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I am the Second Ammendment

"Most civilization is based on cowardice. It's so easy to civilize by teaching cowardice. You water down the standards which would lead to bravery. You restrain the will. You regulate the appetites. You fence in the horizons. You make a law for every movement. You deny the existence of chaos. You teach even the children to breathe slowly. You tame." -The Stolen Journals - God Emperor of DUNE My Dad's a fighter, and I try and remember to tell him I'm proud of him. For the life he lead after the war, not just during. A Golden Glove boxer, a career soldier and military police officer, he Read More >>

Mass Murder: Something New?

There is a tendency to see mass murder, such as happened in Jacksonville last night, as a modern problem of American Society. First of all, it is by no means peculiarly American.  The U.S. is not even at the top of the list in mass murders by shooting.  And that's only mass murders by firearms.  In countries with more restrictive gun control laws, mass murderers demonstrate the ability to improvise, but I am sure that you don't know about these other tragedies.  In 2013, Matthew de Grood was invited to a party in Calgary, Alberta.  He retrieved a butcher knife from the kitchen and Read More >>

Negligent Discharge

Lynne Finch

Negligent:  failing to take proper care in doing something.  We in shooting talk about Negligent Discharge (ND) when a gun is fired without intent.  Accidental Discharge (AD) used to be another common term that has fallen out of favor as safety has been built in to modern firearms making the AD nearly obsolete. This is something I’ve been thinking about a lot as a friend recently shared an experience of teaching a non-firearms related class where a student ignored the safety precautions and slightly injured herself.  This was a situation that could have been much more serious Read More >>

to Tell or Not to Tell

Lynne Finch

There comes a time for every shooter to decide do I tell someone that I like to shoot or that I carry a concealed firearm.  This is a very personal choice and can have profound consequences.  Just look to media over the past year.  Some very outspoken gun rights advocates have received death threats against themselves and their families.  Some have been forced to move after their addresses were published on social media.  Some kids in New Jersey faced suspension from school for going to a range with experienced parents for a day of fun shooting, and posting non-threatening photos on Read More >>

Why Trump Needs to Appoint Some More Supreme Court Justices

A few months back, a federal district court in Texas agreed that the Gun Control Act of 1968's ban on sale of handguns to residents of states other than the FFL's state of residence is a leftover from a period when it was impractical for an FFL to determine if a buyer from state X could lawfully possess a handgun.  Now that background checks are done by the federal government, this should not be a problem.  This particular case, Mance v. Sessions, involved a resident of DC who wanted to buy a handgun in Texas to avoid the absurd $125 fee charged by the only FFL in DC. This case was of Read More >>

Why I Carry

Lynne Finch

Years ago a man I was dating threatened my life, I believed him. I called the police, they contacted him to schedule an appointment for him to come in and interview, several days later. Because of that a judge expedited my carry permit from what was then 30-45 days to 3. Of course, I had to quickly take a basic course. As soon as I could I took more advanced training on carry techniques, shooting and carry law. He got off with probation and a warning I learned a valuable lesson about being responsible for my personal safety. That was 25 years ago. Who knew it would turn into a love of the Read More >>

What to do about school shootings?

Over the last two years, since President Trump has taken office, it seems that the voice of the conservative is met with distain.  When I look at the school shootings, questions come to mind.  But, to get the answer to those questions is difficult.  The media and those that want to take our guns, don’t always want to answer nor even hear the questions that plague me.  As someone who helps people in pain, I abhor the violence and killing that has been happening in our schools.  But, is the answer to take our guns? Being someone who works in the medical field now, it surprises people Read More >>

Stand Your Moral High Ground

A few days ago, I received an e-mail from a former student; a Christian man, a patriot and a defender of freedom in the US Military. He wanted me to comment on an article he had just discovered in the Huffington Post written by Mr. Wallis of the Sojourners, entitled “Stand your Ground has no Moral Ground”.  As a believer in our country’s moral high ground and the inalienable right to self- defense, my student seemed to be concerned. I understand why. Huffington Post Article: Stand Your Ground Has No Moral Ground To say the least I am once again disappointed that there are Read More >>

Sitting Ducks

sitting-ducks

Straight from the headlines, school shootings, mall shootings, grocery store shootings…  These often occur in places that ban firearms.  Like a restraining order against an abusive spouse, gun bans are just paper to the bad guys.  Many of us take for granted the right to defend ourselves against random acts of violence but it isn’t that easy.  Many states make it almost impossible to get a carry permit, and even if you have one, local businesses can ban carry. Most recently a gunman opened fire at the Columbia Mall in Maryland, killing at least 2, the police are still sorting things Read More >>

The Line Between Self-Defense And Murder Is Sometimes a Fine, Fuzzy Line

Do you understand when you can use a firearm to protect your life, dwelling or to stop a felony?  Would you bet a charge of murder on it or risk a wrongful death suit or both?  How about the limits castle doctrine and retreat?  Do you carry a firearm in another state? Do you know the deadly force laws of those states? If you cannot answer these questions off the top of your head, you are taking unnecessary risk and are at extraordinary legal peril. A failure to understand all the legal concepts of deadly force may land you in jail for murder and loss of your wealth. In this webinar, a Read More >>