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I Thought I Was Going to Die...

I Thought I Was Going to Die...

On December 18 of 2019 Laura decided to go shopping at her local Walmart in Lakeland Florida. Everything about her trip to Walmart seemed normal until Laura noticed that a strange man was following he... ...more

January 04, 20236 min read

Look At Your Wife While I Shoot Her...

Look At Your Wife While I Shoot Her...

Look at your wife so that when I kill you you will be looking at each other when you go to heaven. Orlando thought these would be the last words he would ever hear as he knelt on the ground of his d... ...more

December 21, 20226 min read

Am I Eligible For A Florida Concealed Carry Permit?

Am I Eligible For A Florida Concealed Carry Permit?

One of the most common concerns people have before applying for a Florida concealed carry permit is "What are the Florida concealed weapons permit requirements?" or " What is the Florida concealed car... ...more

November 25, 202211 min read

What Weapons Can I Carry With a Florida Concealed Carry Permit?

What Weapons Can I Carry With a Florida Concealed Carry Permit?

If you have your Florida concealed carry permit you've probably wondered "What types of weapons am I legally allowed to carry concealed?" Florida Concealed Carry Laws outline five items that we are... ...more

November 11, 20221 min read

How to Get My Florida Concealed Carry Permit?

How to Get My Florida Concealed Carry Permit?

Getting your Florida concealed carry permit is easier than ever if you follow these three steps. Step 1: Watch the Florida Concealed Carry Class Online for FREE Watch the FREE 45-Minute Florida Conc... ...more

November 03, 20222 min read

14 Things You Must Know About Transporting Firearms

14 Things You Must Know About Transporting Firearms

As a Florida concealed carry permit holder, you can conceal carry your firearm in 38 states. Which I think is cool… But wouldn't you agree that the firearm laws probably differ in each of the 38 sta... ...more

October 19, 20222 min read

Best Types of Concealed Carry Holsters

Best Types of Concealed Carry Holsters

Do You Need a Holster To Concealed Carry? According to Florida concealed carry law you are not required to use a holster. However if you choose to carry a firearm concealed without a holster you are... ...more

October 14, 202211 min read

Violent Robbery At A Car Dealership

Violent Robbery At A Car Dealership

Tom owns a small auto repair and car dealership in Tampa, FL. One night, he was in the shop working on a vehicle when he noticed the headlights of one of his vehicles on in the parking lot. Tom though... ...more

October 12, 20226 min read

When Is It Legal To Use Non-Deadly Force In Florida?

When Is It Legal To Use Non-Deadly Force In Florida?

Concealed carry is when your firearm is physically on your body or about your person. Florida Statutes 790.001(2) "Concealed firearm" means any firearm, ..., which is carried on or about a person in s... ...more

October 11, 20225 min read

The Most Frequently Asked Questions About Concealed Carry

The Most Frequently Asked Questions About Concealed Carry

QUESTION: Do I Have To Obey “No Guns Allowed” Signs? ANSWER: Sometimes yes and sometimes no. It depends on where the sign is located. If the “No Guns Allowed” sign is located at one of the 15 prohib... ...more

September 14, 20222 min read

Top 10 Questions About Traveling With Firearms

Top 10 Questions About Traveling With Firearms

The primary requirement is that the firearm must never be in the felon’s possession. In my opinion, the best thing to do is to keep the firearm physically on your body. I think it would be very danger... ...more

August 24, 20225 min read

When Is It Legal to Use Deadly Force In The State of Florida?

When Is It Legal to Use Deadly Force In The State of Florida?

One of the most common questions I receive during my Florida concealed carry permit course is "When Is It Legal to Use a Firearm In Self Defense In The State of Florida?" This is a very complicated... ...more

August 10, 202211 min read

What to Consider When Looking for a Concealed Carry Class in Tampa

What to Consider When Looking for a Concealed Carry Class in Tampa

If you're considering obtaining your Florida concealed carry permit in Tampa there are a few important things I think you should know. What To Consider When Looking For A Concealed Carry Class In ... ...more

July 07, 20228 min read

Nikolas Cruz Pleads Guilty to Killing 17 in Parkland School Shooting

Nikolas Cruz Pleads Guilty to Killing 17 in Parkland School Shooting

On February 14th, 2018 Nikolas Cruz walked into the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school with a semi-automatic AR-15 on a mission to kill as many people as possible… The rampage lasted for over 7 mi... ...more

June 21, 20222 min read

A Gunman Walked Into My Church…

A Gunman Walked Into My Church…

I ran into the children's building of my church "LOCK THE DOORS! Tell the children to lay on the floor! A man has a gun!!" Then my heart sank to the floor as I thought "this entire wall is made out of... ...more

May 03, 20223 min read

Florida Man Shoots Himself And His Friend In A Horrific Gun Range Accident

Florida Man Shoots Himself And His Friend In A Horrific Gun Range Accident

When I woke up this morning, I discovered an email from a fellow Sheepdog about two men shot at a gun range in Florida. The incident occurred a few years ago, but the lesson we can learn is highly r... ...more

April 27, 20224 min read

The 13 Things You Don’t Know About Concealed Carry

The 13 Things You Don’t Know About Concealed Carry

I’m going to do a bit of “Q&A” today. First question… QUESTION: What Does Concealed Carry Mean? ANSWER: Concealed carry is when your firearm is physically on your body or about your person. Florid... ...more

April 12, 20224 min read

Naomi Irion's Body Was Found In A Rural Gravesite In Nevada

Naomi Irion's Body Was Found In A Rural Gravesite In Nevada

On March 12th, Naomi was sitting in her vehicle in the middle of a Walmart parking lot waiting for a shuttle to pick her up and bring her to work. At approximately 5:25 am surveillance footage captur... ...more

April 12, 20225 min read

I Love You...We Should Be Together...

I Love You...We Should Be Together...

After about a year of living in her new home Marie was approached by a man who asked if he could take her out on a date. Marie politely responded that she was not interested in dating at this time. Fo... ...more

April 10, 20228 min read

The Shocking Reason A Florida Woman Was Tased By Police...

The Shocking Reason A Florida Woman Was Tased By Police...

"Drop the knife…. Drop the knife…." Shocking bodycam footage shows the moment a crazed woman high on meth violently fell to the ground after being tased by police. You're probably wondering if this ... ...more

April 08, 20222 min read

A Complete Guide to The Florida Castle Doctrine Law

A Complete Guide to The Florida Castle Doctrine Law

If you've lived in Florida for a while, you've probably heard of the Florida castle doctrine law. The castle doctrine gives you the legal right to use or threaten the use of a firearm when you are loc... ...more

February 16, 202212 min read

Can I Show My Firearm When I’m Angry?

Can I Show My Firearm When I’m Angry?

Brandishing is the intentional showing of your firearm in a rude, careless, angry, or threatening manner, not justified in self-defense. This Is Illegal... On December 10, 2020, Thomas Michael Bar... ...more

February 10, 20221 min read

El Paso Texas Mass Shooting Kills 22 People

El Paso Texas Mass Shooting Kills 22 People

On August 3, 2019, a 21-year-old man entered a Walmart in El Paso, TX, and opened fire, killing 22 people and injuring two dozen others. What I find fascinating about this shooting is that it happen... ...more

January 19, 20223 min read

Almost Murdered In Tampa...REAL STORY

Almost Murdered In Tampa...REAL STORY

On December 3rd LaSawn was on her way home from work… Everything about her drive seemed normal… That is until she pulled up to a stop sign in Temple Terrence… LaShawn noticed a man exit the bushe... ...more

January 06, 20224 min read

I'm sooooo excited...

I'm sooooo excited...

Today is the day you’ve been waiting for… Yesterday we received cases and cases of my brand new book… Florida Concealed Carry Shoot or Don’t Shoot… Tiffany and I have spent the day autographing c... ...more

December 17, 20211 min read

He’s stealing my car… [Huge Mistake]

He’s stealing my car… [Huge Mistake]

You guys probably know that one of my favorite questions to ask is… Why do you want to carry a gun? I love the crazy stories that I hear from my students… Recently I asked this question to a you... ...more

December 14, 20215 min read

What To Do During A Traffic Stop While Carrying Concealed?

What To Do During A Traffic Stop While Carrying Concealed?

It was around 10 p.m., and I was driving down HWY 60, weaving in and out of traffic, when suddenly I noticed flashing lights behind me. After I pulled over, the deputy asked me why I was driving like... ...more

November 02, 20213 min read

WTF...Get Out of My Car...

WTF...Get Out of My Car...

In February 2021 three men were arrested for a series of vehicle break-ins that occurred in Seminole county Florida. These three men allegedly targeted vehicles parked at a local nature trail, park, g... ...more

August 09, 20217 min read

Get Out of My House!!!

Get Out of My House!!!

On Tuesday April 13th 2021, a couple in Winter Haven received an unexpected surprise when a 26 year old man, Dominique Rashad Rogers, walked into their home uninvited. According to the police report D... ...more

August 09, 20217 min read

The Worst Day of My Life...

The Worst Day of My Life...

I've said it before and I'll say it again, nobody ever thinks they need a gun until they need a gun. Yesterday in Valrico, literally about a block away from my house, a mother experienced the worst th... ...more

August 09, 20218 min read

You Need a Different Boyfriend!

You Need a Different Boyfriend!

This has got to be one of the funniest shoot or don’t shoot scenarios in this book. On June 4th 2014, Olivia was arriving home after a long day at work. When she unlocked her door and attempted to p... ...more

August 09, 20214 min read

I Looked for the Sharpest Knife I Could Find...

I Looked for the Sharpest Knife I Could Find...

What would you do if someone followed you home, climbed through your window and launched into a violent attack? On April 26th 2021, a mother and her teenage daughter were spending some time together... ...more

August 09, 20217 min read

I Chased Him Down The Road [Huge Mistake]

I Chased Him Down The Road [Huge Mistake]

As most of you know I love to ask my students why they want to get a Florida concealed weapons permit. One of the most common reasons is that the student was recently the victim of a burglary. As if a... ...more

August 09, 20217 min read

I’ll Beat the Sh*t Out of You Next...

I’ll Beat the Sh*t Out of You Next...

Is it legal to pull out a gun and threaten to shoot somebody just because they are walking towards you aggressively? Last night I had a dentist, whose name is Norm, in my concealed carry class who sh... ...more

August 09, 20216 min read

Run MJ! He’s Trying to Steal You..

Run MJ! He’s Trying to Steal You..

What would you do if someone attempted to kidnap your three year son? As a parent imagining one of my children being abducted sends chills down my spin. However for Cassandra this was a real life stor... ...more

August 09, 20218 min read

The Bucs Suck...(Real Life Shooting)

The Bucs Suck...(Real Life Shooting)

As most of you know I believe that high emotion moments are the most dangerous situation you can find yourself in. Sports seem to be one area where people can get highly emotional extremely fast. On... ...more

August 09, 20216 min read

Move Your F@cking Car…

Move Your F@cking Car…

It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon and Nick was heading to a friend's house for a BBQ. Nick was planning to spend the day eating good food, swimming in the pool and spending time with his friends a... ...more

August 09, 20216 min read

When Emotions Are High, Logic Is Low...

When Emotions Are High, Logic Is Low...

On September 26 2020, hundreds of Black Lives Matter protestors flooded the streets of St Petersburg Florida to protest a grand jury decision not to indict the officers involved in the death of Breonn... ...more

August 09, 20215 min read

You Mean, what I dontesh iub...

You Mean, what I dontesh iub...

In January 2021, a man decided to walk around his apartment complex, knocking on doors holding a pistol in his hand. I personally believe this man was intoxicated or has a mental condition, because he... ...more

August 09, 20218 min read

Unlock the Door, I Need to Help Your Mommy..

Unlock the Door, I Need to Help Your Mommy..

On November 9, 2019, Amy was pulling into Publix grocery store with her 4-year-old daughter. She parked in an empty parking space and opened the door to exit the vehicle. This is when she noticed a tr... ...more

August 09, 20216 min read

Amy Was Trapped In Her Car...

Amy Was Trapped In Her Car...

On February 4, 2016, Amy decided to go grocery shopping after getting off work early. Amy always preferred to shop in the evening when the stores were less crowded. On her way home, she noticed a str... ...more

August 06, 20214 min read

The Most Important Thing You Can Do After a Self Defense Shooting...

The Most Important Thing You Can Do After a Self Defense Shooting...

During your interview with detectives, they are going to ask you questions about the shooting, and they will ask you to tell the story of exactly what happened over and over again. They are doing t... ...more

August 06, 20212 min read

This Is A MASSIVE Overreaction...

This Is A MASSIVE Overreaction...

"I live in a nice neighborhood in North Tampa. In the evening, I like to go for a walk on our community trail. If I was walking down the path and noticed a man charging me, could I shoot him?" she ask... ...more

August 06, 20214 min read

How To Play The "What Would I Do If Game"?

How To Play The "What Would I Do If Game"?

During my courses, I will frequently pose a scenario to the group and ask them to tell me the best course of action that is authorized by law. After a few minutes of discussing all of the different fa... ...more

August 06, 202115 min read

Is It Legal to Defend Your Business from Looters In Florida?

Is It Legal to Defend Your Business from Looters In Florida?

In April of 1992, violent riots erupted in Los Angeles following the acquittal of four LAPD officers in the beating of Rodney King. For six days, thousands of people rioted in streets. Violence, cha... ...more

August 05, 20216 min read

Five Things That Will Be Used Against You After A Self Defense Shooting

Five Things That Will Be Used Against You After A Self Defense Shooting

On December 5, 2011, DEA agents prepared to raid the home of a suspected drug dealer in Miami, FL. Three agents entered the front door, and two agents entered through the back. When Agent X made ent... ...more

August 05, 20216 min read

Florida Man Shoots 17-Year-Old on Motorcycle

Florida Man Shoots 17-Year-Old on Motorcycle

On August 26, 2019, a large group of motorcycles decided to create a rolling roadblock on U.S. 19 in Tarpon Springs, FL, while other members of the group performed stunts on the road. One driver in a... ...more

August 05, 20214 min read

Is It Legal to Shoot If Someone Is Breaking Into Your Vehicle?

Is It Legal to Shoot If Someone Is Breaking Into Your Vehicle?

It's 2 in the morning and a notification awakens you on your phone. Reluctantly, you roll over, pick up your phone, and see that your cameras have detected movement in your driveway. You immediately n... ...more

August 05, 20214 min read

You’re Choking Me...

You’re Choking Me...

In February 2020, Jeff received a notification on his phone that an individual was requesting a ride. Jeff had been an independent driver for Uber for a few months and enjoyed the freedom this new job... ...more

August 05, 20216 min read

Shocking Way to Stop an Armed Robbery

Shocking Way to Stop an Armed Robbery

Have ever heard the term, "fake it until you make it". I'm not telling you to rush out and buy a Lamborghini and pretend you're a successful entrepreneur, but in this blog, we're going to talk about a... ...more

August 05, 20212 min read

Top 10 Questions About Where You Can Legally Carry a Firearm in Florida?

Top 10 Questions About Where You Can Legally Carry a Firearm in Florida?

In this article I will the top 10 questions that I receive about were you are legally allowed to carry a firearm in the state of Florida. ...more

August 05, 20214 min read

Do NOT Make This Mistake...

Do NOT Make This Mistake...

As a Florida concealed carry permit holder, you should know your rights, but I can guarantee you that the police know their job better than you do. After a self-defense shooting, the police are going ... ...more

August 05, 20212 min read

Do You Have A Legal Plan?

Do You Have A Legal Plan?

Could you imagine being involved in a self-defense shooting? Imagine the fear, stress, and anxiety as you sit inside the interrogation room. Is this the moment that you want to be reading reviews abo... ...more

August 05, 20212 min read

Can I Get a Florida Concealed Weapons Permit with a Withheld Adjudication?

Can I Get a Florida Concealed Weapons Permit with a Withheld Adjudication?

If you had an adjudication withheld or imposition of sentence suspended on any felony, you are NOT eligible to apply for a Florida concealed carry permit until three years has passed since your probat... ...more

August 05, 20213 min read

Rioters Surrounding My Vehicle, Can I Shoot?

Rioters Surrounding My Vehicle, Can I Shoot?

One of the most popular trends of 2020 has been for protestors to block roadways, forcing traffic to stop. In my opinion, the best thing to do in a situation like this is to simply go backwards, tur... ...more

August 05, 20214 min read

$80,000 to Prove His Innocence, After a Self Defense Shooting

$80,000 to Prove His Innocence, After a Self Defense Shooting

On September 4, 2012, I received a phone call from my best friend's wife at 11:30 at night. It wasn't that. You have a sick mind. I woke up, saw that it was her, and hung up because I'm not answering ... ...more

August 05, 20213 min read

Protestors Smashing Windows in Neighborhoods

Protestors Smashing Windows in Neighborhoods

On February 2, 2020, Alvin Cole, a 17-year-old young man, was shot and killed outside of the Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa, WI. Prior to the shooting, Cole and his friends got into a heated argument wit... ...more

August 03, 20216 min read

Two Types of Florida Concealed Carry Holders

Two Types of Florida Concealed Carry Holders

December 29, 2019 was a normal Sunday morning for parishioners at the West Freeway Church of Christ. As parishioners where enjoying the service, a strange man entered the building wearing a fake beard... ...more

August 03, 20214 min read

Protestors Are Attacking People At A Restaurant

Protestors Are Attacking People At A Restaurant

All across the country, protests and riots have been occurring for months. Now, these mostly peaceful protesters have decided that they're not getting enough attention by rioting, burning down buildin... ...more

August 03, 20214 min read

How to Avoid Prison By Keeping Your Mouth Shut

How to Avoid Prison By Keeping Your Mouth Shut

In a high-stress situation, there are two hormones released into your brain: adrenaline and cortisol. Cortisol is the hormone that creates the feeling of stress on the body. After a self-defense sho... ...more

August 03, 20214 min read

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