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SIG SAUER Honors Major Jose Anzaldua, USMC (Ret.) with Commemorative 1911 POW-MIA Pistol
Published Date: 09/20/2019
NEWINGTON, N.H., (September 20, 2019) – In observance of POW-MIA Recognition Day, SIG SAUER, Inc. is honored to announce the production and presentation of a commemorative 1911 pistol to Major Jose Anzaldua, USMC (Ret.), and the release of a short documentary, “Once a Marine, Always a Marine: The Story of Major Jose Anzaldua.”
Major Jose Anzaldua, USMC (Ret.) volunteered for the U.S. Marine
Corps in 1968 at the height of the Vietnam War, and served until his
retirement in 1992 after 24-years of service. On January 23, 1970,
Corporal Anzaldua was taken prisoner of war and imprisoned for 1,160
days in a jungle POW camp, as well as prisons in North Vietnam including
the infamous “Hanoi Hilton.” He was eventually released on March 7,
1974 during Operation Homecoming.
The unique distinguishing features of the commemorative 1911 pistols crafted by SIG Custom Works are:
1911 Pistol: the 1911 pistol was carried by U.S. forces throughout the Vietnam War, and by Major Anzaldua throughout his service. The commemorative 1911 POW pistol features a high-polish DLC finish on both the frame and slide, and is chambered in.45 AUTO with an SAO trigger. All pistol engravings are done in 24k gold;
Right Slide Engraving: the Prisoner of War ribbon inset, with USMC Eagle Globe and Anchor and “Major Jose Anzaldua” engravings;
Top Slide Engraving: engraved oak leaf insignia representing the Major’s rank at the time of retirement and a pair of dog tags inscribed with the date, latitude and longitude of the location where Major Anzaldua was taken as a prisoner, and the phrase “You Are Not Forgotten” taken from the POW-MIA flag;
Left Side Engraving: the Vietnam War service ribbon inset, with USMC Eagle Globe and Anchor engraving;
Pistol Grips: anodized aluminum grips with POW-MIA flag.
A holster was provided by DeSantis Holsters as part of the
presentation that is a replica of the holsters used by U.S. Forces
during the Vietnam War inscribed for Major Anzaldua.
Additionally, SIG SAUER is honored to release the video feature,
“Once a Marine, Always a Marine: The Story of Major Jose Anzaldua,” to
honor Major Anzaldua’s service to our country. This documentary
chronicles Major Anzaldua’s time in captivity as a prisoner of war,
features the 1911 commemorative pistol, and interviews with Major Jose
Anzaldua, Ron Cohen, President and CEO, SIG SAUER, Inc., Tim Butler of
SIG Custom Works, and members of the Anzaldua family.
On National POW-MIA Day on September 20th, and every day, we honor
those whom have served and sacrificed for the United States of America
in the defense of freedom.
The commemorative 1911 pistol was previously presented to Major Jose
Anzaldua in a private ceremony at SIG SAUER Headquarters in Newington,
New Hampshire by Cohen and Butler.
A full series of photos of the Commemorative 1911 pistol are available for viewing at: SIG Media Library
The following is a video transcript.
WHAT IS CBD?
A new topic sparking up conversations nationwide is the legality of cannabidiol or CBD oil. While many medical patients swear by its healing effects, gun owners nationwide could find CBD oil to be a huge source of pain when it comes to their Second Amendment rights.
CBD oil, used for medicinal purposes, is spreading like wildfire among people here in the United States and abroad. CBD is often synthesized from the oily resin of the cannabis plant to create edibles, gel caps, topicals, beverages, and vape oil cartridges. People use these products to treat everything from epilepsy to arthritis. Despite its popularity, it’s very important to realize anything related to cannabis triggers potential criminal liability under both state and federal law.
Federal law considers cannabis or marijuana a Schedule 1 controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act. This classification under the act equates marijuana with heroin and other hard drugs and states it lacks any medicinal value, has a high potential for abuse, and cannot safely be prescribed. Merely possessing cannabis is a federal misdemeanor punishable by a fine up to $1,000 and/or a year in prison.
In 2018, the Federal Farm Bill was passed and lifted a ban on hemp production, removing it from the Controlled Substances Act. This effectively cleared the chamber for CBD oils derived from hemp to hit the marketplace. However, federal authorities were quick to point out that any CBD oil products marketed as therapeutic or added to food products were essentially the same as adding a prescription drug and will be regulated similarly.
Let’s take a look at three common misconceptions when it comes to CBD oil.
MISCONCEPTION #1: CBD IS LEGAL IN MY STATE, SO I HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR WHEN CARRYING A FIREARM
Misconception number one: many people believe that if CBD oil is legal in their state, then they have nothing to fear. Unfortunately, this is wrong. If you want to remain a legal gun owner, you should pause before you inhale or consume any product containing CBD oil.
If you’re using CBD oil as a treatment plan or have a medical marijuana prescription, you might inadvertently become classified as an unlawful user under federal law. If you are an unlawful user, you would no longer be legally eligible to purchase, own, possess, or transport firearms. Not only that, but most states require that to be eligible for a handgun license or permit, you must not be prohibited from possessing a firearm under federal law. If you’re classified as an unlawful user under federal law, you could become ineligible, or worse yet, you could lose your state-issued handgun license or permit.
MISCONCEPTION #2: ALL CBD OIL IS CREATED EQUALLY AND LEGALLY
Misconception number two: people mistakenly believe all CBD oil is created equally and legally. Unfortunately, CBD oil is produced by different companies and some don’t mind bending the rules to move their products quickly. Often times, CBD oil users are surprised to discover their pain relief comes with an unintended ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. This ingredient is the psychoactive and intoxicating component found in marijuana and can cause everything from eating too many chips to failing a drug test at work. Not only could a CBD oil user be fired from their job for an honest mistake, but they could also be prosecuted. Many jurisdictions treat THC-laced CBD oil as a controlled substance worthy of a felony charge, no matter how much or how little you may have in your possession when law enforcement discovers it.
MISCONCEPTION #3: AS LONG AS I HAVE MY PRESCRIPTION, I CAN CARRY MY CBD INTO ANY STATE
Misconception number three: many people believe if they have a valid prescription or license to smoke marijuana or CBD oil in their home state, they may legally transport their medicine to another state. This is not true and could land you in hot water in both federal and state court. Just like handgun license reciprocity, you must follow the laws of the state you find yourself in. This means if marijuana or CBD oil is illegal in the state you’re visiting, you could find yourself locked in a jail cell for merely possessing either substance. That’s why we recommend the best practice when considering whether to try CBD oil is to do your homework and research the laws of your state before obtaining CBD oil.
To find out how your state’s laws affect your gun rights when it comes to CBD oil, call U.S. LawShield and ask to speak to your Independent Program Attorney.