John Farnam: Tactics Suggested by the Congressional Baseball Shooting

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Last weeks’s shooting incident in VA: I won’t comment on motive of the single shooting suspect (now deceased), as these facts have been reported elsewhere. I will comment on tactics….

The Truth About Manual Handgun Safeties

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Some gun guys and gals claim manual safeties are a bad, bad thing, a dangerous hindrance. Others consider manual safeties necessary for responsible carry. It’s time for everyone to accept…

Walmart: Now More Dangerous Than Ever?

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When it comes to personal defense, situational awareness saves lives. Avoid stupid places, stupid people and stupid activities and you’ll avoid stupid prizes the great majority of the time. In…

IWI Tavor X95 300 BLK vs Chrysler 300

Ever wonder what parts of your car are cover, and what parts are just concealment? Against subsonic and supersonic 300 Blackout? Well, we didn’t answer all of that but we…

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Pharmacy Robbery: Would You Shoot This Guy?

In the video below, a solitary armed robber enters a pharmacy and, eventually, liberates some cash. (Not before the clerk pretends she can’t open the drawer.) Let’s say you were…

Train Your Kids in the 4 Rules of Gun Safety from the Git-Go: Self-Defense Tip

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“In the middle of the night on Dec. 30, 2011, I received a call that my son, Noah, 13, who was sleeping over at a friend’s house, was in trouble,”…

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Alaskan Black Bear Kills Teen Runner During Race: It Should Have Been A DGU

 A 16-year-old was killed by a black bear on a organized race in Alaska yesterday. The runner had plenty of time to use a defensive firearm. From adn.com: The runner…

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Would You Shoot This Guy?

Does this security guard’s action constitute an imminent threat of grievous bodily harm or death? (Make the jump for the full video.) If not, what does?

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Political Violence? Attack on Truck Displaying US, ‘Make America Great Again’ Flags

Indianapolis might be one of the last places you’d expect be a hotbed of political violence, the setting of a successful sitcom, or the locus of much excitement at all,…

Congressional Baseball Hero Cop Griner Gave Shooter Verbal Command Before Being Shot

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Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner (above right) is a hero. One hundred percent. She stepped up and took on an active shooter. She did her job, prevented loss of life…

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Congressional Baseball Shooting: A Belt Is Not A Tourniquet

“Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) used his belt as a tourniquet to stop the bleeding of a staffer shot early Wednesday during a congressional baseball game practice,” thehill.com reports. “I took…

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Manhunt Continues for Murderous Georgia Prison Escapees

Federal, state and local law enforcement continue to hunt two violent Georgia violent prison escapees. The manhunt goes on a day after they overpowered guards during a prisoner transport near…