Episode 414: The Ahmaud Arbery Incident – What We Know

Topic: The Ahmaud Arbery Incident – What We Know

Riley Bowman and Matthew Maruster sit down to discuss the Ahmaud Arbery shooting in Brunswick, Georgia. According to reports, Ahmaud was out for a run when he was mistaken for a neighborhood burglar, chased down, and shot in an altercation. New video has surfaced, and we take a live look at it together today on the podcast and try to ascertain what lessons we should take from this. Tune in!

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About Riley Bowman

Riley Bowman is the Director of Training at ConcealedCarry.com and the Host of the Concealed Carry Podcast. He came up in this world initially through his 8-year experience with a state-level law enforcement agency in Colorado. Riley has trained extensively under instructors such as: Rob Leatham, Mike Seeklander, Tim Herron, Scott Jedlinski, Matt Little, Kyle Lamb, Dave Spaulding, Jeff Gonzales, Bill Blowers, Chuck Pressburg, and others, amassing many hundreds of hours of formal shooting and tactics training. He is an NRA Pistol Instructor, a Colorado P.O.S.T. Handgun and Patrol Rifle Instructor, a graduate of Trident Concepts Concealed Carry Instructor course, and a Modern Samurai Project Endorsed Instructor. He also competes in USPSA and 3-gun competitions including numerous top-10 finishes at major matches and championships. He is the current USPSA Carry Optics Colorado State Champion and most recently won 3rd place in Master Class at the 2022 USPSA Carry Optics National Championship.


  1. Daisy on May 21, 2020 at 3:27 pm

    You guys need to listen to Andrew Branca’s view of this

    • Riley Bowman on May 21, 2020 at 3:30 pm

      I have, and I understand the points Andrew makes about the case. Please keep in mind our own analysis is more from the should-do/shouldn’t-do angle and what lessons as concealed carriers we can take from the incident. Less about the actual legalities concerned.

  2. Brian Archibald on May 21, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    I’ve listened to, and enjoyed, your podcast week after week.
    I listened to this week’s podcast twice just to be sure; and I am confident in saying that you all have provided the most objective and factually based account of this incident that can be said.
    Bravo on your take!
    Spot on.

    • Riley Bowman on May 25, 2020 at 10:02 pm

      Thank you, Brian! Your feedback means a lot!

    • Matthew Maruster on May 26, 2020 at 12:33 pm

      Thank you Brian. With topics like this, it is often hard not to get sucked into the sidebar topics that really are more speculation and opinion than provable fact. We tried to stick to lessons learned and how a situation like this could apply to anyone. I am thankful for your comment and very appreciative of you being a loyal listener.

  3. Craig Danekas on June 2, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    Great job gentlemen. I think that your analysis and the lesson(s) to be learned were spot on.

  4. Mike C. on July 15, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    Well done on this one gents. You took the high road on a subject you knew would be challenging. Presented fair and unbiased. As you stress do everything in your power to avoid conflicts and don’t chase people down with weapons in hand. I feel you brought a wealth of knowledge and value to this tragedy so as law abiding gun owners we can learn from others mistakes.

    • Matthew Maruster on July 15, 2020 at 8:34 pm

      Thank you Mike. It’s a time where people either want to hear you agree with them 100% or they are against you 100%. We weren’t interested in doing a political analysis of the incident like so many others have done. I’m glad that you appreciated our focus.

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