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5 Common Gun Control Myths

If you've ever talked about guns or concealed carry with a group of people, you've probably encountered that one person who tried to convince everyone that guns are evil and do more harm than good. Typically, it's someone who doesn't own a gun, has never shot a gun, and knows next to nothing about guns outside of what they've seen in movies and TV shows. The myths they've come to believe are not...

OH MY! Columbus ABC's Tom Sussi "breaks" old news on out-of-state CCW licenses

Judging by his performance, WSYX (Columbus ABC) reporter Tom Sussi believed he really had a major story when he "broke" the news that the training requirements to obtain concealed carry licenses from different states have different training requirements. Last week, Sussi breathlessly reported that he had obtained an out-of-state Arizona license to carry a firearm without having taken any range...

You never know when you'll have to defend yourself

A lot of people are carrying concealed these days. But many don't carry all the time. One thing you'll hear many of these gun owners say is "Oh, I really don't have to carry when I'm going to the grocery store or safe places like that. I only carry when I'm going to be in an unfamiliar place." Here are results from a survey we did on concealed carry. When ask how often they carry, respondents...

Are You Practicing or Plinking?

You got your concealed carry license because you were concerned that you might need to use a firearm to protect your life or the life of someone else. And, as a responsible concealed carry license holder you practice with your firearm on a regular basis. You do, don’t you? If not, you might want to reconsider your priorities. Just as you make monthly payments on your auto, home, and life...

Avoidance: A Key Self Defense Tactic

Most self defense firearms training focuses on shooting tactics: grip, stance, draw, trigger control, clearing drills, and so on. This is all important stuff. When you make the decision to own or carry a firearm, you'd darned well better make sure you know what you're doing when you decide to use the gun to defend yourself or others. But because firearms instructors exist to teach you about using...

You Might Be a Gun Criminal

We’ve all laughed at Jeff Foxworthy’s clever “You might be a redneck” jokes, but firearm crime is no joking matter, and there are a lot of people committing “gun crimes” every day without even knowing it. Whether you know all about guns and gun laws, or you don’t even own a gun, you might be a gun criminal. American gun laws are so convoluted and the definitions so elastic that even the Bureau of...

Criminals think of themselves as "good people"

Recently we discussed how criminals don't think the way ordinary people do . According to Stanton E. Samenow Ph.D., criminals think in stark, black and white terms that leave no room for reason, negotiation, empathy for victims. To follow up on this idea, here's another somewhat startling observation: many criminals actually view themselves as good people despite their bad actions. Here's another...

Is deadly force legal if you HATE your attacker?

When we talk about using deadly force legally, we generally define it like this: Deadly force is justified only to prevent the imminent danger of death or great bodily harm. So, you're in your house minding your own business. A man bursts through the back door waving a machete. And you shoot him because you fear for your life. Pretty simple concept, right? But what if in addition to fear you also...

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