Home & Garden

Home Care ~ March ~ Protecting Your Investment

February 4, 2018 Guest Writer 0

Best Practices for Caring for Your Home Protecting the investment you have in your home and family is best done by following a routine of care and much of the recommended care follows a seasonal or monthly schedule. For the end of Winter, the list of exterior needs dwindles as inclement weather pushes us inside, but the needs for the interior of your home can now be addressed. Organize- This is a good time to organize your home improvement files and to begin planning any improvements, updates or general maintenance jobs you would like to tackle in the Spring. Garden Planning- If you are a gardener, this is also a great time to consider any […]

Safety

Gun Safety Series: Part 3, Home and Personal Protection

October 9, 2017 John Barrett 0

TFP’s Gun Safety Series – Part 3: Protection Home Safety and Protection Although I am a pistol instructor, I always recommend a pump-action shotgun for defense and protection inside the home. A shotgun is much easier to aim, particularly under stress, every criminal knows the sound of a pump-action shotgun being cycled, and is unlikely to stick around, it is less likely to be inadvertently left where children can find it, and it is much more likely to stop a threat. Tacky Psyche Effect, the Consequences As I noted in a prior post, the Tacky Psyche Effect degrades your fine motor skills. As a result, when a person is under stress, it becomes very difficult […]

Safety

Gun Safety: Part 2

September 18, 2017 John Barrett 0

Gun Safety – Part 2: Safety is, and must always be first. Most of those considering the purchase of a firearm for the first time do so because they wish to protect themselves and/or their families. That is, they want to ensure their own and their families’ safety.  It defeats that purpose to use or store the weapon in a way that endangers those they love. So safety must always be the first consideration. ____________ WARNING: THERE ARE INHERENT LIMITATIONS TO ANY ARTICLE ON FIREARMS SAFETY. IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN TRAINED IN THE SAFE HANDLING OF FIREARMS, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU TAKE A COURSE TAUGHT BY AN NRA CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR FOR THE TYPE […]

Safety

The Gun Safety Series, Part 1

August 28, 2017 John Barrett 0

Gun Safety: An Introduction Part 1: Meet Your Gun Safety Instructor I started shooting a .22 rifle when I was 4 years old.  My 11th birthday present was my own .22 rifle. I started shooting high-powered rifles and shotguns that same year. My father gave me a shotgun and a .30-30 when I was 13 or 14 years old. My father, a former FBI Agent, waited until I was 13 or 14 to teach me to shoot a handgun – a wise decision given how my father taught me to shoot them, as I will explain later. I began writing editorials and letters to the editor defending the right to keep and bear arms while […]

Safety

Freedom and Weapons, History Speaks

May 12, 2017 TFP Staff 0

Safety and Weapons from History’s Perspective  When considering private citizens and weapons, our Founding Fathers (and Founding Mothers) could not have been more clear in their emphasis on several key ingredients to a solid, successful and free nation.  They distinctly prized Individual Rights and the accompanying Freedom that comes with those Rights.  They were firm in their belief that only a sound and moral citizenry could support real freedom.  They placed faith, family and home high as priorities to support.  Our Founders risked their lives and some lost their lives to support their freedom and be able to hand that freedom down to their children. Part of the Freedom they cherished included the ability to […]