Tuesday, May 31, 2022

CWP, 31 May MMXXII Anno Domini

 Hi Sheepdogs,
      All mass murders occur in gun-free-zones.  Bad guys choose gun-free-zones because they
know that no one there will have a gun and so no one will be able to stop them.  
     Gun-free-zones only affect law abiding citizens.  Criminals don't obey the laws.  
So gun-free-zones create unarmed victims for armed criminals to prey upon.  
     So, those who advocate or implement gun-free-zones are evil.  It doesn't matter
what they say that their intention is.  Their policy effect is evil.  And they knew it
or should have known it before they implemented the policy.  So, if someone gives
you an explanation as to why a place should be a gun-free-zone, he is lying.  
     Never send your children into a gun-free-zone.  You know what will happen.  

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----- Safety -----  (How to prevent the bad thing from happening in the first place.  
How to avoid shooting yourself, friendlies, and innocent bystanders.)
     Never send your children into a gun-free-zone.  If you do, no one there will be able to
protect them from bad guys who attack gun-free-zones, because the bad guys knows that no
one will be able to stop them.  
"Suspected teenage gunman kills 19 children in Texas elementary school" by Susan Ferrechio
     On 27 May 2022, I watched an early morning news show on TV in which a Texas Ranger
spoke at a press conference.  He said the bad guy got into the school through a door that was
propped open.  
     Talk to any cyber security professional and he will tell you that the humans are always the
weak link in the security chain.  They are stupid and lazy.  And so easily attacked.  But, you
don't even have to attack the humans.  Their complacency will create vulnerabilities, all you
have to do is wait for the vulnerabilities to occur.  And you never have to wait long, usually
on the order of milliseconds.  (A college classmate had actually told me microseconds, but he
works in a very specialized field.)  
Jeff Cooper's Rules of Gun Safety  
"KEEPING OUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER" by Steve Moses (I took a class from him
at Tac Con a couple of years ago, concerning getting the angles right for shooting from behind
     Looking around doesn't cost anything and is a health habit.  
-- Joe Foss
     "Billions of people woke up today all over the world and many died at the hands of evil
yesterday all over the world.  You can't pass a law to stop evil.  You can't rationalize against evil.  
You can't "empathize" against evil.  You can't ban evil.  If you want to fight evil, you have
prayer, you have good men and women who are willing to stand against evil, and you have
the option to arm yourself both figuratively and literally to defeat evil in every form in takes.  
Do not be lied to by tyrants in government who prefer that you respond like sheep by
abdicating your options and powers to a government that they alone control.  For when they
ask you to do that, it is not that they will step in like a true shepherd to defeat evil for it is them
that used and manipulated evil to oppress you into submission.  At that point, you are nothing
more than their livestock, not free men."  
-- John Harris
     "The number one way to avoid a home invasion is to not be a drug dealer."
– Chuck Haggard
     Don't hang out with stupid people.  They will get you killed.  
"Teen shot and killed by friend in ‘prank gone wrong,’ police say"
by Jordon Gray, Brendan Hall, and Debra Dolan
     Hat Tip to Stephen P. Wenger, W2MRA.
     Tom Givens' comments on mass murders.  
     "The next time someone tells you that 'you don’t need a gun, just call 911', remember that
these are the kind of responders you may well get.  You are on your own.  Be armed, be
vigilant, and be prepared."  
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.  
----- Mindset (figuring out the correct way to think) -----
     If you look at someone bigger, faster, and stronger and immediately think,
'I'm at a disadvantage,'  
I have news for you:  you are.  
But that's only because you just put yourself there for no reason.  
     The truth is that anyone can do debilitating violence to anyone else.  
Your size, your speed, your strength, your gender --
all the factors that untrained people think make the difference when it comes to violence --
all matter far less than your mindset and your intent.  
-- Tim Larkin
"Panic is simply the lack of preprogrammed responses."  
-- Tom Givens
     "Train, Practice, Compete
are the key elements in the development of humans."
-- John M. Buol, Jr.
----- 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)
"Surgical Speed Shooting Summit"
18 - 19 June 2022
Camden, TN
Instructors:  John Holschen, John Hearne, Greg Ellifritz, Michael Green, Claude Werner,
Brad Ackman, Michael DeBethencourt, Ashley Emerson, Allan McBee, John Johnston,
Karl Rehn, Don Redl and Andy Stanford.  
$ 600.00
[Brad Ackman is the Director of Training at Front Sight.]
"Upcoming Classes- June through September" by Greg Ellifritz
Registration will open on June 23, 2022.
Location: SIG SAUER Academy, Epping, NH
Dates: Friday, October 14-Saturday, October 15, 2022
Times: 10:00am – 5:00pm
There will be a limited number of tickets available which will give you more time with our
instructors. This will also mean short lines, giving you more trigger time on SIG products.
*Must be 12+ to attend SIG FREEDOM DAYS with a parent/guardian. Must be 18+ to handle
firearms without parent/guardian supervision.  To operate the machine gun, you must be 18+.  
    Get exclusive access to the SIG SAUER Academy grounds, including the new
SIG Experience Center
    Shoot nearly 50 new and existing SIG SAUER firearms alongside world-class
SIG SAUER Academy Instructors
    Be one of first civilians to shoot the new SIG-LMG (Lightweight Machine Gun)
    Meet Team SIG Shooting Champions Max Michel, Lena Miculek and Daniel Horner
    See stage presentations by pro shooters, industry leaders and personalities
    Connect with sponsors and partners
"Take training from different instructors.  
We are all wrong about something."  
-- John Farnam
     Andrew Branca is offering:  
Criminal Law Course taking place this Fall 2022, $999
Criminal Procedure Course will be taught in Spring 2023, $500
Evidence Course will be taught in Fall 2023, $500
Constitutional Law Course will be taught in Spring 2024, $500
". . . without the ridiculous cost, political correctness, critical race theory, or “diversity,
inclusion & equity” cultism that so thoroughly infects modern law schools today."
Taught Live Each Wednesday
September 7 - November 16
@ 3 PM Mountain time
In your next class, ask questions.  You can always ask "Why?"  
-- Jeff Gonzalez
"Charleston Police: Woman stops gunman at party" by Hannah Goetz    
     "The neutralization of a rifle-armed assailant with a handgun is a good reminder that the
operator is the more crucial factor than the equipment."  
-- Stephen P. Wenger, W2MRA
“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
"Shooting On The Move at 60+ Yards With A Subcompact!?!" by Mike Ox
5.  Don’t make major adjustments to your point of aim on a torso-sized target inside of
100 yards with a pistol.  At 100 yards, put the top of your sights level with the top of the
shoulders and you’ll hit center mass with a .22, 10mm, 9mm, .40, .380, .45, .357, .38, etc.
6.  Don’t adjust your point of aim with a pistol for wind inside of 100 yards.
7.  Stock guns with off-the-shelf ammo (Fiocchi 147gr JHP in this case) are probably more
accurate than you are.  Doodads are awesome, but time spent maxing out your ability will
help you get the most [performance] and fun out of whatever gun you pick up.  
Excerpt from an email from Mike Ox --
     Preparedness means mindset, training, and gear . . . in that order.
     Owning a gun isn't enough, but it's a great step in the right direction.
     A little plastic permit-card is not an indication of training, but it's a great step in the right
     Punching holes in paper with a perfect stance is not real world training, but it's a great step
in the right direction.
     If you want training that will stop immediate threats in real world situations, you need
training that breaks all of the rules you find at modern live fire ranges.
     You still want to train safely . . . but you want to do training that will actually transfer over
to the real world.
     That means gradually adding stress and complexity.  
     Shooting (or not shooting) based on what you see and not what you hear.  
     Shooting at odd angles.  
     Learning how to shoot so fast it'll get you kicked out of your local range AND the
maximum speed that you can shoot fast AND make your hits . . . both with and without a
[I would add that knowing how fast you can think, so that you don't move or shoot faster
than you can think is a critical bit of information.  As Dirty Harry says, "A man's got to know
his limitations."; from the movie "Magnum Force". -- Jon Low]
Email that I sent to my church volunteer security team and my security team at work.  
Hi Guardians,
     May I invite you to the IPSC (USPSA in America) match at the
Strategic Edge Gun Range
2613 Hwy 270, Chapel Hill, TN 37034
3rd Saturday of the month, 08:00.  Outdoor.
Which will be on
Saturday, 18 June 2022.
Come by 07:00 to help set up if you can.
$25 match fee.
     You should dress as you would for Sunday church service.  Doing anything
different would defeat the purpose of the training.  You will need to bring at
least 200 rounds of practice ammo.  More if you miss a lot.
     We will be shooting the match as a tactical training exercise.  We will not
be racing to win the game.  We will be moving slowly and carefully.
     If you move so fast you run past a target without engaging it, because you
didn't see it, you are moving faster than you can think.  Always a bad thing.
     If you are missing the shoot-targets or hitting the no-shoot targets, you are
shooting faster than you can think.  A very bad thing.
     If you muzzle the no-shoot targets, you are wrong.  This violates our safety rule.
     Stay back away from cover.  Because you should always assume that there is
a bad guy hiding behind the corner and he will grab your pistol if you stick it
around the corner.  You will see other competitors crowding cover.  They are just
playing a game.  They are not training.  We will always behave in a tactically
correct manner.
     "Those motivated by a desire to improve their gunfighting skills, as opposed
to a quest for trophies, must be willing to bleed ego on the match results to avoid
shedding real blood in combat." -- Andy Stanford
What does this mean?
     When we shoot the IDPA match, we will go very slowly to ensure we positively
identify every shoot target and every no-shoot target.  We will not be racing to
win the game.  It is common for the Safety Officer to inform the shooter that
he failed to engage several targets, because he just ran past them without seeing
     We will stay back away from corners, windows, and doors, because we
understand that there is someone hiding there who will grab our pistol.
     We will shoot at the first part of the enemy that comes into view (a foot, an
elbow, a shoulder, etc.), because we can do so without exposing our bodies.
We can always get the A zone hit later as we come around the corner (slicing the
pie).  But, we understand that whoever gets the first hit will usually win.
Be it a psychological stop or a physiological stop.
     We will not muzzle no-shoot targets.  We will not sweep across no-shoot
targets when transitioning from one shoot target to another shoot target.
Because unlike the other competitors, we are not playing a game.  We are
training for combat.
    When the situation dictates, you may reluctantly holster your pistol to
free your hands to take care of other business.  [It's a good idea to holster
your pistol before the cops show up.  This reduces the chance that the cops
will shoot you.]
     At the match the Safety Officer will give you instructions.  Just be patient
and follow his instructions.
     These matches all run cold ranges.  That means your pistol will be unloaded,
no magazine in your magazine well, pistol holstered.  You only load when on
the line and given the instruction to load by the Safety Officer.
     You may handle magazines and charge magazines at any time, anywhere.
     There will be clearly marked areas where you may handle your pistols while
keeping them pointed at the berm.  If you can't find the areas or can't recognize
them, ask for help.
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
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
"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
----- Strategy (deciding on the end state and how to achieve it, which tactics to use) -----
How do you win a gunfight?
Don't be there.
-- John Farnam
     As a civilian carrying concealed for self-defense, your goal is to ESCAPE.  
     You may justify the use of force to prevent an attack.  (Before the attack occurs.)  
     You may justify the use of force to stop an attack.  (During the attack.)  
     You cannot justify use of force after an attack.  Sorry, that's the law.  That's public policy.  
You have no legal authority to pursue, arrest, or detain a suspect.  (Ya, I know about
citizens arrest.  But, how did that work out for the guys in Georgia?  They all got convicted.)
You have no moral authority to mete out punishment or revenge.  
     There is a duty to retreat in 11 states:  Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland,
Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island.  What does
this tell you about the people in these states?  Yes, it is the people.  They get the government
that they elect, that they deserve, that they pay for by living there.  
     Do you understand what a duty to retreat means?  The bad guys invade your home and
you have to retreat out of your home.  But, what about the Castle Doctrine?  Look at the
history of criminal cases.  (The history is biased because prosecutors only take the cases
to trial that they know they will win.)  Duty to Retreat seems to trump Castle Doctrine in
Hawaii and New York, probably in New Jersey, probably in the other duty to retreat states too.  
Though I haven't had occasion to talk to prosecutors in those states.  
     Don't like the laws?  Run for office and change the law.  Unwilling to run for office?  
Donate to the campaign of a candidate who holds your views.  Can't find such a candidate?  
Well, what does that tell you?  That's why I moved to the Land of Dixie.  
Awareness, Avoidance, De-Escalation, and Escape
You win gunfights by not getting shot.
-- John Holschen
----- Tactics (tasks that you should strive to be able to do in support of your strategy) -----
"Real fights are short."
-- Bruce Lee
Enemy tactics --
"More on Vehicle Run Down Tactics" by Greg Ellifritz
     "Why haven’t you heard about it?
     Because it doesn’t fit the media narrative.  The suspect is a Latino with a bunch of gang
tattoos.  The weapon wasn’t a gun, but a car instead.  The media wants to vilify white males
using guns.  This attack doesn’t fit that  profile, so it didn’t get much coverage.  Vehicle
run-down attacks are still happening all over the world with a stunningly regular frequency.  
The fact that you are not hearing about them in your news feed doesn’t mean that they aren’t
still regularly occurring."  
     "Most police administrators care absolutely nothing about your safety.  Relying on their
“protection” is a mistake with potentially fatal consequences."  
     "If [the police] aren’t doing any of the things I mentioned in the article linked above, you
might want to find a safer location to spend your time."  
Greg cites several articles.  I found this one useful,
"Strategies for Preventing Terrorist Vehicle Attacks" by Greg Ellifritz
     "The agencies you pay for police protection are failing to do anything whatsoever to foil
the most rapidly increasing form of terrorist attack on the planet.  That is absolutely
"Perfect Carjacking Defense in Sao Paulo" by John Correia
     Practice driving your car in reverse.  No, really!  Learning how to drive in reverse is way
more useful and important than all the tacti-cool gear you waste your money on.  Find an
empty parking lot, and drive in reverse.  Easy?  Then try weaving between the parking spaces.  
Easy?  Then try going faster.  
     You're going to have an epiphany.  Because your car steers with the front wheels.  So, your
car is not stable when driven in reverse.  But, once you figure it out, by doing it, you will be
able to drive competently in reverse.  
     But, if you try to drive in reverse for the first time in a crisis situation, you're going to have
a nasty surprise, because you don't know how to do it.  (No, backing down your driveway
slowly is not the same thing.)  
"Self-Defense: Tactical Movement Against Multiple Assailants" by Craig Douglas
     Maneuver warfare.  
     Criminals are not stupid.  If you behave as a trained operator, they will recognize it.  
It will scare them.  They may not walk off mumbling.  They may alter their tactics.  So,
you have to be able to follow up.  If you're afraid to escalate, they win.  
"The shorter the fight, the less hurt you get."
-- John Holschen
----- Techniques (ways to execute a given task in support of your tactics) -----
"Use only that which works,
and take it from any place you can find it."
-- Bruce Lee
"Here are the real reasons why stance matters in self-defense shooting." by Richard Nance
     "Stance has nothing to do with handgun marksmanship."  
     "Recoil control has nothing to do with stance and everything to do with grip."
     ". . . stance has nothing to do with shooting but everything to do with fighting.  An armed
conflict may well occur in close quarters where the winner isn’t necessarily decided by
pressing the trigger.  You may be grabbed, punched or attacked with a weapon.  Someone
may try to disarm you.  A stance that provides mobility and stability will help you win the
     This article is actually deep and so may require a bit of thought.  
"It’s 90-Percent Mental" by Steve Tarani
     "Tier-one government gun carriers and Grandmaster shooters alike will tell you that the
shooting process must become subconscious.  The best coaches in the business agree that
there’s not going to be instant gratification, and everything boils back down to training --
doing it over and over again.  Correct repetition is the key to learning, and the importance of
repetition until the shooting process is pushed to the subconscious level cannot be overstated.  
The key to that automaticity is to get out of your own head.  Let the process do what it was
designed to do.  That is much easier said than done, as some shooters tend to become
over-analytical.  Mechanical control and mental control are the keys to developing that
"Ayoob: Cows’ Udders and the Crush Grip" by Massad Ayoob
     May I offer comments?
     ". . . it’s as if the hand was milking a cow’s udder."
One would be milking the cow's teat, one's hand would be squeezing the teat, not the udder.
     "When a right-handed shooter hits low left, or a southpaw low right, an astute coach is
likely to say, “You’re milking the gun.” "
I think the low-left or low-right scattering of the shots is due to the shooter pushing against
the anticipated recoil, as opposed to squeezing the grip.
     "The author’s thumb is curled down to provide maximum hand strength, increasing the
grip on this Springfield Armory TGO-II .45. Image: Gail Pepin"
I think the thumb should be on top of the thumb safety to hold it down?  I was taught that
you must hold the thumb safety down, because if anything bumps it in combat the pistol won't
fire.  Wouldn't the thumb, in that position, interfere with the left hand gripping the pistol?  
Or, do you mean that the thumb is down in a crush grip only when shooting with one hand?  
     Massad Ayoob's reply --
 Hi Jonathan:
     Anticipating recoil generally drives the shot straight down, not low and toward the weak
hand side.
     Thanks for the teats and udders correction.
     If your 1911's safety goes on by itself, you need either a gunsmith or an exorcist,
because one of those two things is wrong with your pistol.
     With gun hand thumb curled down, support hand thumb simply curls down over it,
thumbprint over thumbnail, allowing both hands to expert maximum stabilizing force.
     Thanks for the kind words.
Excerpt from an email by Mike Ox --
     In Retired Delta Force Sergeant Major, Kyle Lamb’s great book,
“Green Eyes & Black Rifles: Warrior’s Guide To Combat Carbine” Lamb talks about training
with a 9-hole barricade

to get comfortable and proficient at awkward, unstable shooting positions that he experienced
in combat in Mogadishu, Somalia, Iraq, and elsewhere.  
     Why?  Because this is the kind of stuff that you want to figure out before your life depends
on getting it right . . . especially if your body has some hard miles on it.  Real life isn't static.  
And real fights don't look like the "average engagements" we read about and practice for.  
They don't look like standards, qualifications, or drills.  They're chaotic, unstable, and
unpredictable.  Which is why it's so critical that you figure out things like:
> How far can you lean around cover before you lose your balance?  
> How long does it take you to pop out over, around, or under cover, fire an aimed shot,
and pop back?  
> How do you engage targets in a 360 degree environment more effectively?  (Something you
can't safely learn or practice at your local range.)  
> How fast/accurate can you shoot on the move and how do you get better?  
> How do you shoot better after being knocked to the ground?  Or after just making the move
from standing to sitting on the ground?  
     Most people don't find out that they've got a problem in one of these areas until they're in
a fight for their life, behind the curve, and realize that their current situation is NOTHING like
what they trained for.   
     But when you take solid fundamentals and then start pushing your limits . . . with speed,
balance, position, distance, precision, orientation, movement, light, stress, etc. you do 3 really
important things:
>1. You learn and internalize what your limits are and become familiar with the feeling of
shooting from awkward positions/situations.  
[I had an '82 Super Glide.  The first time I took it out on the road, I made a right turn and
scraped the tail pipes.  It never happened again.  Once you know your limits, you can play
right up next to them without getting into trouble, because you know your limits. -- Jon Low]
>2. As you find your limits, you'll expand your limits.  You'll be able to make accurate shots
from positions/situations that used to challenge you.  (This is especially important for people
who have nagging injuries preventing them from being as fast & mobile as they used to be.)  
>3. When you find yourself in a high-speed shooting situation . . . whether it's competition,
force-on-force, or a life and death situation, you'll be more comfortable, have less hesitation,
and perform better."  [Because you're thinking, "I've done this before.  I can handle this."  
As opposed to "Aw shit!  What do I do?" -- Jon Low]
"Avoid this dummy drill & how to turn it into a “smart” drill . . . " by Mike Ox
     For those using the Weaver, especially the Chapman version of the Weaver, scattering low
left occurs for right handed shooters.  Left handed shooters will scatter low right.  
     For those using the Isosceles, both left and right handed shooters will scatter low.  
     This happens because the shooter is anticipating the recoil and pushing against it.  
For Weaver shooters, the push usually comes from the shoulder.  For Isosceles shooters, the
push usually comes from the wrists.  
     Because the shooter is intentionally firing the shot, he knows exactly when the gun is going
to recoil.  And so pushes against the recoil in anticipation of the recoil.  The solution is the
surprise trigger break, where the shooter does not know exactly when the pistol will fire, so
any push occurs after the bullet has exited the muzzle.   And usually does not occur at all.  
     I don't understand why some instructors (not just Mike Ox), who claim to be teaching the
latest in neuroscience, don't teach the surprise trigger break.  Jeff Cooper taught the surprise
trigger break.  Marcus Wynne taught the surprise trigger break.  Front Sight teaches the
surprise trigger break.  Gun Site teaches the surprise trigger break.  
"How to train with edged weapons" by Wim Demeere [Yes, it applies to pistols.]
     "Misdirection and distraction.  Think of a stage magician: he is right in front of you as he
hides the trick in plain sight.  You too can use speech, movement, or anything else to direct the
attention away from the actual draw."  
     ". . . sometimes, a successful draw is not possible and you have to start the fight unarmed."  
"It's not daily increase but daily decrease - hack away at the inessentials!"
-- Bruce Lee
*****     *****     ***** Instruction *****     *****     *****

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
     I have attended many open enrollment classes in which the student count was 25 to 30
persons.  I have attended more specialized classes, such as instructor development classes,
in which the student count was 10 to 20 persons.  I know many instructors have a minimum
class size of 6 just to cover the overhead of round trip air fare, hotel, venue rental, rental car,
range supplies, etc.  Andrew Branca for instance used to travel all over the country giving
his classes, but only does online classes now days.  As a business, it has to be profitable.  
     May I suggest a different business model?  Market to the wealthy.  Teach the wealthy in
individual tutorials or small (three person) settings.  Be willing to travel to their homes to
teach.  Clearly this is untenable if you are rough around the edges, have had your carry permit
revoked in the past, been convicted even of minor things in the past, etc.  But for those of
you with clean records (perhaps past security clearances and such) and a polite manner,
consider the possibilities.  Americans are wealthy by world standards.  Some Americans are
very wealthy, and are cognizant of realities from which they would wish to protect themselves
and their loved ones.  [President Trump initially used his own security, because the Secret
Service are low paid civil servants and so cannot be expected to be very competent.  You
can't attract high quality persons with low pay.  Sorry, that's just reality.]  Principals understand
that the principal is the first responder, and in many cases the only responder.  So, they seek
training.  These are not the same people who hire body guards.  Body guards attract attention.  
And indicate that the principal is outsourcing their security.  The clients that I am talking about
are unknown.  Their anonymity is part of their security.  So your discretion is essential.  
Unlike Secret Service agents, we never write books about our clients, even after we retire.  
In a civilized world, the Secret Service agent would get sued.  But, our world is not civilized,
the stakes are too high.  
     Some of you will think I am hypocritical because in the past I have written of leaving the
teaching of the wealthy at Front Sight to concentrate on the little old ladies in the small towns
and rural settings.  Teaching the poor does not pay the bills.  Teaching the rich will allow you
the margin to teach the poor.  If you choose to.  
     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
"3 things to consider when taking a private firearms class
Follow this process to decide which classes will give you the best return on your investment"
by Warren Wilson
     ". . . at some point, we have to admit that the way we are training is archaic.  
We must keep up with the most current methods and the only way to do that is
to attend training like this."  
     "The most valuable resource that all teachers have is each other.  
Without collaboration, our growth is limited to our own perspectives."  
-- Robert John Meehan
*****     *****     ***** Education *****     *****     *****
"You will never get smarter or broaden your horizons
if you're unwilling to learn from others and read."
-- Becca Martin
"Active Killer Math" by Ed Monk
     Mr. Monk says the solution is to have armed faculty and staff at the school.  
All mass murders occur in gun-free-zones because they are gun-free-zones.  
Every private school that I am familiar with here in Tennessee has armed their staff and faculty.  
Admittedly, I am not familiar with very many.  
"Weekend Knowledge Dump- May 27, 2022" by Greg Ellifritz
Rangemaster Firearms Training Services
"30 Years of Gun Manufacturing in America" by Nick Routley
Hat tip to Stephen P. Wenger, W2MRA, http://spw-duf.info
     By clicking on the table heading, you can sort the table by the heading value
greatest-to-least or least-to-greatest.  
     Tennessee passed law saying that any firearm manufactured and sold in Tennessee need
not comply with federal law, because the justification for the federal law was interstate
commerce.  Otherwise, the gun law violates the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  
To the best of my knowledge this law has not been tested.  Realistically, a 2nd Amendment
organization would have to be willing to fund the legal defense of a manufacturer.  Otherwise,
what manufacturer would be willing to take on the risk?  
"Cogito, ergo armatum sum." (I think, therefore armed am I.)
-- John Farnam
----- Aftermath -----  (You have to be alive to have these problems:  criminal and civil liability.)
“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
"When things go wrong" by the Tactical Professor (Claude Werner)
     Only in peace time do you have these in depth investigations with perfect 20/20 hindsight.  
[Well, that's not true.  The Commander of the Pearl Harbor Naval Base was court martialed
for allowing the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.  But, that was very political.  The Board
for the Correction of Naval Records said so.]  
In combat, no one is keeping logs.  No one can remember what happened.  Any interview
would be useless, because everyone is concentrating on their mission, so can't be bothered
with anything in their peripheral vision, if they have any peripheral vision.  No one knows
what really happened.  No one knows how all the parts interacted.  All evidence is destroyed.  
Most witnesses are dead.  For example --
     Several days after our three compounds (Jadawell, Al Hambra (I have no idea why some
reports misspell this.), and Vinnell) were attacked starting at 23:00 on 11 May 2003 A.D.
(I have no idea why some accounts list the date as 12 May 2003), I remember FBI agents
showing up to investigate.  What a joke.  
     There was a debriefing where the Electronic Warfare guys were trying to figure out why
we, at Jadawell, were able to get the truck bomb to detonate prematurely and kill all 7 (based
on body parts we were able to find) of the attackers, while the other compounds were not,
thus suffering much worse casualties (and fatalities).  To the best of my knowledge, we only
suffered one fatality, the Royal Saudi Air Force guard in the tower that the attackers shot
when they made entry by detonating a satchel charge on our back gate.  EW was trying to
give me credit for causing the premature detonation.  What nonsense!  The attackers
could have made a mistake and detonated their truck bomb.  The truck bomb could have
been command detonated by someone outside the compound.  The bomb could have been
on a timer to detonate, and they were just late getting into the compound.  The detonator
could have malfunctioned.  The possibilities are endless.  No one could possibly know what
really happened.  We were at war.  Operation Iraqi Freedom was in full swing.  Shortly after
the attack, they sent all of us out of the country (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).  I ended up in
Ankara, Turkey operating out of the U.S. Embassy.  Some of the guys were in Istanbul,
Turkey; where the enemy drove a gasoline tanker truck into a wedding party and detonated it.  
So everybody was busy doing other stuff.  No one was interviewed.  And if they were, they
wouldn't have been able to reveal anything.  The FBI wrote up a nice report.  But, if you
believe it, you're a fool.  
     I'm not saying that the report on the USS Connecticut is nonsense, but you heard the
narrator say that the report was redacted to make it unclassified, that there was stuff that
the narrator could not talk about, and everyone who sat in judgment was not there.  They
were basing all of their conclusions on interviews and logs.  We all know the reliability
of eye witness testimony when the witness was under life and death stress, especially
months after the incident, when all kinds of things have happened to influence the testimony.  
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     "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.
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-- John Adams, October 11, 1798
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"Fifth Circuit holds SEC in-house adjudicatory process violates right to jury trial"
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Primary source document,
     If you don't like to read,
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"Threat Assessment of “Unarmed” Assailants" by Shawn Vincent
     "Generally speaking, you cannot shoot someone for punching you in the face."
That is a false statement.  You should have shot the person BEFORE he punched you, because
a single punch will put you down unable to defend yourself.  Yes, as a matter of fact you can
shoot the person after he has punched you to STOP the attack.  Because you can't predict the
intensity nor the duration of the violence that he will apply to you.  So, you must assume that it
is a lethal-force attack.  That is the tactically reasonable thing to do.  Punching you in the face
is the start of pummeling you to death.  Assuming anything else is foolish.  
     ". . . you don’t necessarily have to wait to get hit to use deadly force."
Wrong!  The correct statement is "You don’t have to wait to get hit to use deadly force."  
     “. . . don’t generally require the defender to be hurt first, . . ."  
Wrong!  The correct statement is ". . . don’t require the defender to be hurt first, . . . "  There is
no law in the United States that requires you suffer the first blow before defending yourself.  
Such a law would be ridiculous.  You'd be down on the ground getting stomped to death.  
     ". . . meaning you can’t meet non-deadly force with deadly force, . . ."  
That statement is ridiculous.  You are not a mind reader.  You can't predict that the violence is
non-deadly.  You can't predict the intensity of the violence.  You can't predict the duration of
the violence.  You can only have a subjective reasonable fear of death or serious injury.  Leave
it to your attorney to articulate your reasonable fear of death or serious injury.  Your mission is
to prevent or stop the attack, NOW!  
     ". . . many states legally recognize disparities in the ability, size, capacity, age, and infirmity
of the parties in a physical conflict."  
Wrong.  The correct statement is "All states recognize disparities in the ability, size, capacity,
age, and infirmity of the parties in a physical conflict."  
     “We are not talking about broken fingernails, bloody noses, split lips, or black eyes.”  
We are not talking about them, because we never allow them to happen.  We use force to
PREVENT the attack.  That is self-defense.  Anyone who thinks they know that the attack will
stop after "broken fingernails, bloody noses, split lips, or black eyes" is a damn fool.  
There is no self-defense after the attack.  Any use of force after the attack is not self-defense.  
Self-defense is the use of force to prevent the attack or to stop the attack.
     "Firing too early can be the difference between murder and self-defense."
No, that is the wrong way to think about it.  Fire too late and you're dead, your loved ones
are dead, or you're crippled for the rest of your short miserable life, or you're dead and
your loved ones have been kidnapped.  The difference between murder and self-defense is
the ability of your attorney to articulate your reasonable fear, the imminence of the threat,
your innocence, the fact that the threat was a lethal-force attack, and your inability to avoid the
threat.  In America, you get as much justice as you can afford.  So, you better have a good
self-defense insurance policy.  The kind that pays in full up front.  The kind that doesn't
second guess you.  If they only pay if they think you were justified, you're screwed.  Because
there is always a perspective from which what you did was not justified.  
    “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 a dishonorable population
represents the height of self-deception.”
-- James Madison, 1788
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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
"DSM" by John Farnam
     DSM, famous for their pull-over police banners, now has a bright red non-police version
that reads, “Armed Citizen”
Copies are available at:  https://armedcitizenid.com/
Farnam discount code is:  farnam10
     This product is designed to keep you from being shot by police, or other armed citizens,
who may mistake you for an armed perpetrator, should you be present (and visibly armed)
during an “incident”.  
     Wearing it on your back is appropriate.  
"3 Reasons Using Electronic Ear Protection for Shooting is Best" by Matthew Maruster
     "Before you buy passive hearing protection, think about spending a bit more to get active
hearing protection.  I think you will find it to be money well spent."  

     Active hearing protection does not necessarily mean electronic.  Hock's Noise Brakers 
work well, 
No electronics, no batteries.  
"7 Pistol-Shooting Tips For People With Arthritis" by Dr. Joseph Logar, PT, DPT
     Wrapping the grip with tape, such as that used for tennis racquet handles works well.  
     Porting your barrel is a bad idea for self-defense pistols, as you will be shooting from the
close contact position, at which time the pistol will spray hot gas, burning powder, and
carbon dust into your eyes.  
     "Hornady has Critical Defense and Critical Duty defensive ammo.  
Critical Duty is designed for use in full-size duty-style guns.  
Critical Defense is intended for concealed carry pistols.  
Some prefer Critical Duty for winter carry,
when an assailant might be wearing heavier clothing."  
-- David Higginbotham
     My box of Critical Duty in 45 ACP is marked +P.  
Unlike most 45 ACP loadings, the bullet has a cannelure and is crimped into the case.  
"Hellion" by John Farnam
"More on the Hellion!" by John Farnam
     When I worked at the National Bureau of Standards in 1977, I often hung out with guys
in the machine shop.  The big boss was a Polish immigrant.  He and his men were building
bullpups.  Some as prototypes, some as experimental hobby tests, some for serious purposes.  
     I remember him teaching me that a good machinist will get the heat away from the object
in the chips.  So, he would catch chips and feel their temperature.  You can always cool
the object by spraying coolant on it, but correct machining is better.  
     We carry pistols because they are concealable.  Bullpups are relatively concealable,
compared to other long guns.  
"How Many Reloads Should A Private Citizen Carry? (ASP BITs)" John Correia
     Hat tip to Aqil Qadir.  "A spare mag is an IFAK for my gun."
     Carrying an extra magazine is for clearing malfunctions.  Reloading is not significant,
because running out of ammunition is not significant.  Just because John has not seen reloads
in his videos, doesn't mean anything.  If you've taken classes or taught classes, you've seen lots
of malfunctions that require another magazine.  And that was in the pristine conditions of
training.  In combat, it is much worse.  
     John hasn't seen any reloads in his videos, because all of his videos are of very short
encounters.  I'm sure John would argue that civilian gunfights are short encounters.  Most are.  
But, many of John's videos are of police encounters, and they too are short.  It's just difficult
to get video of long running gun battles.  They are boring.  They don't make for good
entertainment.  The YouTube.com audience attention span is very short.  
     John's assumption that you can distinguish between non-lethal-force and lethal-force
is fallacious.  You can't read the bad guy's mind.  You cannot predict the intensity of the force
nor can you predict the duration of the force.  You either have a subjective fear of death or
serious injury, or you don't.  Your attorney can figure out how to articulate it later.  Your
mission is to survive the encounter, NOW!  Pepper spray does not work on 10% of the
population.  In my experience, it  does not work on 50% of young healthy strong dedicated
males.  The cops sprayed Rodney King with pepper spray.  No effect.  That's why they had to
use batons.  If you're trusting your life to pepper spray, you're a damn fool.  No, you won't
have time to transition from pepper spray to pistol.  "Real fights are very short." -- Bruce Lee  
     Did you notice how he has his thumb behind the slide when he holstered?  What you want
to bet his thumb is behind the slide when he draws his pistol under stress?  50%, 10%, 1%?  
Holstering in this manner creates a bad training scar.  
     His "statistical analysis" is sloppy, to put it politely.  Hey, I respect John.  I think his analysis
of his videos is doing our community a great service.  But, when you step out of your lane,
you can get into all kinds of trouble.   
“Your car is not a holster.”
-- Pat Rogers
----- Technical / Maintenance -----
"Fear is an instinct.  Courage is a choice."
-- Rear Admiral Joseph Kernan, USN
"The Field of Firearms Forensics Is Flawed
The matching of bullets to guns is subjective, and courts are starting to question it because
of testimony from scientific experts"
by David L. Faigman (law professor), Nicholas Scurich (psychology professor), and
Thomas D. Albright (biology professor specializing in vision)
Hat tip to Stephen P. Wenger, W2MRA.  
     I used to subscribe to Scientific American.  But then a couple of decades ago they went
flaming liberal and I just couldn't read their trash anymore.  
     Massad Ayoob and others at Tac Con encouraged us to become expert witnesses.  The
authors of this article encourage us to become anti-expert expert witnesses to counter the
false narrative of the forensic experts who testify about bullets or cases coming from a
particular gun.  They speculate on how many innocent persons have been falsely convicted.  
"P320 - Pre vs. Post Upgrade Analysis (2022)" by SIG MECHANICS
     An in depth analysis.  
"Gun Safety: Ammunition Maximum Range"
     9mm max. range 1.2 miles.  45 ACP max. range 1 mile.  
"Can You Stop a Trigger Pull?" by Eric Lamberson
Video data,
     Hat tip to Docent at Practical Eschatology,
     What is the implication for the armed citizen? If you are committed to firing a shot and
have started to pull the trigger, the speed with which you can pull the trigger likely precludes
stopping that action.  In 2000 and again in 2009, Bill Lewinski and others studied how fast
someone can turn and how fast someone can stop shooting (reference 2 & 3).  In the 2000
study they found that the average time for someone to turn in scenarios where the threat was
firing at a fictional “police officer” was 0.0300 seconds from one starting position and
0.0900 seconds from another.  If the threat turns in the instant you pull the trigger, the trigger
pull speed when combined with turning speed (particularly the speed of a young, athletic
person) could easily result in shooting the threat in the back.  
     Given that at any given moment in our lives today we are probably being video recorded,
that video recording may show the threat turning away as you fire making it look like you
are intentionally shooting them in the back when they are no longer a threat.  Knowing trigger
pull speeds and the speed in which someone can turn could be very useful information for
the defense in case of criminal charges.  
     "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
(capitalization as in the original document, militia refers to YOU)
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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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"Good habits and skill beat luck every time."
-- Sheriff Jim Wilson
"Guns for me, but not for thee!" by John Farnam
     "I'm all in favor of the democratic principle that
‘one idiot is as good as one genius,’
but I draw the line when someone takes the next step and concludes that
‘two idiots are better than one genius.’ ”
-- Leo Szilard
"The Very Real Danger of Politically Sanctioned Violence" by Michael Bane
     Don’t expect “justice.”  Justice is dead in America.  The ideal of everyone being equal
under the law is now a quaint relic of olden times.  We are now all on George Orwell’s
animal farm, and the pigs have clearly stated that all animals are equal, but some are more
equal than others.  You and your family are on the wrong side of that equation.  The thugs,
the pigs, understand that they have the whip-hand, and they have shown themselves very
willing to use it.  This is what a Cold (for now) Civil War looks like.   
Which came first . . .
     I usually don't buy into the "de-fund the police" nonsense, but here's an example of a
department that should be abolished.  
"Latest Developments in Uvalde Shooting" by Docent
     "It has been said time and again that the police are not there to help you; they are, in fact,
generally an impediment or obstacle who only act if to not do so would threaten their sinecure.  
In the movie Blade Runner, one of the character's, a police captain, tells the main character,
"If you're not cop, you're little people."  In other words, the attitude that they, the police,
occupy a higher social class than "little people."  We've seen this many times before, one of the
most egregious examples being how cops and other government employees in California were
issued special license plates that kept them from being ticketed by automated ticketing system;
in effect, they had a free pass to speed and run red lights.  From my perspective, what we see
here -- police officers rescuing their own kids at the same time they were detaining parents
who complained too vocally that the officers were not doing enough -- bespeaks the same
"we're different, we're better" attitude that is anathema to American law and culture."  
"Jesse Watters: I feel like we're not getting the whole story here"
"Tucker: There is something really wrong"
"Anti-Gun Activist Stunt Backfires! Drives 2000+ ‘Murderers’ to Local Gun Show VIDEO"
by Evan Nappen
     The club is deciding whether to criminally prosecute whoever did this, or instead,
to treat them to dinner.
     [The author of the article, Evan Nappen, was the attorney who handled my case when the
civilian Department of Defense police aboard Fort Dix in New Jersey confiscated my rifle
and pistol as I was driving from the rifle range (having just zeroed my rifle) on Fort Dix to
the adjoining McGuire Air Force Base to catch a flight out.  (I was involuntarily activated after
the September 11th attacks.)  (Nappen is also on the U.S. Law Shield list of attorneys.)  
     My command got really pissed.  At one point accusing me of intentionally getting myself
arrested to avoid the deployment.  I told them that that was crazy.  They knew that I loved
going on deployments.  
     I got really pissed when they refused to give the federal court a copy of my orders,
claiming operational security.  An attorney working for Nappen was able to contact the
Colonel and put me on the phone.  The Colonel tells me that I should have gotten written
orders before accepting the assignment.  I told him that a Gunny in my chain of command
gave me the order verbally over the phone so I went.  The Colonel tells me, too bad.  
We always referred to such as getting the big green weenie.  
     The Federal Magistrate on Fort Dix dismissed all charges.  I had to pay the attorneys.  
I had to hire a different attorney to get my guns back.  
     Good thing I was making big money as a software engineer and Lockheed Martin was
really good about letting me off for drills and activations.  Some of the Lockheed Martin
companies would pay me the difference between my Marine Corps pay and my Lockheed
Martin pay when I was activated. -- Jon Low]
"Your character is what you do when no one is looking."
-- Thomas Jefferson
     *****     *****     *****  Cryptology stuff   *****     *****     *****
"Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe,
and preserve order in the world as well as property.  
Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of their use."
-- Thomas Paine
[Remember, cryptosystems are considered "arms" by federal law.  
ITAR, International Traffic in Arms Regulations]
"DoJ: White Hat Hackers Will No Longer Face Prosecution" by James Coker
Primary source to above,
Primary source to above,
     Stop and think about this.  Who gets caught for hacking?  No one competent.  
So what is the intent of this policy change?  What is the effect of this policy change?  
Remember, conservatives pass laws for the effect of the law, liberals pass laws for the
intent of the law (no matter what the actual effect is).  Liberals are presently in charge
of policy at the Department of Justice.  
     The law enforcement persons are incapable of catching the hackers.  The FBI attempted
to change standards to recruit the best and brightest computer nerds.  What a fiasco.  So what
to to?  Change the law so they don't look so incompetent.  The brilliance is staggering.  
     May I offer you some random bytes?  (I'm using the C programming language.)  
/* Random data from the HotBits radioactive random number generator
unsigned char hotBits[110] = {
    213, 46, 9, 135, 36, 114, 189, 164, 126, 136, 106, 127, 242, 66, 121,
    211, 58, 214, 220, 194, 242, 74, 196, 148, 25, 16, 75, 130, 241, 121,
    159, 58, 189, 180, 107, 179, 75, 202, 198, 208, 195, 200, 150, 38, 217,
    170, 179, 90, 168, 233, 191, 66, 111, 47, 49, 58, 131, 3, 221, 144, 180,
    239, 79, 79, 93, 155, 120, 8, 7, 5, 183, 148, 234, 123, 205, 2, 87, 107,
    96, 241, 168, 99, 46, 141, 118, 101, 226, 82, 37, 173, 158, 56, 58, 135,
    60, 6, 165, 242, 246, 12, 109, 210, 183, 118, 42, 151, 90, 84, 212, 242
}; // possible values 0 to 255, actual values 2 to 246
     Combine the 110 bytes into 2-byte words to form 55 2-byte words, unsigned int data type.  
Fill the LFSR (linear feedback shift register) with the words.  Place taps at the
55th and 24th register based on the irreducible polynomial X^55 + X^24 + 1 over the finite
field (Galois field) of characteristic 2.  (Any irreducible polynomial will work, theoretically.)  
X^55 + X^(55-24) +1 = X^55 + X^31 + 1 is also irreducible and so works.  But, the taps
are not as far away from each other so the LFSR is not going to hold as much data.  
So, the formula would be
X_n = [X_(n-24) + X_(n-55)] mod m,
for n ≥ 55, where m is even, and where X_0 . . . X_54 are arbitrary integers not all even.  
Let m be the maximum unsigned int value plus one.  That way when the addition overflows
it is effectively a mod m operation (modulo m addition) for the unsigned int data type.  
C code for formula,
X[n] = (X[n-24] + X[n-55]) % (UINT_MAX + 1);
UINT_MAX is a macro. You'll need
#include <limits.h>
     This pseudo-random number generator was developed by G. J. Mitchell and D. P. Moore
in 1958.  They did not publish it, but Donald Knuth cites it in his book "The Art of Computer
Programming" Volume 2, 2nd Edition, page 26.  In his book Knuth does not explain the
theory behind the choosing of the tap positions.  The explanation is that the tap positions
correspond to the exponents of an irreducible polynomial over the Galois field of characteristic
2.  One would also want the taps to be as far apart as possible, because when the taps get close
to each other as in the Fibonacci sequence,
X_(n+1) = [X_n + X_(n-1)] mod m
the generated sequence is not very random.  Unfortunately, the Fibonacci sequence was used
in earlier crypto systems, which explains the success of earlier cryptanalysis.  One would also
want the degree of the irreducible polynomial to be as high as possible to maximize the
information stored and used by the generator (Of course this requires more memory.  It's
always an engineering trade off.)  One would also want to minimize the number of terms in the
irreducible polynomial to minimize the number of taps to minimize the number of terms in
the modulo addition to maximize computational efficiency.  
     Knuth talks about the polynomial needing to be a "primitive polynomial modulo p" where
p is a large prime that fits in the machine word data type.  But, I disagree.  Knuth and I
discussed it many years ago to no conclusion.  We didn't have much time.  He was just in
town to give a lecture at one of the Lockheed Martin colloquia.  
     "Computer science has nothing to do with computers or science." -- Donald Knuth
What he meant was that the field of computer science, as taught in academia, is pure math.  
Dear All
       On Tuesday, June 7, 2022, IEEE SCV-Photonics Chapter will present a webinar with the
title "Efficient Plasmonic Circuits for Data Communications" by Prof. Amr Helmy (University
of Toronto).  [It's free.]
Registration link:  https://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos/
All the best,
Songtao Liu
     *****     *****     *****  Intel stuff   *****     *****     *****
“You are no more armed because you are wearing a pistol
than you are a musician because you own a guitar.”
from Principles of Personal Defense by
Col. Jeff Cooper, USMC, (1920 – 2006 A.D.)
"Iran vows revenge after Revolutionary Guards colonel is assassinated" by David Gritten
. . . Qasem Soleimani, . . . , Sayad Khodai, . . .
Making progress.  
     Two guys on motorcycles, shooting with pistols, as the target exits his car.  
Let's see now, whose MO (modus operandi) does this fit?  Who was Col. Khodai irritating?  
“If you are reading this and can’t put your hand on your defensive firearm,
all of your training is wasted.” -- Col. Jeff Cooper
     Cheers to fallen comrades.  Those we knew and those who died long ago.  Same nation.  
Same cause.  Same Constitution.  
Semper Fidelis,
Jonathan D. Low
Email:  Jon_Low@yahoo.com
Radio:  KI4SDN

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