WARNING SHOTS?

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National Public Radio just did this story on the International Association of Chiefs of Police conditionally approving warning shots, which have long been verboten in American police work. Not mentioned in the article is...

Part 3: PERF – Too Fuzzy for the Fuzz

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If we’re going to describe the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the PERF guidelines, since “Ugly” is the most subjective of those terms, it should probably be defined here. For purposes of...

OPEN CARRY: WHAT’S YOUR TAKE?

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Open carry is the practice of wearing a presumably loaded firearm, visibly.  It normally takes the form of a holstered handgun.  It occasionally takes the form of someone carrying a rifle or shotgun into...

MORE ON WARNING SHOTS

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A couple of entries ago, the discussion on a major police association conditionally condoning warning shots drew a lot of commentary here. And we didn’t even get all the way into the topic.  For example,...

WHY GOOD PEOPLE NEED SEMIAUTOMATIC FIREARMS AND “HIGH CAPACITY” MAGAZINES, PART II

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Within roughly the same timeframe as the Newtown Atrocity, a criminal armed with a crowbar broke into the home of a young mother who was there alone with her nine-year-old twins. When she and...