CCW Lifestyle Series # 11 – Failing the Victim Selection Process

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As legally armed citizens we train to always avoid getting into self-defense situations, remember you win every fight you avoid. Criminals tend to go through a process when selecting victims. The subject today is what we can do to ensure we fail the victim selection process. A good overall strategy is to follow John Farnham’s rules of stupid: Don’t go …

You Do Make a Difference – California’s Standard Capacity Magazine Ban

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Activism comes in many forms. The point being to find something about which you are passionate and get involved in support of that something. At San Diego County Gun Owners (SDCGO) our passion is the Second Amendment (2A) and all things that come with it. Primarily SDCGO is focused on helping elect 2A supportive politicians throughout San Diego County along …

The Analogy with Voting Reveals a Concern

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The Analogy with Voting Reveals a Concern By Lucas J. Mather, Ph.D. I’ve written here before cautioning our use of words in Second Amendment activism (See A Caution About Words in Second Amendment Activism). We need to be as concerned with crafting our arguments as we are with safely handling firearms. Words are as powerful in law and politics. My …

When Does A Citizen Have A Duty To Act? – Kyle Rittenhouse and Kenosha

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Many of you are probably familiar with the shooting incident in Kenosha, Wisconsin involving seventeen year old Kyle Rittenhouse. For those who are not, Kyle was part of a group that volunteered to help protect lives and property during the recent riots. At one point, Kyle was separated from his group and, due to police activity, was unable to rejoin …

CCW Lifestyle Series # 10 – What’s Your Everyday Carry Ammunition?

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The following is part of a continuing series of articles intended to provide a starting point for those new to concealed carry. There is much to learn and great satisfaction to be had but figuring out where to begin can be daunting for newcomers. The intent of the series is to provide useful information for those beginning the transition to …

Why Americans Continue to Arm Up

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The recent arming up of Americans began in late April with the first word of the COVID-19 virus. Early on, the government listened to the “experts” and their dire predictions of rapid spread and high fatalities. The fear mongering, gleefully perpetuated by the media, resulted in a generally frightened public. Americans watching the behavior of their fellow citizens began to …

Lessons from a Detroit Self-Defense Incident

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Yet another video of an innocent couple defending themselves with a firearm is sweeping the internet. The video captures a woman being threatened by an unhinged teenager and her equally unhinged mother (normal people don’t chase others through a parking lot screaming at them). The victim draws a legally carried firearm in self-defense. Fortunately the incident ends with no injuries, …

CCW Lifestyle Series # 9– Suggested Reading for Concealed Carriers

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The following is part of a continuing series of articles intended to provide a starting point for those new to concealed carry. There is much to learn and great satisfaction to be had but figuring out where to begin can be daunting for newcomers. The intent of the series is to provide useful information for those beginning the transition to …

How to Legally Transport Firearms in the Peoples Republic of California

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In the last few months we’ve seen a dramatic increase in gun sales across the country. At first this was fueled by the public’s reaction to government restrictions due to the COVID19 crisis. Later the public’s newfound fondness for the Second Amendment was propelled by the mostly peaceful (MSM description) rioting, looting, and arson that swept the country in response …

Looney Tunes for Looney Times – Elmer Fudd Disarmed

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I wish I were making this up but it’s actually true. HBO Max premiered Looney Tunes Cartoons on it’s streaming service last week. Apparently, the cartoons featuring Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd will be similar to the originals with one glaring exception. Elmer will be “hunting wabbits” without a shotgun. That’s right, a hunter hunting rabbits without a gun. In …

CCW Lifestyle Series # 8 – What do “No Guns Allowed” Signs Mean to the Legally Armed Citizen?

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The following is part of a continuing series of articles intended to provide a starting point for those new to concealed carry. There is much to learn and great satisfaction to be had but figuring out where to begin can be daunting for newcomers. The intent of the series is to provide useful information for those beginning the transition to …

San Diego Gun Owners PAC releases statement on riots, looting, protests in San Diego County: `We support our rights to keep and bear arms.’

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— San Diego Gun Owners PAC releases statement on riots, looting, protests in San Diego County: `We support our rights to keep and bear arms.’   San Diego County Gun Owners (SDCGO), a political action committee (PAC) promoting Second Amendment rights, has released a statement in response to the riots, looting and protests in San Diego County in the aftermath …

The California Handgun Roster – A New Proposal to Make a Bad Law Worse

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Most California gun owners are familiar with the California Handgun Roster. Those who aren’t can get up to speed here and here. The roster lists handguns that can be sold to law-abiding citizens in California. Handguns not listed cannot be purchased by Californians in stores or on the internet. As with most bad California gun laws, law enforcement is exempt. …

To Ride, Shoot Straight, and Speak the Truth – 100 Years of Colonel Jeff Cooper

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May is the Centennial of Col. Jeff Cooper. Jeff Cooper is truly one of the legends of the firearms community. For those not familiar with Col. Cooper and what he’s done I offer this short article to acquaint you with the Colonel. I hope this inspires you to pursue additional information and learn more about this great man. Jeff Cooper …

Armed Protesters – Good Idea or Bad?

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As part of the continuing “COVID-19 Crisis Theatre” being performed around the country, the expected, but late in coming, protests are finally beginning. In Michigan one protest featured openly armed protesters. This begs the obvious questions; are visibly armed protesters a good idea? And is this a productive approach? But there is a much deeper and more serious issue. Let’s …

CCW Lifestyle Series # 7 – Lockdown Gotcha Down? – Develop Your Dry Fire Practice Routine (Part 3)

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Finding productive activities to help survive the stay at home orders can be a challenge. For gun owners, this is a great time to develop your dry fire practice routine. This is Part 3 of a three part dry practice series. Part 1 addressed setting up a dry practice area and establishing a dry practice routine. Part 1 can be …

CCW Lifestyle Series # 6 – Lockdown Gotcha Down? – Develop Your Dry Fire Practice Routine (Part 2)

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The following is part of a continuing series of articles intended to provide a starting point for those new to concealed carry. There is much to learn and great satisfaction to be had but figuring out where to begin can be daunting for newcomers. The intent of the series is to provide useful information for those beginning the transition to …

CCW Lifestyle Series #5 – Lockdown Gotcha Down? – Develop Your Dry Fire Practice Routine (Part 1)

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The following is part of a continuing series of articles intended to provide a starting point for those new to concealed carry. There is much to learn and great satisfaction to be had but figuring out where to begin can be daunting for newcomers. The intent of the series is to provide useful information for those beginning the transition to …

CCW Lifestyle Series #4 – Safe At Home?

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The following is part of a continuing series of articles intended to provide a starting point for those new to concealed carry. There is much to learn and great satisfaction to be had but figuring out where to begin can be daunting for newcomers. The intent of the series is to provide useful information for those beginning the transition to …