Sheriff Mike Boudreaux, concealed weapon

If You Have a Concealed Gun Permit, Use It, Sheriff Says

People who have permits to carry a concealed weapon should "exercise" their rights so they'll be ready to protect their community "and defend ourselves against active shooters," Tulare County's sheriff said on social media Wednesday night. Days after mass s...
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Mass Shootings Transform How America Talks, Prays, Prepares

CHICAGO — Pardeep Singh Kaleka has surveyed the landscape of an America scarred by mass shootings. Today, the phrases "active shooter" and "shelter in place" need no explanation. A house of worship will have a priest, a rabbi or an imam — and maybe, an arme...
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How To Survive an Active Shooter: Run, Hide, Fight

"This may be the most important video you will ever watch." Thursday's tragic events in Annapolis, Maryland, where a lone gunman shot and killed five Capital Gazette newspaper employees and wounded two more, remind us of the importance of preparing for the ...