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Fear Can Get You Killed In A Real-Life Gunfight

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If you want to defend yourself and your family in a real-life firefight you’re going to have to start preparing for your worst enemy right now. Your worst enemy isn’t a home invader or federal agents – it’s fear. Because in a real-life firefight, it’s going to be incredibly difficult to deal with the fear and anxiety involved. This is especially true if you’re not doing anything to prepare yourself for that stress, fear, and anxiety right now. 

Think about how you train at the range: You shoot round after round down the range at a fixed target from an optimal position at the moment of your choosing. This is absolutely nothing like a real-life firefight, where you will likely be engaged by a violent and highly motivated opponent. 

First, you need to understand just how important the role fear plays in a real-life firefight. Then you need to start sculpting a training program centered around getting you ready for that fear before it’s too late. That might sound like a daunting task, but it’s one that you can easily introduce into your training starting today. 

The Nature of Fear: Unraveling the Emotional Tapestry

First, you have to understand the nature of fear and how it’s going to impact your performance in a real-life firefight. 

Stress and fear aren’t just emotional responses. They’re also physiological responses. What this means is that many people have physical responses to extreme stress that they’re not expecting. For those of you who own firearms for the purpose of defending your family against violent criminals, this can have severe or even deadly consequences if you’re not prepared.

For example, how steady do you think you’ll be able to hold and aim your firearm during a firefight? Chances are not great and certainly not as good as you can on even your worst day at the range. One of the first things that goes out the window when you have to deal with the kind of extreme stress like the kind you’ll be dealing with in a firefight is fine motor skills. 

It gets worse. In fact, during times of extreme, life-or-death stress, your body is probably going to shut down some basic biological processes. No, we’re not warning you that you’re going to pee your pants. That would be the least of your problems if you were defending your family against home invaders. What we’re talking about is that basic senses like sight might just decide to stop working. 

The point of this isn’t to scare you, the point of this is to illustrate just how real the impact of fear is. It’s not about “being brave.” These are biological responses to psychological problems. You need to start preparing for them now or you’re going to be in serious trouble if you ever have to defend your own life and that of your family with a firearm. 

How To Start Training For Fear Today

You might think there’s nothing you can do about fear in a real-life firefight, but nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, training to prepare yourself for stress during a real-life gunfight is something you can start doing right now. Seriously, if you have a gun and the will to do so, you can stand up once you’re done reading this article and start getting ready right now. 

Here are some basic ways to prepare your mind and body for the types of fear you will experience during a firefight. Please note that your weapon should be unloaded for all of these – these are dry-fire training drills:

  • Strap On Your Headphones: Put on a pair of headphones and turn up a horrible noise really loud while you practice dry-firing your weapon. Think of your morning alarm clock, the sound of a baby crying, or just an audio track of someone threatening you and your family. 
  • Make Like A Flamingo: Training yourself for the kind of fear and stress you will experience during a real-life firefight can be as simple as practicing drawing and aiming your weapon while standing on one leg. 
  • Get A Buddy: Training with a partner can really help to unlock your fear preparedness. Have a trusted partner rush at you, attack you, and try to prevent you from accessing your firearm from the holstered position. 

This all might sound a little silly, but it’s not. In fact, your body doesn’t know the difference between this kind of practice stress and real stress. It doesn’t even know the difference between cognitive stress and physiological stress, which is why something as simple as standing on one leg can help to prepare you for a real-life firefight. 

The bottom line is this: If you’re not training for the stress of a real-life firefight, you’re basically just training to lose a real-life firefight… and that can have deadly consequences not just for you, but for everyone that you hold dear.

Are you training to prepare yourself for the fear and stress of a real-life firefight? How? If not, why not? Leave your thoughts in the comments below. 

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Federal Appeals Court Upholds California Laws Banning Gun Shows on Public Property

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In a 3-0 decision, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld California laws that ban gun shows at county fairs and other public properties. This ruling overturned a previous decision by a federal judge in October that had blocked the enforcement of these laws.

The laws in question were introduced by Democratic State Senator Dave Min. The first law, which went into effect in January 2022, specifically prohibited gun shows at the Orange County Fair. The second law, effective last year, extended this ban to county fairgrounds on state-owned land throughout California.

Last year, U.S. District Judge Mark Holcomb ruled that these laws violated the rights of gun sellers and potential buyers. He argued that preventing the purchase of firearms at these events infringed upon commercial speech protected by the First Amendment, as lawful gun sales involve such speech.

However, the appeals court took a different view, stating that the laws do not violate the First Amendment. Judge Richard Clifton wrote that the bans simply prohibit sales agreements on public property and do not limit discussions, advertisements, or other speech related to firearms. Clifton noted that a separate, unchallenged state law mandates that the actual purchase of a firearm at a gun show be completed at a licensed gun store, following a 10-day waiting period and a background check.

California Attorney General Rob Bonta praised the ruling, calling it a victory in the fight against gun violence. Bonta emphasized that firearms should not be sold on state-owned property and lauded the decision as a step towards greater public safety.

Gun-control advocates argue that gun shows can make firearms more attractive to children and facilitate “straw purchases,” where individuals buy guns for those who are legally prohibited from owning them.

The case originated from a lawsuit by B&L Productions, a gun show company, which claimed that the ban on fairgrounds sales infringed upon the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. The appeals court countered this claim, pointing out that there were six licensed firearms dealers in the same ZIP code as the Orange County Fairgrounds, indicating that the law did not restrict access to firearms.

Chuck Michel, president of the California Rifle & Pistol Association and attorney for the plaintiffs, expressed intent to appeal the ruling. Michel criticized the decision, asserting that it discriminates against gun culture and infringes on fundamental rights.

As this legal battle continues, the tension between gun rights advocates and those pushing for stricter gun control measures remains high. This case highlights the ongoing debate over how best to balance public safety concerns with constitutional rights in the United States.

What do you think of the recent appeals court hearing?

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National African American Gun Association (NAAGA) Unveils 2024

Dallas, TX – The National African American Gun Association (NAAGA) is thrilled to announce the 2024
National Summit, a dynamic four-day event dedicated to fostering growth within the 2A community. The
summit is scheduled to take place from July 25th to July 28th and will be hosted at the Dallas/Addison
Marriott Quorum by Galleria in Dallas, TX.

This annual gathering marks NAAGA’s celebration of its 9th anniversary, continuing the organization’s
commitment to the rich tradition of arms in the African American community. NAAGA aims to expose,
educate, and motivate African American men, women, and youth to exercise their 2nd Amendment
rights responsibly.
Exciting Features of the 2024 National Summit:

  • Luxurious Venue: The summit will unfold at the recently renovated Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum
    by Galleria, providing attendees with a sophisticated and comfortable setting.
  • Diverse Programming: With over 50 breakout sessions, attendees can delve into topics such as the
    history of arms in the African American community, youth and gun safety, women in the firearms
    community, political action, situational awareness, personal defense methods, and a dedicated session
    for African American firearms instructors.
  • Entertaining Events: The summit will feature a range of events, including the Sneaker Ball – a night of
    fashion, awards, and dancing; the Queen of Defense Breakfast – an interactive event for women only;
    Family Night at the Black Invitational Rodeo and Bullets and BBQ – a day at the range filled with training,
    fun, food and friendly competition; a social mixer, open range time, hourly gun giveaways, and
    opportunities to explore products from top manufacturers at the Vendors and Exhibits area.
  • Community Engagement: Attendees can connect with thousands of African American gun owners and
    supporters from across the country, fostering education, training, and fellowship.

NAAGA invites all individuals passionate about 2nd Amendment rights, safety, and responsible

firearms ownership to participate in this enriching event. For ticket information and registration, please visit www.naaga.co/summit For media inquiries, please email convention@naaga.co

About the National African American Gun Association (NAAGA)
Founded in 2015, NAAGA stands as a unique brotherhood and sisterhood in the firearms industry. The
organization is dedicated to educating and training the African American community on the rich legacy
of gun ownership, offering support, safety standards, and cultural inspiration.

Source link: https://americanshootingjournal.com/national-african-american-gun-association-naaga-unveils-2024/ by AmSJ Staff at americanshootingjournal.com

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New Hampshire House Passes Pro-Gun Bill Protecting Firearm Purchasers’ Privacy

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On Thursday, May 30th, the New Hampshire House of Representatives made a significant move in favor of gun rights by passing House Bill 1186, an act designed to protect the privacy of firearm purchasers. The bill now awaits Governor Chris Sununu’s signature, and supporters of the Second Amendment are encouraged to contact the Governor to advocate for this crucial legislation.

Key Provisions of House Bill 1186

House Bill 1186 specifically prohibits the use of a unique merchant category code for transactions involving firearms, ammunition, or firearm accessories. This measure is designed to protect the privacy of gun owners by preventing the tracking of gun-related purchases through credit and debit card transactions. The bill also includes a provision for civil penalties for any violations, ensuring that individuals and businesses comply with the new law.

Protecting Gun Owners’ Privacy

If signed into law, HB 1186 will be a vital safeguard for gun owners in New Hampshire. By preventing the creation of a specific merchant category code for firearm-related purchases, the bill ensures that transactions cannot be easily tracked or used to compile a gun registry. This protection is essential in preventing bad actors from using financial data to interfere with lawful gun ownership.

The Importance of HB 1186

The passage of HB 1186 represents a significant victory for gun rights advocates and a reaffirmation of the Second Amendment. The bill addresses a growing concern among gun owners that their purchases could be monitored or restricted through financial institutions. By safeguarding the privacy of these transactions, New Hampshire is taking a strong stance in protecting the rights of its citizens.

The NRA and its members are urging Governor Chris Sununu to sign HB 1186 into law. Supporters of the Second Amendment and gun rights advocates should contact the Governor’s office to express their support for this critical legislation. Prime sponsor Rep. Jason Janvrin (R-Rockingham) and other lawmakers who backed the bill deserve recognition for their efforts to uphold the privacy and rights of Granite Staters.

House Bill 1186 is a crucial piece of legislation that protects the privacy of firearm purchasers and upholds the rights of gun owners in New Hampshire. By preventing the use of specific merchant category codes for gun-related transactions, the bill ensures that financial data cannot be used to create a gun registry or restrict lawful purchases. Governor Chris Sununu’s signature on this bill will be a significant step forward in defending the Second Amendment and protecting the privacy of gun owners.

Contact Governor Chris Sununu today and urge him to sign House Bill 1186 into law. Your voice is essential in ensuring that this critical legislation becomes law and continues to protect the privacy and rights of all gun owners in New Hampshire.

Contact Information for Governor Chris Sununu:

Phone: (603) 271-2121

Email: governor@nh.gov

Make sure to express your support for HB 1186 and emphasize the importance of protecting the privacy and rights of gun owners.

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