Category Archives: School, Church, & Hospital Security, training, & Attacks

Gun Control Myths, Half-Truths, and Lies After New Zealand

Right now, there are more than 20,000 laws in the US regarding firearms at the federal, state, and local level. And, if there was a common sense law that could be passed that would make everyone safer, the vast majority of people would support it. But, over the last century, very single “common sense” law…

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Church & Synagogue Security After Pittsburgh Shooting

Today, people across the country have a mix of sadness and anger after the senseless mass murder at the Tree Of Life Congregation Synagogue in Pittsburgh PA. Sadness at the loss of life. And anger that the shooter was able to hurt and kill as many people as he did before someone stopped him…(Some reports…

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Great Mills School Shooting & Free Training For You

On Tuesday, a student at Great Mills High School in MD stole a pistol from his father and went to school and shot his ex-girlfriend and another student. Initial estimates are that, within a minute, a resource officer from the St. Mary’s Sherriff’s Department, Blaine Gaskill, audibly observed what was happening, and based on his…

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Pistol vs. Active Shooter With A Rifle? Myths & Facts

In light of Inayat Kassam’s actions in the Nairobi, Kenya terrorist attack this week, I wanted to talk about the myths and realities of pistols vs. rifles. If you didn’t know, Kassam is an IDPA competitive shooter and firearms instructor who rescued dozens of innocents, armed only with a pistol against terrorists armed with rifles.…

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Thanksgiving Gun Control Conversation Survival Tips for EGRs…

The wife of one of our pastors had a term for people who needed a little extra grace–she called them EGRs (pronounced Eggars) and it stands for Extra Grace Required. You may have some EGRs in your family who go off on the insanity of gun owners this weekend. And I want to give you…

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Church Security After Texas Shooting

This morning, people across the country have a mix of sadness and anger after the senseless mass murder at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs. Sadness at the loss of life. And anger that the shooter was able to hurt and kill as many people as he did before someone stopped him. I’m asking…

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MN Terrorist Stabbing Shows Reality vs. Paper Training

  The relative ineffectiveness of defensive handgun rounds at stopping threats means that “stopping power” and “one shot stops” aren’t impossible, but incredibly unlikely with a determined attacker. As an example, take a look at the mass stabbing last fall by the radicalized Somali refugee at the St. Cloud mall in St. Cloud Minnesota. He…

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Orlando Attack & Lessons from 250 Years Of War

  Many people think that Islamic attacks on the US, like what happened Friday night/Saturday morning, are a relatively new thing, but America has been under attack from Muslim terrorists since before we were even a country. Before America declared her independence, our oceangoing ships were at risk for attack from Islamic pirates and flew…

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Run, Hide, or Fight! (5 Techniques For Defeating Active Shooters)

  Recent shootings at churches and schools has brought one question to the top of people’s minds… If you were going about your business at a store, in the mall, at a sporting event, or in a hospital and heard that warning, what would you do? Run, Hide, or Fight? Your answer is your answer. …

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Hidden Reality Of Law Enforcement Accuracy after the San Bernardino shootings

  We’re 1 year out from the San Bernardino shootings and I want to revisit some of the valuable lessons that came out of the event. There are some opportunities to look at what happened and either make changes to your training or redouble your training in expectation that similar attacks will happen again in…

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