After a Defensive Shooting

Many of us train with our firearms for the rare chance that we will use that firearm in a defensive shooting. Very few of us are prepared for, or train for, what to do after a shooting takes place.

There are some important steps that one should take immediately after a self-defense shooting to mitigate any further trauma or risks to yourself.

From CCW Safe’s web site they list 10 necessary steps one should take immediately after a defensive action takes place involving a gun.

1. MAKE SURE YOU ARE SAFE: Make sure you are safe from any threat before doing anything. Verify that the suspect no longer poses a threat. Visually scan for other suspects and visually verify that the suspect no longer has access to a weapon. Do not approach the suspect or move evidence.

2. BE THE FIRST TO CALL 911: Be the first one to call 911, even if you did not pull the trigger. If the incident was serious enough for you to deploy your firearm, make a report. Always remember police officers commonly identify the first person who calls as the victim.

3. INITIATE EMERGENCY RESPONSE: From a position of safety call 911. Request emergency medical services if needed for you the suspect or others. Describe what you are wearing and let the dispatcher know you will not have your weapon in your hand when the officers arrive. Tell the 911 Operator something similar to, “I HAD TO USE THE WEAPON IN SELF DEFENSE.” Or “I was forced to defend myself”, “I was in fear for my life”, or “I was attacked”. Do not elaborate or give a detailed account of the incident. This is not the time.

There are seven more steps that one should take after a defensive shooting you can find them here.

Meditation – The Replacement for Defensive Firearms

Yep, that’s what was suggested to Kent State’s Kaitlin Bennett when she recently appeared on Paul Logan’s podcast “Impaulsive.” Watch Millie Weaver walk through the highlights of the podcast. It’s just a good illustration of facts vs. feelings.

Gun Control Laws Don’t Work

I want to share an excellent PragerU video which begins with Ronald Reagan speaking to the NRA about values and laws, followed by Nicholas Johnson, professor of Law at Fordham University, who’s research shows that stricter gun laws, especially those enacted in other countries, will not work in the United States.

In the end, it’s all the same basic fact we need to keep in mind – we as individuals have the God-given right to protect our life, liberty, and property. Government can’t do it, and won’t do it. Government doesn’t grant us the right to do it either. As long as there are evil people in the world (which will be until the second Advent), we need to protect ourselves and our loved ones, and our country, from evil both foreign and domestic.

Why Training is Important

I have been taking Krav Maga for several years. As with every martial art repetitive training is essential. The reason for this is that in a high stress situation you will react the way that you were trained. There won’t be a lot of thought, you will just respond to the threat as trained. The same holds true for firearms training.

In an article entitled, Training for Dummies: Set Yourself Up for Failure, the author discusses the importance of training with firearms. As he states, “There are two undeniable truths when it comes to shooting: Firearms skills are perishable, and mechanical failures will eventually happen. Both of these are reasons why shooters need to practice clearing malfunctions.

The author makes the point there are firearms failures such as jams, double feeds etc. He stresses the importance to train for these failures, so that when they happen you will react appropriately. Just like training for martial arts, repetitive training allows for decreased reaction time in high stress situations.

The article offers some great tips and suggestions for some common gun failures and some great practice suggestions, like the use of dummy rounds to practice with.

You can read more HERE.

Data Supports Self-Defense Truth

Examine just one month’s data in regards to lawful firearm use and what do you find? Just what common sense would tell you, that firearms are used at a dramatically higher rate by law-abiding citizens to defend themselves and prevent violent crime against, yep, you guessed it, criminals, than any other reason the gun-control advocates can muster.

 

Check out this piece by The Daily Signal to see the data…  Read more

Two Reasons For The Second Amendment

Logic and history always make a strong argument. Add common sense and reality and it’s unstoppable.

An Anti-Hunting Activist Got a Good Whipping

Concealed Carry is Wining the Day

Gun Printing – What Does the Future Hold – Good or Bad Idea?

 

Gun Printing – What Does the Future Hold – Good or Bad Idea?

October 2nd, 2014

As many people may already be aware, 3-D Printing has entered the arena of firearm manufacturing. Defense Distributed, an organization committed to open source files which instruct 3-D printers to produce firearms and components, are getting ready to release another publicly attainable device which can produce an aluminum lower receiver. Named the The Ghost Gunner, it is able to mill the lower receiver of an AR-15 type rifle.

In our discussions with gun owners and 2nd amendment advocates, there seems to be division, or at least uncertainty, in regards to how to this technology will evolve and even whether it should. It seems an obvious target for regulation (it has already drawn much attention in government and law enforcement circles), but oddly enough even some pro-liberty and 2nd amendment advocates aren’t quite comfortable giving full support… yet.

With 3-D printing technology beginning to reach commodity-level  pricing (think of how cheap color inkjets/copier/scanner are today versus even 5 years ago), it is an unstoppable reality that do-it-yourself manufacturing will continue to grow and become simpler and cheaper.

We wonder what you think? Do you think this is a good thing, bad, or indifferent? Should it be unregulated, lightly regulated, or banned? Does this draw even more heat to the already over-scrutinized firearms industry?

We are curious to hear your thoughts on this topic.

For more… http://www.afp.com/en/node/2898602

Higher Gun Sales, Lower Gun Crime

This is an excellent tool to show to folks who have been indoctrinated by the misinformation of the MSM. Seeing something visually sometimes makes a stronger impact.

Click to see the Infographic