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Is It Ever OK to Shoot Someone in the Back?

Is It Ever OK to Shoot Someone in the Back?

By Brandon - Republished with Permission from Concealed Nation Is it ever OK to shoot someone in the back? That’s what Kevin Michalowski discusses in a little more depth than most people think about when dealing with this question. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNF1ZVLd6-w If the only option you have to stop a deadly threat is to shoot someone…

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Colorado School District Arms Security Guards with AR15s

Colorado School District Arms Security Guards with AR15s

Colorado's Douglas County School District has decided to equip its security personnel with Bushmaster AR15 rifles, as part of a measure to increase safety and security on school ground. The weapons would be secured in patrol cars during school hours, but staff would have the ability to retrieve them as needed.  While other Colorado school…

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Hunting Rifles for Self-Defense? Some Thoughts

Hunting Rifles for Self-Defense? Some Thoughts

America has a deep relationship with handguns. One of the most ironically American images is that of the six-gun packin’ cowboy of the Old West. Currently, there are millions of legally owned handguns in the US, and almost all states have some form of legal concealed carry. And it’s pretty clear why: they fit the…

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Terrorism and Concealed Carry: Some Thoughts

Terrorism and Concealed Carry: Some Thoughts

I woke up yesterday morning to the news: Terror attacks in Brussels, Belgium have left dozens dead and scores more injured. I’ve watched the story evolve since it happened; it seems that the Islamic State/Daesh has taken credit. These are the latest in a string of suicide bombings, mass shootings, and other forms of ideologically…

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Protecting Yourself In Private Sales: Concealed Carry And Face-to-Face Sales Tips

If you've ever watched the news, you'll know Craigslist users are increasingly dealing with a sketchier and sketchier world. A recent "prank" video pulled from YouTube features two "social experimenters" kidnapping two people looking to sell their iPhones via Craigslist. Ethan and Moe Bradberry targeted two different people, hired three thugs to chase them down…

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Should Concealed Carriers Be Crime Fighters?

Should Concealed Carriers Be Crime Fighters?

There's one term that comes up over and over again when we run into case examples of concealed carriers responding to a violent threat: justification of the use of deadly force. A gun is immediately deadly force. As concealed carriers, we're just Plain Jane or Joe citizens. We're not sworn officers of the law and…

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Straight Talk about Situational Awareness

Straight Talk about Situational Awareness

Those of us in the US inhabit a fairly peaceful nation. Crime has been dropping steadily for years and we are, in general, safer than we've been in living memory.  And while that's comforting, it doesn't change the fact that sometimes trouble comes looking for you.  We've talked a lot on USA Carry about the…

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