Category Archives: Safety

This category is for safety, personal awareness, self-defense, etc. related posts.

Aurora “is No More Dangerous Than Your Town”

Today, I have read many official statements released in response to the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado last night. Many of the statements included the word “shocked.” I was not shocked to hear that a mass shooting occurred. The truth is that mass shootings have been in my realm of consciousness at least since […]

Situational Awareness in Crowded Places

I don’t know about anyone else, but I read good books and watch entertaining movies to lose myself in a storyline. To shed my worries and cares, to let my feet leave the planet of my reality and head off to explore the alternate realities presented on paper and in film is liberating. I don’t […]

“Campus Safety Alert”

Below is a “Campus Safety Alert” issued by Adam Garcia, the Director of Police Services at UNR. The incidents described below are just two examples of why I feel uncomfortable visiting the UNR campus as an unarmed female. University Police Services and the Reno Police Department have received two separate reports of suspicious incidents. On […]

Redneck Gun Safety Rules

The NRA teaches people about gun safety using three simple rules: ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction. ALWAYS keep your finger off of the trigger until ready to shoot. ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use. Growing up in rural northern California with a father who hunted, we had guns […]

Welcome to Our Home…

… Here is the guest bedroom and bathroom. In the closet, you’ll find spare winter clothes, towels, blankets and firearms. Use them accordingly. My husband’s little brother is visiting us over his Christmas break. This is my first time having company over for an extended period of time since I became a gun owner. On […]

UNR Campus Safety Alert

University Police assisted the Reno Police Department with a report of a University of Nevada, Reno student who was groped Tuesday at 11:10 a.m. in the 200 block of University Terrace, near the campus. Additional investigation has revealed the victim was attacked and grouped. Police are currently looking for the suspect, described as a black […]

Car Safes… How do They Work?

I want a car safe. I can carry to and from work, but not at work. Additionally, when I’m running errands, sometimes I stop by places I can’t bring my Bodyguard in with me. I have a locking glovebox, but I don’t think that’s enough. There are different kinds of car safes out there… at […]