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 [...]

Warning Shots

“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” ― Daniel J. Boorstin An often-asked question by our new students is: Should I fire a warning shot? Our short answer is no. However, it bears some explanation. There are multiple reasons warning shots are a poor choice of action. 1) [...]

Valuables

“You may delay, but time will not.” - Benjamin Franklin This past weekend a mega storm hit 6 Midwestern states where tornadoes leveled multiple towns leaving a path of destruction resembling 1945 Berlin. In viewing video of the aftermath, it’s obvious that most of those in its path lost everything they owned. Most homes of [...]

By |2021-12-14T00:53:23+00:00December 14th, 2021|In the News, Instructor Notes, Legal|0 Comments

Baldwin Shooting

"In a day and age when almost anything can be bought, respect is the one quality which still has to be earned..." - Louis Awerbuck Thursday it was reported that actor Alec Baldwin shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, and wounded director Joel Souza, while filming the movie Rust near Santa Fe, New Mexico. Initial [...]

By |2021-10-24T00:34:11+00:00October 24th, 2021|In the News, Instructor Notes, Legal, Politics, Training|0 Comments

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 [...]

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

Gun Stupid 11.20.2019

This week has seen a rash of negligent firearm discharges and general stupidity with guns. Starting in Elkhart, IN, a 15-year-old was accidentally shot by a friend. Police are still investigating, but the victim is dead and the family now gets to bury them. In Chicago, a 16-year veteran of the PD negligently shot himself [...]

By |2019-11-21T01:29:35+00:00November 21st, 2019|Attitude, In the News, Legal|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 [...]

Gender-less Law?

"The transgenders winning the track meet in Connecticut last week are not “brave.” That was a mugging. Two boys figuratively beating up a group of girls and stealing from them. The East Germans used to pull the same stunt at the Olympics.” – Anonymous comment regarding THIS news story   Recently I was made aware [...]

By |2019-02-28T14:36:16+00:00February 28th, 2019|Female Focus, In the News, Instructor Notes, Legal|0 Comments

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 [...]

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