The recent announcement of a collaboration between the United States Concealed Carry Association, the Personal Defense Network, and Rob Pincus of I.C.E. Training, reminded me of a blog post I began drafting two years ago(!!!) while listening to Paul Carlson’s Safety Solutions Academy podcast (March 20, 2015).
The following statement by Pincus to Carlson caught my attention:
“Evolution, critical thinking, self-evaluation. All of those things are part of being a good human being, whatever you’re doing. And certainly if you’re teaching other people, presumably to be better human beings, your curriculum should evolve [as well as] your perspective, your ethos.”
Although at first blush it might seem odd for a gun trainer to be talking about teaching people to be “better human beings,” I long ago wrote about Massad Ayoob’s MAG-40 course as reflecting a “humanitarian approach to armed citizenship.”
Likewise, a central point of
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