Contest Entry: Concealed Carriers Need Their Own ‘Roll Tide’


By Josh Phillips

I had a thought recently. Well, more like an itch, and I need the Armed Intelligentsia’s help in scratching it. The other day, my wife tasked me with picking up take out from a local eatery. I dutifully headed out into the (not so) vast concrete jungle that is my little town to fulfill my hunter/gatherer duties, Springfield XDm 3.8″ .45 compact holstered and tucked into my waistband, shirt tucked over holster. Carrying this way, the only indication that I’m packing is the tell-tale small black metal holster clip behind my right hip . . .

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Self Defense Tip: Avoid Carry Gun Rotation

By Salvatore DeGennaro

I only carry one of two guns: either the ever-popular GLOCK 19, or a Ruger LCR snub nose revolver. Most often it’s the GLOCK 19. When I need deeper concealment that the G19 cannot provide, I pack the Ruger. These are the only two guns that ever reside on my person for defensive use. Why, you may ask, would I limit myself to only two guns in this wide world of ballistic abundance? The answer is quite simple: maximum familiarity . . .

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Minnesota’s New CCW Reciprocity List Means More States, Fewer Concealed Carriers

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has posted the new reciprocity list for the State, in order to meet the requirements of the gun law reform passed in 2015. As expected of an appointee of an openly anti-gun governor, the list approved by the Commissioner of Public Safety is very restrictive, removing four states for minor differences in the law, and adding eight states or state permits that have limited numbers of carriers . . .

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Purse Carry – Safe Enough?


By James England via

A lot of people – not just women – bring their concealed carry firearm along in a bag. It’s become so common, Mississippi has decided to rule it’s not even considered a concealed firearm. Unfortunately, it can be dangerous even if done properly. That’s just the honest truth. A purse isn’t attached to you. And if it gets snatched up by an attacker, you are S.O.L. What if it’s your only option? What if there is no conceivable other way for you to keep a firearm on your person? . . .

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Donald Trump’s Gun-Free Zones

(courtesy Twitter)ThinkProgress has published an investigative report entitled Donald Trump Thinks You Should Be Able To Bring Guns Anywhere, Except His Own Hotels. ThinkProgress reporters called a number of Trump properties and asked if they allow guns on the premises. The three they list as “gun-free zones” are all in Democrat-controlled bastions with histories of extremely restrictive gun laws: Chicago, Hawaii and Los Angeles . . .

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Question of the Day: Does the Atom Bomb Prove That Mutually Assured Destruction Works for Criminals?

Seventy years ago, the U.S. dropped an atom bomb on Hiroshima. It was the beginning of the end of World War II in the Pacific. While the world continues to debate the necessity of the resulting carnage, there’s no question that Russia’s subsequent development of the atomic bomb helped stave off any future world wars, thanks to the threat of mutually assured destruction. The question is . . .

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Concealed Carrier Saves the Day Edition


An employee of Sacred Heart of Jesus church in Boulder, Colorado was at the right place at the right time, and made all the difference in the equation was that he was carrying a concealed firearm. Just before 6pm Thursday, 47-year-old Heriberto Haro-Luna confronted his estranged wife in the church parking lot, wrapping his hand around her neck and threatening to slit her throat as she began saying her final prayers. The employee, who hasn’t been identified, watched the start of the confrontation from a safe distance. He was familiar with the victim, and sees her regularly as a parishioner on Thursday evenings . . .

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Washington Post: “Watch what happens when regular people try to use handguns in self-defense”

What is it with The Washington Post? The paper is obsessed with dissing Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. Hardly a day passes without the paper supporting new gun control legislation, both generally and specifically pissing on gun rights. When a gun control org commissioned and released a new study called Firearms Training and Self-Defense highlighting the difficulty of armed self-defense, the WaPo’s Christopher Ingraham seized on it to “prove” that non-law enforcement civilians are incapable of using their firearm to good effect when faced with violent attack. Click here for the original study. Here’s Ingraham’s take . . .

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New From EAA: ABDO Concealed Carry Case

By Christina Vandivier via

Only a few short weeks ago, we heard about a new phone case that was being mistaken for a gun in the state of New Jersey. However, it looks like EAA has a new product that is the exact opposite. Concealed carry permit holders are always looking for new ways to conceal their guns. However, it is not always the easiest task. Spending money on different styles and selections of holsters in hopes of trying to find one that is both comfortable and well-concealed is all part of the game. But what if it could be hidden in plain sight? . . .

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This Is Why We Carry: Maine Police Stand By During Murders, Arson


By James England via

Civil society is based on one thing and one thing alone: the rule of law.  We abide each other, our neighbors, and strangers all upon the basis that the law will be enforced to protect us and enable good commerce. A lot of gun control advocates will tell you all about how the police are sufficient to protect you. They’ll say that if you’re robbed or mugged or attacked, just roll over and play dead. The police will fix everything. There’s no need to own a gun or carry a gun on you – that’s barbaric. And then we run into cases like this one . . .

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Christie’s Bullying Tirade Deflects from Having to Answer Tough Questions on Guns


“Chris Christie tore into a gun rights activist who questioned his Second Amendment record in an Iowa town hall event Saturday night, displaying the fiery and confrontational style the New Jersey governor is known for,” CNN approvingly proclaimed in its “report” on the exchange. Other media, including The Huffington Post and The Des Moines Register were quick to portray it as “Christie fires back” and “Christie counters” respectively.

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