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SCOTUS Today

With today's Dobbs decision overturning Roe v Wade, and yesterday's SCOTUS affirmation of the right to carry firearms, the left is presently experiencing an emotional (soon to be physical) meltdown. DC police have been placed on 12-hour shifts, all leave has been cancelled, and they are presently around the capitol in riot gear. Armored vehicles [...]

Plan Now!

"...you must learn from the mistakes of others—you will never live long enough to make them all yourself.“ - Harry Myers and Mason M. Roberts, from the book Human Engineering, published, 1932 A primary skill of the Instructor/Consultants is the ability to think like a criminal. We assess data points and apply them to the [...]

Panhandler Encounter

The following is an account of a recent panhandler interaction Fortress Staff Instructors Matt & Tricia Ellison recently experienced. "Last month, we, along with two other couples, attended a lecture in the heart of Chicago approximately 3 blocks from City Hall. Parking was half a block away and required us to traverse sidewalks adorned with [...]

Student in Action!

“If not you, who?” – Fortress Defense Motto Yesterday, a student in Florida contacted me about a recent potentially violent event he and his daughter were involved in. Below is his account: “My daughter works at a local fast food establishment which is across the street from a shopping mall. Yesterday there was a traveling [...]

Pitbull Carrier

Over the past year a number of students have brought to class the Universal Pistol Magazine Carrier manufactured by Pitbull Tactical - To be honest, I never paid much attention to the product...until recently. At the urging of a female student, who is also a concealed carry license Instructor for her home state, I finally [...]

Riot Season

“Indeed, if the riots of 2020 prove anything, it’s that a sizable portion of Democratic politicians, intellectuals, academics, and journalists find riots and looting justifiable if committed in the name of “racial justice.” - Andy Ngo, Unmasked: ANTIFA's Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy   Spring has arrived, and along with it, the smell of hygienically [...]

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 [...]

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 

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 [...]

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 [...]

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