Women Carrying Guns: Problems and Prospects
Concealed Carry / Firearms / Personal Defense

Women Carrying Guns: Problems and Prospects

Sociologist Jennifer Dawn Carlson begins a very interesting essay on the complexity of women’s involvement in gun culture recounting her first day carrying a concealed handgun in public: I remember looking at myself in the mirror that first morning, the familiar feminine ritual of checking my looks before heading out for the day disrupted by … Continue reading

Identify before you shoot
Firearms / Personal Defense

Identify before you shoot

Originally posted on tacticalprofessor:
The house alarm sounded and the wife shot her husband through a closed bedroom door thinking he was an intruder, according to Fayetteville police. http://whnt.com/2015/01/09/soldier-shot-while-trying-to-surprise-wife-with-breakfast/ Obviously, that was a ‘negative outcome.’ Therein lays the problem with simply having a gun without doing any scenario training with it. My research has brought…

Dealing With Active Shooters at My Workplace
My Experience / Personal Defense

Dealing With Active Shooters at My Workplace

I was surprised this morning to receive an email from work about testing a new indoor emergency alert system on campus that will include messages not only about tornadoes and threatening weather, but also about “an active shooter” or “an armed intruder.” I was surprised because there has been no previous mention at my workplace … Continue reading