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Graduating Summa Cum Laude with a 3.975 GPA, Gary obtained a BS degree in Criminal Justice from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee NC. On January 1st, 2009, Gary ended a highly-decorated 34 year career in law enforcement.
When North Carolina enacted the Concealed Carry Handgun Law in 1995, Gary was one of the first Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors to become certified to teach NC concealed carry classes to civilians. With his extensive background in public safety and criminal justice, Gary is able to offer a personal insight to the laws concerning concealed carry in North Carolina. Such specialized knowledge and experience can help better prepare armed citizens for encounters with law enforcement. The more prepared citizens are, the better the experience will be for the law enforcement officer as well.
Chief Of Police - Archale NC
Decorated LEO for 34 Years
NCDOJ Specialized Firearms Instructor
BS in Criminal Justice - Western Carolina University
Board of Directors - COAT, Inc
Excutive Producer - Red Dirt Racing
“Laws that forbid the carrying of arms … disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed one.” – Cesare Beccaria’s Essay on Crimes and Punishments (Quoted by Thomas Jefferson in his “Legal Commonplace Book.”.)
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