Chicago Teen Robbed and Severely Beaten in Front of a Police Camera

As reported, Thomas Insley – a 16 year old Chicago resident – was walking home from the magnate highschool which he attends, when he was attacked by up to 4 assailants.  Insley was placed in a choke hold and beaten by the robbers, who stole his iPod and $20 in his wallet, before fleeing.  Insley was rendered unconscious, suffered a broken nose, had multiple teeth

66 Year Old Woman Makes the Right Chioice After Suffering a Violent Robbery

Christine Hollar of Orangeburg, SC is a retired school teacher and grandmother who now owns rental property.  She was cleaning her property on Whitman Street during day when a male approached her, knocked her down, and began slamming her head against the ground.  The man then pistol-whipped Hollar in the back of the head, before taking her car keys and her purse.

“Misrepresented gun statistics fire off unwarranted judgment”

I would like to point out an article entitled “Misrepresented gun statistics fire off unwarranted judgment,”  by Alexander Seymour.  This article was published in The Orion, a student newspaper for California State University.  In his article, Mr. Seymour draws attention to the Brady Campaign’s deceptive misuse of gun statistics, as well as the flawed reasoning behind the Brady Campaign’s gun control goals.  While I don’t agree with everything in that article, this article is a breath of fresh air – … Continued

Concealed Carry Holsters for Women Video Clip

I’ve had several women ask me for advice insofar as concealed carry holster options are concerned.  As a male, I can’t give first-hand advice as far as holsters and women’s clothing are concerned.  However, I can highly recommend the video clip show below, in which a woman discusses and demonstrates a variety of concealed carry (and open carry) holsters:

Armed Husband and Wife Save a Woman from Domestic Violence

As reported, a husband and wife, who each have a concealed carry permit, used their self defense guns to save a woman from a domestic violence attack. Police say that a husband and wife pulled into a Wadsworth, Ohio McDonald’s, located on High Street, and noticed a man beating a woman in another vehicle.  Fearing for that woman’s safety, the couple reportedly drew their guns and ordered the man to stop his attack, at which point he fled on foot.  … Continued

AK-47 vs AR-15 Video Clips

Below is an excellent series of video clips by nutnfancy, addressing the reliability/durability, ballistics, firepower, ergonomics, weight, operation, accuracy, accessories/versatility, optics, value, and track records of the AK-47 and the AR-15:

Armed South African Store Owner Stops 2 Violent Armed Robbers

As I’ve previously noted, I mainly write about self defense cases in the United States. This is because I’m an American, who focuses first and foremost on American gun and self defense rights. However, as the case below from South Africa shows, armed self defense saves crime victims all around the world: Police say that two armed robbers entered a shop in the Mercury House building in the Durban CBD in, South Africa.  The men are said to have pistol … Continued

Armed Robber Shoots a Fleeing Victim

A recent robbery attempt from Cleveland, Ohio, in which the victim tried to flee but was shot by the robber, reinforces the benefits of armed self defense and the problem with trying to flee from a robber:

Reuse of Desiccants (moisture absorbers) to Protect Guns and Ammunition

A while back, I wrote a couple of articles that addressed the problem of humidity insofar as guns and ammunition are concerned, and how desiccants can solve that problem.  The first article, How to Protect Your Guns from Humidity, provided a brief overview of common humidity-mitigation approaches.  The second article, Long Term Ammunition Storage, addressed my preferred method of protecting ammunition during long term storage.  In response to these articles, a reader named John recently sent me an email, suggesting … Continued

I Passed the Iowa Bar Exam

Not exactly gun related, but I am pleased to announce that I have passed the Iowa bar examination. A note as to why I took the Iowa bar exam: I took and passed the July 2009 Illinois bar exam, and have been practicing law in the Rock Island, Illinois area.  Since Rock Island, Illinois is right on the Iowa border, and I actually live in Iowa, deciding to take the Iowa bar exam was pretty easy.  So, I took the … Continued

An Abuse of Gun Registration Requirements

I’ve previously mentioned how gun registration bears no rational relationship to crime prevention, and instead is simply a direct or indirect means of infringing the right of law abiding citizens to own firearms.  A recent case from California, in which two law abiding citizens did everything they could to lawfully give and receive a gun as a gift – only to be caught up in red tape and potential criminal prosecution – underscores this point: Now Available for the Amazon Kindle (UPDATE)

A while back, I mentioned that was available on the Amazon Kindle. For a while, Kindle subscribers were unable to read full articles.  However, that problem has been corrected, and Kindle subscribers can now view the full articles (including images).  Information about the Amazon Kindle, and a subscription link to the Kindle store, can be seen below:

Am I Hoping to Ever Use a Gun in Self Defense?

I was recently asked whether I hope that I’ll ever get the “opportunity” to use a gun in self defense, be it my concealed carry pistol or a home defense gun. The person who asked this question did so in all sincerity, and I gave the following sincere answer in return:

Concealed Carry Options while Riding a Motorcycle?

A visitor to this site recently asked me about concealed carry while riding my motorcycle.  My approach for motorcycle CCW can be seen below, and those who also carry while riding are encouraged to share what has worked for them:

South African Shopkeeper Shoots a Violent Armed Robber in Self Defense

As I’ve previously noted, I mainly write about self defense cases in the United States. This is because I’m an American, who focuses first and foremost on American gun and self defense rights. However, as the case below from South Africa shows, armed self defense saves crime victims all around the world: Police say that three armed robbers entered a Grassy Park, Cape Town shop right around closing time, and forced the owner and employees into a back room at … Continued

Situational Awareness is Vital to Self Defense

When it comes to self defense, I write mainly about how firearms are the most effective method of self defense yet invented by humanity.  I mention how guns allow everyone, including the elderly, the disabled, and the physically weaker members of society, to save themselves from even the strongest criminals.  However, guns alone are not enough to guarantee safety – Being aware of one’s surroundings is also vital:

Attorney and Author Stephen Halbrook Discusses the Nordyke Case

Below is a video clip in which author and attorney Stephen Halbrook discusses the Nordyke v. Alameda case (which I have previously mentioned). The outcome of this case, which deals with a gun show ban, will likely have profound effects upon our gun rights from coast to coast: