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Gun Storage Options for Every Price Range

Posted by Jason Hanson on Jan 27, 2014 11:55:00 AM

slide-to-unlock-thumbEvery gun I own is always locked up, unless it’s on my hip or I’m taking a rifle or shotgun to the shooting range. I have a one-year-old daughter who gets into everything, and I obviously don’t want her accessing any of my guns.

Recently, a New Jersey man left his .22 rifle unlocked in his home. The man’s 4-year-old son found the rifle and accidentally shot and killed his 6-year-old friend with it. The New Jersey man has been charged with child endangerment and he's rejected a plea bargain that would have sent him to prison for seven years. Now, the man is going to trial and faces up to 15 years in prison.

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Topics: Firearms Safety

Concealed Carry Myths & Misconceptions - Off Body Carry

Posted by Nikki Turpeaux on Jan 6, 2014 8:00:00 AM

off-body-carrySome people subscribe to the thought that all concealed handguns should be carried by some type of method that is secured on the body. Some examples are inside or outside the waistband holsters, ankle holsters, shoulder holsters and some type of appendix or belly band. Depending upon the circumstances, especially for females, sometimes an off-body carry method is necessary. 

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Firearms Safety

Project ChildSafe

Posted by Kenn Blanchard on Dec 27, 2013 1:42:00 PM

ChildSafe_3color.6801843(1)Receiving the gift of a safe or gun lock for your household during the holidays is not as sexy as finding a Beretta shotgun under the tree, but it’s a gift for all seasons. Keeping your children safe is always in season. As gun owners, we put up with a lot when it comes to attacks on our freedoms. We are collectively blamed for every accident that happens. As we start thinking of family events, travel and kids, I want to introduce to some and remind others about the National Sport Shooting Foundation’s Project Childsafe program. It was started in 2003 to promote safe firearm arms handling and good storage practices. The program started off from grants from the Department of Justice, but today is funded solely by the firearms industry.

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Topics: Firearms Safety, Other

Lead Poisoning Symptoms and Strategies to Minimize Contamination

Posted by Sara Ahrens on Nov 7, 2013 7:30:00 AM

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Shooters are at great risk for lead poisoning, yet many shooters either minimize, or are unaware of the risks associated with their exposure. The physical symptoms of lead poisoning, which act as a warning, are often overlooked because they mimic other, more common ailments. Additionally, these symptoms surface over time, masking a proper diagnosis.  If a shooter experiences any of the following symptoms listed, they should consider lead poisoning as a potential cause and seek testing and treatment.  

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Topics: Firearms Safety, Other

Lead Dangers – Health Effects & Methods of Contamination

Posted by Sara Ahrens on Oct 10, 2013 12:01:00 PM

When I became the Range Master for my agency, I didn’t know what I needed to know about lead. Two years into my position I got a real education  that was nothing short of terrifying. The recession forced my agency to mandate my unit and I (five of us) to handle all range functions from training and qualifications, to maintenance of firearms. Unable to pay overtime, I could no longer rotate these responsibilities amongst a large cadre of part-time range officers and armorers.

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Topics: Firearms Safety, Other

Concealed Carry Handguns - Rehearsal and Responsibility

Posted by Mia Anstine on Jul 22, 2013 8:00:00 AM

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I thought I was going to actually have to use my Conceal Carry (CC) gun a while back. My daughter and I had just returned from hunting. We were parked more than twenty miles from town on a highway in the high country. We had just loaded the horses in the trailer and gotten into our truck. 

We sat in the truck at the trailhead parking lot eating a sandwich and warming up. A white mini-van with no license plates drove up. As it parked in front of us we noted two men were in the front seats. They sat in their vehicle for several minutes as a trooper ticketed someone else on the other side of the highway. After the trooper pulled away the men got out of the van and approached our truck.

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Firearms Safety, Gun Rights, Self Defense

3 Concealed Carry Tips For People With A Disabilities

Posted by Beretta Blog on Jan 2, 2013 4:44:00 AM

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I was diagnosed and treated for a rare muscle tumor when I was 17. The cancer was so rare that I was only the 7th person diagnosed with it and the first person to ever survive it. I was sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN which is an awesome hospital and I strongly recommend that you help support they hospital with donations or fundraisers.
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Topics: Concealed Carry, Firearms Safety

Going Through The Change

Posted by matteo recanatini on Oct 31, 2012 3:32:00 AM


by Carrie Lightfoot - Guest Contributor
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Topics: Concealed Carry, Firearms Safety, Self Defense

When you've got to go.... You've got to go!

Posted by matteo recanatini on Sep 17, 2012 12:30:00 AM

by Carrie Lightfoot - Guest Contributor
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Topics: Concealed Carry, Firearms Safety

3 Problems With Concealed Carry While On Crutches

Posted by Beretta Blog on Jul 5, 2012 6:14:00 AM

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In the past, I have written about the disadvantages of physical disabilities when it comes to carrying a concealed weapon. I also talked about how I have been on crutches for a couple of years. I did not receive my conceal carry permit until recently, but the issues that go with the crutches while carrying have been in the back of my head for a long time.
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Topics: Concealed Carry, Firearms Safety