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Professionalism at Arms, Part Deux

Professionalism at Arms, Part Deux   The fire crackled loudly causing me to lift my eyes from my copy of Dante’s Inferno and glance toward the hearth.   “Concerned that the Seventh Plane of Hell is opening its gates for you, Captain?”, the Major said from his chair with a chuckle.   “I believe that, in the final analysis, my...

Professionalism At Arms

Professional”ism” at Arms   If you have taken any classes with me, or listened to my missives, you may have heard me refer to the concept of Master-at-Skill-at-Arms.   A number of people have commented on this term and the vaguely archaic nature of the way it sounds. Master-of-Skill-at-Arms is indeed an old concept, predating the invention of...

What a week. What a future. The last few days have been tumultuous at best.  One of the biggest “tests” we have encountered is the vague, and often contradictory, “orders” coming from the public health departments and Governor Newsom himself. (Note to state officials:  In the event you are going to issue an order, have it posted...

Tally Ho, Lads! Last week it appeared that the world was preparing to come to an end.  It still might… but last week was a doozy. Disney closed its theme parks, movie premiers were pushed off, states of emergency were called in various states, the President closed travel from Europe, then declared a National State...

Sparks in Virginia Years ago, one of our instructors emeritus Margie was giving a presentation on sex crime prevention and reduction.  (Margie at the time was an investigator with the Orange County Sheriff….she has since held positions as Chief of Police Services for a South Orange County city, and recently was promoted into the “Puzzle...

NRA Basic Pistol Qualification

It’s funny how going back to basics can be a humbling experience. At Artemis we have launched a new program for members.  Newness can be a double-edged sword though. Coined the “Levels Program”, this structured training format allows for measured progression and recognition as a member proves demonstrable proficiency at each level.  Participation in this program...

AB 392

The officer and the department would counter that their actions were consistent with Graham and the officer’s actions were objectively reasonable under the circumstances. Since they are a government agency or actor, they enjoy what is referred to as “qualified immunity”… another way of saying “immune to civil suit”.

NRA Law Enforcement Training

Those of you who watched my video from last week know I was in Boise, Idaho for a NRA Law Enforcement Training class; specifically, Cosmo and I were students in the Pistol / Shotgun Instructor training program. The NRA has a law enforcement division which puts on special classes for LEOs.  This course is specifically...

Universal Rights

Universal Rights Last week I happened to stumble upon a headline that said something like, “NRA-Type Organizations Springing up in Europe”. I did not get a chance to read the article, but the headline itself got me thinking. It is entirely reasonable to believe that organizations that are focused on protecting individual rights would exist throughout the...