Active Killer Options

Active Killer Response Options for Armed Citizens

by Greg Ellifritz

I've been thinking a lot lately about active killer events. I'm convinced that it is getting incrementally more and more dangerous to intervene in such an attack. A study came out last week stating that 8% of Americans have a CCW permit/license. Unlicensed concealed carry is also completely legal in 16 states. Those residents can carry without getting a permit.

Carry in a Store

How to react if approached about carrying a firearm in a store

by Sean Maloney

Because of the recent murders committed in Texas and Ohio, and the resulting knee-jerk reactions, more and more stores that we regularly patronize are now banning open carry, and sometimes concealed carry, of firearms inside their retail establishments.

Distracting Questions

Distracting Questions

by Greg Ellifritz

In order for a criminal to get close enough to commit his crime, he has to appear non-threatening. If he appears dangerous, his "prey" are likely to spot him earlier and either run away or call for help. Hence, the criminal will close the distance, often using the pretense of asking a question to appear less threatening.

More Self Defense

At Work, as You Drive, and at Home - More Self Defense Gun Stories

by Rob Morse

You didn't see it in the news, but again this week, responsible gun owners defended themselves and the people they love. Self-defense instructor David Cole joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at four new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or were they well trained?

These victims survived lethal attacks because they had a gun..and training.

Dave Grossman

Bulletproof your mind with Col. Dave Grossman - Nov. 16, 2019

Our friends at Buckeye Firearms Association in Ohio have announced that in November they will host Lt. Col. Dave Grossman who will present his Bulletproof Mind seminar.

Saturday, November 16, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cherry Valley Hotel & Event Center
2299 Cherry Valley Rd SE
Newark, OH 43055-9393

Click here for detailed event information and tickets.

Travel Laws

Traveling? Use This Quick Reference for CCW Laws in all 50 States

If you carry a firearm for protection and travel across state lines, you face a difficult problem: how to understand and comply with completely different sets of gun laws.

Let's say you live in Virginia and you are taking a trip to visit family in Florida. If you're traveling by car, you'll need to know the laws in your home state plus North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

Criminal Motivation

Criminal Motivation

by Greg Ellifritz

Trying to figure out why a criminal chooses to commit a crime can be a bit tricky at times.

Most crimes have very clear motivations. The one we see most often is that you simply have something the criminal wants and he thinks he can take that thing (your money, your property, your body) without getting hurt or caught. A close second place is when a criminal believes you have either insulted him or have physically harmed him.

Criminals Break Laws

Another Study Confirms … Wait for It: Criminals Break Laws

by Elizabeth McGuigan

( - A recent study, funded by the National Institute of Justice and conducted by anti-gun researcher Phillip Cook, takes an interesting approach to the question of how long criminals possess a firearm before they are arrested and charged with a firearm-related crime.