Over time, the approach that I (and now many others) advocate has started to catch on. Safety is not simply a set of rules that you recite and then ignore when you need to or when it is convenient or when “everyone knows” they don’t apply. Safety with firearms is a Concept. That concept is best summed up as Balancing Risk and Benefit. Safety requires critical thinking and gun handling specifics need to be adapted to accommodate activity, location and context.
This is the time of year for Holiday Safety and Security Tips. Rather than give you a re-hashed presentation of the same ‘ol tips, I thought this year, I’d give you a collection of links to thoughts from a variety of resources. There’s a ton of great info linked below, rather than try to digest it all, maybe bookmark this page and come back for a new link every few days. Or, maybe assign various links to your family members and then you can all take turns sharing highlights at meals over the next couple of weeks.
Today, I had a long email back & forth with a woman who was concerned about how her son was handling AIRSOFT guns. In the convo, she asked about getting him some REAL Firearms Training. I said that would be great, I suggested she start by looking in her area for an NRA Instructor and …