Posts Tagged ‘shooting safety’

The Law of the Jungle = Survival of the Fittest

New York City

It is sad to read of a recent court decision in NYC where a man was brutally stabbed by an assailant who had already killed four and injured three during the previous 28 hours. The victim, turned hero, was attacked in a subway car while two transit police officers barricaded themselves in the conductors car and stayed there until the victim was able to subdue his attacker, get the knife away and hold him down. Only then did the hero receive aid from the police. When he sued, the case was dismissed because “the NYPD had no "special duty" to intervene at the time”. While I have a Read More

Who’s in Your Safety Circle?

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What is a safety circle? That is your personal perimeter, your “on guard” zone, no one should enter your safety circle without your awareness. The diameter of your circle may vary depending on your location, but a general rule of thumb is 21 feet, which is the distance an average person can close on you in about 2 seconds. For those of us who are challenged estimated feet, it is about two car lengths in any direction. You safety circle is especially important in public places like parking lots where so many bad things; robberies, car jacking, etc., can happen. Most people will pass Read More

Gun Whisperer – You Have Questions, We Have Answers

Flying brass

Dear Gun Whisperer I keep hearing about “Safe Direction”, need to keep the gun pointed in a safe direction, etc. What is a safe direction, can’t I just point at the floor or a wall, or outside? Why do I need to worry about it anyway? Safe or Unsafe? Dear Safe or Unsafe Very simply stated, a Safe Direction is a direction which, if the gun were to be fired (and we know they don’t go off by themselves) no one would be injured or killed and property damage would be minimized. This is an important concept, number one, no one gets hurt, number two, minimize property damage as Read More

National Take Your Daughter to the Range Day (NTYDTTRD) – Jun 15, 2013!

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Planning is in progress for this year’s National Take Your Daughter (and/or son) to the Range Day. This will be the second annual event.  Last year 35 ranges across the country hosted nearly 1,000 kids, many of whom were shooting for the first time. NTYDTTRD is under the umbrella of National Take Your Daughter to the Range Day, Inc, a non-profit corporation that was formed to oversee and raise money for the event. Founders Lynne Finch and Evan Carson are hoping that 100 ranges will come forward this year to host events and open the world of shooting up to kids ages six and up. The event Read More