The Four Rules of Gun Safety for Beginners (and Everyone Else)

Col. Jeff Cooper furthered general gun safety by distilling and popularizing the four rules of safe gun handling. The purpose was to minimize accidents, otherwise known as negligent discharges (every accidental discharge is a negligent discharge). There are other variations on the theme, but Cooper’s four rules of gun safety are easy to remember and communicate. You […]

10 Self-Defense Lessons From Illinois’ Version of the George Zimmerman Trial

Thankfully, jury trials in legitimate self-defense cases don’t happen very often. Unfortunately, we just had one of those cases here in America’s heartland with the Illinois murder trial of James Love. The entire affair offers a number of opportunities to learn some very valuable lessons. Usually, in self-defense cases, common sense prevails and prosecutors rightfully […]