Author: Jason Hanson

Jason R. Hanson is a former CIA officer and Eagle Scout. He currently runs the Concealed Carry Academy in Fairfax, VA and offers the Ultimate Concealed Carry Experience. For complete details, visit

My lazy beagle Toby was loudly barking as I’d never heard him before. Usually I would have waited a minute or two to see if I heard any footsteps, strange noises, or a window breaking, but I didn’t have time to spare. My mother, who had cancer, was bedridden on the couch on the main floor of our house and I needed to get to her before a potential intruder did. I cleared the house as quickly and safely as I could, and my mother was fine. I never found out what Toby was barking at that night,…

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