The Stigma of Women’s Self Defense

I came across a blog post that I felt was worth sharing: Valkyrie Western Martial Arts Assembly replied with: I’ve seen this image going around again, often accompanied by comments on how expecting women to learn self-defense is unreasonable and ineffective anyway, because men are bigger and stronger than us. I get the original post’s …

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Rational people can change their minds

James Wright's article about how he was wrong about gun control and why it is doomed to failure, from the 90's.  The years change, but the song remains the same: http://www.nationalaffairs.com/doclib/20080708_1988912secondthoughtsaboutguncontroljamesdwright.pdf

Always use a proper holster – “When Bad Holsters Turn Worse: This Guy Took One Right In The A$$, Here’s Why A Proper Holster Is Essential”

Every time I see someone using an Uncle Mikes style bargain basement soft nylon holster, I try to educate them on why this is a bad idea. Here's living proof of why: “I holstered the firearm in the new holster at home and made sure it was secure and comfortable, and then drove three miles over to …

CCW success story: Bank Robber shot by civilian with CCW

Just another example of a good guy with a gun: Local 4 has learned the robber walked into the bank and announced a hold-up. He received money from a teller and then pointed the gun at the customer, who shot him. [The CCW holder] shot him in both arms and the leg. http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/customer-shoots-bank-robber-in-warren/35398190 If you are …

A redditor gets it right about mental health screenings before buying guns

There's quite a bit of discussion going on right now about what can be done in response to the Charleston SC church shooting.  Many people are wanting mental health screenings before firearms purchasing.  One redditor gave a particularly insightful response: I don't have a solution, but there are a lot of comments about the role …

Keeping a low profile is part of avoiding trouble: “Two charged in theft of guns” after they targeted vehicles with pro gun stickers

Carrying a gun is a lifestyle choice.  Part of that lifestyle is being aware of your surroundings and understanding what's going on around you. Every advantage that you give to the bad guys is an opportunity for them to put you, or someone else, into the grave.  These gun owners put their pride ahead of …