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Top Personal Defense News August 2016
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Hearing Protection For Shooting Hearing Protection For Shooting

As a community, we tend to obsess over the latest and greatest gun, bullet, holster, or other item that we believe may give us some advantage. In the realm of personal defense, what gives us the best advantage is our ability to understand which threats are most likely to occur in our neighborhoods, workplaces, and lifestyles. Our ability to recognize a potential attack, how that attack develops, and how to respond appropriately, comes from training frequently and realistically. We take in most of the data from our environment visually, but our ability to detect and process sounds often proves to be more useful. I’m going to discuss that ability to discern sound, as well as the importance of protecting our physical ability to discern sound. READ MORE

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Shotgun vs Rifle: What's Better For Home Defense?

On site at the Bristlecone Shooting, Training and Retail Center in Denver, Colorado, Rob Pincus answers a question he’s asked a lot. Shotgun vs. rifle: what’s better for home defense? WATCH NOW

Shotgun vs Rifle:  What's Better For Home Defense?
Why People Don't Carry Guns

There are a lot of reasons why people don’t carry guns, including legal, moral, and competence-related excuses. Rob Pincus addresses the three most common excuses he hears, all of which can easily be overcome. WATCH NOW

Why People Don't Carry Guns
It Could Happen to You
The Armed Citizen ®

Police officers responding to a report of gunshots in Georgia learned that a disabled veteran used his Smith & Wesson M&P to save his life. The man said he was awakened early in the morning when two men, claiming to be police, tried to break into his mobile home. When he checked a video surveillance device, though, the resident had a good idea that they were not police officers. The two armed thugs allegedly fired at the homeowner first, who fired back. No one was injured, but the bullet holes that pock-marked the man’s trailer were visible for the real police to see. “My gun saved my life,” the man told reporters afterward. (WTOC, Savannah, GA, 3/30/16)

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NEWS FROM THE NRA-ILA
Massachusetts Attorney General Unilaterally Bans Thousands of Previously Legal Guns

On July 19, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey issued an “enforcement notice” that greatly expands the Commonwealth’s definition of “assault weapon.” AG Healey alleges that the ban’s definition of “copy” or “duplicate” “assault weapons” has been misinterpreted for the last 18 years... Read More

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