Texas Peace Officers Need to Reevaluate their ALERRT Training!

Do not let dangerous training get innocent people killed and officers sued.

One of the best known training programs for responding to an “active shooter” was developed by the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Center (ALERRT) at Texas State University. Undoubtedly, this program is needed and it is credited as playing a part in changing the mindset as to whether first-responding officers should enter a school building or wait for backup. The University and Dr. Pete Blair are to be credited for developing this program for Texas law enforcement officers. That said, there is reason to be concerned, very concerned.

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College Administrators – The Eyes of Texas Are Upon You!

Texans are watching to see if colleges follow the letter and spirit of the new campus-carry law.

Yet another so-called “Gun Free Zone” a/k/a “Defenseless Victim Zone” drove home the lesson that criminals by definition do not obey the law. Anyone who claims that a “no guns” sign will prevent a murderer from entering the location to take innocent lives is either a liar or so mentally unstable as to be incapable of handling their own affairs.

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Do Violent Movies, Video Games & Music Cause Violent Acts

No clear answer, but evidence does exist.

I'm certainly no expert on the impact of violent movies, music and video games on the propensity of a person to commit acts of violence. Like many folks, for years I scoffed at the idea that there was a cause and effect relationship between violent movies and violent acts. I still believe that there is no link between violent movies and violent acts except in rare occasions when a person is already prone to violence and the movies feed their fantasies. I base this on articles written by mental health professionals.

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    HB2405 is scheduled for a public hearing tomorrow, April 7th. Oppose this terrible bill!!! Please call every member of the Read More
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    Creates a fine for the posting of unenforceable §30.06 signs by governmental entities and agencies. Position on Bill: Support! Senator Read More
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  • HB987: Rep. Anchia's Protect the Criminal Bill +

    HB987 by Rep. Rafael Anchia (D, F-) has the full support of violent criminals. Representative Rafael Anchia’s HB987 (2017) is Read More
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    I use Dillon XL650 presses and I don't use the powder-check add-on. I didn't get it primarily because of reports Read More
  • It's Time for National Reciprocity +

    The term “national reciprocity” refers to a federal law requiring all states to recognize licenses or permits issued by other Read More
  • SB349 by Creighton - Clarification of School Activity Grounds +

    By Charles L. Cotton Occasionally it is necessary to pass a bill not to change the law, but to clarify Read More
  • Sen. Royce West Sets a Trap for Law-Abiding Gun Owners +

    Democrat State Senator Royce West has filed a bill that can only be described as both unnecessary and a trap Read More
  • HB560 by Rep. Springer: The Most Important Self-Defense Bill Since 2007 +

    Introduction: When Texas adopted the so-called “Concealed Handgun Law” in 1995, several restricted areas were created where it would be Read More
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    I suspect not one person in fifty, perhaps one person in a thousand, has read the entire American Declaration of Read More
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