Category Archives: Legal

Why is Situational Awareness So Important?

Spending your life in Condition White is downright stupid, but constantly being in Condition Orange is not an option. Living with effective situational awareness requires balance. Some years ago, Col. Jeff Cooper USMC designed the Color Code to help us … Continue reading

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Law & CCW: What You Need to Know for Self-Defense

We spend a lot of time talking about the importance of being able to hit quickly and accurately with one’s defensive firearm. Almost as much time is spent discussing the combat mindset and our ability to recognize and avoid trouble … Continue reading

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Self-Defense & Communication: Be Careful What You Say

While keeping up with a recent murder trial, I noticed that the prosecution introduced into evidence a number of the defendant’s texts and emails, along with a fair amount of overwhelming physical evidence. In this case, the defendant was found … Continue reading

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How to Stop an Attack Before It Starts

A few years ago, I was coming out of a New Mexico restaurant after having lunch. As I stepped from the sidewalk into the parking lot, I saw a scruffy-looking guy, definitely out of place, with his hands in his … Continue reading

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