Congrats to Missouri!

Words of Wisdom:

If violent crime is to be curbed, it is only the intended victim who can do it. The felon does not fear the police, and he fears neither judge nor jury. Therefore what he must be taught to fear is his victim.” – Jeff Cooper

Gun Rights Advocates are right! 

Australia has been an example that antis like Hillary Clinton and President Obama have used for their model of where the US should go with its gun laws.  However, as noted by NRA in this piece, a 2013 DOJ National Institute of Justice memo on the efficacy of various gun control measures concluded that the Australian confiscation program, “appears to have had no effect on gun homicide…”  In addition, despite the confiscation of roughly 700,000 firearms and the severe licensing and registration requirements imposed on law-abiding Australians, criminals have little trouble securing weaponry.  The report noted that in Melbourne, “firearms offenses have doubled in the past five years”. Incidents where a prohibited person has been found with a gun increased five-fold from 2011 to 2015.  It’s pretty clear that widespread confiscation and oppressive laws that inhibit people from defending themselves aren’t the answer.

Posturing

Mike brings us the story of a road rage incident that resulted in “posturing”.  Essentially a firearm was displayed in a manner that appeared aggressive and meant to intimidate rather than in response to a threat.  Mike has some thoughts that he wanted to share related to this type of firearm use. 

  • Presentation of a firearm in a non-lethal situations is called posturing
  • Never Posture with a firearm
  • Presentation of a firearm is done when needed for defense, not to deter a threat

Calling the Shots:

  • Missouri overrides Gov Veto to become 11th Constitutional Carry State!
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John is founder of NJ SAFE Conference and is primarily responsible for the production of our events. He grew up shooting and hunting in Minnesota, and moved to New Jersey in 2002 after serving in the US Marines. John is focused on education, holding a Master's degree and pursuing a Ph.D.