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A Legal Double Standard: The Media, and the Rest of Us

It's becoming more and more apparent that when it comes to guns- and especially gun rights- there's a legal double standard. For instance, if you're an "average" Washington, DC resident who happens to own a "high capacity" magazine for a modern sporting rifle, you can expect to find yourself in legal trouble. If, however, you're an NBC news reporter trying to make a point - on television- by...

CMP Observes 20th Year During 2016 National Trophy Matches at Camp Perry

CAMP PERRY, Ohio – Join the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) as it celebrates its 20th Anniversary at the 2016 National Trophy Rifle and Pistol Matches – fired in July and August at historic Camp Perry, Ohio. Register now on the CMP website to claim your spot at this commemorative event! The 2016 Match Schedule returns to its original format after a two-year alteration in 2014 and 2015. The...

Weapon Handling in an Active Killer Event

[Recently,] I taught an Active Shooter/ Active Killer response class at The Tactical Defense Institute in southern Ohio. Myself and several other instructors presented three days of material for 27 eager students. One of the key learning points we discussed all weekend was how to avoid being mistaken for the killer if you choose to draw your pistol and respond during an active killer event. With...

How to choose a defensive handgun

Selecting a handgun for home defense or concealed carry can be a daunting task for many people. Revolver or semi-auto? Which caliber? Which make and model? What ammo capacity? There are many considerations. It can easily become overwhelming and result in "analysis paralysis." Here's a video that gives you a simple overview of handgun choices and how to narrow down your choice to the firearm that'...

Elderly woman uses firearm to defend against three home invaders

Lost in the wake of the terrorist attack at an Orlando nightclub was yet another case of a person using a firearm to defend themselves here in Ohio. From WRGT (Fox Dayton) : Crime scene tape surrounds a home in the 1100 block of Oakridge Drive, police standing by while detectives question an elderly woman in inside. "When we arrived here we found a male who had been shot in the porch," said...

Are Cops Good Shooters?

[Recently,] an article on the Bearing Arms website caused a bit of controversy. Check out HARSH REALITY: Police Are Not Highly Trained Firearms Experts . The article essentially describes how most police officers simply aren’t very good shooters or tacticians. A lot of folks who have never been shooting with cops would really be astonished at the relative lack of shooting skills most cops exhibit...

Why brandishing, shooting to wound, and warning shots are BAD ideas

For every bit of good advice out there about self defense, there are at least 10 pieces of bad advice. Some of the very worst advice is about how to avoid the legal fallout of self defense by using a firearm in a non-lethal way, such as brandishing, shooting to wound rather than to kill, and firing one or more warning shots to scare off an attacker. On the surface, these ideas seem to make sense...

10 things you should NEVER do after a self defense shooting

When it comes to armed self defense, it's usually not the shooting itself that trips you up legally. More often than not, it's what you do afterward that gets you in hot water. Here are 10 things you should avoid after using your gun in self defense. Never ... Call 911 in a panic. No matter how tough you are, your body and brain will be a mess after you pull the trigger and see a body lying on...

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