Your Public Image Plays a Part in Actions You Take – Even When Justified

Be careful about how you present yourself. This article, from A Girl With a Gun, has some food for thought about how you present yourself as a gun owner and a concealed carrier. She points out that if you are involved in a self-defense situation and are forced to shoot, everything you have ever done, including what you post on social media as well as any

Should you engage an active shooter?

Due to the recent active shooter situations, this article by Chris Hernandez is timely and some serious food for thought. Should you engage an active shooter? He points out several things you need to think about now before you find yourself in that sort of situation. I’m a Concealed Carrier. Should I Engage an Active Shooter? With the spate of mass shooting attacks the last

September 2019

Interesting Thought… Due to the recent active shooter situations, this article by Chris Hernandez is timely and some serious food for thought. Should you engage an active shooter? He points out several things you need to think about now before you find yourself in that sort of situation. I’m a Concealed Carrier. Should I Engage an Active Shooter? With the spate of mass shooting attacks the

Fast Draw

How often do you practice drawing (or presenting) your concealed handgun? During your dry fire practice, practice drawing your concealed carry handgun (make sure it’s unloaded) from concealment. In a self-defense encounter, you will have very little time to respond, and the quicker you can draw your handgun the better. Watch how fast the encounter occurs in this video. Could you have drawn your handgun

Intended Victims Curb Crime

This month’s thought is attributed to Lt. Col. Jeff Cooper, founder of Gunsite firearms training academy in Arizona… If violent crime is to be curbed, it is only the intended victim who can do it. The felon does not fear the police, and he fears neither judge nor jury. Therefore what he must be taught to fear is his victim. There is a lot of

June 2019

Interesting Thought… This month’s thought is attributed to Lt. Col. Jeff Cooper, founder of Gunsite firearms training academy in Arizona… If violent crime is to be curbed, it is only the intended victim who can do it. The felon does not fear the police, and he fears neither judge nor jury. Therefore what he must be taught to fear is his victim. There is a lot

The Reminder

When you receive your original or renewed concealed carry license, get out your electronic calendar, move ahead 2 years (2.5 years for veteran’s licenses) and put a reminder to do your Refresher. It’s also not a bad idea to go forward to the expiration year and make a note to do your Renewal Class as well. The NM DPS Concealed Carry Unit has been mailing

Have Only One Type of Defense Gun

Some thoughts about having only one type of handgun from my friend John. It IS certainly something to think about. I once worked with a fellow who had a zillion handguns and liked to vary by day which he carried.  The problem, whenever he was excited, he couldn’t function. Odds are, as said in a previous newsletter, “Someone else will pick [the day you need

April 2019

Note…I’m going to stay away from politics for a while… I’m sure you all have had enough of that. But, I will keep you posted as I’m made aware of things that are happening. Interesting Thought… Have Only One Type of Defense Gun (some thoughts from my friend John, and something to think about). I once worked with a fellow who had a zillion handguns and liked

Bloomberg Anti-Gun Agenda Passes on a 3-2 Vote

Thanks to all members, advocates and law enforcement that showed up! On Thursday evening, January 24th, the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee voted to sail through multiple bills backed by New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg. The following bills were supported by Representatives Liz Thomson (D-Albuquerque) House District 24, Andrea Romero (D-Santa Fe) House District 46, and Angelica Rubio ( D-Las Cruces) House District 35. Read Original Article House Bill 8: “Universal” Background Checks – Sponsored