The Office for National Statistics found a 27 percent increase in crimes involving firearms during its most recent review of crime data. Despite a near ban on the civilian ownership of handguns the review found crimes committed with handguns increased by 25 percent and accounted for the majority of gun crimes. The agency said the […]
Yes, I know, bigger is better right? Well not necessarily when it come to firearms. It’s been said that the best gun is the one you will use and that’s true. Your AR-15 sitting in your gun safe at home won’t do you any good during a car jacking. Your Glock 17 won’t do you much good under the seat of your car during a church shooting. Working in a gun store/range I hear people say some crazy things, but the most glaring to me is those who take our permit class, but say they really don’t plan to carry a gun, they just want it ‘just in case.’ Really? Here in TN you can possess a firearm and/or carry it in your car without a permit, so if you’re not going to carry what’s the point? (Check your State Gun Laws here.)
Lot’s of excuses: bulky, uncomfortable, too much of a hassle or even fear of an accidental discharge. First of all, if you’re worrying about firing ‘accidentally’ you need more training and practice. Carrying a firearm is serious business, but it isn’t dangerous if you Continue reading “Why you need a pocket gun”
The term ‘situational awareness’ may sound a bit intimidating, but at it’s core it’s nothing more than being aware of your surroundings. When you walk into a store, do you know where the exits are? If something happened could you escape or at least find shelter? I was a delivery driver for years and they constantly drilled us on ‘having an out’ in traffic, being aware of all four sides – that in a nutshell is situational awareness.
Have you ever been followed? I have a few times and it is unnerving to say the least; knowing someone is stalking you with intent to rob or worse will definitely ramp up your respiration and heart rate. Panic: even if you have run through this scenario in Continue reading “Situational Awareness: You are surrounded”
God help them if they ever watch “The Jerk.” Via the Washington Examiner Comedian Steve Martin’s rendition of “King Tut” is triggering social justice warriors at Reed College because they see it as a form of cultural appropriation. The song, originally performed on “Saturday Night Live,” actually criticizes the commercialization and trivialization of Egyptian history […]