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Snow shooting

I’ve received a few notes from friends and students asking for my comments regarding the recent shooting in Pennsylvania involving a dispute between neighbors over snow shoveling. One suggested I write it up for public consumption – so, here it is. On Monday, February 1st, in Plains Township, Pennsylvania, 47-year old James Spaide shot to [...]

Fixed

Everybody knows that the dice are loaded Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed Everybody knows the war is over Everybody knows the good guys lost Everybody knows the fight was fixed The poor stay poor, the rich get rich That's how it goes Everybody knows- Leonard Cohen, from the 1988 song 'Everybody Knows' Compiling my [...]

Pretty Loaded Podcast

Frank was a recent guest on the Pretty Loaded Podcast with host Beth Warford. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPk2uE4LA1o&feature=youtu.be Visit the Pretty Loaded Safety Training website at prettyloaded.org 

Today, We’re All Losers

While the nation sits waiting for the outcome of the presidential contest, this might be a good time to point out the single subject we should all agree on. It’s become abundantly clear that regardless of who wins, there is no longer any faith in our election process. Once the winner is announced, half the [...]

By |2020-11-06T00:37:08+00:00November 6th, 2020|In the News, Instructor Notes, Liberty, Politics|0 Comments

48 Hours

It’s less than 48-hours before the election and I remain cautiously optimistic. My bet is that we will whether the next 30-days reasonably well. And, by that I mean with bumps and bruises, but not any permanent damage. However, as is my usual practice, I will be hedging that bet and remaining as prepared as [...]

Attack Victory!

"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away." – Philip K. Dick   A student informed me yesterday of a female relative who was recently accosted in her dorm room at mid-western college. Her campus housing facility has had key card and door lock issues which were reported by the [...]

By |2020-09-17T11:25:36+00:00September 16th, 2020|Attitude, Female Focus, Instructor Notes|0 Comments

Relax?

“All things can be deadly to us, even the things made to serve us; as in nature walls can kill us, and stairs can kill us, if we do not walk circumspectly.” - Blaise Pascal Yesterday in Lafayette, Indiana, at 11:15pm, a Domino’s Pizza delivery driver, Joshua Ungersma, was chosen for victimization by an armed [...]

Hot War?

“Who wishes to fight must first count the cost.” - Sun Tzu As the nation grinds through it’s 3rd month of violent protests and civil unrest, many are left wondering when it will turn hot, meaning when will it go from fists, rocks, and arson, to guns. Partially, I think it hasn’t because “we” (the [...]

By |2020-08-24T11:42:17+00:00August 24th, 2020|Attitude, History, In the News, Liberty, police, Politics, Rifles|0 Comments

Time, Part II

"When you're getting your ass handed to you in a parking lot, that's not the time to start acquiring new skills." - Clint Smith At our recent sold out Introduction to Defensive Handgun Class we had two sisters in attendance that were both mothers of SIX. Upon learning that, it immediately struck me how motivated [...]

By |2020-08-20T02:18:42+00:00August 17th, 2020|Attitude, In the News, Instructor Notes, Liberty, police, Politics, Training|0 Comments