Putting the Car Back in Carbine

On what he thought would be a regular day, a 33-year old, construction truck driver came to an intersection in a major US city. A crowd of people yelled at him to stop, which he did. He was then pulled from his truck and brutally beaten, sustaining serious head injuries. Because of the injuries he suffered during the attacks, the truck driver had to undergo years of rehabilitative therapy, and his speech and ability to walk were permanently damaged.

These types of crimes have led to many civilian firearms advocates spouting the use of what I like to refer to as vehicle based long arms or VBL’s. These can be shotguns, pistol-caliber carbines, and modern sporting rifles.

While a handgun is always much easier to conceal and used in an enclosed environment, it may be that you are in a hairy situation that 6-15 rounds may not be able to fully solve. It is these situations where you may want a VBL.

From my column at Firearms Talk.com

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Let me introduce myself. I am a bit of a conflict junkie. I am fascinated by war and warfare, assassination, personal protection and weaponry ranging from spud guns and flame throwers to thermonuclear bombs and soviet-trained Ebola monkeys. In short, if it’s violent or a tool to create violence it is kind of my thing. I have written a few hundred articles on the dry encyclopedia side for such websites as History Times, Firearms Talk.com, GUNS.com, Suite 101 (where I am the contracted Feature Writer for Military History) and Combat Forums; as well as for print publications like England Expects, and Strike First Strike Fast. Several magazines such as Sea Classics, Military Historian and Collector, Mississippi Sportsman and Warship International have carried my pieces. Additionally I am on staff as a naval consultant and writer for Eye Spy Intelligence Magazine. Currently I am working on several book projects, including a section in the upcoming Mississippi Encyclopedia (to be published by Ole Miss this summer), an alternative history novel about the US-German War of 1916, and a biography of Bennett Doty. My first novel, about the coming zombie apocalypse was released this Spring by Necro Publications and can be found at Amazon.com. In my day job I am a contractor for the US federal government in what could best be described as the ‘Force Protection’ field. In this I am a certified Firearms, and less-than-lethal combat instructor.

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