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09-03-2015, 09:31 PM
Brian Sheetz and Jason Groves from the Valkyrie Defense Group (https://www.facebook.com/ValkyrieDefenseGroup) join us to discuss how to pick a good training course and instructor. We have an update for you regarding the new firearms laws, and we sadly announce the hopefully temporary retirement of Owen. That being said, we are looking for a new host so be sure to listen to find out how to apply.

Links mentioned in the show:
RCMP Questions and Answers regarding new firearms laws (http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/notice-avis-2015-09-eng.htm)
CBC clip "How did gun culture get this far?" (http://www.cbc.ca/radio/q/how-did-gun-culture-get-this-far-1.3207066?autoplay=true)
CTV news story on "high powered guns" (http://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/high-powered-guns-and-drugs-seized-in-series-of-raids-1.2536027#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=GSEmail&_gsc=IaxJkAk)

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09-04-2015, 06:29 PM
This brings me back to my point that I often hit on, that just because someone served in the Army, it doesn't automatically make them a great person / hero.

I don't know anything about this person, but anyone can join the Army and completely fail badly. The training system can fail them for being ineffective and unable to meet the standard, and they never actually become a qualified soldier or officer. Yet a civilian would just see that a person has been in the military, and automatically associate positive hero traits on that person. This makes me the most furious when someone who was unsuccessful at meeting the standard still takes advantage of military discount sales.

That's kind of like me saying I play basketball, and someone associating me with their greatest positive memories of NBA history.

I've even gotten through the training (both soldier and officer), and I've deployed to Afghanistan, yet I can't be associated with anything heroic. Several of my friends have. Several of my superiors and subordinates have. But a significant majority don't really do anything spectacular.

But those people aren't my point, as many people can still serve honourably. They're not my focus of this post.

My point is this guy above, who with no details at all is credited as being a former Canadian soldier. What does that mean? What rank did he make it to? What trade was he in? Did he even make it through trade training, let alone basic training? Did he pass training and then get thrown own for drugs or poor conduct? If so, many of those circumstances should forbid anyone associating themselves as a former soldier, just like someone who gets fired from Apple shouldn't get to brag about representing the positive traits of that brand.

If anyone knows this guy's military history, I would appreciate knowing it, please.

09-06-2015, 08:30 PM
Best wishes to Owen.

I he'll be back at some point.

He's the warrior.