Myths of Self Defense by Thom Bolsch & Ron Mullins

Growing up in America, Hollywood portrayed fights by the “good guys” with the “bad guys” as an event with rules, conducted in good faith – a “fair fight”! We based our understanding of self-defense by watching Clint Eastwood, Tom Selleck, John Wayne, and other men of character fight their way out of a sticky situation – generally unscathed! This perception that a physical conflict is choreographed in good faith and conducted under an unwritten set [...]

By | 2016-10-31T11:28:56+00:00 September 1st, 2016|News, Self Defense|0 Comments

Active Shooter by Ron Mullins & Thom Bolsch

The story all weekend has been one of an active shooting in a public place. Whether the event takes place at a theater, a mall or a nightclub; it’s a horrific event.  One that we all wish would not, could not, happen.  For most of us, this is just something horrific in the news.  We talk about it with friends and co-workers at the water cooler and coffee shop; but it happened somewhere else.  It [...]

By | 2017-08-12T14:23:37+00:00 June 13th, 2016|News, Self Defense|0 Comments

Workplace Violence: Is Your Office Safe? by Ron Mullins & Thom Bolsch

Last month we discussed safety at home. Many of us spend more time at work than we do at home. So let’s explore “Workplace Security”. From 1992 to 2012 (the latest year for which statics are available), there averaged over 700 workplace homicides per year. Although we blame a disgruntled employee, many times, there is no relationship between the attacker and the victim. And there is no common ground; workplace violence occurs at retail locations, [...]

By | 2017-08-12T14:23:37+00:00 June 1st, 2016|Community, News, Self Defense|0 Comments

A Firearm for Home Defense by Ron Mullins & Thom Bolsch

It’s a quiet evening; the kids are in their rooms doing homework, the wife is in the family room watching TV, and you’re in the study paying bills when you hear a loud crash. One of the most horrifying scenarios for a family is for someone to break into their home.  Whether a simple burglary or a violent home invasion, you’re first instinct is to protect your family and your stuff. Whether during the day, [...]

By | 2017-08-12T14:23:38+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|Firearms & Accessories, News|0 Comments

Safety Tips for Women of All Ages by Ron Mullins

If you’re a woman, whether you’re in high school, college, in the work force, married with children or have grandkids; this is for you, and for you to share with another woman. NEVER walk to your car alone in the dark.  Ask someone you trust to escort you.  If out for the evening, coordinate with your friends to park together. As soon as you get to your car, look around the car and in the [...]

By | 2016-10-31T11:35:17+00:00 February 5th, 2016|Community, News, Self Defense|0 Comments

Could You Pull the Trigger? by Ron Mullins

On any given day, you can find a story in some media outlet about the increased number of guns being purchased. One reason for the increase in firearm sales is attributable to an increase in crime and a desire for the law-abiding citizen to be able to protect themselves and their family. Un-stated is whether the purchase of a firearm can, or will, provide security for those law-abiding citizens. Although there is no statistical evidence [...]

By | 2017-08-12T14:23:38+00:00 January 1st, 2016|News, Self Defense|0 Comments

Hard Target by Thom Bolsch

Everyone has heard Ben Franklin’s old adage, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.  This month’s article will focus on that ounce of prevention needed to protect your home and family from a burglary or home invasion. In order to implement the proper home-protective measures, we need to first understand the criminal’s mindset.  The vast majority of burglars are amateur criminals who are merely intent on stealing easily removable items; jewelry, laptops, [...]

By | 2017-08-12T14:23:38+00:00 November 6th, 2015|News, Self Defense|0 Comments

Profile of a Victim by Ron Mullins

A woman, by herself.  Young or Old, by herself. Distracted, by herself.  Displaying expensive clothes, purse and jewelry; by herself. Did you catch the recurring theme?   Whether we want to admit it or not, men (and sometimes women) prey on women and girls. Most experts suggest it is a "control" thing.  I think it's a "hunter" thing - attack what is perceived to be weaker. An antelope separated from the herd is a prime target [...]

By | 2017-08-12T14:23:38+00:00 October 2nd, 2015|News, Self Defense|0 Comments