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What To Do If The ATF Knocks On Your Door?

  In December, Federal Agents raided one of the largest manufacturers of ghost gun parts. The raid targeted a Nevada based company called Polymer80. The company allegedly had been illegally manufacturing and selling firearms. They are accused of failing to pay taxes, and failing to conduct background checks. The main focus of the Polymer80 raid …

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Tree Tents For Bugging Out

  On average, 95 people die each year from flash floods in the U.S. One night, a fellow named Robert was driving home from Dallas. It was dark outside and he admits he couldn’t see much. Robert approached a road he knows often floods when it rains. Even though it was raining the road wasn’t …

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Should you buy a break-open shotgun?

One of the most successful stagecoach robbers in American history never shot anyone, didn’t rob passengers, and even said please to his victims. In the late 1870s and early 1880s, Charles Boles committed over 29 stagecoach robberies – more than anyone else. One of his first robberies occurred near Copperopolis, CA. He stopped a stagecoach …

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Should you get a suppressor?

One summer morning, Sugston Anthony Brookes, grabbed a stranger outside Toronto’s busiest transportation hub. Minutes before, Brookes had tried to kill his estranged wife. Police received a call about a man beating a woman. A police officer in the area spotted Brookes and followed him. The officer ordered Brookes to stop but he didn’t listen. …

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How to Keep a Generator Quiet So You Have a Low Profile

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is a utility company headquartered in San Francisco, California. PG&E provides natural gas and electricity to two-thirds of northern California (5.2 million households). The past few years the utility company has shut off power to its customers during bad weather. These shutoffs are called “public safety power shutoff events.” …

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Drop In Trigger For Your AR-15

An unreliable trigger can be frustrating to a shooter, create accuracy problems, and in rare occasions, be deadly. For example, in the summer of 2011, Zachary S. and his younger brother Justin were alone at home in Columbia, Miss. Zach was holding his Remington Model 700 deer rifle, which was loaded. Justin was sitting in …

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Did You Pay That Invoice?

Imagine getting an invoice from the IRS claiming that you owe $100 in taxes for Covid-19 tax relief. The e-mail might read something like, “You have been awarded a $10,000 government grant.” It may go on to say that to get your grant you must provide your banking account information and pay a $100 tax. …

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Company Paid CIA Spy As Part of His Cover?

Garrison Courtney worked for the federal government as a public affairs official. But Courtney, along with his five aliases, will now spend the next seven years in federal prison. His crime? He lied about working on a highly-classified intelligence program. He told people he was a covert CIA officer engaged in significant national security work. …

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Technology Will Fail

The Nest Thermostat is a smart thermostat that is Wi-Fi enabled.   It allows users to control it from their smartphone, tablet, or computer – even when they aren’t home.   Unfortunately, Nest users learned how smart devices can fail the cold, hard way.   One evening, Nest’s thermostats suffered a software bug that drained …

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Defense in a Recreational Vehicle

Carol and Alan C. live in a quiet neighborhood in Modesto, CA.   One weekend, they had visitors in town who were staying in an RV parked in the driveway.   Around 5 a.m. one morning, an intruder broke into the motorhome through the main door.   The RV was equipped with an alarm system …

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The Puppy Scam Costing People a Small Fortune

Frank T.’s beloved 17-year-old, long-haired dachshund dog had recently died, and he wanted a new puppy. But, he couldn’t find any local breeders with puppies available. So, he began scrolling through pictures of puppies for sale online and found a dachshund puppy named Pippa. At first, the seller responded to Frank’s e-mail with follow up …

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Protecting Your Head When Bugging Out

Abraham Lincoln was our tallest president. At 6-foot-4, he towered over people of his era. But to make himself stand out even more, he wore his famous top hat. These days, when you think about Abraham Lincoln you can’t help picturing a tall man in a long top hat. Historians believe that Lincoln first wore …