First Aid: When a Gun Isn’t the Answer

Unfortunately, whether it’s a car crash or a distant shooter, the option of self-defense doesn’t always exist. Even if you technically could engage with a ballistic solution, the best option very well may be to unass the AO, seek cover or barricade, and already have basic trauma care training. A little training and a little […]

A Conversation with a Disarmed Health Professional

During a recent visit to the Yuma Regional Medical Center (YMRC) for my daily dose of high powered intravenous antibiotic (pneumonia), I struck up a conversation with a health care professional. The subject turned to active shooters and the hospital’s general vulnerability to armed aggressors. The health care professional did a good job, and I […]

Paris Terrorist Had French Gun License

Yesterday, Adam Djaziri drove a Renault Mégane into a Paris police convoy on the Champs-Élysées in an act apparently inspired by Islamic chauvinism. Fortunately for humanity, he died for his efforts and no one was injured as a result. According to the BBC, police ” found a Kalashnikov rifle, handguns and gas bottles in the car.” […]

More Vehicle-Borne Terrorism Against Disarmed Brits

Britain slid closer towards a sectarian war between Muslims and non-Muslims yesterday. A terrorist drove a van into into a crowd of Muslim worshippers leaving the Finsbury Park Mosque around midnight local time, killing one and injuring at least 10 others. Security forces wrestled the assailant (above) to the ground and took him into custody […]

Rand Paul’s Eyewitness Account: No Weapons, No Place to Hide

At a press briefing today, FBI Special Agent Tim Slater said that members of a “dignitary protection team” were the first responders to James T. Hodgkinson’s attack on the GOP Congressional baseball practice game in Alexandria. That’s Washington-speak for “bodyguards” — and, in this case, “dignitary the bodyguards were there for was Representative Steve Scalise, […]

Virginia Attacker Targeted Republicans?

Representative Jeff Duncan, who was present at the GOP Congressional baseball practice in Virginia that was attacked this morning, leaving five people wounded, told FoxNews that he was asked by a strange man this morning whether the baseball players on the field were Republicans or Democrats. I left a couple of minutes before this all happened, […]

UPDATE: Attacker Shot and Arrested, One Officer Wounded at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Multiple news sources are reporting that gunshots were fired outside the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. The UK’s Mirror reports that Police have confirmed an “incident” is underway, and are warning people to stay away. A French journalist claimed police shot a man armed with a hammer, but this is unconfirmed. Another French Journalist, David Rahul […]

This is for IS, this is for Al Qaeda!’ – Two Dead in Australia Attack

One man was killed and three police officers injured after a woman was taken hostage by an apparently pro-ISIS attacker at an apartment complex in the beachside community of Brighton, South Australia last night. The suspect was subsequently put down by police who ended the incident. The attack began around 4:00pm local time and the woman was held hostage for […]

IDF Push to Stop Illegal Gun Manufacture on West Bank

In many places around the world where firearms are very difficult to obtain legally, small shops manufacture simple submachine guns for the black market. They are common in Brazil, Israel, the Philippines, and increasingly in Australia,  Canada, and even here in the United States, where submachine guns are highly regulated. In Israel, the Israeli Defense Forces have […]