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August, 2012 | Dr. Bruce Eimer's Girl Security

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Stand Your Ground

“A person who is not engaged in an unlawful activity and who is attacked (3) in any other place where he or she has a right to be has no duty to retreat and has the right to stand his or her ground and meet force with force, including deadly force if he or she reasonably believes it is necessary to do so to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to prevent the commission of a forcible felony.” Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. declared in Brown v. United States on May 16th, 1921 […]

A Clear View Of Your Defensive And Security Needs

Do you have a clear view of your defensive and security needs? Your personal safety depends on it. If you are too paranoid, you may become overly focused on perceived threats to the exclusion of all else. If you are not paranoid enough, you may walk into an ambush. The world is a dangerous place, and you don’t want to become some scum bag’s lunch, but you do want to be able to enjoy your own lunch. What is the solution? The solution is to develop a realistic and clear view of your defensive and security needs. Begin by becoming […]

Six Defensive, Emergency Rescue Tools That Could Save Your Live

Spare keys, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers, electronic security systems, flood lights, cellular phones, first aid kits, flashlights, safety matches, butane lighters, candles, knives, hammers, and axes are emergency rescue equipment. All these tools go together as part of an emergency rescue system, and no well equipped home should be without any of them. Defensive firearms are also emergency rescue equipment. However, many folks who choose to own a defensive firearm do not realize the necessity of coupling it with other essential defensive tools as part of their defensive, emergency rescue system.

Individualized Handgun Training Makes A Difference

When I teach concealed carry permit classes, I seldom fail to be surprised by the numbers of students who demonstrate inadequate, faulty, and even dangerous gun handling skills. People with varying levels of firearms experience register for our classes. We instruct people who have never touched a firearm before as well as people who have been around guns since childhood and who have been shooting for years. Students run the gamut from those who do not even own a firearm to those who own numerous firearms. Many of our students have never taken a handgun safety class, while others have […]

Less Lethal Options

Have a plan, old man. Follow through on that plan if attacked. As we all know, the elderly are considered easy prey by violent criminal predators. This is because typically in a fight there will be a notable disparity of force between a younger, stronger person and an older, weaker one. So, if an elderly and physically challenged person is attacked by a younger, stronger person and the older person believes they are in imminent deadly peril, this disparity of force may justify them deploying a deadly weapon-such as a handgun-in self-defense.

Entering and Exiting Your Motor Vehicle Safely Everyday

“It is better, by noble boldness, to run the risk of being subject to half the evils we anticipate than to sit in cowardly inaction, for fear of what audacity might bring forth.” – Herodotus Be aware of your surroundings. One of the places where we need to be especially aware of our surroundings is whenever we are entering and exiting our motor vehicle. In Florida, at least, where there are a lot of senior citizens, crime around vehicles and in parking lots is rampant. Vehicles can be like Venus Fly Traps. Don’t be a fly! Be prepared. Every day, […]

Pocket Carry of Small Caliber Concealed Handguns

Concealing a substantial handgun on your person is not easy. It requires forethought and commitment. While concealed means out of sight, if your piece prints through your clothing, it is not out of sight, but instead is a clue that you are carrying. You may not be breaking any laws when your firearm prints through your clothing, but you have just given up the element of surprise which is the reason to carry concealed. So, what do you do if it is difficult at best to effectively conceal a handgun on your hip or inside your waist band? To carry […]

12 Concealed Carry Guns 12 Ounces Or Less

The question is often asked, “what is the best handgun for concealed carry?” There are many valid answers to this question and they usually begin with, “well, it depends on a number of factors.” However, in my humble opinion, there is one universally valid answer, and that is, “it is the gun that you have on you when you need it.” With that said, the purpose of this brief article is to make you aware of twelve handguns that are so easy to carry, that there is no excuse to ever go unarmed–never ever. This list of handguns spans a […]

Pepper Spray: A Non-Lethal Personal Defense Option That’s Nothing to Sneeze At

Personal defense is a lifestyle. If you haven’t thought about what you’re going to do when the bad guys come for you, you will most likely be going with them. So, now is the time to think about what you will do if you are selected to be part of someone else’s food chain. What skills and tools will you need? The answer is that it depends on the situation. If all you have is a hammer, everything will look like a nail If all you carry is a gun, then what will you do when less than lethal force […]

Defensive Handgun Training For The Non-Martial Artist

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed. – The Second Amendment (ratified 1791) There is a famous old saying that brought up to date goes something like this: “God made man and woman, but Colonel Sam Colt made them equal.” In other words, a violent world without the legal individual ownership of firearms simply favors the physically big and strong over the physically small and weak. The right to keep and bear defensive firearms makes it possible for the small […]