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.

Shot Through Door

Your Tactical Training Scenario- Shot Through the Door

by Greg Ellifritz

Recently, I was reading some of the court documents regarding the Jayme Closs kidnapping. If you are unfamiliar with what happened, a man saw 13-year old Jayme Closs getting off the school bus one day. He decided that he had to have this girl. Later that night, he appeared on Jayme’s parents’ front porch. When Jayme’s father looked out the door peephole, the kidnapper shot him through the door with a shotgun.

End Up In Jail

Five Reasons Why A Law-Abiding Gun Owner Could End Up In Jail

by David Pugh

Reason #1: Bad Guys Lie

It’s very rare that a bad guy will tell the truth after an incident. When the police show up, you’ll tell the police the real story of how you defended yourself or your loved ones, and the bad guy will tell a story about the crazy person with a gun who attacked them.

Reason #2: You Didn’t Know the Law

Shaking Hands

Your Tactical Training Scenario - Shaking Hands

by Greg Ellifritz

You are out shopping one night in an area with lots of pedestrian traffic, bars, restaurants, and stores. A drunken man approaches you and engages you in an argument, walking away after taking a swing (that didn’t connect) at you. The drunk reappears about 15 minutes later. He apologizes for his conduct and extends his hand to shake. Do you take his hand or refuse to shake?

First Aid Training

Why Gun Owners Should Get Tactical First Aid Training

If you own a gun, especially if it's for self defense, you should seek training to become proficient in the use of firearms. But there's another kind of training you should have as well: tactical first aid.

Why? Because inherent in any self defense situation is the possibility that you will be shot, stabbed, or otherwise face life-threatening injuries.

What's the good of having the tools and training to use a firearm to defend your life if you die moments later as a result of the attack?

Self Defense Stories

Stories of Armed Self Defense

courtesy of American Rifleman

Sitting at home, a couple was in the living room when they heard loud banging on their kitchen door. Going to investigate, the woman’s husband went to the other room and saw a young man hitting the door while demanding to see a girlfriend.