Home Security Part V: Defend

All else has failed.  The criminal element was not deterred but the detection tools have provided warning; now what?  There is a common saying among the self-defense community: “If you can’t protect it, then you don’t own it.”  Many well-off people in contemporary America work hard and acquire a large home and family, diligently securing... Continue Reading →

Home Security Part IV: Detect

Having weapons and the skills to use them is a vitally important part of home security, but these things do you no good if taken completely by surprise.  Waking up from deep sleep with a home invader standing over your bed is not optimal.  The ability to detect a breach of the home with enough... Continue Reading →

Home Security Part III: Deter

It is better to avoid a problem than need to deal with it.  In context of home security, avoidance becomes deterrence, the ability to deter the criminal element from attempting to breach your home in the first place.  Regarding the Three Ds paradigm (deter, detect, defend) deterrence is accomplished by making your home a hard... Continue Reading →

Home Security Part II: The Threat Analysis

Understanding the enemy is paramount.  In terms of home invasion, what is this enemy?  The situation has become increasingly varied and complicated in the past few years.  The range of threat ranges from harmless and mundane to exceedingly violent.  Here I seek to outline the potentials for threat we now face in contemporary American life. ... Continue Reading →

Home Security Part I: Overview

Your home is your castle; while this expression is quite cliché, it denotes the sentiment that your home is a safe place.  What made medieval castles safe?  Typically, they were powerful fortifications consisting of defensive walls and barriers, allowing the defenders to repel greatly superior numbers of invaders.  Likely, your home does not have high... Continue Reading →

CCX2 – Concealed Carry Lifestyle Discussion

I was a guest on CCX2, a podcast collaboration between USA Carry and Concealed Nation, and we had a great discussion on things related to concealed carry, home carry, home invasion, preparedness, and a variety of other topics, answering listener questions. If interested your can check it out here: Concealed Carry Lifestyle Discussion

Long Gun Efficacy in Civilian Self-Defense

Let me say from the very beginning, before anyone gets hysterical and accuses me of being an inti-gunner (imagine): I think every American that believes in individual liberty should own and know how to use an AR15 or similar rifle, and should have the magazines, accessories, body armor, and plate carrier to go along with... Continue Reading →

Fire Extinguishers and Guns: Why the Dichotomy?

Per the National Fire Protection Association, there averages 355,400 house fires a year in the United States.  Of that, the majority end without injury, although 11,670 people are injured annually as a result of house fires. Per the Bureau of Justice statistics, there averages 3,713,000 home break-ins each year.  In these incidents, 7.2% involved the... Continue Reading →

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