Briefing Room: 2A: Stay in the Fight

When Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States, he became the first candidate to win that office with no prior experience in government since Dwight Eisenhower was elected in 1953. But that was not the only historic event that occurred. Other firsts were that following the election, people demonstrated in the… Read more »

Briefing Room: Concealed Carry: Reasons or Excuses?

A while back I conducted a short, informal survey with 100 of my former concealed-carry class students. The questions included: Do you carry your handgun every day? If not every day, how often do you carry? What handgun do you carry? How do you carry (OWB, IWB, appendix, etc)? How often do you practice? Sixty-two… Read more »

Briefing Room: Terror in America

If you’re one of those who say, “Get ready, terrorism is coming to America,” you may be behind the power curve. It’s already here. Fort Hood, Texas; Garland, Texas; Chattanooga, Tennessee; San Bernardino, California; Boston, Massachusetts; Orlando, Florida; Dallas, Texas; Baton Rouge, Louisiana … hopefully by the time you read this, the list has not… Read more »

Briefing Room: Terrorist Attacks: Are You Prepared?

As this is written, just a few days have passed since the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris. Predictably, Internet sites and my newsfeed on Facebook filled up with comments—some giving sound advice, others amounting to mere chest thumping. Two recurring themes were that France’s restrictive gun laws contributed to the slaughter, and the terrorists would… Read more »