A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post on the whys and hows of patterning a defensive shotgun and in the comments on that post I got a request for an opinion piece. So in the interest of giving the reader what they want, here goes. Among the followers of this blog are the … Continue reading Pick ’em
An outstanding article from Greg Ellifritz. My own experience with batons in police service, while not as extensive as the author's, leads me to agree with his take... batons and impact weapons really are not a good solution for private persons looking for less lethal alternatives. Written by: Greg Ellifritz With all the violent … Continue reading Why I Don’t Carry an Expandable Baton — Active Response Training
I am a Facebook felon, there I said it. My crime... being blunt, with a prior. Facebook has been around for more than a decade now. I recall writing a filler article on it in the late 2000s for the monthly newsletter of the Sons of Norway lodge I belonged to then. The service was … Continue reading Unsocially yours
I generally try to stay away from national politics, preferring to focus on regional issues that impact those of us west of the Rockies. But a nomination to the Supreme Court, particularly during the interesting times in which we find ourselves and when it has potential impact to civil rights, is pretty hard to ignore. … Continue reading A Handmaid’s Tale?
I follow a number of different writers, blogs and social media groups on the topics of firearms, their uses and the responsibility that goes along with them. It is all part of the never ending quest for knowledge and best practices that I can evaluate and pass along to students and other shooters to help … Continue reading Knowledge is power
Written by Greg Ellifritz It’s like clockwork. At least once a week, I open my email and see some version of the following question: “I’m worried about (your choice: crime, the declining economy, right wing politicians, mutant zombies, societal collapse, left wing politicians, etc) and want to buy a gun. I don’t have… via The Firearms … Continue reading The Firearms Manifesto Part One: Your First Gun — Active Response Training
A good number of years ago I was acquainted with an attorney from Oakland who was a vocal social activist and a strident supporter of gun rights. He did some foundational thinking and work that did a lot to preserve some semblance of gun rights in the virulently anti-gun landscape that is urban California. He … Continue reading Gun rights are civil rights, this is why
The story arcs of two young men intersected the day before yesterday in American Canyon, California, a bedroom community located at the southern tip of affluent Napa County. From that intersection, one arc headed off into an entirely new direction while the other ended then and there. The young man on the right below, who … Continue reading All Lives Have to Matter
Things in conspiracies are never quite what they seem to be. That is particularly so when it is people in government who are doing the conspiring. via The Truth Doesn't Care About Your Feelings - The Big Ugly...