In several past Decembers, I’ve listed the articles and videos that I’ve thought were the best of the preceding year. This year, I’ve singled out 3 articles that I are important for any student of personal defense. As the Executive Director of Personal Defense Network, I have already approved any of the content you see
A man was legally carrying his weapon on State Street in Madison, Wisconsin last week. State street is a popular restaurant and nightlife area for the thousands of students and residents that live in the bustling college town. On ‘just another average night’, another man had other ideas about the weapon on the man’s hip.
Anywhere, anytime, a normal day can quickly turn into a series of life and death decisions that must be made in a quick timeframe. A family was recently faced with this exact situation. A “normal” Sunday trip to church turned sideways as they were all facing a man with bad intentions. In the end, a
The offender referenced in today’s case from Arizona is indisputably a career violent offender: a serial rapist and multiple murderer of children. His case, and the facts arising from his prosecution, highlight some of the features of Violent Criminal Actors that those interested in protection of self and others must understand and plan for in order to increase our safety.
An article from a recent encounter in a grocery store parking lot (click here to read the full article)clearly illustrates the need for awareness at all times and shares many lessons for the average citizen defender to consider. Mike Panther faced a pair of attackers in Midlothian, Texas last month and lived to tell the
A recent article on Active Response Training’s website titled “A Cautionary Tale for CCW Permit Carriers” is one that as citizen defenders and firearms concealed carriers, we all need to read and absorb. READ THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE Uniformed officers responding to the scene, a female shoplifter yelling “rape” while a plain clothes officer attempts
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
The man in this video was subsequently disarmed and shot multiple times with his own gun. This scene, reportedly recorded in Mexico, raises many questions…WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Rob Pincus asks and answers the following questions: Did the disarmer get lucky? Did the man need to be shot after his gun was taken away and he
Florida prisoner kills cellmate, gouges out eyes, wears ear on necklace, sources say. Image: www.tampabay.com The study of violent crime and the subset of offenders we refer to as Violent Criminal Actors, or VCAs, is a serious undertaking and as such it bears scrutiny to make sure we’re not engaging in the titillation of what