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 PHOTO: Body armor plates such as these are officially certified by the National Institute of Justice and will defeat most rifle rounds. In the wake of the Parkland, Florida shooting, a company has been marketing “Bulletproof backpacks” as NIJ Level

PHOTO: The 1999 shooting at Columbine High School made law enforcement agencies across the country rethink their tactics during active shooter situations. The reaction of officers on the scene in Florida earlier this month indicates that these lessons were not instilled

(File Photo) By Staff Reports  FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Update: This event was cancelled on Friday, January 12th due to the potential for Winter Weather during time frame of the drill and the ongoing flu emergency.) According to a statement

PHOTO: Pam Wilson, Fort Payne Health Sciences teacher, with the DeKalb County Commission, and Hannah and Curtis Tucker, who won the state CERT competition! (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Full Video at

PHOTO: Yesterday, Congressman Brooks introduced H.R. 2940, which would allow lawmakers to be able to Conceal Carry. (“Mo Brooks,” Wikimedia | File Photo) By Staff Reports WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) introduced H.R. 2940, the Congressional Self-Defense Act, which

PHOTO: Representative Mack Butler (R – Rainbow City) seeks to allow concealed-carry in many places across the state that currently prohibit it. (File Photo)  By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Several bills relating to gun rights have been filed

Featured image: The national media over exaggerated Micah Johnson’s (left) military training, much the same as in 2013 when Christopher Dorner (right) cowardly gunned down police officers and civilians in Los Angeles. By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com In the event

When will the Left finally get with reality? Opinion By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com As more details emerge in the aftermath of the Orlando shooting and the FBI unravels the connections of another mass-shooter with ties to radical Islam, will reality

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com In the aftermath of every mass shooting that has occurred in recent years, Americans have found themselves embroiled in a bitter debate about our nation’s gun laws. Since President Obama’s reelection and the December