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What About Rape?

…nd herself and prevent the rape. Please read the A,O,J article for more discussion about the circumstances in which deadly force is, or is not, legally justified. Lethal force expert Massad Ayoob wrote an article about this for Backwoods Home Magazine some years back. The concepts are as fresh as they ever were, and you can find the article online at http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles/ayoob65.html… Continue reading

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…don’t like to be treated like a minor child. So I waive immunity and claim my right — I go armed. — “Longcourt Phyllis” in Beyond This Horizon by Robert Heinlein A gun isn’t supposed to be comfortable; it’s supposed to be comforting. — Clint Smith Well, it’s true. I am fast. But I also can’t hit shit, especially when I’m shooting against real people. So I need all the bullets I… Continue reading

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Be a bad witness, or Curiosity killed the cat

…solve the problem? “Be a good witness” is lousy advice. We should instead be telling people to pay attention to what’s around them as they leave the area and head for safety. We have to be okay, not knowing the end of the story. Sometimes, that’s what it takes to stay safe and keep our loved ones safe.   Link to Part 2: https://www.corneredcat.com/be-a-bad-witness-part-2/… Continue reading

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Gun Cleaning and the Four Rules

…gun’s fault, of course. A faulty design, no doubt, probably one of those which require the user to pull the trigger as a preliminary step to disassembling the gun. But this mishap wasn’t the gun’s fault. In order for this tragedy to happen, the man in the news had to violate not just one, but all four of the safety rules. So let’s discuss: how do you clean a gun without violating the Four Rules? Rule One means that you… Continue reading

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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

…r the most part so subconsciously that we don’t even realize we’re doing it. (Well, except for the poor broken ones of us who have to do it consciously all the freaking time. That’s a deep hole too.) So the complete communication process is a feedback loop, a spiral, where participants constantly send unspoken messages from one to the other and back again so fast and so continuously that we don’t usually realize how often… Continue reading

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"You Don’t Have to Learn"

…can she benefit. For women with a strong sense of social responsibility and obligation to others, this can backfire. Consider appealing to other-focused thinking instead: “I would like to take this class. Would you consider coming with me to keep me company?” Not only does this neatly sidestep the self-focused trap, it also sounds like more fun. If a joint venture isn’t in the cards, find another way to focus the appeal on the “others” side of… Continue reading

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Pistol Shooting for Ladies

…ladies. All useless demonstration and ostentation with fire arms serves only to distinguish those who are unfamiliar with their proper manipulation and use. Persons handling arms in this manner should be avoided, or promptly compelled to desist. Many of the accidents of the “I did not know it was loaded” order occur in this manner. There is nothing occult or mysteriously dangerous about fire arms, but their potential power must never… Continue reading

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Practicing with Laser Grips

…ularly helpful in low light or in unconventional shooting positions. But you still have to practice with them in order to get the full benefit. Here are some things you might try. Practice good light discipline. When the gun comes on target, tighten your grip so the light goes on, or flick the switch to the on position. As it comes off target, loosen your grip so it immediately goes off, or flick the switch back off again. Practice trusting the… Continue reading

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