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Leaving on Vacation? Protect Your Home From Burglars with These Five Tips

You may be on vacation. Burglars are not. An old friend of mine once enjoyed a lovely Valentine’s Day vacation…only to return to find a thief had broken in and stolen the jewelry and other irreplaceable valuables. What a way to end a trip. Many burglars are on the prowl for homes left empty as …

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You Just Survived a Home Defense Shooting. Now What?

First and foremost, breathe. Focus on inhaling through your nose and exhaling out your mouth. What just happened is character-altering. Taking the life of someone in a domestic setting (even if they are an intruder) is not what action movies make it out to be.  The adrenaline dump will be physical. Your hands and legs will …

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Worried About Home Defense? Here are 4 of the Best Firearms

It’s nearing the witching hour.  Zero Dark Thirty.  Do you envision yourself clearing each room of your house in a strategic fashion, advancing the best pie-cutting angles to your defensive advantage?  Do you focus on calming your senses, preparing for the onslaught of tunnel vision?  Some may abhorrently call you OCD or paranoid, others will just …

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