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Rob is the Founder, Editor, and writer for You Can Carry. He became interested in concealed carry, self-defense, and emergency/personal preparation as he got married and had his first kid. His new-found desire to protect his family and keep them safe led him to getting a concealed firearm permit from the state of Utah, which began an increasing love for firearms and concealed carry. He is a NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and a Utah Concealed Firearms Permit Instructor. Connect with Rob on Google+
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Man arrested after tackling legal permit holder for carrying a gun

January 22, 2015

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You may have heard that a man in Florida, Clarence Daniels, who was legally carrying a concealed weapon was attacked by Michael Foster who spotted his gun, then followed him into a Walmart store where he attacked him. While he was attacking him he yelled “This man has a gun” to which Daniels responded that he had […]

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SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range Part 1

January 21, 2015

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I had the opportunity to attend the SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range  this year and try out some of the new products being showcased. Now you can’t tell a whole lot about a gun with five or ten shots, but you can get your hands on it and get some initial impressions. The event is […]

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Utah to reduce the application fee for CFP

January 15, 2015

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The Utah BCI has consistently reduced the cost for the Utah Concealed Firearm Permit over the last several years even as recently as June 2014. They just announced that they are again reducing the fee effective February 1, 2015 as follows: Resident Permit: $39 (Previously $41) Non-Resident Permit: $49 (Previously $51) As they’ve had a […]

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Former police officer shoots finger off in gun store

January 14, 2015

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A former Glasgow police officer in Kentucky, Darrell Smith was checking out a .380 pistol at a gun store when he unintentionally discharged a live round and shot off his finger.  There is so much wrong with this situation it’s hard to believe. The police officer neglected to check the weapon to make sure it […]

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What you should look for in a concealed firearm course

December 17, 2014

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Many people think that all concealed firearm courses are the same. In the sense that the law only requires you to take a class from a certified instructor, then they are the same. But there’s more to it than that. Different instructors teach in different manners and they offer different resources so you could come […]

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Why Everyone Should Take a Concealed Weapon Permit Class

December 12, 2014

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Obviously, as a Utah Concealed Firearm Permit instructor, I want people to take the concealed weapons class, but it goes beyond that–I think EVERYONE should take the class. Many people think that the course is only for those people who want to carry a concealed firearm or for firearm owners and enthusiasts. Obviously the permit allows […]

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Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6…but it’s best to walk away free

October 10, 2014

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Earlier this week a homeowner in Florida fought off 3 home invaders killing two and wounding a third. After police arrived at the scene they searched the homeowners home and found marijuana and arrested the homeowner on drug related charges. In what now appears to be a drug deal turned home invasion,the old adage “Better […]

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Preparing for Winter Concealed Carry

September 22, 2014

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As the heat slowly starts to fade and fall comes upon us, it’s time to start looking at some changes that happen to concealed carriers in the winter. In some ways carrying a firearm in the winter is easier. You have more clothing and layers to cover up your gun, but with that it also […]

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No Knock Raid Turns Deadly: For Police

September 19, 2014

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I’ve written my thoughts on the subject before (here), but I believe that no-knock raids by the police have to almost completely be done away with. Except for rare and very dangerous situations they need to be gone.  Why? As was recently shown, police often can and do raid the wrong house or raid a […]

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