We need more good guys with guns in “No Gun Zones”! I have proposed a a Retired Active Military Defender Safety Act intended to afford qualified active Military and qualified retired Military enlisted NCO, Petty Officers, Warrant and Commissioned officers the privilege of carrying a concealed firearm in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and all other U.S. possessions (except the Canal Zone). This (RAMDSA) Program follows the same premise as the HR-218 Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) which works!
Be Active duty or receiving a retirement US Military pension (after at least 15 years of service) and have a valid retired US Military ID card or served a minimum of 4 years and having received a Honorable discharge DD214 and reenlistment (having reached the rank of E-4, W-1 or O-1) being on active duty within any branch of the US Armed Forces, Reserves or National Guard.
Have no Military or civil criminal record.
Pass the McCann Associates psychological screening test for Police Officers.
Pass a minimum Four day Defensive Handgun course or equivalent (Dr Piazza’s Front Sight Firearms Training Institute, has offered free courses to RAMDSA applicants) upon first application of RAMDSA.
Apply and receive a State Concealed weapons permit.
Pass the equivalent HR-218 qualification test with either local Law enforcement or NRA instructor.
RAMDSA is a program for CIVILIANS who used to be Military or under current Military jurisdiction.
RAMDSA should be administered like HB-218 card/licenses issued by your state; you are just certifying that a standard was met.
Re-qualify every year to keep RAMDSA Card/ license.
Bob Cecchini MAJ USA-Ret
Pass it on to any military that you know we need the RAMDSA program; it would be a great multiplier (almost 2 million between active and retired military) to have good guys in No Gun Zones! Just think what that could do since the FBI reported 94 % of mass shooting could be stopped with armed citizens? https://www.concealedcarry.com/news/armed-citizens-are-successful-95-of-the-time-at-active-shooter-events-fbi/