As of last weekend, I'm certified to teach safe and effective use of handguns. Advice: Prevent home breaks-ins first ! And, know how to defend yourself !
I've compiled a list of tried and true home security measures to do before you step out, or pack the family in the car. Nine are basic practices, five are advanced measures to install ahead of time (now?) to make sure your house is not an easy target.
Without hesitation, I chose to help her because I know her temperament and abilities, her house, her neighborhood, and her Mom who’s in hospice care at home. I also know that she's implemented reasonable prevention measures to keep bad guys out. In short, Rose fits my profile of a safe and solid gun owner.
“What have you been up to on this beautiful day?", Marsha asked.
"I bought the gun I’ve been wanting”, I replied. With a quiet gasp, she pulled back. The cashier leaned in. This was a different kind of conversation.
....I was so impressed with his presence of mind—the fact that he saw it coming, knew what to do, did it, and prevailed–it was a big lesson for me.