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Skill Set: The Cost of Training

Recently a gentleman contacted me about training. In response to the details and pricing he accused me of being a “crook,” and he told me that he “refused to be ripped off.” “Someone,” he wrote, “should put you in prison for robbery.” Not sure what I’m guilty of. His response - although rude - was amusing. It also prompted me to do some research on the cost of firearms training. Pretty much...

The Evolution of a Hunter

As students filled the classroom, eager to take their hunter education course, memories came to mind when I took the same class. The year was 1995, and as a young Lieutenant stationed at Ft. Bragg, NC, I had no idea that I would be a hunter-education instructor teaching classes of my own one day. However, after 35 years of hunting and having taught or introduced hundreds of people to hunting, the...

Sen. Dolan's "STRONG Ohio"-Lite is still an abysmal piece of gun control legislation

Having apparently learned nothing from having come in third in the race for his party's nomination for U.S. Senate in May, so-called Republican Matt Dolan is now pressing to cement his poor reputation among voters by pressing for yet another version of "STRONG Ohio." In this latest version, Dolan removed the "red flag" provisions that sought to take citizens' firearms without due process, perhaps...

SEMINAR: Discover how to "read" the body language of dangerous people and respond confidently and effectively in any situation

If you own or carry a firearm and have trained with it, you've prepared yourself for a sudden and unforeseen violent attack that threatens your life or the lives of your loved ones. But what if you could learn a completely different set of skills that allowed you to "see" that violent attack coming before it even happened? What if you could spot the potential attacker before he launches his...

Thanksgiving: George Washington's 1789 Proclamation

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor -- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me "to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful...

Series: Columbus' 2005 assault weapons ban was a failure; City Attorney Zach Klein wants to reinstate it (Part 3)

Editor's Note: After a three year effort to convince a local judge to rule that Ohio's premption law, R.C. 9.68, unconstitutionally infringes upon the City of Columbus' right to exercise its zoning powers , City Attorney Zach Klein is taking the opportunity to fantasize about reinstating another so-called assault weapons ban in Columbus. Given that Klein was in his mid-20s the last time Columbus...

WANTED: People with a Passion for Law Enforcement and the Great Outdoors

ODNR is looking for its next class of Natural Resources Officer Recruits COLUMBUS, Ohio—Looking for a job that will keep you outdoors and on your toes? The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is looking for a new class of Natural Resources Officer cadets. Both experienced, commissioned officers and those looking to start their law enforcement career at ODNR are encouraged to apply until...

ACTION ALERT: Columbus City Council to Host Public Hearing on Gun Control

When: Tuesday, Nov. 22 5:30 pm Where: Columbus City Hall 90 W. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215 Council Chambers, 2nd Floor Just minutes ago, we received word that Columbus has announced a last minute public hearing on the illegal gun control laws they want to pass. This is outrageous because they obviously don't want to give opponents enough time to comment on their plans. And it's doubly...

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