Category Archives: Philosophy

‘Guns and Self-Defense:’ A Study of Real-Life Personal Protection

“Guns and Self-Defense” is a new book by Robert A. Waters and Sim Waters. The authors describe 23 cases involving ordinary citizens who have used their defensive firearms to survive criminal attacks. As the authors point out, these self-defense success … Continue reading

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Self-Defense & Communication: Be Careful What You Say

While keeping up with a recent murder trial, I noticed that the prosecution introduced into evidence a number of the defendant’s texts and emails, along with a fair amount of overwhelming physical evidence. In this case, the defendant was found … Continue reading

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How to Stop an Attack Before It Starts

A few years ago, I was coming out of a New Mexico restaurant after having lunch. As I stepped from the sidewalk into the parking lot, I saw a scruffy-looking guy, definitely out of place, with his hands in his … Continue reading

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Split-Second Self-Defense: Acting Quickly in an Attack

Colonel Jeff Cooper, founder of Gunsite Academy, often told the story of an acquaintance in South America who stepped out of his front door to see three armed men running towards him at close range. Cooper’s friend quickly drew his pistol and … Continue reading

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