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

Defining Problems and Offering Solutions in the Private Citizen Gun Training Industry
Fear / Personal Defense

Defining Problems and Offering Solutions in the Private Citizen Gun Training Industry

I wrote yesterday about an interview with gun trainer Gabe Suarez of Suarez International on gun trainer Mike Seeklander’s American Warrior Show podcast. Near the end of the 1+ hour interview, Seeklander asks Suarez for concluding thoughts, which I found worth noting: There’s alot of people out there today that are comfortable with violence. Comfortable … Continue reading

Civilized Violence Lessons from Gun Schools by Harel Shapira at Wake Forest University
Firearms / Personal Defense

Civilized Violence Lessons from Gun Schools by Harel Shapira at Wake Forest University

I am excited to host University of Texas sociologist Harel Shapira today at Wake Forest University. Dr. Shapira will be speaking about his research on gun schools in Texas. I have never met Shapira and have not seen any of his ongoing research, but am looking forward to meeting him and hearing his presentation. I … Continue reading

Becoming the Civilian Defender
Firearms / Personal Defense

Becoming the Civilian Defender

Although it was published earlier this year, I recently came across an interesting post on Dr. Sherman House’s “Revolver Science” blog called Becoming the Civilian Defender. “Civilian defender” is House’s term for the regular people who take responsibility for their self-defense along the lines of tactical trainer Patrick McNamara’s “Sentinel” or sociologist Jennifer Carlson’s “citizen-protector.” … Continue reading