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July 4th, 2020

"I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure it will cost us to maintain this declaration, and support and defend these states. Yet through all the gloom I see the rays of ravishing light and glory. I can see that the end is worth all the means. This is our day of [...]

Insanity

“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always [...]

Tick-Tock

6-months ago our nation was enjoying the best economy in its history. 3-months ago we were being played by China, the WHO, the CDC, and leftist governors and mayors into destroying that economy. Two weeks ago, every major city experienced rioting, looting, and general civil unrest. Again, leftist mayors and governors did little to stop [...]

Police Contact

Our intention as gun carriers should be to avoid conflict, living long, boring lives absent of any defensive shootings. And most of us will be successful. …most of us. Some, regardless of how well avoidance and de-escalation skills are practiced, will be left with no option other than to deploy a firearm in self-defense. Self-defense [...]

By |2020-01-12T23:47:31+00:00January 12th, 2020|daily carry, Instructor Notes, Legal, police, Training|0 Comments

Police Brutality?

“Is this the hill you want to die on?" - Anon   On July 16th in Cashion, Oklahoma, 65-year-old Debra Hamil was tased and arrested by Officer Charles Massine during a traffic stop which originated due to a broken tail light on Hamil’s vehicle. Hamil has been charged on two counts: 1- Battery/Assault and Battery [...]

Observations From The Road – by Nick Girka

[Today's blog entry is by guest writer Nick Girka. Nick is a serious student of the gun, and a dear friend of Fortress. - Frank] Like millions of American families we loaded up the family truckster for spring break and headed down the highways of America – destination: Virginia.  I have been combing the roadways [...]

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, [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:11:24+00:00November 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 [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:11:25+00:00November 17th, 2015|Attitude, Instructor Notes, Medical, police, Training|0 Comments

The Camera As A Witness – Part III

“Whether the knife falls on the melon or the melon on the knife, the melon suffers” – African Proverb   On July 6, 2015, Haverhill, New Hampshire police officers Ryan Jarvis and Greg Collins responded to a traffic accident on Route 302 near Bath. Dispatch informed them that the scene could not be secured as [...]