Massad Ayoob on Guns

SEE HOW BAD THE NEW CALIFORNIA LAW WILL BE

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It’s not just New York State that has reacted to the Bruen decision with venomously anti-gun legislation.  It’s California, too. Since the video below was made, the grim proposal missed passage by only a single...

OLD GEAR STILL WORKS

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Sleek high tech is all the rage in the firearms world today, but it’s worth noting that some of the “gear of yesteryear” still works as well as it always did. Case in point: I...

A GOOD MAN PASSES

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We have recently learned of the passing of James Yeager, who had been courageously fighting ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease.   I’ve known James Yeager for many years. A noted and controversial instructor of armed self-defense, he...

PSYCHOLOGIST, ANALYZE THYSELF

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My friend and colleague Steve Sager and I were driving back from a homicide case in Montgomery, Alabama when I picked up the local Eagle newspaper while passing through Dothan. Therein I found a point/counterpoint on...

TIME TO HUNT

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I recently finished a MAG-40 class in New Hampshire (http://massadayoobgroup.com).  Riding around, I’ve seen more turkeys in the Granite State than I remember from ever before.  I’m told the deer population is flourishing too. Hunting...

ARMED CITIZEN DEFENSE WITH GUNS: WHAT CDC FOUND OUT

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Anti-gunners wail that the Center for Disease Control doesn’t study firearms deaths enough. Thanks to Reason magazine, we discover that the CDC did study armed citizens use of firearms in self-defense…and the results were...

THE STUPIDITY OF MAGAZINE CAPACITY LIMITS

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I just got home from a month on the road teaching defensive shooting and deadly force decision making.  Half of that was in a “ten round magazine limit state.”  My sidearm du jour was a Beretta 92 Compact...
David Kopel

AN EXCELLENT ANALYSIS OF THE BRUEN DECISION

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There aren’t many people who understand gun-related legislation and court decisions better than attorney David Kopel.  It’s useful for all of us to read his latest analysis of the Bruen decision, and in my opinion it is...

SELECTING AN ATTORNEY FOR A SELF-DEFENSE CASE

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When I see someone wrongly convicted for a genuine self-defense shooting, it’s often because they had a lawyer who simply didn’t know how to handle that type of case.  Over on the Wilson Combat channel...

BEAT THE HEAT!

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This summer has brought a brutal heat wave to most of America, and I’ve found it so at most of the venues where I’ve taught this season.  We’re doing OK because we take suitable precautions.  Let’s...