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How to Handle a Mugging

How to Handle a Mugging

According to the most numbers from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, crime rates continue to fall in these United States. Violent crime and property crime in particular are approaching historic lows, and there’s an argument to be made that we live in the safest period in the country’s history. However, sometimes trouble come looking for…

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Another Good-Guy with a Gun in Illinois!

Another Good-Guy with a Gun in Illinois!

What’s better than a feel-good story about a good-guy with a gun defending themselves even though they were in a state that strongly discourages gun ownership? How about two of them? This time it was in Elmwood Park, Illinois when a motorist defended his life from a robber at a gas station. Surveillance of the…

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Preventing A Home Invasion

Preventing A Home Invasion

One of the most common scenarios where people have to defend themselves against a violent criminal is a home invasion, or to be more specific a home invasion robbery. A burglary, by definition, is different as the victim isn't present. This is the reason why people keep a gun in the home, just like how…

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A False Sense of Security: 4 Common Home Security Mistakes to Avoid

A False Sense of Security: 4 Common Home Security Mistakes to Avoid

The odds of having your home broken into are higher than you might think. In 2015, there were 1,579,527 home burglaries in the United States, equivalent to 527.9 burglaries for every 100,000 people, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 71.6 percent of these burglaries involved residential properties, and burglaries accounted for 19.8 percent of…

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Pistol-Whipped Pizza Customer Fights Back - With His .45

Pistol-Whipped Pizza Customer Fights Back – With His .45

If you ever have a hankering for late night pizza, be sure to bring your sidearm. One customer found he needed his last Tuesday when two armed men attempted to rob Porfirio's II Pizza and Pasta in Levittown, Pa. "They were wearing dark clothing, backpacks, had hoods up, face masks on, gloves, brandishing handguns," said…

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Concealed Carrier Saves AutoZone Employees

Concealed Carrier Saves AutoZone Employees

Three armed robbers thought they had picked an easy target when they tried to rob a Houston-area AutoZone store on Friday night. That is, until a concealed carrier pulled into the parking lot. The Texan with a License to Carry (LTC) saw the robbery from outside, drew his handgun and entered the store where the…

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91-Year-Old CPL Defends Self from Robber

91-Year-Old CPL Defends Self from Robber

What’s that old saying? “God made men, but Sam Colt made them equal.” A 91-year-old Detroit man proved this old saying correct again when he shot a would-be robber with his concealed handgun, The Detroit News reports. The victim, who probably wasn't using a Colt Peacemaker, was getting out of his car in a Rite…

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Concealed Carrier Playing Pokémon Go Shoots Back

Concealed Carrier Playing Pokémon Go Shoots Back

Around 4AM Monday morning, a group of six people were in a Gary Reese Freedom Park in Las Vegas playing Pokémon Go when a robber and an underage drivers drove up demanding their money and property at gunpoint. Little did the criminals know, one of the players had a concealed carry permit and was carrying his own…

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Burglar Shoots Dog, And That’s When The Owner Returns Home

Burglar Shoots Dog, And That’s When The Owner Returns Home

The moment Ron Sheffield and his wife arrived back at their house last Friday night, they immediately knew something was wrong. “When I pulled in the driveway and saw the side door open and the storm door closed, that shouldn't (have) been that way,” Sheffield said. That’s because Mark Jones, 29, had broken into their Brandenburg,…

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