STREET SMARTS: Suspect or Victim?

I was reading a post from a well-known trainer whom I don’t usually agree with, but I peruse his writing because of the provocative points it often raises. Recently he advanced a very interesting idea I had never considered: after a shooting, will the police look at you as a suspect or a victim? With

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When faced with multiple home invaders, what would you consider “enough gun”?

GOOD GUYS WIN! Second Amendment in Action

Antisocial Media What investigators later determined began as a feud on social media turned deadly in the predawn darkness of an April night. The residents of a mobile home in rural north Florida heard their front door kicked open with a shout of “Sheriff’s office!” Only it wasn’t the sheriff’s office, but rather seven young

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FRONTLINE DEBRIEFS: Overseas Police Work

The timeless adage, “The grass is always greener on the other side” may be appropriately applied to police work. Having trained in a number of overseas venues, I can unequivocally state that despite the many regulations we impose (and many rightly so) on ourselves in the U.S., they pale in comparison to regulations implemented in

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BRIEFING ROOM: No More Compromises

Those who would spit on the Constitution and turn free men into slaves by disarming them are fond of saying they only want a “compromise” for “common-sense” gun control. The very definition of compromise is give and take. In the minds of gun-control fanatics, this mean we give and they take. Beware of wolves dressed

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STREET SMARTS: Foot Pursuits

On 2 March 2018, the 24th U.S. police officer to die this year in the line of duty was struck down by gunfire during a foot pursuit. His name was Deputy Jacob Pickett and he worked for the Boone County, Indiana Sheriff’s Office (BCSO). It happened 1.67 miles from the keyboard where this column is

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GOOD GUYS WIN! Second Amendment in Action

Running Gunfight When an armed man forced his way into a St. Louis home at 9:30 on a Wednesday night, he attempted to gain compliance through a display of violence, callously shooting one of the five occupants in the back. But instead of complying, another occupant retrieved a pistol of his own and opened fire

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FRONTLINE DEBRIEFS: Active-Shooter Response

A reader recently asked me to comment on a previous article I authored entitled the The Imperfect Machine as it relates to the recent Parkland High School shooting. First and foremost, I wasn’t there. Nor do I have all the details. I can, however, render my take on the situation. During the many active-shooter courses

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ENEMY AT THE GATE: Due Process Denied

In late February, in the face of the anti-gun frenzy sweeping the nation since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, President Trump called a White House meeting with lawmakers from both major political parties and both chambers of Congress to discuss measures to stop such senseless atrocities. In this

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BRIEFING ROOM: The Gloves Are Off

The cry by liberal politicians has been, “We don’t want to take your guns. We only want ‘sensible’ gun regulations.” Lately, however, they have become more brazen and admitted they don’t want to take some guns, they want to take all guns. In March of this year, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens called

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