IMPORTANT UPDATES

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If you are not a member of the organization I currently serve as president, the Second Amendment Foundation, here is an example of what you’ve been missing. It is from the regular updates provided...

ARMED TEACHER PROVES WORTH OF CONCEPT

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Armed teacher stops attempted kidnapping in Utah, police say … and with no blood shed on either side.  Kudos to the rescuing teacher, the enlightened and practical school officials who implemented the policy, and the parents...

SORTING FACTS FROM BS

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From thefederalist.com.

WHAT GUN DO YOU SHOOT THE BEST?

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My work involves handguns, rifles, shotguns and occasionally fully automatic weapons, but most of my teaching and just about all my competition revolves around the former.  In classes, I demonstrate shooting.  Just before the...
Morris custom 1911

MORE ON WHY BUYBACKS ARE BS

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When the very name for something is a falsehood, it’s classic “early warning.”  How can anyone “buy back” that which they never owned or sold? Gun buy-backs are also a rip-off.  $50 or $100 or...

SOME SOLID ADVICE VIA TWO FRIENDS

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I’ve been teaching for years at Tom Givens’ Rangemaster Tactical Conference with some world-class instructors including Greg Ellifritz, who recently retired from a distinguished police career and is now teaching full-time.  Nowhere will you...
Pin Shoot Scene

GEARING UP FOR THE COOLEST SHOOTING MATCH

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I’m getting ready for my longtime favorite shooting match, The Pin Shoot in Central Lake, Michigan that began in the 1970s as the Second Chance Shoot.  It has something for everyone. Targets are primarily bowling...
John Kass

THOUGHTS ON THE CHAUVIN APPEAL

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When I wrote here about former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin’s conviction for murder in the death of George Floyd, I mentioned that I thought the defense had established reasonable doubt.  Many here agreed,...

WHEN FICTION WRITERS GET GUNS WRONG…

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…they seldom apologize.  I offer you an exception. I enjoy the Lucas Davenport novels of John Sandford, and his parallel Virgil Flowers series.  There’s some appropriate humor; Sandford has a way with words that I appreciate; and...

COLT’S PYTHON

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In my last entry here, I reviewed Colt expert Gurney Brown’s beautiful book “The Seven Serpents.” Here, I present his follow-up, an homage to the most widely recognized of those Colt “snake guns,” the Python. It was,...