Recent events, in particular active killers murdering school children, have once again started the discussion of "how others can protect us." We cannot control the action of others or depend on anyone to be there for us and our loved ones when we need them most.
Few things will deter someone approaching your home with bad intent more than the sight of security cameras. Criminals know that modern home security cameras record video, instantly alert homeowners and provide clear images to law enforcement.
Walking trails are attractive to all walks of life. They provide a scenic path for joggers, dog walkers, cyclists and those just wanting to have a beautiful place to explore and enjoy. Walking trails are off the beaten path. They are often secluded, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. But are they safe? It is the same traits that make walking trails attractive that also make them dangerous.
When bad people decide to do bad things to good people, they interview them first. This is an interview you want to make sure you fail. Criminals are opportunistic. They adapt and act on a moment's notice when an easy target presents itself. Criminals will "interview," or run potential victims through a checklist to determine if they are easy prey. Here are some common things an aggressor will look for when deciding to take action.
Off-body carrying of a firearm is simply carrying your weapon in a manner that it is not attached to your body in a fixed, stable location. Off-body carry includes things like purses and stowing a gun under the seat of your car. Off-body carry has many drawbacks, many of which will render your firearm inaccessible in the dynamics of a lethal force confrontation. For the average citizen, off-body carry should be a last resort.
Calling for help seems like it would be one of the most basic, natural things one could do. You scream bloody murder and the cavalry comes running to your rescue, right? The truth of the matter is, there's a good chance no one will hear you, and if they do, they won't help you. Most people will not want to intervene in a violent situation, or may simply assume someone else will help.
Most people would never dream of going up to robbers, thieves and violent criminals and letting them know where they are going to be and when. No one would let a robber know when no one will be home. However, this is exactly what happens when pictures are posted to social media portraying the location and persons involved in events as they are happening. It is human nature to want to share memorable times with others, but it doesn't have to put you and your family at risk.
Socializing in the presence of others is unavoidable. We all go out to eat, gather to watch sports, and meet friends on the town. All of these situations put us around people we know nothing about. This becomes extremely dangerous when a conflict arises, regardless of whether or not you are directly involved. When someone gets unruly and is asked to leave an establishment, what follows can be extremely dangerous and often times is. As a general rule, if someone gets asked to leave an establishment you are in, you should leave as well.
The concealed carry of firearms is legal in almost all states. More citizens are carrying firearms for personal protection than ever before. Each of these citizens makes a choice, either intentionally or not. As an armed citizen are they going to be an asset or liability to society? The training required to get a concealed [...]
Imagine this. With no warning you are told you have 1 hour to gather your stuff and evacuate your home because it is danger of being washed away. Sounds like a nightmare, right? For about 200,000 people in California it was a reality. Losing your possessions is nothing compared to losing your life or having your safety severely compromised because you have been displaced without a plan. This blog will show you how to mitigate the risks involved with the sudden displacement of your family and the associated chaos.