Final Reflections on Alliance Police Training Shoothouse Course
My Experience / Training

Final Reflections on Alliance Police Training Shoothouse Course

Prior to attending the shoothouse course at Alliance Police Training organized by Paul Carlson of Safety Solutions Academy and taught by Joe Weyer and Cory Hupp, such a course would have been low on my training priority list. Like many, I associated such courses with military and law enforcement rather than private citizens. Private citizens … Continue reading

It’s Not About the Shoothouse, It’s About Decision-Making with a Gun
My Experience / Risk / Training

It’s Not About the Shoothouse, It’s About Decision-Making with a Gun

Shooting a gun is relatively easy. The number of toddlers who have shot and killed themselves and others is ample evidence of that. Shooting a gun with enough accuracy for most self-defense situations is also simpler than it might seem. Ask those who took basic gun training courses with Tom Givens and successfully defended their … Continue reading

Talking Gun Culture on In Sickness and In Health Podcast
Concealed Carry / Firearms / Media / My Experience / Personal Defense

Talking Gun Culture on In Sickness and In Health Podcast

Most podcasts on which I appear are streamed and recorded live. Celine Gounder’s podcast, by contrast, is more highly produced. She interviewed me in early April for the new season of “In Sickness and In Health” which focuses on gun violence. When she reached out to me, I made clear that my scholarly expertise is … Continue reading