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Don’t Be A Target Of Opportunity

Violent situations can present themselves virtually anywhere in our lives. They can happen at your home.  At work.  While you’re in the mall.  Or while you’re walking down the street after a dinner in a restaurant. Certain situations present easier targets to assailants.  Criminals look for a “target of opportunity” – they want you in […]

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Save A Choking Victim

It honestly surprises me how close people come to death every time they eat something. According to the National Safety Council, 2500 people died from choking in the USA in 2009! The most common cause of an obstruction? Hot dogs. But really, any type of food or object in the mouth can cause a partial […]

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Defend Against Road Rage

In virtually all of my classes geared towards personal safety, we start off with a question:  What is the best way to survive a disaster?  The answer?  Don’t be there! It might seem like a trite answer, but it is much deeper than you might think.  The underlying philosophy is to have high situational awareness […]

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Defeating Stalkers

Stalker:  An individual with an unhealthy obsession for another person. There are a number of definitions of “stalker” in our society today.  You can have stalkers on your website or your FaceBook account.  These people, while “creepy”, generally cannot do you direct harm.  The anonymity of the Internet gives you some level of safety. Where […]

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Open Carry vs. Concealed Carry

Open carry versus Concealed carry is one of the most divisive and controversial issues regarding firearms. Open carry, in particular, seems to evoke the most strident responses.  There is very little gray area in most people’s opinion on the subject:  Most are either fully for it, for fully against it. According to OpenCarry.org,  44 states […]

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Low Probability-High Impact Violence

Being Baby Boomers, we’re supposed to have the, “wisdom of time” as one of our greatest assets.  We’ve seen a lot, done a lot, and hopefully, we’ve learned a lot. Part of that learning experience is recognizing situations that have a good chance of erupting into unexpected violence. Low Probability/High Impact Events In our Emergency […]

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The Right Self-Defense Tool For You

Every person is different.  Some of us are strong.  Some of us… not so much.  Some have “hawk-eye vision”  while some of us suffer from various eye and sight ailments.  As we Boomers age, our dexterity, strength and agility can begin to wane.  Our physical “assets” must be taken into account when selecting a self-defense […]

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Preventative Home Security

We Boomers are no different than any other type of person when it comes to keeping our homes safe.  We want to keep the bad guys out, and keep our assets in!   Most of these suggestions will apply to any kind of domestic structure – a home you own, a home you rent, or an […]

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Monitoring Emergency Communications

In the middle of any kind of emergency or disaster, keeping in touch with “the outside world” – anything outside of your home – can literally mean the difference between life and death.  Communications devices can be the key to your survival. Most people have some sort of battery-powered radio in their homes. People who […]

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Use Of Deadly Force Exceptions

Every gun owner I know or have had contact with understands that deadly force is only used when your life, or the life of another, is in mortal danger. The gun grabbers would have the general population believe that we gun owners have, “itchy trigger fingers” just looking to pop a cap in the ass […]

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Buying Your First Handgun

I had an introductory gun class a while back, and one of the couples attending had borrowed guns from a LEO buddy. The husband was using a Glock 22 (full-sized .40 cal) and the wife was using a Glock 27 (sub-compact .40 cal). He’d been to the range one time in the past, and this […]

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Defensive Weapons Training

Personal protections skills, like almost all skills, are perishable. If you don’t keep them sharp, they degrade quickly – “Use ’em or lose ’em” as the saying goes! Whenever possible, you want to train as realistically as the situations in which you may find yourself. Let’s look at some of the different defensive tools, and […]

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