Massad Ayoob on Guns

THE SMOKING GUN

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I recently read “The Smoking Gun,” famed defense attorney Gerry Spence’s account of his successful defense of a woman and her son accused of Murder. Taking place in the 1980s, it is a vivid...
Moot Court

TRAINING THE TRAINERS

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Last week we completed a five-day Deadly Force Instructor class in Florida, graduating 21 future trainers on the topic. Teaching use of force is my primary occupation. I love the “train the trainers” classes because...
Tim Gramins & Massad Ayoob

PRO-ARMS PODCAST: THE TIM GRAMINS INCIDENT

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In just under a minute, you fire almost three dozen rounds before finally killing the heavily-armed bank robber who opened fire on you.  It’s the story of Tim Gramins, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3QfyqtJLN4 available again on YouTube and filled...
Line of MaxxPros

THE AFGHANISTAN CLUSTERCOITUS HAS PARALLELS…

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International diplomacy and geopolitics are out of my lane. However, what’s happening now in Afghanistan has multiple parallels for armed citizens in America, and that is in my lane. Do not eat the yellow snow,...

SHOOTING IN DOG DAYS

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Alert, fellow shooters: if we’re pursuing our live fire interests outdoors, we’re doing so at the hottest time of the year. Heat brings on fatigue. Fatigue brings on carelessness.  We’re handling loaded firearms.  You don’t...

AH, FICTION…

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Most of my reading is non-fiction, but I can enjoy an occasional realistic novel.  Grisham and Turow, for example, lawyers who write courtroom fiction.  Scott Turow, formerly an assistant US attorney in Chicago, makes you feel...

SOMETHING BIG IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN IN MICHIGAN!

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My friend Rick Ector has introduced an amazing number of people to safe firearms ownership and practice. He is looking at a record achievement this coming August 21-22. It’s all in the news release...
Massad Ayoob and Bill Allard

PRO-ARMS PODCAST RETURNS

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The Pro-Arms Podcast ran from 2008 to 2017.  The producer/editor and therefore PrEditor was Gail Pepin, winner of many state and regional shooting championships and twice high woman at the famous Rangemaster Tactical Conference match.  Steve...
Stephen Hallbrook

MORE SOLID ANALYSIS FROM HALBROOK

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I find myself citing gun owners’ civil rights authority Stephen Halbrook, Esq. for the second time in only a few weeks.  The man has argued before the Supreme Court of the United States. When...

WHEN IS NOSTALGIA RADICAL?

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Harper’s magazine is not what you would call pro-gun, but I found some inspiration in its July 2021 issue, particularly the article “Radical Nostalgia” by Christopher Lasch.  The article itself is a bit of...