In Arizona, a school was put on lockdown and police officers dispatched after a man was seen walking down the street. What was the man’s offense? What actions inspired the panic? 

Can you outrun a charging bear? Should you even try? During our SOTG Homeroom from CrossBreed Holsters, we consider why you might want to be dangerous on demand in bear country. 

Do you have a blued steel firearm that desperately needs a finish upgrade? Duracoat has a new Badass product for you. Also, during our Brownells Bullet Points we point out some critical items that are back in stock.

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A day after a Kingman [Arizona] school was placed on lockdown following an unconfirmed report of a man with a firearm in the vicinity, Bullhead City police were notified by two callers of a man walking with a rifle in the area of several Bullhead City schools.

It turns out that Friday’s calls apparently were in reference to a man on Hancock Road with a walking stick, not a firearm.

“The Bullhead City Police Department received two separate calls reporting a man walking in the area of Hancock Road armed with a rifle,” Emily Fromelt, the BCPD’s public information officer, said.

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It seems like every spring here in Alaska, we are faced with stark reminders of how dangerous bears can be. Especially in the spring, after a winter of not really having to worry about it, we can get really complacent. It’s been a somewhat early spring here this year, and already there have been at least two confirmed maulings by either grizzlies or brown bears.

Even though I am in bear country frequently, and have had several close encounters, I also get complacent, because I know the chances are slim that I’ll be attacked when I’m unprepared. The unfortunate fact about bear attacks though, is that if we knew they were going to happen, they wouldn’t.

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