According to the National Crime Victimization Survey, in 2012 there were an estimated 1.2 million violent crimes committed against persons’ age 65 and older. That’s a rate of 9 per 1,000 persons’ age 65 or older, up from 6 per 1,000 in 2007. The vast majority of these crimes – more than 90 percent – are property crimes such as burglary, theft, and motor vehicle theft. But almost 10 percent are violent crimes such as rape, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault.
Hi this is Logan Lee, director of training for 141 Shooting Range, I wanted to write this to make sure everyone knew the importance of training, and not just getting a concealed carry permit. It is important to understand that a firearm is just a tool, and the operator is the actual weapon. A simple pistol is going to be much more effective in the hands of a marine, than some untrained civilian, so, what’s the difference? Training and practice.
Many people all over the Arkansas have concealed carry permits(check our video if you need a license for concealed carry), and carry a firearm for self-defense and the protection of their families and loved ones. When it comes to your effectiveness and ability to defend yourself in a threatening situation, there are a lot of changing factors, however, there are two that you can control to improve your chances of survival.