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SOTG 235 – 14 Year Old Uses Rifle to Defend Siblings

We have a “Go Team” moment from North Las Vegas, Nevada. A cool headed teen grabbed a rifle to defend his younger siblings during a daytime home invasion. Hat tip from the SOTG crew.
A Milwaukee man lost his life after a Negligent Discharge. Rather than dismiss the incident or look for a hardware solution, we might consider a software fix. Lastly, Professor Paul has a question for all of the SOTG listening audience. Who will you turn to when the police are all gone?

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SOTG 234 – Dadscribe gets Vagination Award

Are you an NRA member? According to a person blogging as “Dadscribe” being an NRA members means that you support “violent death” and that you endorse “gun deaths” (though we don’t know how a gun can ‘die’). Yes, the recipient of the Vagination Award was so frightened by the sight of an NRA decal on a car that he wrote an entire article detailing his fear and subsequent indictment of all NRA members.
Our SWAT Fuel Warrior of the Week has a question about .223 Remington ammunition and over-penetration in an urban environment. We are always concerned about penetration so we discuss the topic in detail. Also, a Sheriff’s Deputy was assassinated in Houston, Texas and the local media cannot bring itself to give a physical description. Facts are racist.

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SOTG 233 – Spoiled Brat Nation: Someone needs to be the Adult

Paul considers in great detail the state of the union and modern cry babies and tantrum throwers. When you give the toddler a cookie each time they throw a tantrum, what are you teaching them? It is far past time for responsible Americans assert their roles as adults in this nation.
The murder rate in the District of Columbia is out of control and the mayor and police chief have figured out what is to blame; high capacity magazines. Yes, we do not blame the thugs and criminals for their behavior, it is the inanimate object. We are living in the Twilight Zone folks.

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Paul G. Markel

Paul G. Markel has worn many hats during his lifetime. He has been a U.S. Marine, Police Officer, Professional Bodyguard, and Small Arms and Tactics Instructor. Mr. Markel has been writing professionally for law enforcement and firearms periodicals for nearly twenty years with hundreds and hundreds of articles in print. Paul is a regular guest on nationally syndicated radio talk shows and subject matter expert in firearms training and use of force. Mr. Markel has been teaching safe and effective firearms handling to students young and old for decades and has worked actively with the 4H Shooting Sports program. Paul holds numerous instructor certifications in multiple disciplines; nonetheless, he is and will remain a dedicated Student of the Gun.
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Jarrad T. Markel

Not just another pretty face, Jarrad Markel has experience and training beyond his years. Jarrad has been training to be a fighter since elementary school when he first learned the art of collegiate wrestling. Now skilled in Jujitsu, Judo, Muay Thai, Sambo, the Way of the Fighting Pistol and Fighting Rifle, Jarrad is a well-rounded, tactical athlete with several professional MMA fights under his belt. More than a brute, Jarrad has brains as well. He is the lead editor and videographer for Student of the Gun and works directly for Think On! Productions creating a wide variety of video material. In addition, Markel is a skilled webmaster, building material for the Internet side of the house. tus.
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