Tom Givens on Training Parameters for Civilian Gun Carry
Concealed Carry / Personal Defense

Tom Givens on Training Parameters for Civilian Gun Carry

Having started to listen to Mike Seeklander’s American Warrior Show podcast more closely, I find myself going all the way back to Episode #5 from 17 April 2015 to find an interview of Tom Givens of Rangemaster Firearm Training Services. Having attended the Polite Society Tactical Conference at Rangemaster (the physical incarnation of it) in … Continue reading

From Armed Self-Defense to PreFense While Armed
Books / Concealed Carry / Fear / Personal Defense

From Armed Self-Defense to PreFense While Armed

I concluded my previous post about Gabe Suarez on Mike Seeklander’s podcast by mentioning seeing Steve Tarani at the NRA annual meeting in Louisville last year. Continuing my foray into the private citizen gun training industry via podcast this morning, I was surprised to find an interview with the very same Steve Tarani on Episode … Continue reading

Goodbye “Vermont Carry,” Hello “Alaska Carry”
Concealed Carry

Goodbye “Vermont Carry,” Hello “Alaska Carry”

In a comment on my recent post on the dawn of the era of permitless carry, reader Matthew Carberry makes the astute observation that calling permitless carry in states which issue carry permits “Vermont Carry” is a misnomer. The modern system of ‚Äúpermitless carry with permit for reciprocity,” therefore, is more properly called “Alaska Carry.” … Continue reading

The History of Concealed Weapons Laws in the United States, Part 4: The Dawn of the Era of Permitless Carry
Concealed Carry / Firearms

The History of Concealed Weapons Laws in the United States, Part 4: The Dawn of the Era of Permitless Carry

When I began this blog nearly 5 years ago, I had no idea that I would be talking about the dawn of a new era of concealed carry in the United States. But developments in the past couple of years have forced my hand. Before highlighting those developments, I will review the broad pattern of … Continue reading