Episode 496 – Are Guns A Deterrent Against Crime?

Topic: Are Guns A Deterrent Against Crime?

Matthew and Jacob go into a deeper than normal analysis on an incident (DGU) from Fairbanks Alaska that has a lot of lessons to offer.

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About Jacob Paulsen

Jacob S. Paulsen is the President of ConcealedCarry.com. ConcealedCarry.com provides in-person and online firearm training for American gun owners. The Company is currently teaching in-person classes in 25+ states with a team of more than 55 instructors. Jacob is a NRA certified instructor & Range Safety Officer, USCCA certified instructor and training counselor, Utah BCI instructor, Affiliate instructor for Next Level Training, Graduate and certified instructor for The Law of Self Defense, and a Glock and Sig Sauer Certified Armorer. He resides in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with his wife and children.


  1. Brandywine8753 on April 16, 2021 at 4:54 pm

    Well done gentlemen. thank you !

  2. Gary on April 20, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    Thanks guys great podcast.
    I’m retired now. I always wanted to learn handgun safety . I’m scheduled to start my HQC Training this Saturday.
    In today world it’s needed with Democrats are wanting to take away our 2nd amendment right.

    • Matthew Maruster on April 20, 2021 at 2:25 pm

      Thanks for leaving the comment, Gary. I am grateful that you enjoy the podcast. Stay safe!

  3. Sherra Scott on April 23, 2021 at 1:04 pm

    I just finished listening to this episode. In reference to your comment toward the end of the podcast about not knowing of any jurisdictions where you can use deadly force or the threat of deadly force to perform a citizen’s arrest…There is…South Carolina.
    17-13-10 sets the stage for when you can perform a citizen’s arrest, and 17-13-20 follows it up with when deadly force can be used. I personally know someone who shot someone who was committing one of the crimes cited below and was charged by the solicitor (what we call prosecutors in SC) with murder and the Grand Jury refused to indite citing 17-13-20.

    Asterisks were added by me for emphasis.

    SECTION 17-13-10. Circumstances when any person may arrest a felon or thief.

    Upon (a) view of a felony committed, (b) certain information that a felony has been committed or (c) view of a larceny committed, any person may arrest the felon or thief and take him to a judge or magistrate, to be dealt with according to law.

    SECTION 17-13-20. Additional circumstances when citizens may arrest; means to be used.

    A citizen may arrest a person in the nighttime by efficient means as the darkness and the probability of escape render necessary, ***even if the life of the person should be taken,*** when the person:

    (a) has committed a felony;

    (b) has entered a dwelling house without express or implied permission;

    (c) has broken or is breaking into an outhouse with a view to plunder;

    (d) has in his possession stolen property; or

    (e) being under circumstances which raise just suspicion of his design to steal or to commit some felony, flees when he is hailed.

    • Jacob Paulsen on April 23, 2021 at 5:30 pm

      Fantastic Sherra thank you for sharing! That is some strong law right there!

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