Politics

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 [...]

Factory Ammunition

"Maybe it’ll just be confiscation." - IL State Rep Julie Morrison, June 11, 2019, in regard to banning auto loading firearms. Our recommendation to new students is to attend class with American-made factory ammunition. Cheap foreign manufactured, and especially reloaded ("handloaded"), ammunition generally proves less than reliable. At best, ammunition which fails to feed, fire, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Texas, Guns, & Faith – By Hoyt Ellspermann

Today we have a guest author -  friend, student, and aspiring Instructor, Hoyt Ellspermann! I'm a fan of information, as well as discussion about all things. So, here is an interesting take on the Texas church murders Hoyt penned this past week. Enjoy! -Frank Lots of opinions shared in tweets and glib remarks about guns [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:10:54+00:00November 12th, 2017|Attitude, In the News, Instructor Notes, Politics|0 Comments

Mass Casualty Response – Beyond Las Vegas

"Bad news isn't wine. It doesn't improve with age" - Colin Powell On August 3rd, 2017, two Fortress Staff Instructors and myself attended a seminar titled Preparedness for, and Response to, Urban Mass-Casualty Incidents, presented by IDF Reserve Colonel, Professor Isaac Ashkenazi, MD. [Click the link and check out his credentials.] For two hours the [...]

London – Rinse, and Repeat

Qu'ran (8:12) - "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them"   Sunday, May 21st, at 10:45pm UK time, a lone Jihadist suicide bomber detonated a device outside Manchester Arena, murdering 22 people and injuring another 50+. The majority of [...]

Stealth Travel

“Privacy - like eating and breathing - is one of life's basic requirements.” - Katherine Neville Our advice to students is to live what's called the 'Stealth Existence.' This is a multilayered activity that runs from practicing a low profile in public to keeping one's ownership of guns to themselves. It's no one's business what [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:11:06+00:00May 13th, 2017|Attitude, Instructor Notes, Liberty, Politics|3 Comments