Make Straight the Highway

Jesus proclaimed that John the Baptist was the greatest Prophet:

“Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.  And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force (lay claim to it).”

Matthew 11:10

Isaiah prophesied concerning John:

“The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.”

 Isaiah 40:3

There is an ancient highway that still runs from Egypt to Syria and modern day Iraq, the former seat of the Babylonian Empire. The highway has always been strategic because any governmental power seeking dominion over those regions needs the access the highway provides for armies to travel through Israel.

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Action Training Group Promotes Self-Defense Training

Why did so many people decide that purchasing a gun is the best response to the lock downs? Is it the realization that a pandemic can trigger economic collapse? One thing is for sure. Many of those who broke all previous records by purchasing so many guns and so much ammunition are new gun owners. Even long time gun owners with a great deal of experience should consider regular training in order to prepare for the possibility of using a firearm in self-defense. Despite the perception that showing the predators your handgun will scare them off, many violent criminals are well-trained and are not intimidated by armed citizens.

So is there a low-cost way to train more aggressively and then maintain your skills after you increase your skills with a handgun?

The Action Training Group is a nonprofit association of armed citizens who support each other in organizing opportunities to shoot safely. We draw from the holster and design drills that increase concealed carry confidence and improve shooting skills regardless of your level of proficiency.

The Action Training Group

Church safety has become a huge issue across the United States. Many training programs and support operations have sprung up offering training and information for security teams.  The development of armed church safety teams and the relatively new industry  that has grown up to equip and train church teams is part of a massive move toward professional firearms training for gun owners that offers everything from rudimentary gun safety classes up to intensive tactical sessions for armed citizens which are also attended by SWAT teams.

In the Spokane area and North Idaho, we created Action Training Group, Inc. The ATG, now an unincorporated association of shooters. started out as an all-volunteer Idaho nonprofit corporation hosting shoot-on-the-move Action Shooting events at the Fernan Gun Rod & Gun Club’s range near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. We were also hosted events at the Sharp Shooting Indoor Range in Spokane and the Spokane Valley Rifle & Pistol Club near Mica, Washington. Our live-fire Action Shooting and educational events provide a forum for armed citizens and members of church safety teams to exchange information and train together.

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Idaho: Attracting Gun and Knife Manufacturers

The State of Idaho has been continuing to attract firearms related industries. We published the following article a few years back and we are in the process of updating this report with new developments. The biggest question is when and where will a new gun range be developed in North Idaho? There are great opportunities in Kootenai County with a large number of potential users in nearby Spokane, a regional airport and other recreational activities.

The biggest obstacle, we have been told, are bureaucrats, who have even obstructed local police agencies from constructing a gun range intended to be shared by the five North Idaho Panhandle Counties. Who will step up and provide the political and business leadership to make this a reality for the police and the public?

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Journalists Need to Explain How the Second Amendment Keeps Everyone More Safe

“Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, rebuke and expose them.”

Ephesians 5: 11

The Philippines is just one of the many countries worldwide where journalists, lawyers and judges are slain and their killers go free. Mexico is very dangerous for anyone that reports on the cartels and the cartels routinely eliminate large numbers of police officers within any city where the authorities take a stand against cartel domination. Mexico is a nation where almost every firearm in the hands of its own people is illegal.

Even Mexican police officers are often disarmed when off duty because so many of them have been involved in the murder, rape and slavery perpetrated by the cartels across whole regions. So can the Philippines learn anything from Mexico?

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Martial Arts Shooting Seminar in Coeur d’Alene Area

I am signed up for the FIREARMS SHOOTING SEMINAR presented by Soke Jeff Hall & Mike Mackin at Fernan Rod & Gun Club near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho..

Hōjutsu-Ryu is a martial arts discipline involving combat firearms training at a very effective level. I talked to Mike this week and there are still slots available for the three-day live-fire seminar.

July 12-14, 2019
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho


Silver Bullet Training Northwest

It’s not enough to just buy a firearm and ammo and carry it around. Carrying a gun requires responsible and correct training and legal knowledge, to know the correct time to display, draw and point muzzle or break off the defense. It requires familiarization with your chosen firearm, proper grip to reduce recoil, sight alignment, and trigger squeeze, so the sight picture remains steadfast.

Static target shooting is not the same as dynamic movement shooting. It’s a large legal responsibility to carry a firearm, and you should consider the following questions.

  • Should it be carried openly or concealed?
  • What should you do first after a justified shooting incident?
  • What if the attacker tries to grab my firearm?
  • How do I defend against them from taking my firearm and using it against me?

Mike Mackin

Mike Mackin is a Northwest NRA, BCI, and Black Belt Martial Arts Certified, Insured and Licensed Instructor. He’s been Teaching combined Martial Arts, Defensive Force Protection Hand to Hand, Concealed Carry Permit and Basic Handgun Familiarity to new and experienced students for over thirty years in both the USA and England.

He has trained over 4,000 students for their Concealed Carry Permits in the Northwest.

…“Praise be to the LORD my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle. He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me…” (Psalm of David 144:1)

Upcoming Events

Don’t miss this opportunity to train with Jeff Hall in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho for only 3 days!
July 12 – 14
Participation is limited, and at an amazing price! $150 for 3 days of training.
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The Time to Stop the Carnage is Now; Enforcing Washington State’s Firearms Preemption Law

Advocates for Change. The Law Office of Mark Knapp PLLC has persuaded many municipalities to make municipal laws and policies compliant with Washington State’s Firearms Preemption law.  Thus, state, municipal, and private institutions are discussing whether to change their policies. There is increasing recognition that armed citizens can help stop random violence. Throughout these institutions there is also a tendency not to discuss the issue publicly. Some will not discuss the issue at all. We all need to bring pressure to bear to call attention to state and municipal organizations that interpret laws in ways that violate plain legislative intent and endanger the public.

Statistics Can Prove Anything. However, many articles have now been written by security experts, public safety professionals, economists, doctors and Second Amendment advocates. Most of the discussions only generate massive statistics that confirm whatever you want to believe. Nevertheless, the Spokane Public Facilities District that operates the Spokane Arena, Performing Arts Center (Opera House) and the Convention Center in Spokane has made up its mind that it will continue violating the plain language of Washington state law. Apparently they intend to do so until it is forced to change its policy of prohibiting concealed carry permit holders on its premises.

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