Scott W. Wagner

Self-Defense in a Trailer Park

As a patrol officer in a Columbus, Ohio, suburb in 1990, I investigated a suicide in a small trailer park. The victim was a male who lived in a single-wide trailer. He had used a 1911 .45 loaded with ball ammo. Standing in the bathroom, he fired a shot through his right temple. He was …

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Defending Others Against Edged-Weapon Attacks

Back in March, I discussed a news story from Maricopa County, Arizona, in “It’s Never a Bluff.” A crazed offender was stabbing his female companion to death inside of his car as he drove down the road. After the vehicle ran off the road, good Samaritans came to the aid of the occupants. One good …

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Should You Have a Safe Room in Your Home?

Around the year 2000, the concept of panic (or “safe”) rooms gained the attention of the news media. The concept of specially fortified safe areas within the home even resulted in the production of the 2002 film Panic Room. By definition, a panic room is a fortified room installed in a private residence or business …

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