Self-Defense & Home Defense

Protecting Houses of Worship, Part 2

*This article is taken from the guide Protecting Houses of Worship. Click below to get the FREE full-color, printable PDF! Protecting Houses of Worship ⇐ Claim Your Guide   Written by George Harris All of us who celebrate the Sabbath in our chosen religion, whether it be during the weekly services or in other group meetings …

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That Was a Strange Noise. Should I Shoot?

Reminiscent of a great Christmas poem, you have just settled your brain for a long early autumn nap. You’ve completed your evening security ritual of checking all the doors and windows, setting the alarm, patting the dog on the head and arranging your gun, flashlight and cellphone on the nightstand. As you let your head …

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Protecting Houses of Worship, Part 1

*This article is taken from the guide Protecting Houses of Worship. Click below to get the FREE full-color, printable PDF! Protecting Houses of Worship ⇐ Claim Your Guide   Written by Rick Sapp Where is the safe place? Is it our home, our neighborhood, our school, our church, synagogue or temple? Perhaps in this post-electronic age …

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Avoid, Escape, Survive: How to Avoid Danger, Escape a Deadly Threat and Become a Good Witness

*This article is taken from the guide Avoid, Escape, Survive: How to Avoid Danger, Escape a Deadly Threat and Become a Good Witness. Click below to get the FREE full-color, printable PDF! Avoid, Escape, Survive: How to Avoid Danger, Escape a Deadly Threat and Become a Good Witness ⇐ Claim Your Guide Concealed carry is about security …

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Counter-Gun Concepts: A Logical Approach to Gun Disarms

The best way to defend against a gun-armed threat is with a comparable or more capable gun. As obvious as that may seem, in today’s world, it’s not always possible. Depending upon where you live, where you work and where you travel, carrying a firearm 100 percent of the time won’t always be an option. …

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Theft From My Business: Should I Shoot?

Your long hard day of cooking and serving pizzas has stretched well into the evening. But business is good, and the customers are happy. As you work the counter taking money, making change and helping people, you notice there is one guy, looking kind of shabby, hanging around. He’s eaten his slice and refilled his …

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What Should You Do After Using Deadly Force in Your Home?

If you remember only ONE thing I say in this post, I want it to be this: When we (the police) respond after you have used deadly force in your home, we are going to be “amped up.” Someone has fired shots, and someone else has fired back, fled the scene, been injured or been …

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Justified

I’m a fan of Justified, the six-season FX series based on the work of deceased Michigan writer Elmore Leonard. The series’ executive producer and principal star is Timothy Olyphant. He portrays Raylan Givens, a U.S. Marshal assigned to Kentucky. Givens made his reputation as a marshal with a fast-draw and deadly shot. He appears to …

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Defense at Home: Once Again, Prevention Beats Cure

The city where I live in North Central Florida is well known for its extremely low crime rate. Even in the criminal world, it is well known that gun ownership in my area is substantially above the national average, which likely contributes to the safe environment. But last week I was having lunch with a …

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The ‘Yard Gun’

I recently wrote a piece (as part of the Home Defense Weekly Tip series) about staging firearms. After writing that though, I was working in the yard and had more thoughts on the subject. I had suggested that people could carry a small handgun while home instead of staging handguns in strategic locations. My suggestion …

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