I just wanted to put up a quick update for the (few) subscribers this site has
I started out with a blitz; each day had one or two new posts. Don’t worry, this isn’t the burnout point where the blog dies…it’s just the holidays and this blog is not a full-time job. The blog will go on, but with a couple of changes.
First, I am going to discontinue the “Daily Intel Roundups”. I figure you already have your own RSS aggregators and social media sources from which to get your daily reading done. If you found them particularly valuable, I’d recommend going straight to the sources. Look through all the roundups and make a list of the sites I linked to regularly, then add them to the RSS aggregator of your choice (I use Feedly). Next, go to Google News and search for terms like “Emergency Management” or “disaster preparedness”. If you do that every day, you’ll be far ahead of anything I can give you in a daily roundup.
Second, I will be writing fewer posts and concentrating on quality. Looking back at the first few weeks of posts, I think I had some good ideas, but they could have used a few days of development and drafting to reach their full potential. Instead of trying to push out a post a day, I will be working on 1-2 high quality posts per week.
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So, you’ve bought yourself a gun of whatever kind for personal defense or disaster situations. Beyond use of force laws, you basically need to know the who, what, when, and where of firearms laws. Who can’t possess firearms? What weapons are illegal? When can you buy one (age)? Where are they prohibited? If you know these things, you are unlikely to get into trouble.
In this post, I’ll cover the things you need to know or at the very least where you can find them. (Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer and nothing in this post should be construed as legal advice. Please consult with a lawyer or take a course in your home state from an authorized instructor.)
First, The Why
While I certainly can’t tell you the why behind all of these laws (I have my own opinions that I’ll keep to myself on this one), I can tell you why we should care.
How can a quick walk to the grocery store for snacks end in an amputation and powder burn horror story? Easy: by not using a holster. In 2011, an Arizona man and his girlfriend were walking to a grocery store and she asked him to carry her gun. Instead of holstering it, he tucked it in the front of his waistband. At some point in the shopping trip, the gun started sliding around and in an attempt the resecure it, the trigger got hooked.
This tragedy could have been easily prevented by doing one simple thing: using a good quality holster. In this post, I will give a few pointers on just that.
In this post, I will cover six elements to good marksmanship. This was originally written to apply to pistol shooting for pistol courses that I teach, but most elements can also be applied to rifle shooting (the positions and grip will be very different). Either way, this will give you a good start for future study and training.
If you choose to practice these fundamentals, be sure to follow all safety considerations and obey any federal, state or local laws that may apply. Also, apply common sense liberally. Don’t do anything that may harm anybody, yourself included. This post should be used to supplement in-person training from a reputable instructor, not replace that training.
There are six fundamental elements to good marksmanship:
While not all people into preparedness are into guns and not all people into guns are preppers, there certainly are a lot of people who are into both. As a firearms instructor, I will have many posts on firearm topics in the future, but it would be irresponsible to not discuss safety first.
Basic Safety Rules
These basic safety rules cannot prevent all accidents, but they can significantly reduce the chances. Professionals who carry firearms are often required to memorize these rules or a similar set, so why shouldn’t you?
All guns are always loaded
Never point a gun at anything you are not willing to destroy
Keep your finger off the trigger until the sights are on target
In today’s Daily Intel Roundup, we have everything from CPR to pipe bombs!
The Daily Intel Roundup is the result of a daily trolling of the interwebs for links and resources of interest to people interested in preparedness. Comment below of contact us with anything you think would be a good fit for our roundup.
For personal defense or for emergency preparedness, gathering goodies is never enough. Your knowledge, skills and attitude will always be more important, but getting started and knowing what you don’t know is the first difficult task. In this post, I will share wisdom I have gathered from the experts to get you started.
The common wisdom among survivalists says that the cities are going to be too dangerous in disaster or societal meltdown. But, if you can get to your rural retreat (or live there full-time), you’ll be able to fight off the starving and looting hordes, assuming any of them get that far. But, does history really back up the truth of this scenario? Would you really be safer in a rural area?