Shooting in Boulder Colorado, Pray For Those Involved

Concealed Carry's Company Policy: Reporting on Mass Killings:

Some loyal readers of our blogs and listeners of our podcast have reached out to ask when we will comment on the March 22, 2021, mass killing in Boulder, Colorado. As a company, we wait at least 72 hours before reporting our opinions on tragedies like this.

There are 3 basic reasons for our decision.

  1. We will not sensationalize the coverage of a tragic event for monetary gain. This is clearly unethical.
  2. Immediately seeing these incidents as an opportunity to pursue a political advantage overlooks the humanity of the people involved. While we understand there are obvious political implications pulled from these incidents, we want to honor the victims by having a 72 ‘blackout' period. When appropriate we can begin focusing on how gun laws or lack thereof impacted the event.
  3. Initial reports are not always accurate. We feel that only after reports are validated can start to understand what happened. It does no good to perpetuate rumors or base an analysis on inaccurate information.

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A note on our use of the killer's name

As a side note, we will not publish the name of anyone who commits a mass killing. Killers sometimes idolize the notoriety of other psychopaths and we will not give them a platform.

So far as what is known about this incident is that 10 people lost their lives in a mass killing. The shooting happened at a King Soopers Grocery store in Boulder Colorado. One of those who was murdered is Boulder Colorado Police Officer Eric Talley. It has been confirmed by the BPD that he was one of the officers who initially responded to the shots-fired call. Talley has a family and had been an officer with the department for the past 11 years. Names and details of the other murder victims have not been confirmed or released.

Police have stated that the killer survived his injuries and is in custody. Additionally, It does not appear that there are any outstanding suspects or any additional threats to the public at this time.

We want to offer our individual prayers to everyone directly or indirectly dealing with the effects of this senseless violence. In addition, we ask that you also pray and ask God to give strength to those who lost loved ones at the hands of an evil man.

About Matthew Maruster

I follow my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who is the eternal co-equal Son of God. I currently live in Columbus, Ohio with my wife and daughter. I served in the Marine Corps Infantry. I was a Staff Sergeant and served as a Platoon Sergeant during combat in Iraq. After I was a police officer at a municipal agency in San Diego County. I have a Bachelors's Degree in Criminal Justice from National University. MJ Maruster Defense.


  1. Gene on March 23, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    I just can’t believe that not one person in that store had a concealed weapon!! As is often stated, we don’t pick the time or place but, must be ready to respond when the time and place occurs!! It takes a good gun to take down a bad gun!!

    • Andy on March 24, 2021 at 2:00 pm

      Although Colorado allows open carry, some cities don’t. Also, the King Soopers has a policy and have asked customers to not open carry on their property. It was a very public policy change done the day after Walmart did the same. Once again, a gun free zone is a murderer magnet.

  2. Aaron on March 24, 2021 at 12:10 am

    Boulder has a lot of laws restricting people from buying and carrying guns in their city.

  3. Brandywine8753 on March 24, 2021 at 7:21 am

    Lake Asbury Baptist Church, Green Cove Springs, Florida : Our prayers go out in ask for comfort and peace to the Families of this Officer and GOD’S Greatest; His Love, Grace, Mercy, and HIS Full Understandings in this time of need. May also the same GRACE cover everyone here at ConcealedCarry. May we train to be our safest and best at what we all do in our daily walk and May God richly Bless you too.

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