Had the Chelsea attackers used firearms to injure 29 Americans, the media would no doubt blame the guns. But since they used a bomb instead of a firearm, obviously the only choice is to blame the tannerite; a binary explosive commonly used by long range shooters as a reactive target. Now how safe is Tannerite? "The brand-name product is defined as a 'binary explosive' by the federal BATFE. Meaning it's sold in two inert pieces, said Jimmie Oxley, a chemistry professor at the University of Rhode Island. It is not an explosive until the two parts are mixed. And even when two separate parts – ammonium nitrate and aluminum powder – are mixed, the compound won't explode until it's hit by the bullet. Tannerite cannot be set off by a smoldering fuse, an electronic fuse, an electrical current, an open flame, impact with a hammer or even a low-velocity handgun, according to Steve Yerger, a corporate investigator for Tannerite." So I'm just counting the days until Feinstein or Schumer decide that Murica simply must be saved from this Tannerite menace and proposes a ban. Translation: pick up some Tannerite while you still can. I've never used it before, and maybe never will, but I'd rather have it and not want it, than want it and not have it. Also, don't use it like an asshole and stay 100 yards away per pound..
And on a related note, while I can accept the notion that me simply misspoke and meant 'no one was killed,' between things like this and his choice for Bill Weld as VP, I do have to admit I am very quickly losing faith in Gary Johnson.
Ernie - I read your site all the time, you're the greatest, you're the best, blah, blah, blah. The "Off Duty" officer who stopped the crazy Allah Akbar shouting Radical Islamic Terrorist is none other than a USPSA Competitor and 3-Gun Shooter. Go Gun Guy! The only way to stop a bad guy with a knife is with a Good Guy with a Gun! Bob
Nice that you've been highlighting Glocks. Very nice guns. However, if you haven't tried the P938 Sig, ask your friends if they have one. 9 MM, nice recoil and very small. Pocket carry if one wants. Was doing some long distance gun help from my brother in California on his choice for his first pistol. As I was researching various guns I read about the Sig P938. Liked what I read and saw, so I bought one. Was very pleasantly surprised at how nice it shoots (Hickok45 vid). Jon
The media is also trying to downplay the role of an armed response bringing the Minnesota knife attack to a close, by highlighting the fac that Falconer was an off duty police officer from another jurisdiction. And you know what we call an off duty police officer from another jurisdiction? That's right, a civilian. What is a 3-gun shooter, you might ask? It's a practical shooting competition where each of the stages require the competitor to use and transition between a combination of rifles, handguns, and shotguns. EHOWA readers were first introduced to this style of competititon three years ago when I featured a video of (then) 13 year old Katelyn Francis. For something a little more up to date, let's watch none other than Keanu Reeves training for John Wick 2.
For first time gun owners, especially if it's going to be the only gun they own, I always try to steer them in the direction of Glock. Some people see the lack of an external manual safety as a con, I see it as a pro since you're less likely to fuck it up while under duress. They're dead simple to use, break down, and clean. Add to that they're not picky about ammo at all; mine will fucking cycle rocks if I can get them into the magazine. And for home use, don't forget a quality laser/flashlight combo, something otherwise too big and bulky for CCW.
Wow, why does everywhere in Prague look like a shithole? Anyway, if you're resourceful enough you can plot a particular event's route versus a scheduled bus route and through they're intersection, figure out a rough idea of where this photo was taken.
William Purkey, began his educational career as a public school teacher, rising to a fully tenured position at the University of Florida, and finally as Professor Emeritus of Counselor Education at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. His passion for teaching and leadership has earned him various awards of excellence in his field. He is also the co-founder of The International Alliance for Invitational Education. A noted writer, researcher, speaker, and leader, Purkey has authored nearly 100 articles and more than a dozen books. He is famous for writing, “You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching, Love like you'll never be hurt, Sing like there's nobody listening, And live like it's heaven on earth.”