The COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic is making many families rethink their family safety plans. If you have made the choice to purchase a firearm for home or self defense, it may spur questions from your children or you may be looking for how to best introduce your children to a new gun in the home. This article helps you navigate these conversations.
Part of the culture of A Girl & A Gun is empowering women and families with the ability to take control of their person safety. The Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for resources in our community for those who may face violence during the shelter-in-place mandates.
Part of being a good first responder for your family is to anticipate situations that you may have to address and ensure that you have the tools and knowledge to prevail in an emergency. This article discusses how you can be prepared to hunker down with your family when you need to shelter in place.
A Girl & A Gun Director of Training, Tatiana Whitlock, and San Diego Chapter Facilitator, Judi Wells, hosted an informative and important conversation on Civilian Carry Radio, along with Baraka Ulrich James, Allen Sams, and Paul Sharp. The podcast addressed topics that are relevant to women and women’s self-defense, particularly women, who are facing a threat or impending harm and are seeking the skills and resources to protect themselves and their families.
Being aware of your environment is the first step in personal protection. According to the NRA, there are three levels of environmental awareness – low, moderate and high. Other groups have different ways of conveying these levels, but the NRA’s levels are simple and easy to remember.
Your smart phone is a great way to stay connected, but can harmful for your personal safety if you don’t diligently check your privacy settings. Not only can wireless technology be a huge distraction that keeps you from monitoring the world around you, it can leave you vulnerable to unknowingly publicizing information about yourself, your family, your finances, or other private information. Use your smart phone to your advantage and ensure that you’re in control of your surroundings, both physically and digitally. Here are 8 Smartphone Safety Tips to follow.
Fall and winter welcome cold weather, holidays, parties, and guests! As you enter the holiday seasons, be mindful of safety for your family and friends. Here are several safety tips to help you develop your safety plan.
This is parenting in the modern age: educating our children about a variety of threats and giving them tools and skills to stay safe. It is very difficult to educate children about a potential school shooting without scaring them. Simply making them aware of basic safety concepts and first-aid skills will go a long way to keeping them safe.
I’m always surprised when I receive emails from men about their marriages although it happens pretty regularly. Sharing a household, finances, and parenting is usually easier when you have a shared value system, and some partnerships are stressed over the presence of firearms in the home. Several men have reached out for help in talking with their wives about guns. I can maybe try to provide a new perspective to help bridge the divide.
By Sandra Kozero. In his national bestselling book The Gift of Fear, Gavin de Becker gives detectable warning signs of violence. De Becker believes spousal homicide is the single most predictable serious crime in America.