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Should You Carry Concealed While on Painkillers?

Should You Carry Concealed While on Painkillers?

By Brandon – Republished with Permission from Concealed Nation. For the millions of Americans living in some state of dependency upon legally prescribed painkillers, a lingering question abounds as to whether taking them and then carrying a gun presents a conflict. There is a dilemma. On one hand, we have a moral and legal obligation…

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Should You Take Your Gun To Work?

Should You Take Your Gun To Work?

To bring or not to bring. It's a basic question we all ask ourselves when we get up for work in the morning. On one hand, there's the comfort and security of knowing you're able to protect yourself and potentially your co-workers in the event of a security risk at work. On the other hand,…

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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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