If all you have is a hammer everything starts to look like a nail......think about carrying a less than lethal option. You are more likely to need a less than lethal option than you are to need your gun ... See MoreSee Less
If you want to carry a hand gun, seek proper training and then ensure you have all the right equipment, you know, like a HOLSTER...
He stated he was leaving his hotel and had tucked his loaded hand gun into the waist band of his pants. According to him, the gun began to fall while he was carrying luggage down a set of stairs. He said he reached for his gun to keep it from falling and accidentally pulled the trigger while grabbing it.
The round narrowly missed going into his own leg before striking the ground. Shrapnel then flew up and struck a woman and child that were nearby! Amazingly neither of them had any injuries other than redness and shock, the shrapnel did not penetrate their skin!
Seriously people, it is your right to bear arms, but if you CHOOSE to do that, seek training first! #reallifeisstrangerthanfiction ... See MoreSee Less
Greg is a police officer and he knows his stuff. You read his articles on my blog all the time. This time I have to disagree. In Colorado, I find more times than not if you handle things correctly you will likely get a warning for a minor traffic incident. I LIKE WARNINGS... ... See MoreSee Less
Firing a gun in celebration is custom in some countries. In the United States its a crime and even more important it's very dangerous. Here are some incidents that happened from firing in celebration.
July 1, 2017: A 13-year-old boy, Noah Inman, was struck in his head and killed while playing basketball in the street.
January 1, 2017: Armando Martinez, a Texas State Representative, was wounded in the head by a stray bullet during a New Year's celebration.
January 1, 2015: A 43-year-old man, Javier Suarez Rivera, was struck in his head and killed while watching fireworks with his family in Houston.
July 4, 2013: A 7-year-old boy, Brendon Mackey, was struck in the top of his head and killed while walking with his father shortly before 9 p.m. amid a large crowd prior to the fireworks display over the Swift Creek Reservoir, outside Richmond, Virginia.
January 1, 2013: A 10-year-old girl, Aaliyah Boyer, collapsed after being struck in the back of the head while watching the neighborhood fireworks in Eklton, Maryland. She died two days later of her injuries.
July 4, 2012: A 34-year-old woman, Michelle Packard, was struck in the head and killed while watching the fireworks with her family. The police believe the shot could have come from a mile away.
January 1, 2010: A four-year-old boy, Marquel Peters, was struck by a bullet and killed inside his church The Church of God of Prophecy in Decatur, GA. It is presumed the bullet may have penetrated the roof of the church around 12:20AM.
December 28, 2005: A 23-year-old U.S. Army private on leave after basic training fired a 9mm pistol into the air in celebration with friends, according to police, one of the bullets came through a fifth-floor apartment window in the New York City borough of Queens, striking a 28-year-old mother of two in the eye. Her husband found her lifeless body moments later. The shooter had been drinking the night before and turned himself into police the next morning when he heard the news. He was charged with second-degree manslaughter and weapons-related crimes and was later found guilty and sentenced to 4 to 12 years in prison.
June 14, 1999: Arizona, A 14-year-old girl, Shannon Smith, was struck on the top of her head by a bullet and killed while in the backyard of her home. This incident resulted in Arizona enacting "Shannon's Law" in 2000, that made the discharge of a firearm into the air illegal.
December 31, 1994: Amy Silberman, a tourist from Boston, was killed by a falling bullet from celebratory firing while walking on the Riverwalk in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. The Police Department there has been striving to educate the public on the danger since then, frequently making arrests for firing into the air.
July 4, 1950: Bernard Doyle was killed in his seat while attending a New York Giants game at the Polo Grounds. The bullet was determined to have been fired by Robert Peebles, a juvenile, from an apartment building some distance away on Coogan's Bluff, presumably in celebration of Independence Day. ... See MoreSee Less
Today on ITS, contributor Chad Nabors discusses why we’re seeing a resurgence of traditional double-action pistols for defense as well as competition. He also examines arguments against TDA pistols ...
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These two carjackers in Chicago thought they had an easy score on a nice car, but what they weren’t expecting is an off duty Chicago PD officer to be sitting behind the drivers seat. Let’s learn from what happened to him!These two carjackers in Chicago thought they had an easy score on a nice car, but what they weren’t expecting is an off duty Chicago PD officer to be sitting... ... See MoreSee Less