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Family Defensive Strategies: For the Armed Individual

This article addresses tactics and techniques that will serve the armed person during a situation where they may have to use their gun while with friends or family members. I write this in the wake of numerous active-shooter incidents, including the Colorado movie theater shooting that killed 12 and injured 58, and the Sandy Hook… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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Deter. Detect. Defend.

Deter. Detect. Defend. is a phrase used for many things, including identity theft awareness and various military units. I picked it up while serving in 3rd FAST Company, and it has served me well ever since. I believe that when this approach is applied to the concealed carry holder, it will greatly increase their awareness… Read more »

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Family Safety: Protecting Your Family Training for Mutual Defense

To most people our family’s safety is a top priority. What do you do to ensure your family is safe during a threat? Defensive training and practice typically involve one person alone against single or multiple assailants. But most of our lives, we are with other people. The difference between training/practicing alone and working with… Read more »