Personal Defense: What’s More Important, Body Armor or a Helmet?

Like most red-blooded American boys from Generation X, I was first introduced to the concept of personal body armor by my father. I was nine years old and my dad drove us to the local sporting goods store to buy an athletic supporter and cup so I could start Little League baseball the following week. […]

The Things You Learn In Competition May Save Your Life One Day

You learn a lot from competition. Dealing with pressure, time constraints, performance anxiety and other tensors give an occasional additional experience: choking. All those are great teachers about preparation in all aspects of life. Shooting the Metal Madness Homecoming rimfire match in Kentucky a couple of weeks ago taught me that what I’d thought was preparedness…wasn’t. […]

Chicago Tribune is ‘Worrified’ That Chicagoans Are Defending Themselves With Guns

Chicago Police Department car fire hydrant

Last weekend, Chicagoans witnessed a weekend that saw at least 71 people shot. Tragically, nine of the victims died from their injuries. Just two weeks ago, Chicagoans survived a weekend that saw at least 44 people shot. Tragically, at least eight of the victims died from their injuries. In a city where criminals know they can get […]

Defending Property Or Defending Yourself? It’s A Blurry Line People Often Get Wrong.

A recent story of a shootout in a wealthy north shore Chicago suburb demonstrates that deciding whether someone is defending their property or defending themselves can be complicated. According to the video, neighbors in Winnetka thought they were hearing fireworks, but what they were actually hearing was a gun battle between a homeowner and several […]

Brutal Machete Attack in Times Square ‘Gun-Free’ Disarmament Zone

Times Square stabbing machete attack

The brutal stabbing of a man in New York City’s Times Square on Thursday underscores the futility of public disarmament, which affects only law-abiding citizens, and proves the proponents of so-called “sensitive zones” are clueless, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said. Several news agencies reported the incident, indicating three […]

Personal Defense Tip: Screws Are Cheaper Than Lawyers

door security screw kit

A recent security video that’s floating around the interwebs shows a couple of criminals who are trying to kick in a door. Despite their efforts to invade what looks to be an apartment, they had no luck and then left quickly when the their would be victim opens fire through the door. Take a look […]

Why are Democrats Working So Hard to Outlaw Body Armor?

Warbird Body Armor

New York Democratic Congresswoman Grace Meng apparently wants to make it easier for criminals to shoot you. Meng has reintroduced legislation – for the third time – that would ban civilian body armor if it can defeat rifle ammunition.  Meng’s bill, H.R. 3247, which is titled the “Aaron Salter, Jr., Responsible Body Armor Possession Act,” […]