Through the past year, we’ve watched as the current administration has enacted many new laws. Some of them were aimed at reducing firearms violence (something we all support). Many of our elected representatives suggest that even more laws are needed and promise that banning specific inanimate … [Read more...] about More Gun Laws to Be Debated in the New Year
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
Many of us who regularly carry a firearm in public (either concealed or in the open) have been asked why we would choose to do that. A recent survey found that 32% (81 million) of adults in this country own at least one firearm. More than half of them (56%) choose to carry one for personal defense. … [Read more...] about Why are You Carrying a Gun?
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
In this increasingly unsafe world, we as individuals need to adjust our behaviors to better ensure the safety of ourselves and our loved ones. We first need to be “situationally aware” of our surroundings, actively observing what is going on around us and looking for possible threats. Threats can be … [Read more...] about What is EDC?
On the afternoon of Easter Sunday, the Tunnel Fire was first reported. It was a small fire of less than one acre, and after about four hours of work, the National Forest Service reported it was out. Two days later, driven by 50 mile-per-hour winds, the smoldering Tunnel Fire reignited. Being less … [Read more...] about Are You Safe?
Our normal day-to-day lives are risk-filled adventures that sometimes get out of hand. While we live in a society that provides us protection from much that can harm us, we crafty humans find ways around the protections all the time. Let’s talk about a few examples and what could or should have been … [Read more...] about Don’t Be the One Who Says: ‘That Won’t Happen to Me’