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Most of you are familiar with the term Hoplophobe, but I don’t think it should apply to those who are more concerned with disarming law-abiding citizens who have gone through the extra steps of getting a CCW permit than the gangs that kill and injure dozens every week.
“Lead Instructor Louis Awerbuck served in 1 Special Services Battalion in the South African Defence Force, and is a member of the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA), the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI), and the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA). He was employed by Colonel Jeff Cooper at the original Gunsite Ranch as Chief Rangemaster until 1987, attaining the title of Shooting Master.
With three decades of instructional experience, Louis has been a contributory adjunct instructor to the Marine Corps Security Force Bn Atlantic combat smallarms program and an adjunct firearms/tactics instructor for the Central Training Academy, Department of Energy. He has trained extensively in the police and civilian firearms field, and has instructed military personnel from various United States bases, including Special Forces units.
Awerbuck has authored five books, “The Defensive Shotgun”, “Hit or Myth”, “Tactical Reality”, “More Tactical Reality”, and “Plowshares Into Swords”, co-produced three videos including “The Combat Shotgun”, “Only Hits Count”, and “Safe at Home”, and is Tactical Consultant and a contributing author to SWAT magazine.”
I never had the pleasure of learning from him, but his books sit on my shelf showing signs of multiple readings and I have trained with some who have been his student. One piece he wrote just last year sits on my wall. It illustrates the mind set of a man who took no bull from anyone and made sure that those who meant to direct violence towards their fellow man received far more in return:
So I was browsing a site that exemplifies ‘Reasoned Discourse‘ by blocking strong opposing viewpoints, and came across a mental midget claiming that cameras are more effective than a gun in stopping violent crime (no link their revenue is driven by visits).
Next time someone bloviates about “you don’t need (gun) to hunt” kindly point them to this story and remind them that the courts have repeatedly ruled that the Second Amendment is about defense of person, home and country.
According to presumed front-runner for the democrat nomination in 2016 if you support the Second Amendment and/or own firearms you are a terrorist. Add to that her call for the banning of certain firearms and accessories (that they assure us no one wants to take away) that enjoy protection under the Second Amendment and you really have to wonder; are the democrats really that stupid?
Gun control has proven time and again to be a bad thing to agitate for in an election cycle. You would think with the shellacking her husband took after signing the useless so-called assault weapons ban, that Hillary would know this. Maybe because of her age, she would be the oldest President ever (including Reagan) if she were to win the office, she has forgotten that. Maybe (
Dr. Cocteau) Bloomberg’s bucks have them convinced they can win. Neither of these are beyond the realm of possibilities, but could something else be at play here?
Ali had a move in the boxing ring he called the Rope-A-Dope. He’d make his opponent think they were winning and then catch them off-guard and beat the crap out of them. Could we be facing the same game here? By getting everyone focused on a rapidly aging Grandma Clinton, the democrats may be positioning someone else we aren’t ready for to assume the nomination. Maybe even Dr Raymond Cocteau Bloomberg himself.
Of course the democrats may just think we are dumb enough to not remember their attacks on Reagan and McCain for their age. That somehow someone who thinks Lincoln was a Senator in Illinois, was (allegedly) broke when she and her Husband moved out of the White House (can’t budget $400K a year?), and asked “what difference does it make” to try to find out why four men including a US Ambassador were left to die in Libya is Presidential material.
Either way it doesn’t matter who they try to put in the driver’s seat. If you support this nation’s founding principles they think you’re a terrorist and they want to forcibly disarm you. Does that me re-education camps are not far behind?
From Weer’d World
Still if you own a storefront, you can’t exclude blacks, or women, or sidestep the ADA requirements for wheelchair access by only admitting people who can walk on their own power. So why can you exclude lawful gun owners? We recently saw with the gay wedding cake flap that you can’t even refuse customers.
So in a day and age where your property rights really aren’t absolute, why can you legally exclude gun owners?
It is past time for us to keep deluding ourselves that we are safe from those who wish to do us harm. Whether it is from a terrorist or just a deluded madman with a gun, we are in a global war. Our warfighters need to be armed at home and abroad, and our citizens need to be trained and equipped to deal with attacks on the home front. While this especially applies to our former and retired military and first responders citizens should also seek out training and the tools necessary to defend themselves.
Our elected leaders tell us there is no need for alarm, that we are safe and that we don’t need to be able to protect ourselves. It is time that we wake up and recognize the lie, fire those who have lied to us and steel ourselves with a resolve to see this through. They are correct that there is no need for alarm as long as we are willing to stand up against those who mean to do us harm.
2013 was a rough year for me personally, but I have close friends who did and are going through worse so I won’t dwell on my personal misfortunes. With struggle comes change and there have been changes. One that will affect the time I can spend here is that my pursuit of a Master’s Degree has transformed into a pursuit of two Masters Degrees. I figured since it only added 12 weeks and two courses to my graduation date why not?
The good news though is I have a lot of content that you will be seeing in spite of my even busier schedule. Most of it will involve gear for my EDC kit, but there will be other content as well. Don’t expect to see new products not yet available on shelves. This blog is nowhere near popular enough to rate that privilege and I’m OK with that. I’m more interested right now with providing reviews of gear that you can get right now and most importantly gear I’m willing to bet my life on. My hope is these reviews will provide at least some insight as to how I choose gear that may help you in choosing your own.
So while there will be challenges this year, please stop in from time to time and see if anything new has popped up. Hopefully you’ll find it at least interesting.