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Thursday, May 19, 2022

HOOBER: “But The Israelis Do It” And Other Failures Of Critical Thinking

By Sam Hoober Critical thinking is one of the most underrated skills that a person can develop, whether it has to do with concealed carry/self defense or hell, life itself. If you do something, you want to think about why you do it. If you don’t have a good reason for it, then you shouldn’t…

Hoober: Thick As A Brick AKA Improvised Weapons

By Sam Hoober A recent incident in Texas highlights the value of improvised weapons in the right situation. It’s the craftsman and not the tool, or whatever cliché you want to use there. It’s the same old trope, but darned if there isn’t something to it. The point isn’t just to consider that you may…

Hoober: What If There Were No More AR-15s?

By Sam Hoober Let’s assume for a moment that there’s a new assault weapons ban or that you live in a state that is dead-set on keeping AR-15s and other semi-automatic rifles out of civilian hands. What are some viable options for a fightin’ rifle for defending yourself in case you can’t get an AR…

Elderly Veteran Beats Armed Suspect to Death to Save Wife

An elderly veteran in South Carolina intervened to save his wife by beating an alleged armed intruder to death mid-afternoon on Monday in Aiken, South Carolina. FOX57 reported 82-year-old Herbert Parrish killed the alleged intruder to protect 79-year-old Lois Parrish. Lois allegedly heard a knock at the door and answered, only to have the suspect ask if…

Gun Store Owner Who Shot Alleged Robber: ‘Don’t Come Back, I’ve Got More Ammo’

A gun store owner in Richardson, Texas, faked a heart attack during an alleged armed robbery Thursday, buying time to get his hands on a gun and shoot one of the suspects. CBS DFW reported the incident occurred around 3 p.m. at Mike’s Gun Room. Fox 4 reported that 77-year-old Mike Brown was in the…

Armed Residents Stand Guard to Protect Kenosha Neighborhood

Approximately ten armed residents are rotating duties each night to stand guard at the entrance of a subdivision in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Kenosha News reports that the armed residents began standing guard over the subdivision on Tuesday, following two nights of protests and riots over the officer-involved shooting of Jacob Blake. About a 10 minute drive from…

Homeowner Opens Fire, Kills Two of Three Home Invasion Suspects

A Wesley Chapel, Florida, homeowner shot and killed two out of three home invasion suspects Friday morning. Fox 35 reports that the homeowner was playing video games when he heard glass breaking just before 1:00 a.m. He retrieved a gun and shot one suspect in a hallway, then fired again when a second suspect allegedly…

Intrusion Suspect Shot Dead While Allegedly Trying to Enter Home

An intrusion suspect who allegedly tried to make entry into a Springfield, Missouri, home Friday night died after being shot by the homeowner. Ozarks First reports that the incident occurred around 11:00 p.m. Friday night. Springfield Police Lieutenant Chad McIntyre indicates that the suspect was allegedly breaking into the home when he was shot. KY3 identified the…

CCW Weekend: Should You Get Body Armor?

By Sam Hoober, Alien Gear Holsters If you watch YouTube, a lot of firearms trainers and YouTube gun channel personalities are wearing body armor. A number of instructors have advocated in print that the armed citizen should have it as well. Since the civilian market for guns and other gear mirrors or otherwise takes inspiration from…

Armed Homeowner Protects Family, Kills Alleged Intruder

An armed homeowner in Vancouver, Washington, confronted and killed a home intrusion suspect Thursday night. The Columbian reports the suspect allegedly broke into the home. KOIN reports “the homeowner confronted the suspected burglar with a gun — eventually shooting and killing him.” The Vancouver Police indicate the incident occurred “in the 6000 block of SE Beach…

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