Castle Rock, CO Votes to Support Open Carry

Castle Rock, Colorado sits on the urban corridor that stretches south between Denver to Colorado Springs. It’s primarily a bedroom community that has had explosive growth in the last 30 years, increasing in population form 3,921 in 1980 to 51,348 in 2012. In 2003 the home rule city’s town council gave the town manager, who […]

Self-Defense Tip: Mind the Gap!

“Atlanta police say an officer was forced to open fire after a man stabbed a plainclothes Georgia State University officer with a large knife in the middle of downtown Atlanta,” wsbtv.com reports. Roger that. Also no question: it sucks to get stabbed. The best way not to be stabbed is not to be stabbable. The […]

Quote of the Day: F*ck The Second Amendment Edition

“This magazine bills itself as follows — ‘Tactical Weapons is the exciting bi-monthly publication that is much more than a gun-test driven magazine.’ Exciting??? Sorry, that’s not a word I want associated with someone brandishing a firearm. If someone is about to cream in their pants with a finger on the trigger, f*ck your Second […]

There’s More to School Safety Than Active Shooter Training

By Paul Hughes Soon after the Columbine shooting, security experts, school administrators and other observers at the time began looking for lessons in the “teachable moment.” Since then, with shootings from Virginia Tech to Sandy Hook to Isla Vista, we’ve had a teachable decade-and-a-half to learn from these incidents, yet there’s little evidence schools are getting […]

Dan Baum: Shooting is Good for Kids

The sturm und drang has been flowing freely since Charles Vacca met an untimely end earlier this week after allowing a 9-year-old girl to fire an Uzi with the giggle switch engaged. Reactions have fallen somewhere on the spectrum between ‘you deserve to be dead, you moron‘ to ‘all gun owners should be imprisoned and their children […]

Question of the Day: Who’s to Blame for Police Militarization?

“The Jul/Aug 2014 issue of The Police Marksman is now available online at www.policemarksman.com from Hendon Media Group,” ammoland.com reports. “This issue’s ‘Bullseye’ focuses on long guns with reviews of three AR-style rifles. First up is the Mossberg MMR, an inexpensive carbine that eliminated some standard features to keep the price down. Next is the MGI […]

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