My house, my rules. Let’s review them.

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My article from Wednesday generated some heated comments. Sadly, some were heated enough that I had to block two users – which brings the grand total of blocked users since this blog started to four. It’s not something I do very often, and I dislike the need to do so, but sometimes it’s necessary to maintain some semblance of civility. I want to foster discussion, but I don’t want this blog to turn into M4Carbine.com.

So, let’s review the rules for discussion in what amounts to my living room:

– No insults, name calling, or ad hominem attacks; such will result in an immediate block, with no warnings or reprieves.
– Any comments with profanity will be deleted immediately.
– Do not bring religion into gun, shooting, or self defense discussions.
– Don’t attack or demean any other user’s race, sex, sexual preferences, or any other personal attributes.
– Think twice before hitting the reply button. Re-read what you’ve written with a critical eye: is it logical, supportable, free of invective and hyperbole, and — most importantly — does it elevate the discussion? If not, maybe you shouldn’t submit it.

Basically, I’m asking that everyone behave as rational, intelligent adults. I don’t delete or censor people who disagree with me; quite the opposite, in fact. I encourage that because a) an exchange helps me develop my own arguments (or, sometimes, causes me to re-evaluate my position) and b) it does the same for you. It’s when the disagreement turns personal or ugly that I respond with my moderator’s cap on.

Thanks for participating!

-=[ Grant ]=-

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About the Author:

Grant Cunningham is a renowned author and teacher in the fields of self defense, defensive shooting education and personal safety. He’s written several popular books on handguns and defensive shooting, including "The Book of the Revolver", "Shooter’s Guide To Handguns", "Defensive Revolver Fundamentals", "Defensive Pistol Fundamentals", and "Practice Strategies for Defensive Shooting" (Fall 2015.) Grant has also written articles on shooting, self defense, training and teaching for many magazines and shooting websites, including Concealed Carry Magazine, Gun Digest Magazine, the Association of Defensive Shooting Instructors ADSI) and the popular Personal Defense Network training website. He’s produced a DVD in the National Rifle Association’s Personal Firearm Defense series titled "Defensive Revolver Fundamentals" and teaches defensive shooting and personal safety courses all over the United States.
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