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Highlands Ranch STEM School Shooting

Two students opened fire Tuesday afternoon at STEM School in Highlands Ranch, a suburb of Denver, killing one and wounding 8 others. According to Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock, two students entered the school through the middle school entrance and opened fire in two different class rooms. Nui Giasolli, who d a British Literature class […]

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Concealed Carry: Charged With First Degree Murder

On October 17th of 2015 Stephen Maddox was attacked three separate times by 41-year-old Kelly Wilkerson and his wife. After unsuccessfully attempting to flee his attackers, Maddox was forced to shoot Wilkerson. A long-time concealed carry permit holder, Maddox felt he had nothing to fear from the legal system since he believed the shooting to […]

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Carry More Comfortably

One of the first warnings I give to new concealed carriers is that they should be prepared to be less comfortable than when unarmed. It quickly becomes apparent that carrying a gun for self-defense is a bit of a hassle. But some people are surprised. Few people carry concealed consistently, because after a while the […]

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Active Shooter Medicine: Are Tourniquets as Important as Everyone Thinks?

The well-documented use of tourniquets on the battlefields of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) has saved countless lives, and their use has increased in popularity in recent years especially within the firearm and first responder communities. Anyone who has the foresight to put together a medical bag for any reason probably […]

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