Category Archives: Going Ballistic

Take firearms training for the sake of your safety and for your loved ones

The AR-15 and its variants are much in the news again these days, as some call for their sales and ownership to be banned and some seek to defend them. Whichever side of the divide you are on, here is … Continue reading

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There are times when irony isn’t funny. This is one of them.

There are times when irony isn’t funny.  This is one of them. I read this at FNC: Orlando gunman made multiple visits to nightclub he attacked, reports say Omar Mateen made multiple visits to Orlando’s Pulse nightclub in the weeks … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Blessing weapons

From a reader… QUAERITUR: As a Catholic and a practitioner of the 2nd Amendment, I was wondering if or there are blessings for firearms. The priests in my local parish strike me as a bit squeamish when it comes to firearms, so … Continue reading

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Little Red Riding Hood (Has a Gun)

Sometimes whimsical retellings of old yarns appear, such as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Here’s something amusing from the NRA Family page. Little Red Riding Hood (Has a Gun) Here are a couple excerpts: Once upon a time, there was … Continue reading

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Thief with a gun in a Milwaukee parish church

In a church in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, a man attempted to steal a couple purses, said he had a gun, and was taken down by an off-duty police officer.   HERE […] Capt. Adlam said the robbery “would appear … Continue reading

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Special weapons training offered to pastors, security teams

Following up on the issue of security in our churches in this age of growing uncertainty, a reader sent the following from KNOE 8 NEWS: OPSO offers gun training to churches WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) – The Ouachita … Continue reading

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Church security and ‘active shooters’

In light of current events and probable future threats, I put a few reading items on my wishlist relating to security for churches.  Most of it seems to be oriented to and written by evangelicals.  However, some of these people have a … Continue reading

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2nd Amendment wins one in DC!

This is big news.  Via WaPo: D.C. police won’t enforce handgun ban; stay of ruling overturning law will be sought D.C. police were told Sunday not to arrest people for carrying handguns on the street in the wake of a … Continue reading

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