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The late Col. John Dean “Jeff” Cooper—a legend in the firearms training community—earned a political science degree from Stanford before receiving a commission from the United States Marine Corps, fighting in the Pacific in World War II and Korea before retiring as a lieutenant colonel. Cooper went on to earn his master’s degree and taught […]

So it’s official- on Wednesday, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., America’s largest retailer and seller of guns and ammunition, has verified that they will focus more on “hunting and sportsman firearms” and ultimately stop selling AR-15s and other semi-automatic rifles because of low demand. This decision comes out coincidentally on the same day two television journalists, Alison […]

In most cases, active shooters use firearms and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims. Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Because active shooter situations are often over within 10 to 15 minutes, before law enforcement arrives on the scene, individuals must be prepared both mentally and physically to […]

If a gun fires in the forest, and there’s nobody around…. According to the New York Times article by Jack Healy entitled In Quiet Woods, A Clamorous Gun Debate, America’s cultural divide over guns has gone into the woods. As growing numbers of hikers and backpackers flood national forests and backcountry trails searching for solitude, […]

According to Charleston Gazzette-Mail‘s article Thousands Seek Concealed Weapons Permits in WV, “roughly 13,000 residents of West Virginia received a carry permit from Jan. 1 through the end of March this year.”If permits continue to rise, West Virginia could have the largest amount of permit requests since 2009. West Virginia isn’t the only state seeing […]