Law Enforcement

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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...

US Constitution

H.R. 127

Over the last week I have received a ton of emails and phone calls about HR 127. This is understandable, as the bill itself is an extraordinarily egregious abrogation of a slew of our Constitutional rights.   I’ll use this space to go over some of the more “interesting” aspects of it but, in the end,...

Artemis Banner for Blog: People v. Yang

People v Yang OMFG!!!! Last week a couple of clients sent me links to a news story about a case in Northern California called People v Yang. Here are the facts of the case: Yang lives in Tulare.  He is a law abiding citizen, and possess a CCW permit.  He also was one of the thousands of individuals...

LA County Sheriff Rescinds

Le Petit Tyran Last week the Sheriff of Los Angeles County (Sheriff Alex Villanueva) decided to start making orders and granting interviews.  His proclamations were hysterical, misguided, legally dubious, and Constitutionally volatile.  I suspect once this whole thing is over Sheriff Villanueva will become Mr. Villanueva, and will probably suffer a substantially depleted bank account from...

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...

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...

Duncan v Becerra, Part II

Judge Benitez issued a stay of his decision pending appeal by DOJ.  This stay was somewhat unusually tailored to protect the thousands of individuals who relied on his decision and acquired LCMs over the last week. 

ITSEC

There has been a historic progression of training in weapons, literally, since the dawn of time.  People have relied on others to educate them on the usage of tools and tactics to protect themselves and their tribes against the aggression of others. Through constant training, the pupil strives to become a Master of Skill...