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Irresponsible off duty US Border Patrol Agent causes 47,000 acre wildfire

The newly released video from 2017 was featured on INSIDE EDITION recently and shows the shot that started it all during a baby announcement gone very, very wrong. Gender reveal parties have become the norm in America for many expecting families. Popping balloons to reveal confetti is one thing. Shooting binary explosives to reveal your…

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Critical Thinking About Safe Appendix Carry

"Safe Appendix Carry" is clearly an option.Only you can decide if this method is a good choice for you, but you should be sure to approach the question with logic and rational thinking, with a clear understanding of the concepts and techniques involved. Carrying any firearm entails risk. Critical thinking is the best way to mitigate those risks.

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Evaluating New Techniques

One of the more popular, though misguided, sayings in combatives training refers to a new technique as “just another tool for your toolbox.” It’s one of those comforting industry truisms that makes a good soundbite without actually explaining anything. As teaching goes, it’s really no different than “because I say so.” The problem with the…

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Help Wanted

If you’re reading this, you likely see the wisdom in thinking about your safety and that of your home and family. And if this is not your first visit to the Personal Defense Network site, you put some value in learning about and preparing for personal and home defense. Preparation means training and, as a…

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Safety in Rural Environments

I’ve talked to numerous friends, coworkers, students, family, and others about their perception of security in rural environments. The majority assume that living outside of heavily urban or suburban areas decreases the likelihood of their encountering a situation in which they would have to defend themselves or their loved ones from a lethal threat. I…

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Readiness Considerations

Considering the recent active-shooter killings in Colorado and Wisconsin, these spontaneous/flash-type domestic “terrorism” incidents are a burgeoning personal protection problem. Though such an incident may not have occurred in your area, that doesn’t mean it can’t or won’t. Because of this, our personal and family awareness levels have to be elevated and congruent with the…

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