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In his excellent book, Facing Violence: Preparing for the Unexpected, Rory Miller talks about “glitches.” Glitches, he says, are the things that cause us to hesitate when we should be moving. A glitch can be caused by an unexpected emotional … Continue reading

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Duty to retreat

So here’s a news story for you. This involves a woman who was home alone, watching TV, when a 26-year-old man broke into her home through the bedroom window. Hearing the sound of breaking glass, the woman grabbed her handgun … Continue reading

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“No guns allowed”

In a story that will come as a surprise to nobody who’s paying attention, Azana Salon & Spa — that’s the place where three people were killed and four others injured last week in Wisconsin — had a “No guns … Continue reading

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Rough listening

They’ve released the 911 call from the 12 year old girl who protected herself from a home intruder this week. I confess it made me tear up a little bit to listen to it. She sounded so scared and so … Continue reading

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Kids and guns

News story from today’s headlines: a 12-year-old girl was home alone when a stranger rang the doorbell. The stranger, a man who had been arrested last year for allegedly abducting a 17-year-old girl with mental challenges, then went around to … Continue reading

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Armed at home

Less than a week after a four-person home invasion ended in the death of one of the intruders, an Indiana prosecutor cleared the homeowner of any wrongdoing. (Read the full story here.) The 54-year-old male homeowner lives alone, and apparently … Continue reading

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