Posted September 9, 2015 9:10 am by Comments

By Jenn Jacques

One of the things we teach in concealed carry class is how important situational awareness is. This is a practice that extends beyond gun owners as well and is a large part of ensuring you don’t become a victim.

In my concealed carry class, I learned to be SAFE: Stay away from strangers, Aware of my surroundings, Follow my instincts, and Evaluate my options. These four simple rules not only help me to be prepared for anything, but also to avoid dangerous situations. Although no one can ever ensure complete safety in every single situation, gun owners and concealed carriers know that we carry to level the playing field should danger cross our paths.

I take this a step further with my own children with a practice my husband and I call Playing it S.A.F.E.: Situational Awareness Family (or Fun) Exercises. As we are out and about with the kids, we keep tabs on things and people around us which, as former private detectives, comes as second nature to us. We quiz them throughout the store with questions like, “How many people were with us in the last aisle?”, “What was the last announcement about?” or “Where is …read more

Source:: Bearing Arms

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