Attitude

Gun Stupid

"Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance." - George Bernard Shaw The past few weeks have been rife with stories of American gun owners behaving poorly with their firearms. More than I have time to list, but here's the highlights: We begin with two Rhodes Scholars who decided to test out the [...]

Benchmade

Recently, Benchmade knife company made the mistake of posting picture to their Facebook page depicting their assistance to the Oregon City, PD, in the destruction of firearms. I was contemplating a blog post about it, but then I read the words of Instructor, Matt DeVito. He summed it up quite well, and anything I would [...]

Good People, Bad Choices

"No one is going to be digging my bullets out of anyone's back." - John Farnam This week a news story from 2017 was being recycled over social media, spurring a whole new round of outrage and irresponsible commentary. Of course, few can be bothered to look at the dates of stories they re-post, but [...]

A Tale of Two Restaurants

Parents wonder why the streams are bitter when they themselves have poisoned the fountain. - John Locke Last Sunday an assailant armed with a hammer entered the Seafood Buffet restaurant in Brooklyn, NY, and began attacking the staff. The owner Petaling Jaya and employee Ng Tan Kheong were both murdered, a third employee is in [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:10:50+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Attitude, History, In the News, Instructor Notes|0 Comments

December 7, 1941

"Yesterday, December 7, 1941 a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan." - President Franklin D. Roosevelt, opening of speech to Congress requesting a declaration of war against Japan, December 8, 1941 Flag flown over [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:10:51+00:00December 8th, 2018|Attitude, History, Instructor Notes, Liberty|0 Comments

Rapid Mass Murderer – Texas

"It’s said that security is like oxygen; when you have enough of it, you pay no attention to it. But when you don’t have enough, you can think of nothing else." - SECDEF, James Mattis, paraphrasing Professor Joseph Nye   Today in Texas, a 17-year-old male student at Santa Fe High School opened fire on [...]

Short Sleeve or Long Sleeve?

"Rape and murder were common, children forced to become soldiers and turned against their own families, and a usual punishment for opposition the amputation of your hands or arms. "Short sleeve, or long sleeve?" asked the militia men as they raised their machetes. When I went to Sierra Leone as a reporter in 2000, the [...]

Never Underestimate the Power and Determination of a Woman!

[Today we have the pleasure of a post from Fortress Instructor Tricia Ellison. Tricia regularly instructs women in the art of daily carry, and is known to not suffer fools. - Frank] Recently, CNN decided to have their Senior Law Enforcement analyst Tom Fuentes, some might call him an “expert,” comment on how he thought [...]

The Answer

"When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion." - Dale Carnegie   Tomorrow is a school day. Parents across the nation will once again send their children into the care of others, all the while suppressing the stress and fears that their child may fall [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:10:52+00:00February 18th, 2018|Attitude, In the News, Instructor Notes|0 Comments

Mass Murder Averted

"When you least expect it, you're elected!" - John Farnam Two weeks ago, a Fortress student in a Southeastern state prevented a slaughter at his place of employment. Our student, who we’ll call “Mike”, manages close to 100 office employees, the building they’re in being equipped with ID pass access and a security guard (unarmed) [...]

By |2018-02-11T23:59:35+00:00February 11th, 2018|Attitude, Instructor Notes|0 Comments