Hey Guys and Gals! Yes, its Christmas time again! I want to wish you all a Merry Xmas. However, I am not here just to wish you all fine fine greetings. I want to talk with or write about a common misconception. That is more like a safety rule. During this season I need not remind you of our bad economy and how around the country, the rise in home invasions has risen because of this problem. I know that alot of you own a firearm of some type. Now I know that it does add security and the ability to protect your loved ones from harm.
However, I want to remind you that sometimes, not always if you add a weapon of any kind into the mix of an incident, especially a firearm. You are only (once in a while) brining the stakes to a new level. This makes me think of what I am constantly taught and reminded of all the time. That we train, train, train for all types of events and or incidents while practicing with our weapons.
I know that most of us practice target shooting because we enjoy taking part in a match or meet. Most of us don't practice for close quarter encounters, such as hallways or small enclosed areas. However, as you know if you are going to defend yourself and or your family you should be able to make all of your shots count. You should never miss your mark! You are responsible for any shot that does miss its intended target, both criminally and in a civil matter. (Click on read more to continue...)
Now I know that no one wants to hurt anyone that your shot was not intended for, but it does happen. I can use a very good example here a drive by shooting. Now I know that as law abiding citizens we do not do drive bys. However, we also have more common sense than some street thug!! All I have to say is that if you do get involved in a home invasion, be prepared to know to be able to account for all your shots. Because it will matter in your being charged for a crime and you just being the innocent home owner defending the family.