Category Archives: Personal Security & Safety

Lethal Force – But, he wasn’t armed!

Disclaimer:  I am not a lawyer.  Use the following information at your own risk.  I have studied this topic extensively.  But, that doesn’t make me an official authority.  Do your own homework / research.  I’ve linked to an excellent book … Continue reading

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Fifteen Minutes of Shame

This week, the news reported that actress Sandra Bullock called the police to report an intruder in her house.  It took FIFTEEN MINUTES for the police to arrive at SANDRA BULLOCK’S home.  She locked herself in her room, which has … Continue reading

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A Loaded Gun Is the Safest Gun.

Say “whaaaaa?” The title sounds counterintuitive, I know.  Indulge me for a moment.  Let’s dissect the notion of a loaded gun being the safest gun.  It may not be as crazy as you think. First, let’s review Colonel Cooper’s Four … Continue reading

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Stranger (Danger) in Plain Sight

Last night, in the news, they reported about a man entering Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and asking for a doctor by name.  The story then continues that the stranger shot the doctor twice and then killed himself.  The … Continue reading

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Git Ya Some Trainin’

My first shots ever were around age 12 at summer camp (with a .22 rifle).  In high school, I shot a few friends’ guns and bought my own shotgun (later lost in a house fire).  “Practice” was infrequent plinking on … Continue reading

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Have Gun. Will Travel.

Doc With a Glock My sister, the pediatrician, just asked me about traveling with her gun.  She has a license to carry concealed in her home state, and she’s traveling by air to another state that recognizes her license.  I’m … Continue reading

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But, I Live in a Nice Neighborhood.

Crime can (and does) happen anywhere.  I’m amused when people rest easy and say, “I’m in a good neighborhood.”  Ummmm…  That’s where criminals go, because it’s where the GOOD stuff is! I talked to my dad last night.  He called … Continue reading

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Why You Shouldn’t Carry a Gun Every Day… Three Good Reasons.

I don’t often post links to other blogs here.  But, this article on The Truth About Guns is so good (in my opinion), it’s worth sharing.  I know a lot of people who are licensed to carry concealed that do … Continue reading

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“Check Your Six” at Gas Stations!

“Check your six” is an axiomatic phrase to live by for fighter pilots.  It means be aware of what’s behind you.  Having a “bogey” (enemy aircraft) on your six can be fatal.  If you use a clock to refer to … Continue reading

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“I wish I had a gun.” Not!

I just came across an article about auto theft with the victim being the wife of a Fox News commentator, Juan Williams. And another article. Williams is known for his beliefs that Americans should not be able to keep and … Continue reading

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