Category: Disarm and Disable

Peace through Internal Strength

I am scheduled to speak to a group on personal safety in late January 2021.  The topic is:  What can a person do if they are alone, or with a couple of friends when out in public and are confronted by a group bent on causing conflict? From the past year, the concern on this

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Stay focused, stay productive, stay positive!

Many people are having a difficult time coping during this time.  For some, it’s the lockdowns, lack of school attendance and job loss that COVID-19 and it’s related issues have thrust upon them. For others it could be the season that sometimes brings out the best and worst in us.  There are a whole host

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2020 Holiday Season Tips

The holiday season is quickly approaching, but this year is different than any other year is our history.  With the COVID-19 issues, each state has their own restrictions and how they “prefer” each person and their household to comply.  These “rules” may be vastly different from how each household has previously conducted family gatherings.  Between

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Wrong place, wrong time!

For the past several months, some places have experienced social unrest.  That unrest can quickly devolve into a full-blown riot where violent criminal acts take place sometimes without warning. People in the vicinity can be caught up in the moment to either become part of the criminal act or targeted victims. People can be curious

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Staying Safe and Sane during these times…

In these time of the political and social unrest with peaceful protest, race relations being upset and violent anarchist in cities across this nation,   coupled with the COVID 19 Crisis, there are a number of things we can do to keep our sanity and safeguard our psyche and overall psychological well-being. Electronic and print news

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Domestic Insurgents

DOMESTIC INSURGENTS In May of 2020 and extending into June, there were several cities across the United States that experienced Civil Unrest.  The cities may have started with a peaceful protest, but turned into riots, especially during the hours of darkness.  I used the term “Domestic Insurgents.” Because these riots occurred across our nation, the

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Armed and Unarmed Response to an Active Shooter

There are many people who advocate their specific point of view on who or who should not be armed to defend against or protect others from the threat of an active shooter.  Regardless of if the environment to be protected is a school, a business or a church, all of these various places have been

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Mass Civil Unrest

Staring with the example of late December of 2019, Stockton, California had between 150 to 200 people involved in fighting at two different shopping malls.  There are a host of situations and circumstances where people are attending sporting events and a fight breaks out.  Sometimes those fights can be between just two combatants. And then

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Within our control

Over the past couple of months, I have heard at least two stories where Federal law enforcement officials have given their professional opinions on active shootings in the United States.  The officials are from very prestigious and reputable organizations and reduced their analyzed reports on active shooting cases and have each one reduced down to

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What motivates an Active Shooter?

After nearly every mass shooting, many people begin to ponder what were the motives behind the killer.  Why did the killer begin their deadly rampage?  Was the killer motivated by some terroristic ideology that led him/her to shoot and kill others?  What can we and others do to possibly alter that person’s life that might

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Is your child’s school prepared for an Active Shooter?

This blog is meant to raise awareness of all concerned about school safety by asking questions and not to expose here any vulnerabilities a school may presently have. There are a number of components to prepare the school for an Active Shooter such as: Physical Security, Overall Defense Training, Shooter Ambush Training, and Emergency Trauma

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Helping those who help us!

Having been a street cop in the Reno, Nevada area for twenty-five years, I have had numerous experiences where the suspect forced or attempted to use force to evade an arrest.  By the time I joined the force, I had just received my 2nd degree black belt and somewhat prepared for these physical confrontations. The

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