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After Pittsburgh attack, course offers gun training against shooters in synagogues

“Owning a handgun doesn’t make you armed any more than owning a guitar makes you a musician.” – Jeff Cooper. Call for a pizza, a cop, and an ambulance and see which one arrives first. In Warren v. District of … Continue reading

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Living in the country doesn’t make you safe

Suddenly she rushed into my office and as I was turning to look at her she said, “Someone is in the house.” And that is exactly why there is a gun somewhere on my body (or within arms reach when … Continue reading

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Maybe Even Trilobites, by L. Neil Smith

I often think about what I’d do if I were in charge of solving the criminal violence problem in Chicago. (No, I’m not changing the subject.) The obvious first step is eliminating any legal barrier—which caused the trouble in the … Continue reading

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Showing Lax School Security – Prosecuted for His Actions

Fitzgerald’s daughter, in second grade, had wandered out of her classroom, out of the school, and had gone missing for three hours. No one at the school noticed or reported the event.   We had a very similar problem with … Continue reading

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NPR: Over 66 Percent of Claimed Shootings Never Happened

Does this surprise anybody? — jtl, 419 NPR examined a U.S. Education Department study and discovered that over 66 percent of reported school shootings for 2015-2016 school year never occurred.The Education Department claims there were “nearly 240 schools … [which] … Continue reading

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Why We Can’t Ignore the “Militia” Clause of the Second Amendmentby

Just about the best you can do is join a gun club-and be sure it is one that hosts a competitive 3-gun (rifle, pistol and shotgun) match at least once per month. — jtl, 419 by Ryan McMaken via the … Continue reading

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Cliven Bundy – Sheriff Mack – Larry Pratt appear in GOOD GUYS WITH GUNS

An email received from Oath Keepers (info@oathkeepers.org) Follow the links to watch the videos. — jtl, 419 Progress Report 25 June 2018 Dear GOOD GUYS & GOOD GALS, I am happy to report that the film expedition that took us … Continue reading

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The Grim Lessons of Charles Whitman

The era of mass public shootings began with Charles Whitman in 1966.  He taught us all we need to know to prevent or minimize such events.  We ignored his lessons. I had a friend that was in Viet Nam (with 1st Marine … Continue reading

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Guns and Schools: Can the Market do Better?

The right to own guns flows naturally from self-ownership of our bodies. To answer the title question: Of course it can! There is NOTHING (up to and including the provision of protective and adjudicative services) that government does that a … Continue reading

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School teachers — competent or morons?

I would suggest that unfortunately for us all, the threat of terrorist attack, whatever the motivation, is now simply universal — it exists in small-town Texas just as it does in New York or Paris or Kabul. And now there … Continue reading

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