Thank You for Another Great Year

Since today is Thanksgiving, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the visitors to this website for doing me the honor of caring to read what I write.

Firing options and thinking out of the box – by Mark LeClair

Over the past month or so, I’ve reprinted a few articles that were provided by Mark LeClair of Smart Tactics, a security consultation and instruction company.  Mark recently sent me another article, entitled “Firing options and thinking out of the box,” which can be seen below.  Just as interesting as the content of the article is the rather strong reaction that some people have had to the article’s advice about where one should aim.  I’ve found that heated debates and … Continued

President Obama’s Latest Anti-Gun Nominee: Andrew Traver for the BATFE

As I’ve discussed before, President Obama is about as anti gun as it gets.  He was endorsed by the Brady Campaign, and chose gun rights opponent Joe Biden to be his vice president.  Since taking office, he has nominated anti gun individuals such as Attorney General Eric Holder, Department of Homeland Security head Janet Napolitano, and State Department official Harold Hongju Koh to key positions within his administration.  This trend continues with Obama’s nomination of Andrew Traver to head the … Continued

Remember: Armed Robbers Often Have No Mercy

I’ve previously discussed how robbers often harm even those victims who fully cooperate.  Along similar lines, I’ve mentioned how running from a robber can leave a crime victim no better off.  As a recent armed robbery from Cincinnati, OH shows, there are robbers who don’t even given their victim a chance to cooperate before opening fire:

South African Man Shoots Violent Armed Robber in Self Defense

I primarily write about self defense cases in the United States.  This is because I’m an American, who focuses first and foremost on American gun and self defense rights.  However, as the case below from South Africa shows, armed self defense saves crime victims all around the world:

NRA’s Wayne LaPierre Responds to Mexican Ambassador’s Anti-Gun and Anti-NRA Remarks

I’ve previously discussed the ongoing drug cartel violence in Mexico, and the unreasonable attempts to blaming American gun owners for that situation. Recently, the Mexican ambassador has rekindled the debate, blaming the NRA and law abiding gun owners for that country’s internal violence and drug cartels. In the video clip below, Wayne LaPierre discusses the situation:

Know Your Home Part II – by Mark LeClair

Below is an article by Mark LeClair of Smart Tactics, a security consultation and instruction company.  This is Part II of “Know Your Home” – Part I can be found here.


It should go without saying that voting is a sacred right which we should all exercise.  I encourage everyone who has not yet done so to go vote right now.  For those who have not yet done their research, candidate endorsement information is available from the National Rifle Association and Gun Owners of America.

A Word from Otis McDonald

Below is a video clip by Otis McDonald, the plaintiff in the McDonald v. Chicago case which led to the end of the Chicago handgun ban.  In this video clip, he discusses gun rights, the upcoming election, the McDonald v. Chicago case, and more. He also endorses Bill Brady for IL Governor: