DOD Directive 5210.56: Arming And The Use Of Force

This issuance:
• Establishes policy and standards and assigns responsibilities for arming, carrying of firearms, and the use of force by DoD personnel performing security and protection, law and order, investigative, or counterintelligence duties; and for personal protection when related to the performance of official duties.
• Establishes policy and standards and assigns responsibilities for contractor personnel required to carry a firearm in accordance with applicable DoD contracts.
• Implements Section 1585 of Title 10, United States Code (U.S.C.), which authorizes civilian officers and employees of the DoD to carry firearms or other appropriate weapons while assigned investigative duties or such other duties as prescribed by the Secretary of Defense.
• Provides requirements, authorizations, and restrictions on carrying firearms and the use of force to protect DoD installations, property, and personnel, and to enforce law and order in accordance with DoD Instruction (DoDI) 5200.08 and DoD 5200.08-R.
• Implements Section 2672 of Title 10, U.S.C., Section 926A of Title 18, U.S.C., and Section 526 of Public Law 114-92 (“the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016”), and authorizes DoD Components to arm DoD personnel qualified under Sections 926B and 926C of Title 18, U.S.C., when related to the performance of official duties.
• Provides guidance for permitting the carrying of privately owned firearms on DoD property by DoD personnel for personal protection purposes that are not associated with the performance of official duties.

The full directive can be found at the following location:
http://www.ncosupport.com/files/dod-directive-arms2016.pdf

3-Gun Competitive Shooter Stops MN Terrorist

USPSA Shooter, 3-Gunner, and NRA-certified firearms instructor Jason Falconer has been identified as the man who shot and killed a 22-year-old Somali immigrant who went on a stabbing rampage inside a St. Cloud, (MN) Mall on Saturday.

The apparent terrorist—who apparently asked victims if they were Muslims before stabbing them—was engaged by Falconer inside the mall.

Read the rest of the article: http://bearingarms.com/bob-o/2016/09/19/man-shot-crossroads-mall-terrorist-uspsa-competitor-3-gun-shooter/

6 Best Tips for Self-Defense

It always seems as if our favorite characters from the movies know exactly how to deal with dangerous situations. But in reality, how would you defend yourself in the event that someone was harassing or threatening you? Unfortunately, when these occurrences play out in real life, the victim is not as adept and strategic as in the movies. To ensure that you are always ready to protect yourself, follow these self-defense tips and stay safe.

1. Make the First Move

If you’re unprepared, the first blow by your attacker may send you reeling. Be proactive about defending yourself by securing the first hit. This will boost your confidence from the start, take your attacker by surprise, and give you the momentum you need in case the perpetrator persists.

2. Have a Posture of Strength

Fear is your own worst enemy. If you give in to fear, you will likely lose the battle before it has even begun. As difficult as it may be, compose yourself to appear strong, fierce, and unafraid. Since many attackers feed on the victim’s fear, this display of strength may be enough of a deterrent to keep them at bay. Instead of cowering away from threats, stand tall and make eye contact with your opponent. This will send a warning to your attacker that you’re not an easy target.

3. Stay Calm

Self-defense is mostly about self-control, confidence, and awareness. If you sense a hostile situation developing, try to cultivate a calmness within yourself where you can deal with the situation squarely and swiftly. A frantic attacker is at a disadvantage, so make quick, strong movements and don’t lose sight of your opponent.

4. Strike Where it Counts

The goal of self-defense is to end the fight as soon as possible. If it comes to blows, strike your attacker in the most effective areas. Aim for the groin and the throat first, as they will debilitate your opponent the fastest. Don’t concentrate on hitting the face or head from the start, as most people instinctively protect their faces with their arms.

5. Bounce Back From a Blow

When it comes to self-defense, every moment is crucial—if your opponent lands a blow, bounce back as soon as you can. Don’t look at the spot where you were hit or wince in pain. You’ll have time to assess your wounds when you’re safely away from your attacker.

6. Be Smart If There’s a Weapon Involved

If your assailant has a gun or a dangerous weapon, comply with his or her orders, as making a sudden move could result in a fatal response. In a hostile scenario, always assess the threat level from the start and only strike if you are certain that you can disarm your attacker. If you find yourself up against a group, submit calmly rather than struggling. Only act if you have a realistic chance to get away or make a critical hit.

To properly prepare yourself for a hostile situation, your best bet is to learn self-defense from highly trained professionals. In learning self-defense, you’ll polish your hand-to-hand skills while developing a keen awareness of your surroundings. Furthermore, you’ll learn to prevent yourself from being caught off-guard and specialized techniques to give you the advantage against opponents of all sizes.


Author Bio:
Carl Turner is an expert trainer and freelance lifestyle writer from Los Angeles, California. With over 10 years of experience, he has trained many clients and has helped them to reach their personal fitness goals. During his free time, he enjoys kayaking, hiking, and reading.

Do What You Can With The Tools That You Have

A couple of armed men had their plans of a carjacking “washed away” at a Shreveport self -serve car wash, and its caught on tape.

The run-in happened last Thursday morning at the Oasis Car wash in Shreveport.

What should have been a quick rinse for Michael Davis’ new wheels — quickly turned into a fight for his life during the overnight hours of July 21st. Just three minutes into the car wash, he saw someone approaching him.

“I turned and I said I’m not interested, I don’t have any money or anything and when I turned back around a guy had come around the corner with a gun, pointed at me,” Davis said. “I looked right down the barrel and I was like I’m not going to do it”

The entire thing, caught on his personal dash cam, with his brother in the car.

“He said give me your keys and your money and I said what’d you say? and I took the sprayer and just sprayed it right in his face. (butt) and I heard his friend try to run and get my backside so I turned around and sprayed him and hit him and they took off running. the whole situation to me was almost surreal.”

The 20 second incident played out like a scene from a movie.

“I wish it was a fun little acting video or skit or something like that but our lives were really in jeopardy that’s why we called police as soon as we could and got them to come out here and we made a report,” he said. “I wasn’t going to give up my car or money to some little thug like that there’s just no way.”

Davis says what scares him the most is thinking what could have happened.

“If they would’ve taken my keys and my money they probably would have shot me any way plus I had my disabled veteran brother in the car they could’ve done something to him as well.”

He refused to be a victim and while police might suggest otherwise, *he doesn’t regret *his decision to fight back.

“Do not back down do what you can with the tools that you have I don’t care if you’re a small person you can intimidate somebody like that just by taking action.”

Source: http://www.khou.com/news/weird/man-fights-off-carjacker-with-sprayer-at-car-wash/282570338