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Top Personal Defense News September 2016
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Conflict Avoidance:  Practicing What I Preach Conflict Avoidance: Practicing What I Preach

Avoiding conflict should be everyone’s preference … but if you carry a gun, it also becomes your responsibility. Readers familiar with Personal Defense Network should be familiar with my thoughts on the idea of “should vs could” when it comes to taking action with a defensive firearm. A myriad of laws and beliefs on this topic exist around the U.S. Most of them revolve around people asking what they “can” do in regard to the letter of the law, questions like, “When can I shoot someone?” or “When am I allowed to use my gun?” Answers often include phrases such as “stand your ground,” “castle doctrine,” or “duty to retreat.” READ MORE

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Prioritizing Needs & Skills

Self-defense is a huge topic with a lot of different specialty areas. You may have a lot of different concerns when developing your self-defense training plan. The first thing you want to do is prioritize your needs and then prioritize the skills that will help you meet those needs. WATCH NOW

Prioritizing Needs & Skills
Motivation: Protect What You Love

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

Motivation:  Protect What You Love
It Could Happen to You
The Armed Citizen ®

In another case of a Craigslist transaction gone awry, one man is dead after he and a friend pretended to be interested in purchasing an item found on the website but instead decided to rob the seller. The two thieves traveled to the seller’s home, then overpowered him and tied him up. One of the culprits left the scene in the victim’s car, at which point the resident was able to free himself, grab a firearm and shoot his remaining captor. The injured robber would succumb to his injuries, and local law enforcement is searching for the escaped suspect. (Mohave Valley Daily News, Bullhead City, AZ, 1/25/16)

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NEWS FROM THE NRA-ILA
ATF Delays Any Changes to Nitrocellulose Regulation

Earlier this summer, ATF released an Explosives Industry Newsletter that changed the agency’s treatment of nitrocellulose, the primary component in smokeless powders used in modern ammunition. This change had the potential to seriously disrupt ammunition supply in the United States because it changed a long-standing ATF policy... Read More

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