Mar 312012
 
Are You Prepared in Your Home - Possibly The Most Dangerous Place You'll Ever Be?

We’ve written before about the danger of opening your front door to strangers (see here and here), the dangers of selling things, and on other topics to do with protecting yourself at home. It is a vital topic, for two reasons.  First, for most of us, it is the place we spend more time at than anywhere else.  We probably spend half our lives; maybe even more, at home.  That is one of the main […]

Feb 052012
 
Will Any Gun Do In a Gun Fight?

It is strange how things occur in cycles.  We talk with gun owners and intending gun owners pretty much every day, and from time to time we get a run of people all saying the same thing. This week it has been people with or wanting to buy teeny tiny pistols.  Revolvers and semi-autos chambered for .22 LR or .25 ACP or .32 ACP – rounds which we seldom see in a self defense gun […]

Jan 292012
 
How Often - and Where - to Shoot an Attacker

We’ve written before, with our tongue partially in our cheek, about how many times you should shoot the bad guy when you’re forced to defend yourself. Let’s revisit the subject, and this time from a more scientific attitude.  We promise not to make any more snarky comments about police officers shooting at a guy 71 times (and hitting him 60 times) and definitely we don’t suggest that should be your objective, either, even if only […]

Dec 062011
 
More Guns Sold on Black Friday 2011 Than Ever Before

Here’s something to delight all of us who equate more guns with more freedom and more safety. The FBI has just released figures which show that calls to their ‘instant check’ NICS background checking service (necessary as part of buying a gun from a dealer) were higher on Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) this year than on any other day, ever, since they first started their NICS service back in 1998. This new record […]

Nov 302011
 
Something to Keep Secret When Carrying Concealed

  Don’t get me wrong.  I’m sure your friends and family, your work colleagues and your fellow sports team or congregation members are the nicest in the world.  Heck, I’m sure you could trust them with your life. Actually, scrub that last sentence. Which brings me to the point of this article.  The future is uncertain.  Today’s friend is sometimes tomorrow’s foe.  Or today’s friend remains tomorrow’s friend too, but happens to share something personal […]

Nov 182011
 
A Gun Could Have Saved Him - Lessons From a Tragedy

Here’s an appalling story of a 70 year old man who was abducted and gang-raped by four other men. When you’re 70 years old, and when four younger men come up to you and accost you, you don’t have a lot of options, do you.  But that is where a handgun could make all the difference.  A handgun truly is ‘the great equalizer’, and in the hands of a 70 yr old gives him as […]

Nov 072011
 
Daylight Saving To Do List Time Again

Hi, folks Just a quick reminder – check out our article that gives a list of five different things you should do each time that daylight saving switches over. Actually, many of these things should be done more often than every six months, but the chances are they tend to be overlooked and forgotten, so each daylight savings switch is a good time to review through this list. Our list is of course far from […]

Nov 022011
 
Gun Ownership and Pro-Gun Attitudes Sharply Up

The Gallup organization holds an annual ‘crime poll’ every October, and this year’s results have now been released.  And while one does not normally associate Gallup with pro-gun attitudes, the results of their survey this year were so strongly skewed that they couldn’t find any way to try and disguise the sentiments expressed. A record low of only 26% of Americans now favor an outright handgun ban, with an all-time high of 73% of Americans […]

Oct 172011
 
Dogs Can Not Always Protect Your Property

Conventional wisdom says that if you want an easy way to protect your property against burglars, you should get a dog.  The reasoning goes that even the smallest dog will deter many burglars, and larger more fearsome dogs will be even more effective against more motivated burglars. Well, yes, that’s right, as far as it goes.  If a burglar has a choice between breaking into a house with nothing more fearsome can a pet hampster […]