The Importance of Training

By Richard D. Turnquist In our last blog post we talked about how to become an armed defender. In this one, we’ll talk about the importance of training. The importance of maintaining and expanding your skill set with regard to armed combat is impossible to understate.  Training can make the difference between a successful self-defense

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How to Prepare

By Richard D. Turnquist For me, it was Sandy Hook. For you, it could have been Thousand Oaks. Or Parkland. Or maybe it was Orlando. Mass shooting incidents tend to pique interest in becoming an armed citizen and perhaps a concealed carry permit holder. The journey from unarmed potential victim to armed defender is not

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Fighting Back

by Richard D. Turnquist On the evening of November 7, 2018, a gunman armed with a legally purchased weapon and several “high capacity” magazines (illegal under California law) walked into a country western nightclub in Thousand Oaks, California and shot several security guards and patrons before killing himself. When the incident was over, twelve people

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Is This Mere Coincidence or a Cultural Change?

by Rob Morse Lots of us are disappointed after the last election. Some of us turned off the news for a few weeks as we recovered. I’ve noticed a series of unexpected pleasant surprises during that time. The seeds of serendipity were planted long before the midterm campaigns began. Laura Carno had social and political

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