Have you ever felt your heart pounding after hearing a strange bump in the night or felt uncomfortable with the guys hanging out near your local playground? If your front door is suddenly kicked in at 3:00 a.m. and criminals rushed into your house, would you know exactly what to do?

Jason R. Hanson, a former CIA officer and owner and founder of the Concealed Carry Academy, has shown men and women all over the nation how to protect their families from a deadly home invasion, safely handle a firearm and carry a concealed handgun in 35 states.

“There are few things in life as important as being able to protect yourself and your loved ones,” Hanson told Townhall.

“A police officer, if you are lucky, will get to your house in nine minutes. If there is a home invasion or any attack, nine minutes can be very quick. In some other places, it may take half an hour or more. Since the police officers can’t be there to save you, we have got to protect ourselves, and a gun is the best way to do it.”