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.
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.
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.
By Sandra Kozero. Here are some awakening facts about intimate partner violence (IPV). The statistics are staggering, and while we continue to train women to protect themselves based on stranger violence outside the home, we must educate them on the dangers of sleeping with the enemy.
Lt. Col. John Boyd is considered by some to be one of the greatest military strategists of all time. He served as a fighter pilot in the Korean War, but is known for his concepts for fighter tactics and designs. He published many theories, but his most significant contribution was one incredible strategic tool: the OODA Loop — Observe, Orient, Decide, Act. If you can keep changing the scenario on the bad guy before he can get through his loop, then you win.
Halloween is fun with costumes, candy, and parties! Here are safety tips for families and adults, so put your Halloween plan in place.
When disaster strikes, it can be very motivating to buying your first gun. We find ourselves vulnerable to Mother Nature, our infrastructure (power, levies, etc.), and the unknown. You may have never considered getting a firearm, but now feel open to the idea. Your story is mine.