In this week’s Broadcast, we discuss the use of AR15 rifles for home defense and the concerns of over-penetration. We then move into a discussion of the failures by both Michael Brown and Officer Wilson that led to Brown’s shooting death.
In this broadcast, Pat shares a recent experience which led to a 911 call to central dispatch, as well as the three big lessons he took away from the encounter.
Pat discusses the $20,000 lesson of situational awareness, which relates to the way the attitudes and body language of us armed Americans can either help deter OR instigate an attack. Pat also recaps the 7-day Open Carry Challenge he embarked on, and addresses the three biggest complaints he received from Forward Operators regarding the use of terms such as ‘liberal’ and ‘assault rifle.’
Along with some news and expectations about the Ferguson grand jury decision and its fallout, Pat puts forward an argument against open carry demonstrations while submitting the 4 Rules of Open Carry. Finally, Pat accepts a 7-day, 24/7 Open Carry Challenge.
NOTE: At some point in this broadcast, I use the term “assault rifle.” Regrettably, it seems that the media’s use of this redundant and unnecessary phrase has even forced its way into my vocabulary. To be clear: any object (or word) can be used to “assault” someone. My apologies for this mistake!
This broadcast contains several “Big Ideas”: Pat introduces the ‘Handgun Acclimation’ concept and discusses the way our skin, muscles, and nerves adjust to the discomfort of a concealed handgun (and how to ‘hack’ this process to work toward comfortably carrying a BIGGER handgun if you so desire). He then moves into the Defensive Carry vs. Offensive Carry Concept. Finally, he guides the Forward Operator through the soul-searching necessary to decide which sort of armed American they want to become: Defensive or Offensive.
In this broadcast, Pat discusses the importance of separating “guns as hobbies” and “guns as tools” in our minds, and then puts forward a 4-Question method of ensuring a GOOD CHOICE in a defensive handgun.
We all know the institution of concealed carry has far-reaching benefits regarding the safety of our communities. But are you aware of the individual benefits in overall wellness that you’ll experience simply by carrying your gun regularly?