Massad Ayoob Group

Massad Ayoob (instructor, police officer) and formerly of Lethal Force Institute (LFI) – an institute for that teaches both law enforcement and civilians in judicial use of force.

Massad Ayoob’s new venture appears to be taking a slightly different tack.  While Massad Ayoob’s Group (MAG) will continue to provide training to armed citizens.

“Massad will now be devoting more time to teaching attorneys how to defend justifiable homicide cases with CLE (Continuing Legal Education) programs run throughout the country under the auspices of state bar associations, in conjunction with ACLDN, the Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network.”

Massad Ayoob, love him, or hate him – I believe that this is a very necessary endeavor for our community.  It is the right of every citizen to defend their life and liberty.  But it is a great aid to have others defend that defense.

Best of luck Massad. I hope your endeavor will prevent situations like the convictions of Harold Fish and Border Patrol agents Ramos and Compean.

Published in: on January 21, 2010 at 3:21 am  Leave a Comment  
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White Rose Friends of the NRA Dinner

Toward the end of last year I began to take a more pro-active role with regards to the 2nd Amendment. It included, among other things, this blog. I also joined our local Friends of the NRA committee.

For those unfamiliar with Friends of the NRA (more info here) –  it’s a grassroots fundraising organization that provides grants for hunting and shooting activities, clubs, and programs.

Friends of the NRA puts on fundraising banquests and dinners across the nation. There are raffles, auctions, games and prizes. I had never attended such an event prior to joining the committee. But decided to attend a nearby banquet in Lancaster, PA back in February. The Lancaster Friends of the NRA dinner also happens to be one of the largest in the nation. This gave me an idea of what to expect for our own local and somewhat smaller banquet which was held April 30th.

Our committee spent a fair part of the day setting up and preparing for the dinner. My wife joined me for the actual dinner. We had a good time, but alas I still have yet to win one of the many handguns and rifles that were up for auction.

Here are some photos of our event…

People enjoying the banquet…

Matching Ruger Vaqueros (Guns of the Year)
and Kimber Ultra Carry

Some of the people who helped make this event happen…

Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry

and donated by Massad Ayoob at the ProArms Podcast

CrossBreed Holsters was kind enough to donate
a pair of holsters for the auctions.

Some familiar Zombie targets & PAFOA Zombie
Response Team patches (courtesy of myself)
and autographed copies of Black Man with a Gun
courtesy of Kenn Blanchard.

LCP Review (now in audio)

For anyone who wanted to listen instead of read. My review of the LCP has been posted over at the Gun Review Podcast on GRRN (Gun Rights Radio Network)

For those who would like to read the review, it can be found here:


If you haven’t checked out Gun Rights Radio, please do. It’s a whole ton of gunnie goodness. A variety of podcasts covering everything from 2nd Amendment Rights, Armed Citizenry, guns, tactics.  From a variety of laymen to experts.

  • Pro Arms (Bunch of people who have forgotten more about guns than I will ever know).
  • Handgun Podcast (Eric Shelton shares his experiences about hand guns)
  • The Urban Shooter featuring The Black Mand with a Gun
  • Gun Dudes – Bunch gun geeks shooting the breeze. Lighthearted gun fun!
  • Gun Nation – Doc Wesson brings you ballistics and gun reviews.
  • Gun Rights Advocate – deals with issues regarding our Second Amendment rights.
  • Gun Fighters Cast – a couple of marines share their thoughts and experiences
  • And many many more….