Can you manage the stunning recoil of the 5.56mm cartridge? Fear not. During our Brownells Bullet Points segment we will address this first world problem and work together to come up with a solution.

Should teachers be dangerous on demand? For our SOTG Homeroom from CrossBreed Holsters, we will consider a proposal being put forth in Utah to encourage more teachers to get training and carry, sort of, while at work.

It’s a new year and we at Student of the Gun will be moving around the country a good bit. If you are attending the SHOT Show this year, we have several book signing events scheduled and we’d love to meet as many of you as we can.

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The term “school shooting” covers a lot of real estate. Depending on who is keeping count, it could be anything from a stray bullet hitting a school in the wee hours of the morning or something that makes Uvalde look like a fond memory.

Regardless, if a student’s life is in danger, armed teachers might well make the difference between a traumatic experience and a funeral.

While anti-gunners loathe the idea of a teacher carrying a gun, Utah has has them for a good while now without incident.

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Zachary Markel, affectionately known as the Shipping Ogre, is an intricate member of the Student of the Gun team. Zachary co-hosts the radio show, publishes the material for public consumption and produces Morning Mindset with Paul G. Markel. As the Shipping Ogre, Zach oversees the SOTG Gear store. He ensures that every package he touches is handled with care.