Gutfeld is an interesting commentator. He brings up a compelling point about differing gun laws from state to state. This context is poignant. What's also interesting is that another commentator in the clip, Kimberly Guilfoyle is the ex-wife of Gavin Newsome. Current #2 in California Government (Lt. Governor) and former Mayor of San Francisco. Which has some of the most restrictive gun laws at the city level in the country. What side of the argument do you lie on and why? I'm of the mind set that as a law abiding citizen I want at least the fire power that the criminals have. And remember why they are criminals. Because they don't follow laws. Not gun laws, or any other kind of laws. So who's is effected by sweeping draconian gun laws? Only you and me. Please comment and tell me what your thoughts are. Stay on topic. Thanks.
Thank you for visiting the Tru-Defense Firearms Training website. We would be honored to have you consider us for your firearms training needs. Currently, as stated on our "Home" tab, we are offering basic firearms classes. If you ever find yourself in the in the Ontario/ Rancho Cucamonga/ Redlands area, or even in the Palm Springs/ La Quinta/ Palm Desert area, we are nicely located to serve you. We've even had clients attend firearms training classes from Orange County, San Diego County, and areas of Los Angeles County (Santa Monica), and a little closer to our home in San Bernardino County (Upland, Pasadena, Riverside, Yucaipa, Beaumont, Banning, etc.). Our furthest traveling client came all the way from the San Francisco Bay area. It is our goal to be offering more advanced defensive type classes later on in 2014 into the beginning of 2015.
So, let's talk a little about why people might be curious about firearms, or why people have firearms. Some of the most common reasons are collecting antique and current firearms (there's a great deal of historic artifacts in the form of firearms), competition (there are currently 15 Olympic events that include the use of firearms including Trap and Skeet), and last, but not least self-defense. People often ask me, "What is your reason for owning firearms?" That is not a short conversation. But I'll do my best to give a brief explanation. I would say my first reason is for self-defense and the defense of my family. Contrary to popular belief, when the bad guy decides to make me (or you) the target of their mayhem, the police are minutes away when you possibly only have seconds to preserve the lives of you and your loved ones from a criminals ill intent when they decide to strike. Let me repeat, when they decide to strike. You never know when evil is going to rear it's ugly head. And make no mistake, there IS evil in this world. The way I see it, I have been endowed by my Creator to protect what I have been blessed with. And the most cherished blessing I have this side of the Pearly Gates is my family. When I share that sentiment with some friends and other acquaintances, they often ask, "How often does that happen? Isn't that a little bit of a paranoid way to think?" I used to think that too. My over-whelming sense know steers me towards, "I'd rather have it and not need it" rather than "I need it and I don't have it." Several years ago a good friend of mine that I have known for most of my life gave me a first-hand account of two armed and unsavory individuals who broke into the house he was living in with a room-mate at the time. My friend and his room mate are by no means of the whimpy persuasion. But at gun point, they had no choice but to comply with the thugs that where actually looking for someone at the house next door. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT??? THEY BROKE IN TO THE WRONG HOUSE!!!!!!! He told me the first thing he did was pray to God that he would make it through this unwarranted situation. And afterwards he wished he had been on a level playing field with this transgressor. He wished he had been equally armed. This event occurred not far from where we live in an upper middle class neighborhood. This account really got my wheels turning towards arming myself and my family. What if something like this happened in our home with my family inside? Or what if it was in a different situation such as a possible natural disaster where we were on our own? We do live in Earth Quake Central after all. Anyone remember the civil unrest in the good ole Rodney King days? Do you think law enforcement was spread thin then? Wait a second!! I seem to remember more recent event. What was his name??? Hmmmm. Dor, Dorn, DORNER!!! That's it!!! Christopher Dorner. He was in our own back yard!! By no means was this a decision we made on a whim. I remember the night I asked my wife to discuss the notion of buying a gun to have for personal protection in the house. And to my surprise she was quite receptive to the idea. But we both agreed we needed to be fully trained, and we would need to pursue regular training after the initial training. It's my own personal philosophy that if you have a tool that is as effective as a firearm, that you should know how to use it properly and you should know your firearm from the inside out. As a responsible gun owner, that your weapon of choice should be clean, kept in a well maintained state, and safely stored when not in use. After I received my initial basic and defensive training I soon pursued more advance instructor level training from the NRA. I figured the best way to maintain this certain skill set is to be able to teach what you've learned. Fast forward several years, and here I am. The sole proprietor of Tru-Defense Firearms Training. I hope that was a short enough root explaination. There are even more philosophical reasons that we can discuss at a later time. To give you a peak into one of those reasons, it has to do with the fact that there have been generations of selfless American troops throughout the centuries that have done what they can to guarentee the freedoms and human rights that we find here as Americans that you will find in very few places in the world. And I thank them immensely for that.
So, as I mentioned earlier, if you ever find the need for firearms training, I would be honored to have you and/or your loved ones out on our range. In the mean time, as often said to me by a wiser older friend, "Watch you're six and keep your powder dry". Thanks for the advice Rich!
Don Trujillo is the sole proprietor of TRU-Defense Firearms Training. Don is an NRA certified instructor in Basic Pistol, Basic Rifle, Basic Shotgun, and Personal Protection Inside the Home.