5 Key Truths

5 Key Truths About Using Lethal Force in Self Defense The general idea of defending yourself with lethal force may seem pretty simple on the surface, but there’s a big difference between the general idea of defending yourself and the specific circumstances...

Brutal Reality

The Brutal Reality of Armed Self Defense in the Real World If you think you’re prepared for armed self defense just because you’ve seen it on TV and in the movies, you may be in for a horrible surprise. It is almost NEVER like the movies. In the real world...

Gun Control 1957

Gun Control 1957: The Same Old Story by Larry S. Moore A local reader gave me a number of copies of the old Ohio Conservation Bulletin a few years ago. At that time I glanced through them but laid them aside. Recently, I got them out for a closer look. I found...

Negligent Discharges 2

How to Avoid Negligent Discharges – Part 2 by Sean Maloney In part 1, I shared the rules of safe gun handling and the first of three incidents demonstrating how following these rules can help you avoid negligent discharges, which can be legally perilous. In part...

Negligent Discharges 1

How to Avoid Negligent Discharges – Part 1 by Sean Maloney I recently received three phone calls from gun owners who experienced negligent discharges. This prompts me to remind us all about the importance of fundamental rules of gun safety. I will not get into...

Miranda Means Shut Up

What does the Miranda warning really mean? SHUT UP! The Miranda warning, sometimes referred to as your Miranda rights, is a warning police give to criminal suspects after they are taken into custody. The purpose of the Miranda warning depends on whether you are the...

7 Top Resources

7 Top Information Resources for Gun Owners There was a time not so long ago when good information on firearms and self defense was hard to find. But today, with about a billion websites and other online resources, there is so much information, it’s hard to know...

Holster Carry

Hollywood gets it wrong on holster carry This article was originally published at Buckeye Firearms Association. by Dean Rieck If you were to believe what you see on TV and in the movies, the only people who carry a handgun in a holster are cops. Everyone else just...

Victimization Odds

Are you crazy to carry a gun…or crazy not to? by Dean Rieck Recently, a friend of mine said that people who want a gun for protection are just plain crazy. My friend’s argument was that you’re a lot more likely to die in a car accident or a fire. The...

Citizen Police Academy

Learn More about Police Through Your Local “Citizen Academy” by Dean Rieck Like many Americans, I’ve been following the national discussion about policing for many years. But I question whether this “discussion” benefits anyone. As with...