A non-police officer friend of mine asked me why I would call this site “BlueSheepdog.” I guess most cops and soldiers have been told about the wolves, sheep, and sheepdogs. For those of you that don’t know the story, this is a very brief explanation:

Most of society finds violence very ugly , and they do not have the capacity to understand or commit acts of violence towards their fellows. This is normal, and these people are sheep.

A small portion of society has the capacity and willingness to do acts of violence. This section of humanity has no care for his fellow man, nor feels compassion for them when he victimizes them. These deviants are wolves.

The smallest portion of society has the capacity to do violence, and has the willingness to commit acts of extreme violence in the defense of others. This tiny group of warriors runs to stand between the sheep and the wolves, to do battle in defense of the innocent. This select group is not loved by the sheep, because the sheep fear their capacity for violence. Yet, each day this group volunteers to go forth and defend their flock, knowing that today the wolf will be back seeking to harm the sheep. These warriors are the sheepdogs.

Lt. Col. Dave Grossman does a far better job of explaining the concepts of sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs on his site.

Sheepdogs include soldiers, sailors, airmen, guards, and any citizen who is on the watch for, and prepares to battle with, wolves. Blue sheepdogs, however, are police officers and sheriff’s deputies.

And that is where the name originates.

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Richard Johnson is a gun writer, police trainer and really bad joke teller. Check out his other writing on sites like Human Events, The Firearm Blog and Police & Security News.

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