Attitude

Stealth Existence?

“Speak softly, and carry a big stick.” – Theodore Roosevelt

 
Friend and colleague John Boch was recently involved in a minor interaction with an unstable stranger in a gas station parking lot, which was sparked off by the presence of a pro-gun bumper sticker on John’s car.

When it comes to gun ownership, John and I live […]

By |October 24th, 2015|Attitude, Firearms, Instructor Notes, Training|0 Comments

Lessons From Israel, Part II

Rule 1: All Guns Are Always Loaded – Col. Jeff Cooper

In recent weeks the Hamas has launched over 25 “lone wolf” knife attacks on the population of Israel, producing about a dozen Israeli deaths and double that in casualties. Most strikes seem to occur in a random manner, the victims simply at the wrong place […]

By |October 22nd, 2015|Attitude, In the News, Instructor Notes, Training|0 Comments

Recent Lessons From Israel

“The Hamas organization is explicitly dedicated to the destruction of Israel. That is not a rhetorical gimmick; it is its declared unwavering primary goal.” – James Howard Kunstler

 

Yesterday Hamas declared “a day of rage” in Israel, engaging in coordinated attacks on the civilian population. One occurred on a public bus, where two attackers stabbed and […]

By |October 14th, 2015|Attitude, In the News, Instructor Notes, Medical|0 Comments

9/11, 2015 – Never Forget?

Today marks the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attack on America. My father’s generation can all tell you the exact place they were the day President Kennedy was assassinated, and those of my generation can tell you exactly where they were on 9/11. When they say “never forget”, I wonder how I could.

But, where we […]

By |September 11th, 2015|Attitude, In the News, Instructor Notes, Politics|0 Comments

Evil Doesn’t Take Days Off

Today my email and phone have been lit up with links and comments regarding the murder of a Roanoke, WV, television camera man, and the wounding of a reporter and woman she was interviewing, by a psychotic, “disgruntled” former employee of the station the news crew worked for.

The coward in question filmed the event, and […]

By |August 26th, 2015|Ask Fortress, Attitude, In the News, Instructor Notes|0 Comments

Cannon Fodder

“Would you feel safer with a sign on your house saying ‘this house is a gun-free zone’? But if you wouldn’t put these signs on your home, why put them elsewhere?” – John Lott

 

Today in Chattanooga, TN, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez opened fire on a Naval Operation Support Center and a Marine/Army Recruiting Center, murdering four […]

The Camera As A Witness – Part II

“Great services are not cancelled by one act or by one single error.” – Benjamin Disraeli

 

On May 31st, 2015, two Palestine, TX, police officers shot and killed James Bushey (47). Bushy was suspected of shoplifting beer from a local WalMart, and reported by witnesses to have fled and entered a nearby Applebees where he proceeded […]

July 4th, 2015

Neither aiming at originality of principle or sentiment, nor yet copied from any particular and previous writing, it was intended to be an expression of the American mind, and to give to that expression the proper tone and spirit called for by the occasion.  – Thomas Jefferson, regarding the Declaration of Independence

July 4th, 1776, the […]

By |July 4th, 2015|Attitude, Instructor Notes, Liberty|0 Comments

A Tale of Two Students – Training as Efficient as the DMV

“Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character.” –Alan Armstrong

Students come to us from all walks of life, the common thread among them being their understanding of […]

Willful Ignorance

“Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.” – Frank Zappa

On June 11th a psychopath entered the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in […]

By |June 29th, 2015|Attitude, In the News, Instructor Notes, Politics|0 Comments