Even regular readers of K-Var‘s The Muzzle Flash can’t read or respond to all of the reader comments, so we have started a new weekly feature recapping a sampling of the most active, interesting, or on occasion, randomly selected comments from the previous weeks. This will allow you to stay up to date on all of the latest action in the outdoor community. Feel free to respectfully respond to fellow readers comments to continue the debate and reinforce similar beliefs.
Reader Comments From Previous Weeks
Tueller Drill: The 21-Foot Rule
I learned a lesson from a fast-draw cowboy working on a supermarket grand opening when I was a new policeman. He told me I could draw my gun, hold it aimed at him and he could draw and shoot me before I could shoot him. Since I was new, I didn’t believe him. He had me unload my weapon, his was unloaded as well. I held my gun on him, had my finger on the trigger, pressing against it. He drew his single action cowboy gun and clicked off a shot before I could fire at him. We did this routine several times. He then explained some of the basic facts of human reaction time. He was cocking the hammer back on his gun and sliding his finger into the trigger guard while the gun was still in his holster. As soon as the gun cleared the leather, it snapped off.
I believed everything he told me. I practiced that trick until I could do it well enough to be able to win a dollar off most every guy in the PD, until they all knew the trick.
I reviewed my practice of holding prisoners at gun point and always stood further back from them, out of range of long arms with more than one step away. I believe every word in the Tueller Drill. His suggestion of 21 feet seems to me to be a good starting point.
First I must say, all shooting like this is just evil. My heart an prayers go out to the family an friends lost. What bothers me is you don’t see our government an groups junk on the band wagon about all the deaths related to drinking. Just 2015 over 10,000 people died by drunks. You don’t here no more kegs, just 2 beers. So what is the real agenda, like we don’t know. There is a lot more going on that the youth know. By the way, who backed an put the rally an trip together. Their under age. Why is it that every time someone is evil they want the law abiding Americans pay the price. When a officer shoots some one, the blame the officer not the Gun, not the even . We need respect, we need God back in schools. I wonder out of all the youth on that rally play blood an gut games at home. This is America an we need to fight the problems and who. Not twist it for their hidden agenda.
I agree with Denis. If your old enough to serve your country you should be allowed to purchase a firearm provided you pass the background requirements. As far as the shooter goes there were several red flags leading up to this but the local law inforcement, mental health and FBI failed to do anything. The local sheriff was caught in a lie about the number of calls and should resign in disgrace for inaction. The type and style of firearm this guy used doesn’t matter , he supposedly used 10 round magazines but when people are unarmed they’re at a disadvantage no matter the gun used. As for Dick’s trying to be politically correct that’s their prerogative but i believe the 2nd amendment helps protects the 1st amendment and I intend to exercise my right by purchasing elsewhere and I have to applaud the great state of Georgia for taking away Delta’s fuel tax incentive for their knee jerk reaction.
In conclusion I would encourage anyone that is a law abiding citizen that owns firearms and care’s about the 2nd amendment to consider joining the NRA.
My fellow freedom loving Americans I beg you, PLEASE help each other boycott these a%$holes. If we don’t match their energy behind this anti gun movement we are DONE. PLEASE use your dollars elsewhere. Its not hard. Inform your friends and family to do the same. We can’t just sit back and hope it will die down. It’s different this time. Help me start a “NO COMPLY” movement. Let our lawmakers know we have had enough! The time to act is now. Please my fellow Americans, let this burn in your soul, this IS a war against our rights, are you going to let these parasites clip your nuts. Let’s show them they messed with the wrong bull. This is the day our founders warned us about. Pick up the phone and call your representatives, do anything but sit and watch it fade away. Your children will thank you.
Having taught women for many years, and seen their transition in to safe carry of handguns, DONT EVER DEMEAN THE PISTOL TOTEING MAMA. the 5.11 tee shirt is a beautiful thing for double carry.
Anytime you have a retail outlet ‘self-banning’ the sale of a particular item or items due to the socio-political pressure being applied and demanded by ‘activist’ groups of any kind…the agenda and ideology of that group has become stronger and our freedoms weaker. I understand, ‘I think’, why Dick’s has done this, but if it was done for ‘political correctness’ and pressure from any ‘activist group…Dick’s will, possibly, lose a tremendous amount of sales. I know that I will never shop there, again, as long as this is their policy.
I own a number of military-style rifles and am a law abiding citizen. One of the problems is our HIPPA law. It keeps the mental records away from the institutions that need to see them on an individual. Your not going to solve anything unless these records can be seen at the time of the background check.
Urge lawmakers to “ban” “high capacity magazines” (these are regular capacity)” “assault style firearms”????? Is your name Obama, Hillary,? Once again the firearms and their components did not initiate any harm, There are laws in place to prevent tragedies, only the failure in accountability of designated agencies contributed to the execution of these tragedies. I am sickened by your path of least resistance politics. You have just lost a number of very valuable customers due to your spineless response to current events.
~Charles A Apfelbeck
Well since Dick’s Sporting Goods is obviously NOT a supporter of our Second Amendment Constitutional freedoms, I encourage true 2A Patriots to make their position known by not giving another dime of their hard-earned money to such a enterprise! Possibly another large (or local) businesses are in need of our financial support?
It is their prerogative to determine the merchandise they offer, but likewise when they take a stance firmly in opposition of Constitutional Freedoms it is our prerogative NOT to support their financial business…they have now become the “Dixie Chicks” of the sports industry!
I would love to purchase a piece of our great country’s history. If price is reasonable I would like to purchase one of each. I already have 2 1911’s but they have been gold beautifully engraved in nickel and gold (expensive ) and have never been fired.
~James R. Moore , Retired Vet
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