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Whenever existing prepper groups train as a group, one of two things happen. They either spend the entire weekend shooting and doing unrealistic tactics like practicing urban combat, or it just becomes a family camping trip, where a good time is had, but no actual training occurs.
As the law & order situation in the US continues to deteriorate at an increasing rate, you and your team can’t afford to waste valuable training time with unfocused training or training on things that actually won’t be used. Let’s begin there.
Let’s talk first about things we WON’T actually be doing:
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In my recent review of Clayton Cramer’s book, Lock, Stock, and Barrel: The Origins of American Gun Culture, I noted that the armed church security that I have just begun examining is not new.
Of course, like gun culture itself, church security has changed dramatically over the years. In Colonial America, Cramer shows, church security was often mandated by law in connection with militia service.
Hence, a 1619 statute in the Virginia colony not only required church attendance, but also that “all suche as beare armes shall bring their pieces, swords, pouder and shotte” with them, under penalty of a 3 shilling fine (p. 2). This was phrased in 1623 to require that “all men that are fittinge to beare arms, shall bring their pieces to the church,” a requirement that Cramer says was restated in a 1738 statute (p. 2).
This approach was not limited to the southern colonies…
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