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SOTG 284 – Chicago Tribune Concerned with Concealed Carry Enthusiasts

While the results have been predominantly positive, the Chicago Tribune is still concerned that shootings involving concealed carry enthusiasts are becoming more prevalent in Illinois. Despite numerous justifiable uses of deadly force by licensed gun carriers the Trib is bothered by the trend.
Be sure to tune in for the SWAT Fuel Fitness talk. Jarrad will give you details about his professional boxing debut. He will tell you something else you can do with protective glove, besides wear it on your hand. Also, the bodies from the Paris terror attack are not even all buried and France is waving the proverbial white flag in the name of being “humanitarian”.

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SOTG 283 – What Everyone Ought to Know about Firearms Training Season

Americans love their seasons, football, hunting, Christmas, etc. Professor Paul has declared this time to be Firearms Training Season. Tune it to hear what that is all about. In addition to assigning you a new task, the Professor will be relieving you of a previous one.
The Wall Street Journal has an article out that agrees with what we have been saying for about ten years now. You may be shocked to learn what the government is now saying about tourniquets. Also, we have a report regarding one of the most recent Religion of Peace outreach programs.

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SOTG 282 – Our Lives, Our Fortunes, and Our Sacred Honor

Professor Paul has an important question for you. What is more important, your honor and your legacy or comfort and money? When 56 men signed their names to a piece of parchment in 1776, they did so to create a legacy of liberty, not so they could guarantee the own comfort.
Our SWAT Fuel Warrior of the Week has a question about weapon-mounted lights. As SureFire certified instructor, Paul has some definite thoughts on the subject. Also, as an added bonus, we discuss Francis Scott Key and his legacy to all citizens of the United States of America.

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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 ||Lil Fedor|| 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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