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Ask a man what color the sky is, and he’ll tell you it’s blue.

Ask a woman, and before answering she’ll inquire as to whether it’s day or night, if there’s a blinding snowstorm occurring, if you’re outdoors or ensconced in a cave, if it’s during a solar eclipse, or if it’s aurora borealis season. But while it is generally agreed that men and women process information differently, is there a valid basis—as some people assert—for weapons and tactics training…

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Someone who looks very similar to Yours Truly might have committed a minor crime a few weeks ago.

This unnamed, but exceptionally debonair, man attended a public event where every person had to pass through a security checkpoint that included a bag search and metal detector. Without going into the specifics, the result of passing through what was obviously a “Level One” crowd screening ended with Our Matchless Hero walking into the event with a concealed weapon.

Granted, it wasn’t…

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I know you.

I mean I really know you.

All your achievements and all the failures. All the peccadillos, all the bravado in front of your accomplices—and the fear and trepidation you feel when nobody else is around and you’re home alone late at night.

You live your life of desperation, striving for success in the eyes of your peers, hoping all the while that you can avoid the inevitable confrontation with me. But our meeting is unavoidable, and whether…

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The figures for the number of NICS (National Instant Criminal Background Check System) checks performed in 2015 are in. Due to his anti-gun rhetoric, Barack Obama once again holds the unofficial title of gun salesman of the year. The number of new gun sales crushed previous records and included many first-time buyers.

The good news is that it will become harder for Congress to pass any new anti-gun legislation with more and more of their constituents owning firearms—especially in…

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