Sunday, August 15, 2021

CWP, 15 August MMXXI Anno Domini

 Hi Sheepdogs,
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----- Basics -----
     All mass murders occur in gun-free-zones, because there are no good guys
with guns to stop the bad guy.  In any place that is not a gun-free-zone,
a good guy with a gun will stop the bad guy before the number of casualties
reaches the level required to be considered a mass murder.  So, going into a
gun-free-zone is an act of stupidity.  Sending your children into a gun-free-zone
(such as a government school) is an act of criminal stupidity.  
     As Massad Ayoob likes to say, "Yes, it is that simple."  
"Better to stay out of trouble than get out of trouble."
-- Tactical Professor (Claude Werner)
     “The gun has been called the great equalizer, meaning that a small person
with a gun is equal to a large person, but it is a great equalizer in another
way, too.  It insures that the people are the equal of their government
whenever that government forgets that it is servant and not master of the
governed.  When the British forgot that they got a revolution.  And, as a result,
we Americans got a Constitution; a Constitution that, as those who wrote it were
determined, would keep men free.  If we give up part of that Constitution we
give up part of our freedom and increase the chance that we will lose it all.  
I am not ready to take that risk.  I believe that the right of the citizen to
keep and bear arms must not be infringed if liberty in America is to survive.”
— Ronald Reagan
“If you are reading this and can’t put your hand on your defensive firearm,
all of your training is wasted.” -- Col. Jeff Cooper
----- Aftermath -----
(You have to be alive to have these problems:  criminal and civil liability.)
     Please check out the web page "Self Defense Insurance" by clicking
on the link in the column to the right.  
"Self-Defense Gun Owner Insurance Programs Compared"
was updated on August 3rd, 2021
----- Mindset (figuring out the correct way to think) -----
Awareness, Avoidance, De-Escalation, and Escape
“Your understanding and consent are not required for someone to take
your life, kill your loved ones, and destroy all you hold dear.”
-- William Aprill
"There are no victims, only volunteers.  
You volunteer by looking uncertain and afraid.  
You volunteer by being, as grass-eaters invariably are,
unprepared to confront the hazards of life."
—Jeff Cooper
What is situational awareness?
     Who is around you and what are they doing?  
Always be aware of who is around you and what they are doing.  
That is Situational Awareness.  
"It’s not about the odds, it’s about the stakes."
     The probability of you being attacked may be very low.  That does not matter.  
What you will lose, if you are not prepared, not aware, and don't act immediately
and decisively, is all that matters.  
“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him,
but because he loves what is behind him.”
― G.K. Chesterton
----- Safety -----
Jeff Cooper's Rules of Gun Safety  
John Farnam's rules to keep you out of trouble:  
Don't go to stupid places.  
Don't do stupid things.  
Don't hang out with stupid people.  
Be in bed by 10 PM.  Your own bed.  
Don't look like a freak.
Don't fail the attitude test.  
----- Training (figuring out the correct tasks to learn) -----
     You need training because:  
You don't know what you don't know.  
Much of what you know is false.  
It's good to the have the answers before the criminal tests you.  
-- Claude Werner (paraphrased)
"Identifying Good Training" by Aaron
"That's a Thing! Episode 7, The realities of stopping an assault with a pistol"
     FPF Training schedule,
     John Murphy's channel,
     That's a Thing Play List,
     Concealed Carry: Armed Self-Defense Playlist,
I watched this play list and recommend it.  Have your newbie friends watch this.  
     Concealed Carry: Lecture Series Playlist,
     John Murphy talks about a little girl having access to his loaded pistol.
Concealed Carry: Armed Self-Defense Part 2 SAFETY
At 6:53 of 10:28
     Just because you can't imagine how a child could get access to your pistol,
doesn't mean a child can't get access to your pistol.  In John's case, a
child who had recently learned to work door knobs was able to enter his
apartment because his roommate had left the front door unlocked.  
In my case, coming home from work, I walked in to my apartment to find a
little girl in my apartment.  My friend, Olivia, was doing laundry and had
her niece, Gabby who was visiting from Ohio, with her.  
     So, you have to secure your guns, not just from burglars, but also from
little kiddies.  John was a single person without kids.  I was an empty
nester without kids.  But, kids appeared as if by magic.  
4-week New Rules of Marksmanship Video Training Course
Use coupon code:  DRYFIRE
     I haven't taken the course.  I just got an email advertisement for it.  
I have read his books and recommend them.
     Tom Givens' Advanced Instructor course sold out before I could get in.  
(But, I might stop by Royal Range just to see who got in.)
But, I was able to get into Lee Weems' Instructor Camp in Martin, GA in October.  
Looking forward to that.  I can't give a link because it's not listed anymore.
So, I guess it's sold out.  Sorry.  
"The real value of training and practice isn't gaining technical competence,
it's achieving confidence in your abilities."
-- Claude Werner
Armed Security Officer Training and Certification, $160
Fri, Aug 20, 2021, 9:00 AM – Sat, Aug 21, 2021, 5:00 PM CDT
Fellowship Bible Church
1210 Franklin Road
Brentwood, TN 37027
     This one is way more than the minimum required for state certification.  
“The secret of success is this.
Train like it means everything when it means nothing – so you can
fight like it means nothing when it means everything.”
-- Lofty Wiseman
"Training is NOT an event, but a process.
Training is the preparation FOR practice".
-- Claude Werner
----- Practice (how to get good at that task) -----
     Practice is the small deposits you make over time,
so that in an emergency, you can make that big withdrawal.
-- Chesley Burnett Sullenberger, III
"If you don’t practice a movement at least 500 times (some say 2,000),
you will never perform it correctly under stress. This is an iron-clad,
unbreakable rule we all ignore." -- Brent Wheat
Why practice?
    "To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment
when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and
offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique
to them and fitted to their talents.  What a tragedy if
that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that
which could have been their finest hour."
-- Winston Churchill
"Simple Training on the Range" by Heather Latta

"Shooting Drills" by Myles (133 drills with videos on how to do them)
Updated and corrected list of IDPA and IPSC matches in the Nashville, TN area.  
Hi Sheepdogs,
     When you shoot these matches, you should try to do so in a tactically
correct manner.
     Do not rush to beat the clock and win the game; rather, move slowly
and carefully.  Shooting faster than you can think will lead to shooting the
wrong person, which will lead to criminal prosecution and civil law suits.
If at the end of the course of fire, the Safety Officer informs you that you
failed to engage a target, it means that you were going so fast that you
missed a bad guy, so he would have shot you in the back.
     Do not crowd cover; rather, stay back away from corners, doorways,
and windows.  If you extend your pistol past a corner, the bad guy hiding
behind the corner will grab your pistol.  If you hug walls, you will be hit
by anything that ricochets off the wall.  Bullets do not ricochet off walls
as light reflects off of mirrors.  Most of the momentum perpendicular to
the wall will be absorbed by the wall and the bullet.  So, bullets tend to
skim along walls.
     Do not muzzle no-shoot targets.  In the game, you will only be penalized
for actually shooting a no-shoot target.  But, if you muzzle a no-shoot
target you are violating Safety Rule II:  Never let the muzzle cover anything
that you are not willing to destroy.  And in the real world, you would have
committed an aggravated assault by pointing your pistol at an innocent
     Shoot whatever part of the target comes into view first.  If you move
far enough around cover to get the center of mass hit, then you have exposed
too much of your body.  Shooting the enemy's foot, elbow, etc. may not be
incapacitating, but it may be enough for a psychological stop.  If not, it
will at least inhibit the enemy's performance.  As you move around the corner,
you can get the center of mass shot when it comes into view.
     If you don't know what I'm talking about, please ask.
Jeff Cooper's Rules of Gun Safety  
RULE IV: BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET. (What's in back of your target in case your
bullet passes through your target or you miss your target.  What may run in
front of your target.  Remember, untrained persons will panic in high stress
situations and run around like chickens without their heads.  It is your
responsibility to NOT shoot the the innocent bystanders or the friendlies.)
     These rules are not just for the gun range.  These rules must be obeyed
in combat. Otherwise, you will get friendly fire casualties, including shooting
yourself.  Oh, yes, I've seen it happen.
Matches in the Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America area -
Costs about $25 and requires about 200 rounds of practice ammo.  
The following are monthly:  
     Volunteer Pistol Club, 21 Barns Lane, Brush Creek, TN  
2nd Sunday, 13:00, except Mother's Day.  Outdoor.
     Sumner Gun & Supply, Hendersonville, TN
2nd and 4th Wednesday, 17:30.  Indoor.
     Royal Range, Nashville, TN
1st and 3rd Thursday, 18:00.  Indoor.
     Strategic Edge Gun Range, 2613 Hwy 270, Chapel Hill, TN 37034
3rd Saturday, 08:00.  Outdoor.
     Nashville Armory, Nashville, TN.
last Tuesday, 18:00.  Indoor.
     Music City Tactical Shooters
Eagle Eye Shooting Complex
30 Elk Ridge Road, Mt. Pleasant, TN 38474.  Outdoor.  
Rattlesnake Ridge
Address: 698 7 Mile Ridge Rd, Indian Mound, TN 37079.  Outdoor.  
You have to check their web site dates and times.
      Middle Tennessee Shooters Club, Manchester, TN.  Outdoor.  
Club Rep: Bill Dukemineer
256-426-9014 or
you have to check their web site for dates and times,
but the web site does not work.
     Middle Tennessee Sporting Association, formerly Gallatin Gun Club
175 Dry Branch Rd. Dixon Springs TN.
Robert Standley runs it, used to run GGC.
They shoot every weekend either IDPA or IPSC.
     Range 16 on Fort Campbell, KY
1st Saturday of every month.
0700 Match set up
If you have trouble getting through the Ft Campbell gate,
call Range 16 at +1 (270) 412-7939
Directions to Range 16:  
From Gate 4, take Screaming Eagle Blvd until it dead ends into
Market Garden Road.  You will go through 6 traffic lights.  
The road will briefly change names to Normandy Blvd but go back
to Screaming Eagle Blvd.  Take a left onto Market Garden Road
and your first right onto range 16.  There will be a concrete
block with the numbers 15 / 16.
     "Be careful what you practice.
Because you will do in combat whatever you have practiced,
no matter how ridiculous."
-- "Shooting in Self-Defense" by Sara Ahrens
----- Tactics (tasks that you should strive to be able to do) -----
How do you win a gunfight?
Don't be there.
-- John Farnam
     An argument for getting involved.
"Defending against terroristic mass murder" by Massad Ayoob
     An argument for not getting involved.  
If they are your loved ones, who are with you, you obviously know what's going on.  
If they are an unrelated third party, DON'T GET INVOLVED.  (Just call 911 and
report it.)  If you rescue the woman getting beaten, she will tell the police that
you started the fight.  Because she loves her boyfriend or husband who was beating
her.  (If you don't think this is the norm for domestic violence situations, you
are in La La Land and need to get educated.)  And that's a best case scenario.  
A worst case scenario would be you shooting a couple of scum bags who are
attempting to kidnap and rape a woman, only to find out that they were undercover
law enforcement officers attempting to make an arrest of the female criminal
suspect.  Now you've shot a couple of law enforcement officers.  Legally, it
doesn't matter what you thought.  Stupid people think all kinds of crazy things.  
So, thinking something that was false is not a legal defense.  Your actions have
to be “objectively reasonable”, not just “subjectively reasonable”.  That's why
you have to know the law of self defense.  That's why you have to take a class.  
This applies, no matter what weapon you use, including your bare hands.  
"Considerations for Fighting With a Little One at Your Side" by Melody Lauer
     "When violence is imminent, if given the choice between bringing your
loved ones close to you or creating distance, go for distance."
     ". . . we instead prioritized immediate, skilled, and appropriately
violent counter-attacks . . ."
[In the Marine Corps, we were taught to immediately counter-attack any attack.  
-- Jon Low]
     "Coordinating a strategy with your loved ones is a significant start
toward improving your ability to effectively fight should the need arise."
     "My husband and I are fairly evenly matched when it comes to our defensive
skills. But while I sometimes struggle to carry just one of our children, my
husband can collect all three of them in his arms and carry them with ease.
He’s also the family breadwinner. He’s capable of getting the rest of our
family to safety and can provide for our children long term if I don’t survive
a violent encounter. That makes flipping traditional gender roles a smart
choice for our family, and it might be for yours too."
     [I've always advised my children that the parent who makes the most money
should be the one responsible for income and the other should be responsible
for child care.  I still believe that to be an economically correct strategy.  
I do not believe that both parents should have full time jobs and let strangers
raise their children.  Mary Poppins was a fairy tale.  
-- Jon Low]
     "Sitting down with your spouse and discussing all of these difficult
decisions and consequences is not a pleasant conversation.  . . .  
But getting through those conversations may reduce your hesitancy to act
decisively in the moment, should you ever face violence when with your
You win gunfights by not getting shot.
-- John Holschen
----- Techniques (ways to do that task) -----
"Use only that which works,
and take it from any place you can find it."
-- Bruce Lee
"Technique: (Slide) Rack City, Rack Rack City" by Mark Luell
     It's good to know several techniques for any given task.  
Just in case.  
     My recommendations in order of preference are:
1.  Point all five fingers forward and gouge the eyes with
the intention of penetrating to the brain.  If your
fingers are long enough to reach the brain, you have a
central nervous system hit.  If the enemy is wearing
glasses or goggles, strike up under the eye protection.
This will cause blindness, giving you time to escape.
2.  Palm strike to the nose with the intention of driving
the nose into the brain.  While driving the nose into the
brain may not be feasible, it's the thought that counts.
This will usually cause bleeding, tearing, and
temporary blindness; giving you time to escape.
3.  Stomp with all your weight on the foot as close to
the ankle as possible (not the toes, he may be wearing
steel toed shoes).  The small bones in the foot are
easily broken.  This prevents him from chasing you,
allowing your escape.
4.  Elbow and knee strikes with the intention of breaking
bones.  If you are not hitting hard enough to break bones,
you just need to practice.  You'll be able to break boards
within a thousand repetitions and by two thousand, you'll
be hitting hard enough to break bones.  (Hey, if I can
do it, you can do it.  You've seen me.  I'm a wimp.)
"It's not daily increase but daily decrease - hack away at the inessentials!"
-- Bruce Lee
----- Education -----
"You will never get smarter or broaden your horizons
if you're unwilling to learn from others and read."
-- Becca Martin
"Cogito, ergo armatum sum." (I think, therefore armed am I.)
-- John Farnam
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"I would like to see every
woman know how to handle
guns as naturally as they
know how to handle babies."
-- Annie Oakley
----- Gear -----
“Mission drives the gear train.”
-- Pat Rogers
     Dry fire will not hurt your center fire handgun.  People who say that
it will cause firing pin elongation and other nonsense, are just talking
"Gun Over Gut: The Fat Guy’s Guide To Concealed Carry" by Justin Denman
     ". . . try wearing an undershirt, but tuck the undershirt inside your
underwear.  Just do it, and stop making it weirder than it has to be. "
FIRST EVER GUN CAM police shooting - Vernon, Texas officer destroys pedophile
     You've seen body camera videos.  This is the first gun camera video
of a police shooting.  
Viridian gun camera.
“Your car is not a holster.  Wear your damned gun.” -- Pat Rogers
----- Technical / Maintenance -----
"Real fights are short."
-- Bruce Lee
"The shorter the fight, the less hurt you get."
-- John Holschen
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Colonel Robert Lindsey to his fellow trainers:
"We are not God's gift to our students.
Our students are God's gift to us."
----- Instructors -----
Remember, the students who require the extra effort are the ones who need us the most!
-- John Farnam
     Steve Cooper at Paladin Training,
requires a reference for his classes.
"If you haven’t trained with us yet,
we’ll need a reference from ONE of the following:
    LEO [law enforcement officer]
    Paladin alum [which I assume means alumnae or alumnus]
Have them email me at"
     Front Sight requires $50 to run a background check on you.  
     I guess everyone has their barriers to training.  
I think paying the tuition and showing up is already a huge
barrier that will dissuade the bad guys.  And a high tuition
will screen out the less than serious students (the John Farnam
method of keeping class sizes small).
     We had Hells Angels at Front Sight who had no criminal record
and so were welcome to attend.  We had Pagans at the Palmetto Gun Club
that we asked to leave, and they did without complaint.  
     If you believe in freedom of speech and freedom of religion,
you can't exclude persons because you don't like their beliefs.  
You've got to have a credible basis for believing they are engaged
in criminal activity to ask them to leave.  And in such a case,
I would give them a full refund.  Not because I believe they would
come back and shoot the place up, but rather because I believe it's
the ethical thing to do.  
     Be careful what you teach.  
Because your students will do in combat
whatever you have trained them to do,
no matter how ridiculous.
-- "Shooting in Self-Defense" by Sara Ahrens
----- Andragogy -----
     An instructor should not expect any learning to take
place the first time new information is presented.  
-- "Building Shooters" by Dustin Solomon
"Teaching Tip: Avoid “Pseudoteaching” " by Greg Ellifritz
     The article referred to,
"10 Ways to Spot Great Teachers (and Avoid Crummy Ones)" by Daniel Coyle
     "The most valuable resource that all teachers have is each other.  
Without collaboration, our growth is limited to our own perspectives."  
-- Robert John Meehan
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(So, skip this section if you don't want to be offended.)
     "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.
It is wholly inadequate for the governance of any other.
-- John Adams, October 11, 1798
"Law of Self Defense News/Q&A Show: August 12, 2021" by Andrew Branca
     Andrew covers some interesting legal points.  
"Race and Guns in America: A Conversation About Black Gun Ownership"
by Wake Forest Law School
     In the last year, African American gun ownership has increased by 60%.  
     "A revolver is the best defense against the slave catcher."
-- Frederick Douglas
     One in five gun owners identify as liberals.
     The Boy Scout Handbook used to advocate the 2nd Amendment, self defense,
and resistance to tyranny.  [And then the liberals took over the leadership of
the Boy Scouts, allowed homosexual Scout Masters, and then declared bankruptcy
due to sexual abuse law suits.  Historians will say that this was how the
liberals destroyed the Boy Scouts.  As well as allowing girls into the
Boy Scouts -- Jon Low]
The Zoom announcement,
      Lots of intellectual firepower in this panel.  
     "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State,
the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."  
-- Second Amendment, U.S. Constitution
"Assassinating Innocents" by Ron Borsch
     “No-Gun Zones” will continue to be the myth they are,
merely a Free Fire Zone where deadly evil is tacitly allowed
to focus on harming innocents.
     "Governments are instituted among men,
deriving their just power from the consent of the governed."
-- Thomas Jefferson
by Dave Workman
"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty.  
Suspect every one who approaches that jewel.  
Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force.  
Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined."
-- Patrick Henry, speech of June 5, 1788 A.D.
     This body cam video of a Metro Nashville Police Officer,
shows the officer racking the slide of his pistol,
at 0:42 of 5:37 in the video.  I asked the gentleman (who is a friend of mine)
that used to be director of training at the MNPD, if carrying the pistol with
an empty chamber was the MNPD policy.  His response:  
"No they are taught round in chamber and fully loaded magazine.
He violated training and policy."  
"Militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves . . .
And include all men capable of bearing arms."
-- Senator Richard Henry Lee, 1788, on "militia" in the 2nd Amendment
     "Bureau of Justice Statistics indicate that there are
16,661 state, local, and county law enforcement agencies in the
     United States, and they employ a total of
677,933 sworn officers.  Studies on private security staffing
     indicate there may be as many as
10,000 private security
     agencies employing slightly less than
2,000,000 private security officers
     in the United States."
-- "Engaging the Private Sector To Promote Homeland Security:
Law Enforcement-Private Security Partnerships"
by Andrew Morabito and Sheldon Greenberg
published by the
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Bureau of Justice Assistance
September 2005
NCJ 210678

     Private security to government security is about 3 to 1.
     Do you remember the gang leader (of what was an obvious reference to the Crips)
in the movie "Warriors" citing a statistic that the combined manpower of the gangs
was 5 times the manpower of the police, if they just united.  
     Why being private security is better than being a government law enforcement
officer -
     ". . . private police agents, being constitutionally classed as citizens
(unless officially deputized), can legally do things that public police cannot.  
For example, there is no constitutional protection against unreasonable search
and seizure by private citizens.  There is no requirement for private security
agents to issue Miranda warnings. There are no exclusionary rules for evidence
obtained through unauthorized searches or questioning conducted by private agents."
-- Sklansky, David A., “The Private Police,” UCLA Law Review 46 (4) (1999):
1165-1287, 1245-1246.  
     I would also add that the rules of engagement are much better for private
security officers.  As a Marine Corps Military Policeman, we were required to
say, "Halt! Military Police." before using any force.  That is seven syllables
of time to get shot and hit.  Bureaucratic stupidity.  
     The private citizen need not say a word before shooting.  And it is often
tactically sound to be be silent before the first shot.  In the Fleet Marine
Force Pacific (I assume it's the same in the Atlantic though I never operated
there) we used hand signals until the first shot, and then we started yelling.  
"5 things to know about the new changes to South Carolina’s open carry gun law"
by Emily Bohatch
     This is a Yahoo!news article, because the original article in "The State"
(a Charleston, South Carolina newspaper) is behind a pay wall.  
     There is another (sort of related) article,
"South Carolina Governor McMaster signs open carry with permit gun bill into law.
What you need to know" by Maayan Schechter
that is not behind a pay wall, but it doesn't have the important details.
     “Is there no virtue among us?
If there is not, we are without hope!
No form of government, existing nor theoretical, will keep us from harm.
To think that any government, in any form,
will insure liberty and happiness for an dishonorable population
represents the height of self-deception.”
-- James Madison, 1788
"Jordan Peterson | Political Correctness and Postmodernism"
Political correctness is resentment of the power of others and the attempt
to seize power.  
"That Clever Covid!" by John Farnam
History of Gun Confiscation
     In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control.  
From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents,
unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
     In 1911, Turkey established gun control.  
From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians,
unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
     Germany established gun control in 1938 and
from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and
others who were unable to defend themselves were
rounded up and exterminated.
     China established gun control in 1935.  
From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents,
unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
     Guatemala established gun control in 1964.  
From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians,
unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
     Uganda established gun control in 1970.  
From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians,
unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
     Cambodia established gun control in 1956.  
From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people,
unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
     Citation:  "Innocents Betrayed" by Aaron Zelman
of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO),
and Ignatius Piazza of Front Sight Firearms Training Institute.
"Nothing in the world is more dangerous
than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."  
--  Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)
Update of a previous post --
     The Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America
has unanimously voted to allow homosexual Scout leaders.
They know of the Catholic priest scandals (predominantly
homosexual molestation and sodomy).  But, political
correctness trumps logic.  The problem is that actuarial
tables are statistical, not political.  The insurance
for Boy Scouts has historically been the lowest in the
industry.  Just as insurance for the Catholic church
has sky rocketed, so will the insurance rates for the
Boy Scouts.  Statistics don't lie.  The insurance
companies will not cover the loses to maintain the
facade of political correctness, because it will eat
into their profits.
Update:  The Boy Scouts of America filed bankruptcy, because
they can't pay all of the judgements against them due to
homosexual abuse perpetrated by Scout leaders against Scouts.  
     What's the point, Staff?
     The point is that many junior shooting clubs and
teams rely on Boy Scout insurance, because the cost
is negligible.  But, in the near future the cost will
be prohibitive.  The insurance companies are not stupid.
They are not going to wait for the statistics to change.  
They have already started to adjust their rates.  
     This is a backdoor way to attack the junior shooting
sports.  Liberals don't care about homosexuals.  
Liberals know that their enemy is the pro-gun conservative.  
They know that if they can prevent children's exposure to
guns, they have a much better chance of turning the child
into a gun fearing pussy.
     Which sport should I put my child in?  Which
sport is safest?
     Look at the cost of insurance that that sport
pays.  Riflery has by far the lowest insurance costs
because the coaches of that sport are decent, God
fearing people.
     The sports with high insurance rates are forced
to pay those costs because the coaches have sex with
the athletes, not because of injuries.  I learned
this by attending coaches courses at the Olympic
Training Centers in California and Colorado.  The
worst offenders are swimming and gymnastics.  

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"If you prepare for the emergency,
the emergency ceases to exist!"
-- Dr. Sherman House
"If you stay fit, you do not have to get fit.
If you stay trained, you do not have to get trained.
If you stay prepared, you do not have to get prepared."
-- Robert Margulies
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     Rest In Peace, Ed Allman.  
"The 50 Rules" by Brent Wheat
3. . . .
     [I turned in my plate carrier as soon as I could.  Those things are heavy,
hot, and nasty (I suppose it's theoretically possible to clean them, but it's
really hard).  We had to wear them in training because you have to train as you
fight.  Being able to carry a 155mm shell on each shoulder from the ammo truck
to the gun, does not mean you can do it with a plate carrier on.  And for wimps
like me, being able to carry one shell was a struggle. -- Jon Low]
6. The more combat a person has seen, the less likely they are to talk about it.
     [Well, I don't know about that.  I've found that the younger kids like to
talk about their adventures.  The older guys suppress the conversation, because
they fear the legal repercussions.  Or, maybe that's just me. -- Jon Low]
19. We should do more to include our loved ones in crisis preparation and training.
28. If you don’t practice a movement at least 500 times (some say 2,000),
you will never perform it correctly under stress. This is an iron-clad,
unbreakable rule we all ignore.
35. If you can’t tie a trustworthy knot, change a tire, kill your own food or
perform basic first-aid procedures, you are not really prepared.
"Proof face masks don't work as PPE or source control" by Liz Wheeler
     This whole Covid-19 thing has been political from the beginning.  
The COO of Souther Hills Medical Center told me that they get about $39,000
per Covid diagnosis in federal and state funds, so of course they are going
to list anything with Covid like symptoms as a Covid case.  (Actually, they
list every diagnosis as Covid, especially if it's a death, because there is
no one to argue about it.)
"Good habits and skill beat luck every time."
-- Sheriff Jim Wilson
All kinds of neat stuff at:  
     Practical Eschatology by Docent
     The Tactical Professor by Claude Werner
     Active Response Training by Gregg Ellifritz
     Quips by John Farnam
     Rangemaster newsletter by Tom Givens
     CIVILIAN DEFENDER by Sherman House
     Handgun Combatives by Dave Spaulding
     Marcus Wynne
     Jeff Gonzales
     Michael Bane
     Jerry Miculek - Pro Shooter
     OODA Loop
     Active Self Protection channel
     Many of you have received requests to train persons in Mexico.  The pay is
very high.  The hotel accommodations are 5 star.  You will be well fed.  The
commercial airlines tickets are first class.  They have people who will set up
the range as you wish, and take care of copying and binding your handouts for
your students.  No shortage of ammunition or spare guns.  You'll never have to
repair, just grab another.  Your skill with the Latin American Spanish language
has really paid off.  
     So, why do you ask my advice?  Do you expect me to talk you out of it?  
That would be my character.  This is your test.  Consider, that any employer
who pays bonuses in young women to sleep with you is very different from one
who pays in cash.  When I returned from the Middle East, I had a check from
Lockheed Martin Middle East Services for $85,000.  The Customs agents were
concerned, but let me through.  If you return with ounces, nay pounds, of pure
cocaine, what do you think will happen?  You have no SCIF to smuggle it back in.  
Do you think your friends are so powerful that they are above the law?  El Chapo
thought that, as did Manuel Noriega.  No, you are not the Minister of Defense
of Mexico.  And we all know how that turned out in the end.  
     Perhaps you think you will be as the "Lord of War".  That was a good
movie and a true story.  But, the audience often misses the most significant
lines, "My brother was dead.  My family had disowned me.  My wife had left
me and taken my child."  He does not try to reconcile with his wife and family.  
He is looking for the next war.  Because making money and the excitement of
the next deal was more important than his family.  His soul is dead.  
     Black Ice Security Services, Inc. is recruiting for chauffeurs for a
family in New York City.  Have to be able to protect the principles.  
Have to be familiar with driving in New York City.  
Let me know if you're interested and I'll send you the email.  
"Wagner: Scale of Russian mercenary mission in Libya exposed"
by Ilya Barabanov & Nader Ibrahim
     In the Marine Corps we were taught to never surrender, unless ordered
to do so by a higher ranking officer.  But, that was tongue in cheek.  
We would never surrender, no matter where the order came from.  To surrender
is to be killed or tortured to death, worse if you're a woman.  
     In recruit training and in the baby infantry school for POGs we were
taught to never take prisoners.  What are you going to do with them?  
You can't allocate Marines to guard them.  The Marines are needed for the
mission.  You don't have supplies to feed, house, clothe them or provide
for their medical needs.  
     It's not a war crime.  It's just normal operations.  
     Paul finished the second edition of
"Computer Security and the Internet: Tools and Jewels"
by Paul C. van Oorschot.
You may download a copy free of charge for your personal use at
in the section at the bottom,
new 2nd Edition (version: Jun 29, 2021): ToC-2e 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 ♣12 ♠13 epilog index-2e
The 2nd Edition also updates Chapters 1-11 (editorial changes), the preface and index.
     I first connected with Paul, when he, Menezes, and Vanstone
were at the University of Waterloo in Canada writing
"Handbook of Applied Cryptography"
by A. Menezes, P. van Oorschot, and S. Vanstone, CRC Press, 1996.
Free to download for personal use.  The best things in life are free.  
For instance, blood and sex.  A large portion of blood sold for money
has to be discarded because it is contaminated, whereas blood donated
free of charge is almost all usable (male homosexual activity is
disqualifying).  Sex with a prostitute runs a very high risk of
venereal disease, whereas free sex has a very low transmission rate
(depending on the promiscuity of your partner; no, no, depending on
your promiscuity).  
     Cal Tech put "Feynman's Lectures on Physics" online.
     Why is the mass and charge of every electron
we measure exactly the same (within our ability to measure)?
     Feynman:  "Because there is only one electron."  (Meaning,
there is only one electron in the universe.  Every electron we
measure is exactly the same physical electron, not a different
John Wheeler, Feynman's advisor, first suggested this theory.
     Prof. Feynman would make these deep mind boggling
statements as casual small talk.
     That statement is right up there with Prof. Segre’s
statement, “The spin of a neutron about its symmetry
axis is conceptually meaningless.”  [Segre was referring
to classical spin, not quantum mechanical spin.]
     And so it starts.
There is nothing worse than preparing for the
wrong apocalypse.  The Zombie apocalypse will
probably never happen.  The Robot apocalypse
has already displaced millions of human workers
worldwide.  Robots have already killed humans.  
Algorithms implemented as computer programs
(software robots) are deciding who is
associating with whom, and therefore who is an
enemy, and hence, who to kill.  This use to be
done by human intelligence officers.
     Stocks and options are traded in micro-seconds.  
Electrical signals travel about a foot in a
nano-second.  That's why it's so important for
the trader to have his computer physically close
to the Exchange computers.  Do you think humans
are making these trades?  My friends at Bloomberg
(a college classmate) and Credit Suisse (a house
mate from Isle of Palm, SC) build and sell financial
weapons, algorithms -> software -> robots.  These
robots control the money and are actively fighting
each other to get more money.  Yes, it's an arms race.
Neural networks (a well defined technology) monitor
these bots (software robots) and learn and improve
the algorithms that the bots use.  So, they are
getting smarter and better (stronger).  It is very
much like a parent teaching a child or a coach
guiding an athlete.
     I do not delete anyone from my email contacts.  I simply note
that they are deceased.  Because sometimes spouses check their email
accounts.  I think that's sweet.  
"Life Lessons in Firewood" by Will Dabbs, MD
     The doctor tricking you into understanding.  
“In the long-run, there is no such thing as ‘luck’.
However, the short-run is longer than many individual lifetimes!”
-- Anon
     Won't be posting on or about the end of August.  I'll be in Honolulu,
Hawaii for my Dad's 90th Birthday party.  In Chinese tradition, you're one
year old at birth, because they count the 9 months of gestation as a year.  
Each generation has striven to have a longer life span than the last.  
The wonders of modern medical technology and a healthy mind living in hope.  
Semper Fidelis,
Jonathan D. Low

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