People's LIVES are in our hands.
We, as instructors, have a duty to hold OURSELVES to a higher standard. A VERY high standard. And we must hold ourselves accountable for every single piece of information we pass on.
We have a duty to dig deeper into the why and to learn from true masters of the craft.
We must CONSTANTLY challenge ourselves and improve.
We can never, ever accept or give the answer "because I said so".
We MUST treat our very own training as if ALL lives depend on it.
We can never grow lax or complacent.
When we speak or demonstrate, we are accepting the ultimate responsibility.
Passing on sub-par skills can cost a human being their LIFE!
ALWAYS keep learning and perfecting.
Sweat the small stuff.
Are legally openly carried guns at the polls really voter suppression? Or is the banning of personal protection the real voter suppression?
On Friday October 17th, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson issued a directive that banned voters from openly carrying any firearm at the polls. This ban was not only aimed at long guns, but otherwise legally carried pistols as well.
Her response to issuing this directive was "about protecting the vote for all Michigan citizens who want to exercise their right to vote in person on November 3, 2020".
She went on to cite a few key events publicized in Michigan throughout the pandemic. Often, media took these events (and still-shot pictures from those events) out of proportion, spinning a perfect anti-gun narrative that we see manifested in the response provided to the Michigan Supreme Court on October 26th, 2020.
Christie Bass is a wife and mother of 3 children. She is a USCCA Firearms instructor and Training Counselor dedicated to empowering all human beings and helping them to realize just how valuable they truly are. She is adamant that we take all steps necessary to teach individuals how to keep themselves free from violence and believes human life holds the highest value.