Tuesday, December 9, 2014

CWP, 9 December 2014 A.D.

Greetings Concealed Weapons Permittees,

***** Important *****

     I asked a former student, who is an
economics professor at Vanderbilt, about
the government's 18 trillion dollar debt
and wouldn't that lead to a collapse of
our economy?  He said, yes.
     So, you should prepare,
http://www.marksmanshipmatters.com/articles/family-preparedness/
Excerpts:
     "The unprepared are going to starve anyway
because they were too lazy, too selfish, or too
cowardly to face the future and prepare for it.
Whether or not your loved ones survive is largely
dependent on your preparations and the decisions
you have made to protect your family and your
property."
     "Obtaining a firearm during an insurrection
will be very difficult."
     "Everyone thinks that they know how to fight
with a gun. In fact very few people have any
accurate knowledge about how to defend
themselves with a firearm."

***** Mindset *****

"Why Surrender Is Never an Option"
by Larry and Stacey Mudgett
http://www.marksmanshipmatters.com/articles/why-surrender-is-never-an-option/

"There Are Only Three Kinds of People:
Wolves, Sheep and Sheepdogs."
http://www.marksmanshipmatters.com/articles/there-are-only-three-kinds-of-people/

     I was sitting in Wal Mart waiting for
my drugs (in the pharmacy, not the parking
lot).  The lady sitting next to me struck
up a conversation.  She told me that her
friends had told her to buy a gun to
protect herself, as she had had some
scary incidents.  She asked what gun I
thought she should buy.
     I told her that the software is much
more important than the hardware.  That she
should take a defensive pistol course before
buying a handgun, so that she could make
an informed decision when purchasing.
But, wouldn't she need to have all the
equipment for the class?  No, there are many
schools that will rent all of the necessary
equipment for beginners.  Would the Tennessee
Handgun Permit class be appropriate?  No,
the classes required by the states for carry
permits are grossly inadequate; so as to
minimize infringement on the 2nd Amendment.
But, taking the class to get your permit
would be a good thing.
     I recommended that she contact local
gun clubs to inquire about the classes they
were giving.  I recommended that she check
the NRA web site,
http://nrainstructors.org/searchcourse.aspx
to find local courses and instructors.
The NRA courses that would be appropriate
are, in order of competence:
First Steps Pistol Orientation
Basic Pistol Shooting
Basic Personal Protection In The Home
Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home
Defensive Pistol
     There are also many private gun schools.

***** Tactics *****

     In my last NRA Defensive Pistol class,
when doing the one-person building clearing
exercise, both of the students neglected to search
the cabinets under the kitchen sink.  When
I pointed out that they were big enough to
hide a human, they carefully, tactically,
searched the cabinets.  During debriefing,
one of the students pointed out that
Charles Manson was found hiding in a cabinet
under a bathroom sink.
     Upon trying to enter the front door,
one of the students felt stymied after finding
a padlock on the hasp securing the front
door.  The padlock was not locked, but the
darkness, even with flashlights, causes all
kinds of optical illusions and deceptions.

***** Training *****

Why holster practice is so important.
http://www.thetacticalwire.com/features/229337

"Professional Firearms Training, Who needs it?"
http://www.marksmanshipmatters.com/articles/professional-firearms-training/

***** Pedagogy *****

"Be a Good Instructor" by Claude Werner.
http://tacticalprofessor.wordpress.com/2014/11/24/36280/

"Why firearms instructors should avoid no-win scenarios"
by Mike Wood
http://www.policeone.com/police-trainers/articles/7787276-Why-firearms-instructors-should-avoid-no-win-scenarios/?utm_source=7917889&utm_medium=email&utm_content=OriginalVideoMore&utm_campaign=P1Member&nlid=7917889

***** Gear *****

Our friends, Martine and Ted de Loach,
are making targets.
http://multidrilltargets.com/

     Insurance should be part of your gear.
http://www.armedcitizensnetwork.org/buyersguide
Obviously biased, but somebody has to put the
information out there.

     I've been using a Ted Blocker magazine
pouch for a couple of decades and it still
works fine.  So, I can recommend it with
enthusiasm.  It is leather with spring
steel inserts to hold the magazines in
securely.
http://www.tedblockerholsters.com/TLS-Mag-Pouch_p_63.html

***** News *****

The IDPA Tactical Journal is online at
http://www.idpa.com/tactical-journal

Russians can now carry guns for self-defense
http://rt.com/news/206703-russia-guns-self-defense/

California makes progress in 10 day waiting period
and display of handguns by dealers.
http://www.thetacticalwire.com/story/334109

     Why the Ferguson, MO case was self-defense.
http://backwoodshome.com/blogs/MassadAyoob/2014/11/28/ferguson-part-v-why-officer-wilson-was-justified-in-shooting-an-unarmed-man/
Earlier parts of the blog postings are at
http://backwoodshome.com/blogs/MassadAyoob/

***** Propaganda *****

     I had lunch with a colleague from work.
     He said, Trayvon Martin didn't deserve
to die for anything he did.
     I said, smashing George Zimmerman's head
against the ground would eventually have
killed Zimmerman.
     He said, Martin was a little wimpy kid.
     I said, no, Martin was much bigger and
stronger than Zimmerman.  Martin had gang
tatoos.  Martin was only there (with his father)
in the first place (as opposed to, at home with
his mother) because he had been kicked out
of school for dealing drugs.
     He said, I don't know where you read
that.  It wasn't in the news.
     I said, yes it was.  But, if you only
choose to read the liberal news outlets,
you're only going to get their side of the
story.
     He said, Zimmerman could have shot
Martin in the knee.  Zimmerman didn't need
to kill Martin.
     I said, that is not realistic.  No police
academy, military school, or reputable gun
school would ever teach anyone to shoot to
wound.  That's not even legally defensible
in many states.

     When I was operating in the Middle East
during Operation Iraqi Freedom, I was always
frustrated by the news reports back home,
because they were always false.  The British
commanders blocked the Sky news feeds to
their troops because they were false and
demoralizing.

     We have to be patient, firm, and never
afraid to speak the truth.  Because the
enemy is always spreading lies. 
(Hmmmm, that's what my pastor is always
saying.)

***** Miscellany *****

"Barrel Length Studies in 5.56mm NATO Weapons"
by Dr. Philip H. Dater & Jason Wong on 8 February 2012.
http://www.sadefensejournal.com/wp/?p=1093

Hume-Fogg high school rifle team fund raiser
10 January 2015, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
McKay's Bookstore in Nashville
636 Old Hickory Blvd
Nashville, TN 37209
(exit 199 off of I-40, west of Nashville)
Books and buttons for sale.  Readings from
my book, "Defensive Pistol".  Opinions expressed.
Hopefully, no riots incited.

     Older postings may be found at
http://DefensivePistolcraft.com/
     Lesson plans may be found at
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/474513

Cheers,
Jon

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