The Catch-22 of Gun Training – Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t
Firearms / Media / Training

The Catch-22 of Gun Training – Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t

I went a bit ballistic on Facebook recently after I started seeing people posting and re-posting and commenting approvingly on a story that appeared in many media outlets — including the NY Times, PBS, and most graphically (and unsurprisingly) the NY Daily News. As a level-headed Canadian friend of mine pointed out, the actual body … Continue reading

Firearms Training and Gun Safety: What is Actually Taught?
Firearms / Training

Firearms Training and Gun Safety: What is Actually Taught?

Although gun rights and gun control advocates are typically like oil and water, one area of common ground between the two sides is on the issue of “gun safety.” Realistically, who other than criminals is against gun safety? The National Rifle Association’s position as the leading gun safety and education organization in the United States … Continue reading

Back to Basics: Taking the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course
My Experience / Training

Back to Basics: Taking the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course

I have been so caught up trying to understand the overall structure of the gun training industry and its central individuals and organizations that I have neglected the proverbial elephant in the room: the National Rifle Association Education and Training Department. At some point this past summer I realized I had never taken the NRA’s … Continue reading

Apparently the NRA is Now Selling “Murder Insurance”
Concealed Carry / Personal Defense

Apparently the NRA is Now Selling “Murder Insurance”

According to a gun control group I have never heard of until this media campaign, the companies underwriting the new NRA Carry Guard “insurance” plan,  Chubb and Lockton, are actually selling “murder insurance.” And they should stop doing so. (Not sure why Guns Down America is not all over Lockton Affinity for also administering Second … Continue reading