Biloxi, Mississippi — (Ammoland.com) – The most critical component in self-defense is not a gun, it is a determined mind. The would-be victim in this case had both the will and the tool to stop a rapist from completing his assault. That led us to a question from a caller about what criteria to look for in a quality folding knife.
Yet again we are treated to a half-answer to firearms related accidents and negligence. Rather than educate both adults and children in the Four Universal Firearms Safety Rules, instead you can spend $300. Is it so hard just to learn to do the right thing?
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