Ferguson, MO – A “Teachable Moment”

Looking at what is going on in Ferguson, MO from and outside viewpoint, I see it as a disaster that could have easily been avoided had just a few things been done right.  That said, the blame does not lie solely with any one person or group.  It was the perfect storm of old school […]

Turning Blue into Green

The recent shooting of a teen in Ferguson Missouri has brought the issue of the militarization of America’s police back into the spotlight. The town of Ferguson has roughly 21,000 people who live within its borders yet the local police have MRAP armored cars from the Iraq/Afghanistan war and are dressed in military camouflage combat […]

Brooklyn Ohio Police Dept. Sued

Last year on August 3rd, Michael Weitzsacker a member of Ohio Carry, was arrested by Brooklyn Ohio police officer Dan Meadows for “inciting panic” for openly carrying his pistol while making a deposit via the ATM at his local bank. Weitzsacker rode his bicycle to the bank with his defensive handgun on his hip which prompted a concerned […]

Antiquated Training and Trainers

Not all training classes are equal, and neither are all trainers.  Recently, my sister-in-law took a concealed carry training class to get certified so she could get her carry permit here in California-stan.  Initially, she took a beginners class just for women with my wife, mother, mother-in-law and several friends.  They all had a good […]

All Russian firearms imports on hold

I’ve confirmed with multiple sources that all Russian imports related to firearms are on hold. All form 6′s (import licenses) are suspended until further clarification can be obtained by ATF as to what is and isn’t affected by sanctions. This includes parts kits, military surplus firearms, Molot VEPR’s and of course Saiga firearms. At this […]

Obama bans Russian AKs

You have likely heard the news that the Obama Administration has taken the step of imposing sanctions via Executive Order on all Kalashnikov Concern products. This means anything built by Izhmash or any company that has financial ties to Kalashnikov Concern will be impacted by these sanctions. Izhmash is the manufacturer of Saiga brand firearms and […]