DGU Week In Review – Cornucopia of Defense Edition

There’s never a shortage of DGU articles, it seems. Wouldn’t it be great to wake up one morning, pull up the news, and not be able to find a single shooting story? Sadly, that ain’t gonna happen. Seems there’s a never-ending supply of criminals, thugs, and other assorted dumbasses, ready and willing to contribute their stories – and often their lives – to the library of defensive gun use incidents…

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There’s never a shortage of DGU articles, it seems. Wouldn’t it be great to wake up one morning, pull up the news, and not be able to find a single…

DGU Week In Review: The Hits Just Keep On Comin’

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If there’s one thing you can say about our DGU shooters, they’re pretty damn accurate. I have yet to come across a defensive gun use report where innocents were injured…

Big Sandy’s Comin’ – Lessons from Katrina

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It’s happening again. Random atmospheric events are combining to put the smackdown on a good portion of the country, this time aiming for the Northeast. As a former resident of…

Every week, I try to come up with a theme for the DGU Week in Review. Small towns, DGUs gone wrong, old folks fighting back. With another thirty articles to peruse from this week’s newsrags, I read each one, looking for a common thread. Home invasions, pawn shop robberies, drunks in the wrong house; the news reports covered the gamut. Aside from the fact that burglars often get shot while climbing through a window, nothing struck me as having a common theme. Until I realized…

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DGU Week In Review: Intellectually Challenged Edition

Every week, I try to come up with a theme for the DGU Week in Review. Small towns, DGUs gone wrong, old folks fighting back. With another thirty articles to…

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DGU Week in Review: Hometown Heroes Edition

It’s worth mentioning that many of our DGU reports occur in small towns, far away from the mega-cities where anti-gun influence so often restricts our natural right to armed self…

DGU Week In Review

It can be hard to quantify defensive gun uses. Sure, we hear about bad guys getting shot every day, but it’s rare these days for a story to be press-worthy if no shots are actually fired. Bruce Krafft does an excellent job cataloging the meager data available for no-shots-fired DGUs, and I can only point to the paucity of news reports in my daily searches that devote any column inches to stories with happy endings. Imagine my surprise when this gem from my hometown showed up…

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It can be hard to quantify defensive gun uses. Sure, we hear about bad guys getting shot every day, but it’s rare these days for a story to be press-worthy…

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It Should’ve Been A DGU: Luck Runs Out Edition

This is a tough one to write. Not because of the events, or the people involved; tragedies like this are tough for anyone to stomach. No, this is my first…

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DGU Week In Review: Revenge of the Homeowner Edition

As Dorothy said, there’s no place like home. That old adage really rings true with me. My home isn’t just my castle; it’s that place I can sit back and…

A very interesting – if not obvious – statistic came bubbling up while perusing this week’s DGUs. Areas with restrictive gun ownership laws have fewer defensive gun use incidents. Imagine that. We just had our first DGU from our nation’s capital, for instance. Ironically, the only way our victim was able to acquire a gun was to wrestle it away from their attacker. In over 170 articles reviewed, there’s only one DGU from NYC, the aforementioned DC incident, and one from Chicago. Oh, and nothing from Boston. So, where do you find citizens taking back the streets from violent criminals? . . .

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DGU Week In Review

A very interesting – if not obvious – statistic came bubbling up while perusing this week’s DGUs. Areas with restrictive gun ownership laws have fewer defensive gun use incidents. Imagine…

Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Two Wrongs Edition

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People do dumb things all the time. It’s part of being human and we are all guilty, to some degree. It’s a big window to operate in, from clever to…

The case for carrying a handgun is made in headlines around the country every single day. Circumstances are as varied as the different locales; the incident could occur when we’re at work just as easily as when we’re sitting at a traffic light. However, the most common location for defending yourself against a lethal threat is your own living room . . . (more…)

DGU Week In Review

The case for carrying a handgun is made in headlines around the country every single day. Circumstances are as varied as the different locales; the incident could occur when we’re…

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Alex Puts Her Trust In Strangers

Crossing the threshold of self-perceived safety and uncertainty can be tough for some. Attaining your goals at a young age leaves some in a coddled, sterile environment, free of the…

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