Thursday, March 22, 2012

The second Ammendment

The 2nd amendment is a right, but the reason should also include education/responsibility. As a society, we don't issue driver's license to anyone until state required/mandated training conducted and the person is considered competent. A gun permit should not granted until a citizen has completed a basic handgun course or something along these lines. We feel the NRA FIRST Step course is a great way to promote gun safety. The more we train, the safer we are. Tell your friends and relatives who own guns that safety begins with instruction and practice.

Quote of the week

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”

-John Calvin Coolidge

Training Tip

As a working professional, your face is shaved, or lipstick is on. You look professional in your dress. You are about to have that second cup of coffee before leaving suburbia and confronting another day of have not’s a long way to work, and their perception of you has a have. Are going to take one second to do a complete function check of your weapon before placing it in a concealed holster? You wouldn't want a malfunction today Now, would you?

Book of the Week

Camping and Woodcraft, A handbook for vacation campers and for Travelers in the Wilderness. By Horace Kephart

Kephart published this book in 1906 and later a 2 volume set in 1916-17.

Even after almost 100 years of equipment improvements, Kephart book still contains the best advice I have ever read on living in a semi-primitive state. Kephart learned from Mountain Folks who were only a few generations from their pioneer ancestors. Anyone thinking about survival while staying comfortable should have this book in their personal library.

Training Tip of the Week

At PSA, all students will train with site alignment and site picture. In real situation, you will use no sites but rather point and shoot. When engaging in man on man combat, you are either quick or you are dead.