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How Can Schools Become Better Prepared for “Active Shooter” Situations?

January 2, 2013 at 13:36
Posted in General
In the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, I write this with a heavy heart. As I cannot imagine the terror within the classrooms that was brought upon those children and staff members, I consider the fact that most active shootings take only a few minutes to happen and the vast majority are over by the time the Police arrive. I strongly believe that the personnel at Sandy Hook responded valiantly and we consider them heroes, and so I wonder how we can better prepare such heroes to... Read More »

How to Win a Gunfight Part III: Keep Your Cool and You Might Get Lucky

August 14, 2012 at 14:16
Posted in Hard Armor
Ice Water This next part of the equation is harder to learn, if it can be learned at all. I like to call it the Joe Montana or Roger Stauback syndrome. It’s that ice water in the veins, that coolness under pressure effect that is hard to teach. Most people that have it were born with it to an extent. They just don’t tend to get that excited even when others all around them do. This can be a huge advantage in a gunfight. Read More »

How To Win A Gunfight Part II

August 2, 2012 at 19:30
Posted in Hard Armor
We all know how important training can be, but not just any training – it has to be the right training – performed with purpose, meaning, and on a repetitive basis. The first thing to get cut from Law Enforcement (LE) budgets in TOUGH economic times like these is training, yet the threats aren’t cut – they remain clear and present and do not care about the economy. Read More »

How To Win A Gunfight Part I

July 13, 2012 at 11:42
Posted in Hard Armor
It’s high noon and the Sheriff slowly steps out onto a vacant street to meet his adversary and maybe his death. His duster is slung back to expose the gun belt and six-shooter that he carries low and tethered to his leg. With his hat pulled down firmly to where one can barely see his steely eyes that pierce the day, he scans left and right for the ambush that would change this gunfight into something he could not survive. Yet there is not a trace of fear or worry about his fate or the unknown... Read More »