SOTG 118 – The Alternative an Answer to a Contrived Problem – Tuesday
The news cycle and social media have been inundated with talk about a supposed new solution to the less-than-lethal / deadly force conundrum. “The Alternative” is a new device that claims to “bridge the gap” between deadly force and less-than-lethal.
We have an in depth discussion about what justifies deadly force and the history of less-than-lethal alternatives. Professor Paul pokes some rather large holes in the assertion that “The Alternative” could have changed the outcome of the Michael Brown felonious attack on a police officer.
Paul G. Markel has worn many hats during his lifetime. He has been a U.S. Marine, Police Officer, Professional Bodyguard, and Small Arms and Tactics Instructor.
Mr. Markel has been writing professionally for law enforcement and firearms periodicals for nearly twenty years with hundreds and hundreds of articles in print.
Paul is a regular guest on nationally syndicated radio talk shows and subject matter expert in firearms training and use of force.
Mr. Markel has been teaching safe and effective firearms handling to students young and old for decades and has worked actively with the 4-H Shooting Sports program.
Paul holds numerous instructor certifications in multiple disciplines and a Bachelor’s degree in conflict resolution; nonetheless, he is and will remain a dedicated Student of the Gun.
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