Tis the season of gifts and giving. Some of you may be considering the gift of a firearm for a loved one. Wait, is that even legal? The first question on the ATF form 4473 asks “Are you the actual transferee/buyer of the firearm(s) listed on this form and any continuation sheet(s) (ATF Form … [Read more...] about Considering Guns as Gifts
Home invasions happen far too frequently and can affect any one of us. The recent event at Speaker Pelosi’s California home received far more media coverage but is not unlike those happening every day. While we still have a lot to learn about exactly what happened and why, there are several lessons … [Read more...] about Pondering the Pelosi Home Invasion
Much fanfare was presented following the passage of U.S. House Bill H.R. 1808. This bill, titled “Assault Weapons Ban of 2022,” would make it a crime to knowingly import, sell, manufacture, transfer or possess a semiautomatic assault weapon (SAW) or large capacity ammunition feeding device (LCAFD). … [Read more...] about Is Gun Control Working for You?
Recent events at a mall in Indiana may have you asking yourself questions like, “Could I have been the hero in this event?” “What would I have done if I were there?” “What have I done to be prepared for the worst kind of human behavior?” On July 17, a deranged individual walked out of a shopping … [Read more...] about Are You a Hero?
Both consciously and subconsciously, we constantly evaluate those risks and then modify our behavior. The result is a risk level that we as individuals are comfortable with. Daily activities as simple as crossing a street are relatively low risk if, and only if, we apply the commonsense criteria … [Read more...] about Managing Risk in Your Life
Are you prepared, both mentally and physically, to defend yourself should the need arise? Many of us may think that, because we’ve chosen to arm ourselves with a firearm or other defensive tool, we’re good to go. But, it’s not that simple. It’s been said that the best defense is a good offense. … [Read more...] about Are You Prepared for Self Defense?
Every action we take in our lives includes an element of risk. Both consciously and subconsciously, we constantly evaluate those risks and then modify our behavior. The result is a risk level that we as individuals are comfortable with. Daily activities as simple as crossing a street are … [Read more...] about Managing Risk in Your Life
Working at Timberline Firearms, we see a lot of interpersonal dynamics and we get a lot of great questions. Here are some of the questions and comments we hear and overhear at the gun store. 1) I’d like to buy my wife a small firearm because she has small hands. What do you recommend to make it … [Read more...] about Responses for Common Questions, Comments Heard at Timberline Firearms