, it is becoming the way of the world. today the only line of defense, knife wot help you, gun will. what do you think? >> i think times have changed. people have become, they are desiring to actually be empowered with self-defense. people work hard to build their families, they go to work, theyy get educated, and to be robbed of their freedom is, is pair mount to their empowering themselves. >> a astrong: when w wcome back, you are going to like this next segment, we are going to walk
as the district is sometimes convoluted, depends on the firearm that you are actually concealing. example, if your maazines seven rounds, that capacity for that firearm, start with the firearm, seven plus one in the chamber, that is eight. multiplied twice. that is the maximum for that firearm you can carry which is 16. >> armstrong: what happens someone watching this show today, owning a gun, what is the process, what is the best way to train tooet comfortable with the firearm? >> in maryland, best way is to first register yourself with a course, take the 40 hour course withth training and handling. >> armstrong: that is 40 hours. >> yes h. go to a gun range and shoot. >> armstrongngwhich one of these guns do you recommend to start
>> revolver, easiest to shoot to fire and accuraray, easy to and has no recoil. >> armstrong: what about caring for that gun, they are dangerous. they can be harmful. read how children use their parent's gun goes off, goes off and kid a dead. >> in maryland, you have to have your firearm locked at all times especially if you have a child 16. it bomes a misdemeanor crime under the age of 16. store the firearm in a locked box, any time you are cleanin the weapon clear of anyone else but yourself all the utensils are in the room so you don't have to leave the room at any time >> armstrong: it is shocking to
with guns, if i go three weeks or a month without firing a gun, it is critical i am constantly at the fire range taking lessonon shooting, reminding myself of the responsibility. so easy to get rusty. >> it is a perishable ill. you need to practice. >> armstrongng how often? >> i recommend practice at least once a month. if you could afford going to the range then you need to be responsible. with semiautomatics, ar-15, with your revolvers, with your shotguns, you need to be proficient. that is s suggest. arm arm you talked about about affordability. someone wants to be legal and learn the firearms, how expensive is it? >> varieie g gatly based on the
come to find out if someone has no experience whatsoever, in the district of columbia, they need to take a 16 hour firearm's course, they need to take a two hour firebrm course, specifically live fire at a range and above and beyond that, they need to have two hours of self-defense and situational awareness. so we can come upo 18, up to 20 hours minimum of training depending on the class and instruction the person's knowledge. that is just a minimum. top of that, they need to actually go through the process of registering their firearm getting ngerprinted, paying ministrative fees. can become expensive.
process, learnini not just when to shoot a gun equally important and when not to shoot a gun. it is easy when firing at targets, you can sort ofet lost even i do well, that is not the reality of it. nobody is shooting back at you. every y tuation is different, sometimes you have to know you can't shoot because you may kill innocent people. it is important you get this training, important you arep responsible. you also understand t tt gun is very dangerous. it may save lives, it certainly will eliminate lives.
>> my name is david jack founder of an jack media. >> armstrong: last but not least, you need to train on the gun you need to carry, driving (& an suv is not like driving a honda. talk about that quickly. >> so important. you need to be proficient with the firearm you are carrying, whether or not you wear glasses, nighghsight,, whether or not there is a safety on the firearm. whether or not there is a long triggered squeeze.
maybe you h he arthritis, a limp, maybe you have to use your weak hand. it varies on what situation at all times. >> armstrong: i can't thank yoyo all so much for this gun ownership responsibility show and what you guys do in your lives preparing people for something that is so critical, carrying a un, you can eliminate. thank you for listening, thank you for joining us, i am armstrong williams.