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WATCH: Man Puts Hand Over Pistol Barrel to Test Laser, Shoots Himself

Most know and understand the 90s movie line, “Stupid is as stupid does.” Still, it is something to see it in action. In this case, the subject went all out by checking to see if his laser was working by putting his hand in front of the pistol barrel of a loaded gun. Sure, this …

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Why You Should Raise Your Awareness Level in Transitional Zones

Robberies and attacks often happen near convenience stores or other areas where people can easily congregate, particularly those containing transitional zones. It is not unusual to see people standing outside 24-hour stores, even late at night. Also, most convenience stores have numerous hiding spots, such as corners, ice machines, trashcans and gas pumps. So, even …

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Firearms at Disney World? The Happiest Place on Earth May Not Be the Safest

A somewhat little-known fact about me is that I worked for The Walt Disney Company for about five years. I spent time at several retail locations, at the Polynesian Village Resort and also at Adventureland/Liberty Square as an “attractions hostess.” (You may have spotted me as a skipper at The Jungle Cruise back in the …

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Watching an Attack Unfold: What Would You Do?

Here is the scenario: You are walking out of the grocery store after dark. You have a single bag of groceries, so you left the cart inside the store and are carrying the bag with both hands. You are carrying a fully loaded defensive firearm in an inside-the-waistband rig, covered by your shirt, and your …

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Conflict Avoidance: Will You Walk Away?

There is an old Polish idiom: “Not my circus. Not my monkeys.” My grandmother would say it when she wanted to let people know that she was not getting involved in something that was not her problem. Apparently, in Poland, monkeys are problems and circuses are where monkeys (and thus problems) come from. This old …

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