Self-Defense Tip: Be A Sheepdog

Dave Grossman is fascinated by the individual’s ability to take another life. Or lack thereof. The retired Lieutenant Colonel’s book On Combat divides citizens into three main groups: those oblivious to the danger of violence, the predators who attack them, and the citizens prepared to counter predation. Click here to read his now famous chapter “On Sheep, Wolves […]

Happy Anniversary, D.C. v. Heller . . . Now What?

June the 26th marked the third year since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in the District of Columbia v. Heller case. The Heller case has been viewed as a major affirmation of what the Second Amendment to the Constitution means. The fact that the basic meaning of the Second Amendment must be […]

2012 Presidential Candidates on Gun Rights

For many members of TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia, a political candidate’s stance on the Second Amendment is a critical litmus test. How can we trust a politician that doesn’t trust us to freely exercise our personal and collective right to bear arms? Not that we trust politicians, but gun rights is as good an indication of […]

Self-Defense Tip: Don’t Murder

Self-defense is just that: defense. The concept is a non-issue. Enter Jerome Ersland, the Oklahoma City pharmacist who shot Antwun Parker in the head during a botched robbery attempt and, after chasing the second robber out of the pharmacy, returned, retrieved a second gun, then shot the unconscious Parker five more times. [Click here for more.] […]

Self Defense Tip: STFU II

The trial of Jerome Ersland [above] is underway. Ersland is the pharmacist charged with first degree murder for shooting Antwun “Speedy” Parker in the head during a botched robbery attempt in 2009. After Parker was down, Ersland shot him five more times. [Click here for more info]. If confronted with a self-defense situation, when it’s all […]

Self Defense Tip: STFU

[HTML1] This much we know: Jerome Ersland, an Oklahoma City pharmacist, kept at least two guns within easy reach. On May 19, 2009, Antwun “Speedy” Parker (16) and his gun-wielding pal came into the pharmacy attempting to rob the place, Ersland shot Parker in the head from behind the counter. At the time, Parker was trying to put […]