Video of Clay Duke School Board Shooting: See How Fast It Happens


One of the common threads running through nearly all of the armed defense stories I post in this blog is how quickly attacks unfold. “I can't believe how fast it happened,” say many victims of violent crimes.

Watch this video of Clay Duke, a 56-year-old gunman who opened fire on school board members to protest his wife being fired and his unemployment benefits running out.

Note the first reaction of school board members who slide their chairs back, but then freeze. Even then note how Duke raises his handgun at the school board member and we hear the intended victim say, “No, please don't do that” right before the trigger is pulled.

Fortunately, the shooter missed, but this serves as a graphic reminder that time is not a luxury when confronting someone intent on violence. There is no time to think about getting a handgun to carry, or to contemplate holsters and ammo.You either have the gear and the mindset to go along with it or you don't.

Watch this:

Recommended concealed carry resources:

Gun Digest Book of Concealed CarryThe Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry
The Gun Digest Book of Combat Handgunnery
Effective Handgun Defense, A Comprehensive Guide to Concealed Carry

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Corey Graff is the managing editor of the <i><a href="">Standard Catalog of Firearms</a></i> and <i><a href="">Gun Digest</a></i> annual book. In addition, he is the author of <i>What's In Your Bug-Out Bag?</i> and <i>The Comprehensive Guide to Concealed Carry Holsters.</i> His personal interest in firearms includes handguns for hunting and self-defense as well as bolt-action rifles for western hunting.


  1. The link may not work here, but folks wanting to see the video, go to Utube site.. do search for ‘Clay Duke School Board Shooting’ and it will bring up several video clips of the event.  Glad no one was injured except the BG with the gun.   TV announcers talk about getting your children from the room or graphic clip to come, obviously haven’t seen video games our children are watching… H_ _ _ of a rating system there.   davzway


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