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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STREET SMARTS: Don’t Keep Your Hands to Yourself

Is there anything quite as memorable as finding out that you’re going to be a parent, or that you have won the lottery, or when somebody shows you their hands but there happens to be a gun or knife in one of them? These three situations are certainly surprising and memorable, but it’s the last

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If a struggle erupts for your gun, have you been trained in retaining it?

GOOD GUYS WIN! Second Amendment in Action

School Day Surprise At a little after ten in the morning on a Thursday, a White Oak, Pennsylvania man was surprised to hear the sound of someone forcing entry into his kitchen via the back door. Arming himself, the homeowner headed to the kitchen to confront the intruder. He arrived to find the man had

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FRONTLINE DEBRIEFS: Dangers of Police Work

Many careers entail varying degrees of risk. Some careers are inherently riskier than others. But police work brings to the table an entirely unpredictable set of life-and-death decisions/actions with a most important caveat. It must operate within strict rules, dictums, and laws of engagement that are questioned at every step. Few professions demand that such

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