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Institutional Inbreeding: Why Your Instructor May Not Be Very Good. At All.

by Rouen Heiberg

The shooting and firearms game has changed significantly over the last decade or so. Much of this can be attributed to the Internet, YouTube and just the fact that the world is changing. Many veterans of various theatres are moving into the training industry, some better than others. Unfortunately, this also created an environment where everybody who fancies himself an expert now has his own soapbox.

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Road Rage: Avoid at All Costs

The human ego has probably killed more people than Pol Pot, and a cursory glance through any newspaper will provide ample evidence that it isn’t planning to let up anytime soon. People become deeply emotionally invested in the strangest things, varying from consumer products they happen to buy (probably a derivative of buyers’ remorse), to the performance of sports teams they happen to support, to how other people park their cars.

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Capacity matters.

There is this strange, almost cult-like belief among certain firearm owners that those who advocate carrying anything more than 5 rounds of ammunition (God forbid you even think of a spare magazine, you Rambo), then you must be a paranoid delusional git who expects to become involved in Hollywood-esque firefights around every corner as you attempt valiantly to pop down to the grocer for some crisps. Probably including a bitching Metallica backtrack and bullet-time effects as you dodge-roll through rush hour traffic.

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VF+ Stands Up for All South African Gun Owners

President Jacob Zuma’s remarks that the possibility of making South Africa a gun-free country attests of his ignorance, Dr. Pieter Groenewald, the VF Plus’ chief spokesperson on the Police said.

Dr. Groenewald said that although everyone condemns the murders of police members, attention should be given to the training and alertness of police members. Proper training and “street survival” should take place.

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Uber Sucks

Uber, the San Francisco headquartered transportation network company, has banned all of its drivers and riders from carrying guns.

It is a new rule as of the 10th of June, and applies across all national and state boundaries. Anyone in contravention of the policy may be booted from the Uber platform and lose all access.

The reason for this sudden rule change?

“We seek to ensure that everyone using the Uber digital platform—both driver-partners and riders—feels safe and comfortable using the service.”

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