THE AYOOB FILES

TALES FROM RENOWNED AUTHOR, TRAINER AND EXPERT WITNESS MASSAD AYOOB
Armed Citizen Stops Spree...

Sunday, June 17, 2018, late afternoon. It’s Father’s Day. David George, 47, enters the WalMart in Tumwater, Washington with his wife, his adult...
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Run and Gun: The Oscar...

January 20, 2011, Miami, Florida. Sergeant Laurick Ingram meets Detectives Amanda Haworth, Roger Castillo, Diedre Beecher and Oscar Plasencia for a briefing...
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The Safe, Not Sorry Lessons

It would be hard to find a more ferocious warrior for gun owners’ civil rights than Tanya Metaksa. The anti-gun magazine Mother Jones called her “one of...
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Shooting Starr: The Banker...

It’s a cold and nasty February morning in Harrison, AR, when an automobile pulls up in front of the bank under slate-gray skies dropping icy rain and...
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15 Shootouts: Lessons From...

They called him the New York City Police Department’s most highly decorated detective. He made more than 2,000 arrests.
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Peachy And Greek: A...

On May 26, 2017, WAND 17 News in Springfield, Illinois reported, “Over the course of two weeks there have been at least five different shootings and...
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The Lessons Of John Wesley...

Of all the gunfighters of the Old West, John Wesley Hardin was the rare one who wrote his own autobiography, though it wouldn’t be published until after...
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The FBI Dadeland Shootout:...

The most thoroughly studied gunfight of the 20th Century occurred on 4/11/86 in the Dadeland area of Miami.
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“You’re F---ed”: A...

On January 18, 2016, officers of the Mesa, Arizona Police Department converged on the La Quinta Hotel in that city after receiving a complaint a man was...
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Shooter Beats Gunmen: The...

January 2013, Madera, California. Bryan Lee and his mother Sophia have kept the family-owned drugstore open late to fill an emergency prescription for a...
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The Gunfights of General...

My generation, the Boomers, grew up in neighborhoods where a great many of the grownup men around us had served in World War II. I noticed early most who...
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Shot 15 Times: The Brian...

The city of Oak Creek, Wisconsin, sits on the southern edge of Milwaukee. Now with a population of some 34,000 residents and as many as 1.5 million...
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Death In The Stairwell:...

Suddenly, a shot rang out. This sounds like the beginning of a bad novel. In this case, it was the start signal of a tragic sequence of events ending one...
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