Category Archives: Self Defense

Defense – A personal obligation for everyone?

Came across this little gem yesterday that came from an unknown source AND ITS A HOAX…

“Vermont State Rep.  Fred Maslack has read the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, as well as Vermont’s own Constitution very carefully, and his strict interpretation of these documents is popping some eyeballs in New England and elsewhere.   Maslack recently proposed a bill to register “non-gun-owners” and require them to pay a $500 fee to the state.  Thus Vermont would become the first state to require a permit for the luxury of going about unarmed and assess a fee of $500 for the privilege of not owning a gun.  Maslack read the “militia” phrase of the Second Amendment as not only the right of the individual citizen to bear arms, but as ‘a clear mandate to do so’ …

NOW, just because this is untrue, and Mr. M. is not a current member of the Vermont Legislature… HMMMMMMM.  Got me to thinking.

Is it wrong to expect citizens, in a land of citizen soldiers, an all-volunteer armed forces, to be prepared to defend the state?  And, shouldn’t I be prepared to defend myself… since I am FIRST on scene?  I really appreciate my police officers, but as fast as they are, seconds count.

Whose duty is it to defend our neighborhood, our city, our state, our country when all heck breaks loose?  Somebody else?  Or can and should we depend on each other?  The government tries its best, but take another look at the response to Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy…

What do you think?

Get Trained. Sioux Falls program for Women

Gun ownership is rising. Regardless of the reason(s) this is happening and has been in the US this past year. Many think it was politically generated when Obama made some statements about eliminating assault rifles. Doesn’t really matter, gun ownership is on the rise. What does worry a lot of gun owners and others is… Continue Reading

Zombies… the CDC Weighs In

FEMA and the CDC are taking notice! Zombie preparedness is serious bidness. Well, as CDC Director, Dr. Ali Khan, notes, “If you are generally well equipped to deal with a zombie apocalypse you will be prepared for a hurricane, pandemic, earthquake, or terrorist attack.” Read about Zombie Preparedness here.  Learn what you need to survive a… Continue Reading

Huge increase in Gun Sales – are you prepared?

There was an incredible surge of gun purchases immediately following the attack in Aurora, Colorado – a surge to the tune of a 43.5% increase within the following week.  Not completely unexpected but certain a huge jump according to gun shop owners. In an article in, Background check applications for gun buys surge in… Continue Reading

Neighborhood Watch and Homeowner Associations… LIABILITY?

I was returning from a WealthCounsel “Planning for the Generations” annual symposium yesterday where I had the opportunity to teach a group of lawyers a bit about firearms law. On the plane ride home, I sat next to a Division President for a regional management company of Homeowner and Condo Associations.  My shirt proudly announced that I am a… Continue Reading

Have you “really planned” for your family vacation?

So it’s summer time and that means people are “on the move” with travel plans and vacations.  Because of our high cost of gasoline these days, especially in the West, more and more people take these vacations via their cars instead of air travel.  They can see the country and enjoy each others company and… Continue Reading

“Preppers” and the LAW before an emergency…

There was an interesting article in the Seattle Times on Sunday titled, “Preppers do their best to be ready for the worst.” How many people would recognize the term “Prepper”if you asked them on the street?  It was developed by their own group, generally part of the APN (American Preppers Network) to describe their ability to… Continue Reading

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