Get Trained. Be Ready.

An Open Letter to Millennials: Adulting with a Firearm

Dear Fellow Millennials,

I’m a young, single, Pro America, Pro God, Pro Gun, female MILLENIAL. My attraction to the outdoors and recreational sports started when I was a child and it led me to working at a shooting range as a range safety officer, instructor, and EMT for the past 7 years. (I’m also a Native Texan so being stereotyped to mouthwatering BBQ and guns is not that unusual either!) I’ve grown up comfortably around guns my entire life, but after working at a public gun range and witnessing horrible handling skills and etiquette, I’ve decided to accept that just because you are a regular shooter, does not mean you are a responsible one.

To me, owning and carrying a firearm boils down to two serious ideologies: responsibility and training.
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Is it okay with God if we carry guns to church?

How to protect your church from a mass shooting incident - saving souls and saving lives



On August 30th, 2010, Thomas Richard Cowan stood in the principal’s office.

At 68 years of age, Thomas Cowan was not there to turn in a late homework assignment. He wasn’t there to drop off his grandson or granddaughter. He wasn’t delivering supplies.

As a matter of fact, Thomas Cowan didn’t know any of the students or teachers at Sullivan Central High School. Instead, he was armed with 2 handguns. One of them pointed squarely at the principal’s head.
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Building your Business as a Trainer: The Benefits of Team Teaching

We are NRA Certified Instructors and Training Counselors, USCCA Certified instructors and Intuitive Defensive Shooting Instructors. We strive to make more confident capable shooters and thinkers out of our students and instructor Candidates. We believe that sometimes the knowledge isn’t as easy to access from a general perspective on how to thrive in this industry.

Sure, you can find great curriculum; and we think we are pretty good at bringing instructors and students to their personal best in a formal regard. But sometimes the intangibles of the industry aren’t as easy to teach.

On that note: I’d like to talk about team teaching and why you might want to teach with other instructors. Specifically, how it can manifest itself as an immediate value to you and how you can see the long-term benefits of such a choice, too.
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We can't change our past. But we can help save our future.

For a more in depth discussion beyond this Praesidium video of Gun Free Zones and the data that drives them, check out the excerpt from my friend, and Sociology Professor at Wake Forest University, David Yamane's blog article below. There are several links in the original article from his well documented research worth investigating. Research on Investigating the New York Times’ Dangerous Gun Myths, Misleading Anti-Gun Headline from Associated Press, Unhelpful Exaggeration of Data on “School Shootings” Sets Back Scholarship on Gun Violence, and others…
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Discoveries of an Anti-Gunner: My Conversion to the Other Side

Excellent read by Robyn Sandoval. Very enlightening article and a very good conversation starter.

In 1651, Thomas Hobbes wrote that free people consent to give up their individual rights in order to establish a political community, i.e., civil society, which establishes laws so that everyone can enjoy security. Although simplistic, this theory supports the following arguments for gun control:
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