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Tips for Traveling With a Firearm

August 15, 2014

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Recently I completed a 5,000 mile road trip with my family traveling through 18 states over the course of a month. I took three handguns with me on my trip. One was my standard concealed carry handgun, one was another defensive firearm, and the other was for for hitting the range during my trip. As […]

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Where are all the concealed carry heroes?

October 7, 2013

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Firearms Permitted on This Property

Last December, Paul Smalera (an editor for Reuters.com) sent out the following tweet that I’ve seen floating around the last year without a reply. I’ve seen it re-tweeted and quoted enough that I think it warrants a reply now almost a year later: How come the mythical NRA concealed-carry heat-packing hero never seems to be […]

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Utah Concealed Firearm Permit Online Renewal

November 9, 2012

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My Utah CFP  expires on January 1, 2013 and I received my renewal notice from the Utah BCI last week. I decided to give their new Utah online renewal a try and I am extremely impressed. The process took about 15 minutes. The part that I felt could have been improved is they asked for all […]

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People of All Shapes and Sizes Can Can Carry a Firearm

May 16, 2012

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Heizer Double-Tap Pistol

Yes–that means that YOU CAN CARRY! I came across this article and it got me thinking about how some people don’t carry a concealed firearm because they can’t comfortably do so.  When I first started carrying a firearm it wasn’t super comfortable–but, like most people who carry a firearm everyday I went through different holsters and different […]

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More Women Buying and Using Guns

February 24, 2012

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Women buying and using firearms is more common today

There’s been quite a bit of talk about how more people are buying guns over the last few years. Seems like every year sales are up over the previous year now. And that’s not just the men.  A Gallup poll from late last year showed that 23% of women own a gun. And it’s not […]

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Arizona CCW Permit Process

February 20, 2012

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AZ Concealed Weapons Permit

A couple of months ago I decided I wanted to get an Arizona permit mainly because New Mexico and (more importantly for me) Nevada had recently withdrawn reciprocity support from Utah. I frequent Las Vegas on a semi-regular basis and prefer to be armed while there, but with the changes I couldn’t legally protect myself […]

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Remember this when heading back to school . . .

September 13, 2010

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As students (or parents/family/friends of students) get ready for another semester of classes, studying, and tests–you should also be aware and protect against violent crimes. Of course, most schools won’t let you adequately prepare with a firearm, but there are other things you can do to prepare and also help with (such as promoting organizations like Students […]

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The Gun is Civilization

June 11, 2010

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Update (3/12/13): I originally attributed the essay to a “Maj. L. Caudill USMC (Ret)” who apparently does not exist and did not write the piece. It was written in 2007 by Marko Kloos. The essay is excellent and I apologize for the incorrect attribution. I have linked to the original article below. This was posted on our […]

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“Gun-Free” School Zone Again a Failure

April 29, 2010

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The following article was written by Robert G. Heinritz, Jr., J.D. on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 in the wake of the Virginia Tech school shootings. The article is being printed with his permission. Bob Heinritz is an honors graduate in management, economics, and law; and a member of the Bar of the states of Arizona, […]

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