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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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Should you shoot someone in the leg?

March 3, 2015

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Often, I hear someone who carries, or is considering carrying a firearm for self-defense say, “I don’t think I could kill someone, but I would shoot them in the leg.” Or after a shooting they ask “Why did they have to kill them? Why didn’t they just shoot them in the leg.” This has been repeated […]

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Eddie Ray Routh found guilty of murder of Chris Kyle

February 24, 2015

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A jury found Eddie Ray Routh guilty on Tuesday of the murder of American Sniper Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield in 2013. The jury took less than 2 hours to convict Routh who pleaded Not Guilty by way of insanity. He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.  For more details […]

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Flugz Custom Ear Protection

February 20, 2015

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At SHOT Show 2015, Otis Technology was displaying a new partner company that makes “custom” hearing protection. Branded FLUGZ, it works in the same way as the molded mouth guards I used to wear when I was young and playing sports. They come in a container that acts as a case as well as a “steamer” that you fill […]

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Geigerrig Hydration System Review

February 12, 2015

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I was never a fan of water bladders. Years ago I tried them and they never seemed to work well for me. They were leaky, got water everywhere, froze in winter, were a pain to work with and clean, take up valuable pack space,  and are not conducive to allowing you to use the water for […]

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Ferguson Police Testing Less-Lethal Method

February 9, 2015

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It seems that the Ferguson PD is looking for ways to avoid a repeat of the Michael Brown shooting of 2014. According to Controversial Times, they are testing a less-lethal device called Alternative Ballistics which is a projectile that is placed over the muzzle which captures the bullet as the gun is fired and propel the […]

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What type of self defense situation will you find yourself in?

February 6, 2015

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I talk to a lot of people about firearms and self defense and frequently hear people object to the defensive use of a firearm based on specific scenarios that would not lend itself well to the use of a gun. As I’ve gone through my own journey of self defense I constantly picture myself in various […]

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American Sniper killer wants new trial location

January 28, 2015

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The attorneys of Eddie Ray Routh, the man who shot and killed American Sniper Chris Kyle, are requesting a change in trial location based on the movie’s success and the impact it will have on a fair trial. I’m not quite sure where exactly he wants the trial moved to since the movie is breaking […]

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SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range Part 2 [Video]

January 26, 2015

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Here’s a video recap of the 2015 SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range, followed by a few other product highlights. Check out SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range Part 1 if you haven’t already. Here are some of the products we were able to get our hands on: CMMG MK47 Mutant The CMMG MK47 […]

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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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