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Knifed!

Shanked for Fun Shamieke Pugh, 28, was playing cards with three prison buddies when he was attacked by another inmate. Fortunately, although of little consolation to Pugh, the knife attack was caught on video. Greg Reinke stabbed Pugh and three others multiple times. It would have ended worse for the four, none of whom died, …

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Convenience Store Chaos: Should I Shoot?

After six hours on the road, you pull off for gas and a chance to stretch your legs. You’ve got four more hours to go before you get to your parents’ retirement home on the coast. It’s getting late, and your wife and children decide to stay in the car while you gas up, wash …

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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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Seatbelts, Vehicles and Firearms: Firearms Training Beyond the Norm

I had the opportunity to spend some time talking with Jacob Paulson, the founder and president of ConcealedCarry.com, on The Concealed Carry Podcast a few weeks ago. We were speaking about proper techniques and tactics for off-body carry. From that, an interesting topic came up about effective ways for concealed carriers to get out of a …

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School Shootings: What Drives Mass Shooters?

*The following is an excerpt from the USCCA’s Active Shooter: Uncovering What Drives Your Attacker. The material presented below deals mainly with school shootings. There is no single profile that defines the mass shooter. Some could be categorized as psychotic, such as the Virginia Tech shooter. Others are motivated or inspired by ISIS or other …

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Self-Defense in the Great Outdoors

*The following is an excerpt from The Responsible Gun Owner’s Guide to Self-Defense in the Great Outdoors. Self-Defense Has No Boundaries Think about what a criminal really looks for when selecting a victim. Like all predators, a criminal wants some sort of advantage. That usually means he will select a target he believes he can …

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