Circle K Store Clerk Shoots Armed Robber, Gets Two-Week Suspension – Defensive Gun Use of the Day

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“I’m sick and tired of being a sitting duck,” Jennifer Wertz told a reporter. When she heard reports of an armed robber nearby, the Albuquerque gas station clear retrieved a…

Action Speaks Louder Than Words. No Monologuing! Self-Defense Tip

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The Incredibles teaches us that monologuing — ranting at your vanquished enemy before administering the coup de grace — is a bad idea. The sign above makes the same point. Instead…

St. Louis Braces for Police Shooting Verdict Expected Friday

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UPDATE: Former St. Louis Police Officer Jason Stockley has been found not guilty of first degree murder in the 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith. Stockley had waived his…

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Chicago’s Black Women Begin to Leave the Gun Control Plantation Behind

With Chicago nudging 500 homicides for the year, locals have plenty of reasons to tool up. Increasingly, the law-abiding there are choosing to wander off Mayor Rahm’s gun control plantation. Instead…

Three Things to Do About Submerged Guns and Ammo

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Tom Gresham writes [via Ammoland.com]: Firearms and ammunition flooded and possibly abandoned in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and southwest Louisiana must be addressed immediately, say experts who…

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OnGuard Stun Gun (Yes Gun): What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

“Guard Dog Security presents a personal defense tool so unique and intimidating it will leave an assailant stunned,” the sales copy proclaims, ironically. “Modeled to look like a real knife,…

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Hurricane Harvey: Personal Defense Lessons Learned During a Disaster

Reader Andrew Teague writes: As an amateur outdoor enthusiast, I enjoy a little obsessive gear prep. Then Hurricane Harvey dumped over a year’s worth of rain on my parents’ house…

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US Virgin Islands Seizing Residents’ Guns, Ammo Ahead of Hurricane Irma

The post-Katrina gun confiscations were met will no end of howling about the obvious violations of Louisianans’ constitutional rights. And given the much more orderly response in Houston (where no…

Question of the Day: How Much Do You Trust Your Gun?

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In the video below, some of the Marines training to breach doors with a shotgun are not having an easy day. And that’s in Hawaii. With no one shooting at…

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Matthew Bowman’s AK-47 Clone Defensive Gun Use Ruled Justified…Eventually

  Matthew Bowman shot and killed Jimmy Harold Tillery using an AK-47 clone (above) in 2015. Last week, after a long delay, a jury cleared Mr. Bowman of all charges….

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A Would-Be Intruder and My Near DGU

A recent story about the death of a homeless man in Champaign, Illinois brought back memories for me. The man had died, the report said, “after being subdued by police.”…