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Words We Have to Eat

Be careful what you say, write and post online. It could come back to haunt you if you have to use lethal force in self-defense.

Not All Fights Are Gunfights

Not all criminal attacks justify the use of deadly force. Sheriff Jim Wilson gives helpful insights about different types of personal defense.

Best Practices for Mitigating Threats

Personal-protection expert Steve Tarani offers tips on mitigating threats to minimize the force needed to counter them.

Pennsylvania Castle Doctrine Legislation Vetoed

Alleging it "would have threatened—not enhanced—the public safety of Pennsylvania citizens," lame-duck Gov. Ed Rendell vetoed legislation that would have permitted law-abiding gun owners to legally protect themselves beyond portions of their homes and workplaces.

Brownells Offers Affordable LE 37/40mm Low Force Trainer Kit

Brownells new Low Force Trainer Kit is an economical training alternative for agencies using less-lethal or bean-bag 37mm and 40mm rounds.

The Reality of it All

The self-defense scenario in your mind is unlikely to reflect reality. Here are some ideas on how to make it closer to the truth.

Stand Your Ground

A number of states have laws that fall in this category, but they're all coming under fire.

Act Decisively

Having a plan is part of being prepared. Being able to put that plan into action and see it through to a satisfactory conclusion is key to surviving unpleasant encounters.

Training Begins for New South Dakota Enhanced Concealed Carry Permit

The first training has started for South Dakota’s new enhanced concealed carry permit that will allow its holders to legally carry handguns in states not covered by South Dakota’s standard reciprocity agreements.

Medina, TX School: “We Protect Our Students”

A growing number of schools throughout the country are permitting qualified employees and staff to remain armed when classes are in session as a matter of protection and security, but one school in Texas is literally advertising the fact that its staff carries firearms.

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