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Aftermath

From Minnesota comes the news of a burglary, a shooting, and an arrest. I had intended to write a long post about it, but in strolling around the blogs this morning I found one that had already covered it perfectly … Continue reading

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Smart phone use

There’s a double whammy on smartphone use in public: it makes you less aware of your surroundings, and it attracts thieves. On the “less aware of your surroundings” front, there’s the story of a California teenager who stepped into a … Continue reading

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Weight loss motivator

I have been reading a book titled Extreme Fear: The Science of Your Mind in Danger, by Jeff Wise. In that book, the author tells the story of some important research about the mind’s reaction to intense fear that’s being … Continue reading

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Miscellany

Just hung up the phone after an excellent conversation with Paul of the Politics and Guns Podcast and his buddy Toby. We slaughtered a few sacred cows today. (They make the best hamburger!) The podcast airs next week, and I’m … Continue reading

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Big

Let’s start this blog post with a definition. Here is what I mean when I say a handgun is “too big” for someone’s hands. 1) If you cannot reliably reach all of the gun’s controls or make them work for … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

So many things to be thankful for today, and this year, and this lifetime. As I write this, I’m sitting inside a warm house, filled with family and friends and love. What more could a woman ask for? No duty … Continue reading

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Self defense is a do it yourself project

It happens almost every class, that someone has trouble learning how to confidently manipulate her firearm. She might struggle with reloading the gun efficiently, or with clearing an unexpected malfunction. It’s not uncommon, because mechanical skills don’t come easily to … Continue reading

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Learning from the headlines … or dancing in the blood?

“There are three types of men in the world. One type learns from books. One type learns from observations. And one type just has to urinate on the electric fence himself.” – Carl Barney Let me tell you about one … Continue reading

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