Over the past 4 days I have been redoing the When the Balloon Goes Up! blog in hopes of making it a more flexible site (I am moving it to WordPress at balloongoesup.com). I am moving the posts, the images, adding better labels and tags to make it easier to navigate and doing some proofreading and editing that should have been done before it was posted… overall I am pretty pleased with the material that has been put out so far and I hope you are too.
I just finished reviewing the October 30th post, “The rift between CCW and Police” and it made me think of a few quotes that I read recently in a copy of S.W.A.T that I received from my son for Christmas.
J. Goddard from Indiana wrote to the magazine about an editorial covering the death of
Jose Guerena (Page 6). In his post he wrote
…To say that good officers should be tried for a criminal charge or fired is irresponsible. I thought SWAT Magazine was for cops!
Some wannabe behind a desk (let alone someone who has never been behind a badge or on a SWAT team) couldn’t even understand the stress police officers are under and that sometimes accidents happen.
I have been a police officer for three years and I can tell you that if I see someone with a gun, they’re going down — hard — even if they are not pointing it at someone!”
To the magazines credit they responded quite properly, dressing down the reader and requesting that he “pull up your big-boy panties, do some soul searching and consider another line of employment.
- Building target stands from trash similar to the ones I use… A guide to making a target stand for $4
- Using perspective to adjust training standards which goes into more detail than I did… It’s all about perspective
- Reading a persons eyes
- Desert Survival training
- Deep concealment clothing
- The appropriate level of training
- Flying with firearms
- Female training