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Protecting Others; Re-Orienting the Mindset – By Rick Colliver

[Editors note: If you’re interested in training with Rick, we’re offering his Room Entry and Protecting Others courses March 19/20, in Crete IL. Check our training calendar for details!]

First and foremost, my attorney always cautions me to caution you that you should never take something you saw in an article…especially my articles…to constitute advice on […]

Sunday?

“One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organization do not constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team. The first requisite is life, always.“ – A. W. Tozer
Recently we were contacted by a potential student who voiced disappointment that our Level I Handgun Course was only offered […]

By |January 30th, 2016|Attitude, Instructor Notes, Training|0 Comments

Obama Press Conference On “Gun Control”

Yesterday the President held a press conference where he announce his plans for executive orders on “gun control.” There wasn’t a single proposal he put forth that would have stopped any of the mass murders he named, but was insistent that he was “doing something”, and repeated the ever popular mantra of “if it saves […]

The Enemy Among Us

Fortress Staff Instructor Tommy Teach gives us his take on what our nation faces

Terrorism: noun ter·ror·ism \ˈter-ər-ˌi-zəm\
: the use of violent acts to frighten the people in an area as a way of trying to achieve a political goal

Assimilate: verb as·sim·i·late \ə-ˈsi-mə-ˌlāt\
: to learn (something) so that it is fully understood and can be […]

By |December 9th, 2015|Attitude, Instructor Notes, Liberty, Politics|0 Comments

San Bernardino

“Citizens with firearms training are a multiplying force for the police in their fight against terrorism and therefore I will take measures to ease the restrictions at this time.” – Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan

This week’s terror attack in San Bernardino has once again resulted in Obama and his minions calling for the disarmament […]

Security?

“Carelessness and overconfidence are usually more dangerous than deliberately accepted risks.”
– Orville Wright

 

Since the Paris attacks American news sources have been parroting the same tired mantra that there is no “credible” terror threat against the US. A more laughable notion is hard imagine. Border security in this nation is nonexistent due to politically correct policies […]

By |November 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

French Attack: Medical Lessons

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” – Alan Kay

Recent terrorist attacks in France resulted in 129 dead and 352 wounded. As of today it’s being reported that 45 of the victims are still in intensive care.

Emergency management personnel across the US are routinely brainstorming scenarios in an attempt to prep […]

By |November 20th, 2015|Attitude, In the News, Instructor Notes, Medical|0 Comments

Paris Gun Battle Lessons

“It is not a question of containing but of destroying this organization. Without a respite, without a truce.” – French President Francois Hollande

The French State Prosecutor just confirmed that over 5000 rounds were fired between the police and the terrorists during this mornings SEVEN HOUR gun battle in France.

5000-rounds.

To our LE friends, let that sink […]

By |November 18th, 2015|Attitude, In the News, Instructor Notes, Liberty, police|0 Comments

When You Least Expect It, You’re Elected!

“Sometimes it takes a natural disaster to reveal a social disaster” – Jim Wallis

 

Last night a young man put his car into the ditch in front of me striking a phone pole head on. His airbag saved him.

Being that we were in a rural area, it took 10 minutes for EMS to arrive, leaving ME […]

By |November 17th, 2015|Attitude, Instructor Notes, Medical, police, Training|0 Comments

France

History is a vast early warning system. – Norman Cousins

 

Once again the world is faced with a coordinated act of terrorism resulting in triple digit deaths.

For those of us paying attention the lessons are the same obvious points we’ve been pontificating about for years.

1 – There is a war on. And whether one wants to […]

By |November 14th, 2015|Attitude, In the News, Instructor Notes, Politics|0 Comments