Category Archives: Think It Through

Compendium of blog posts on firearms, self-defense, and society.

“Unarmed” Teenagers?

The “Myth” of the Unarmed Teenager By Rick Hart, NRA Certified Instructor   Seems like we have been hearing a lot lately about shootings involving “unarmed teenagers” and either the police, or legally armed citizens. Amidst all of the other … Continue reading

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Standing One’s Ground

What Does It Mean to “Stand Your Ground”? By Rick Hart – NRA Certified Instructor This week several jurisdictions began revisiting so-call “Stand Your Ground” statutes and whether or not they enhance public safety. This recent push by anti-gun activists comes … Continue reading

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Home Invasion and Personal Defense

Let’s establish what were are talking about here. There is a big difference between someone quietly sneaking into your home in the middle of the night to steal your flat screen TV and sneak back out again (while trying not … Continue reading

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Common Sense and Incrementalism

We’ve all heard the popular anecdote of the “Frog in the Pan”, and maybe even used it ourselves to communicate how small, incremental changes can often go unnoticed until it is too late. Regardless of whether the illustration is factual … Continue reading

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Self Defense and Political Correctness

A while back the local news was following a story on concealed carry in Michigan and the reporter on the street was asking the opinions of passersby. I vividly remember one interviewee (a middle aged woman) commenting that, “she could … Continue reading

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