Situational Awareness: Avoid Being ‘Canalized’

“An important thing for us to remember is that Situational Awareness is of limited value once we have been canalized. ‘Canalize – to restrict operations to a narrow zone by use of existing or reinforcing obstacles.’ “At that point the military term is ‘decisively engaged’ meaning we have lost our ability to maneuver and must […]

Question of the Day: Are You A Target?

Over at shootingillustrated.com, scribe Steve Tarani offers three ways to “break the cycle” of a violent attack. “Don’t put yourself in harm’s way (no need to go to the ATM at 2 a.m. in a bad neighborhood), don’t be an attractive victim (cash hanging out of your purse, belligerent or drunk in public, etc.) and make the bad […]

Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Mind the Reactionary Gap

A Sudanese refugee named Omer Ismail Ali found himself rapidly and promiscuously perforated by a police officer in Kelso, Washington recently. Ali assumed room temperature shortly after storming into a convenience store with a four-foot long stick and beating everyone in sight. His rampage didn’t last long. A police officer happened to be in the […]