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National Safety Month Gun Safety Campaign

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0300 - Safety as a Concept In Training and in Life

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Recently I stopped to look at the rules that were posted in our local YMCA swimming pool. There were a total of 14 rules listed one of which was, "No breath holding contests." It was really frustrating to read the rules that were trying to address very specific situations that were considered a danger and missing the big picture. There was no mention of "Swim within your ability," or any other rule that addressed safety as a concept. When we have rules like, "No breath holding contests," I always look for the rules that say, "Do not park your vehicles in the swimming pool," and "No chainsaws allowed in the hot tub." We can never address EVERY safety concern with a rule and we need to stop trying. When we attempt to cover it all specifically we will miss something, we will smother those we are trying to protect with minutia and we short circuit out goal of creating a safer environment.

0239 - Holiday Decoration Safety | Safety Solutions Academy

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It snowed today, and it got me thinking about Christmas. It is a happy time and that is all the more reason that we should take some extra precautions to make sure it will stay that way. In addition when we look at specific situations and events, if we really pay attention, we can apply what we learn to other situations as well.

0238 - Using your Smart Phone to Lead a Safer Life

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Three years ago I would not have been able to imagine a world without cell phones. More than any other thing invented in recent times they have made our lives more efficient. The ability to communicate on a whim with virtually anyone allows our lives to be more flexible and spontaneous. This past holiday I chuckled when my dad busted out his circa 2004 flip phone. The reason I laughed is because it isn't about the phone any more. They are all in one do it all gadgets that have become essential in our lives. Yes, we could survive without smartphones, but for now we don't need to, so why not use them to help us when the chips are down!

0208 - An Evaluation of Manual Safeties in Fighting Handguns

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Facing a violent encounter and prevailing can be quite a daunting task. Violent attacks are often a surprise for the victim. We know and understand that violence is fast and chaotic. We know that no matter our physical strength, our size, our training, our weapons and proficiency with them that we can lose because of the above factors. Today we will take a look at one of the common questions that people have when they are shopping for a self-defense handgun. Manual safety, or not?

0193 - Thoughts on Home Defense Tactics

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Everyone has a different home, family situation and the chaotic nature of violence means that no two violent encounters are going to be the same. This means that we need to be able to adapt the tactics we apply to our home-defense. Today we will take a look at some considerations we need to weigh as we look at various home-defense tactics.

0153 - Dry Runs Pay Off

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Sorry the show is late today! I hope your day was as good as mine was. Good, and CRAZY! I had a chance to see some of my training be put to the test. Don't worry, not a violent encounter, instead the kind of stuff we are all way more likely to face. Take a listen today to hear what happenened, how it went, and what I learned.

0121 - SDFAQ Self-Defense Handgun Storage in the Home

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Last week I spent some time shooting with some friends. Ted who is also a student of mine had a great question about storage of home defense handguns. This is a common question and certainly an important one to address. When we talk about the storage of self-defense handguns there are two principles that we need to take into account when we decide on our storage method. Fast and easy to access for authorized users Inaccessible to unauthorized users Today we take a look at some of the points we need to consider as we look at how to store our defensive handguns in the home. Remember that you as the end user are responsible for your actions.

0008 - Find the Right Self-Defense Instructor to Stay Safe

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0008 - Find the Right Instructor and Program Why by Ian Kinder…