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If the number of Federal Bureau of Investigation background checks is any indication, Americans are buying personal weapons at a record clip. During 2015, background checks exceeded 23.1 million, the most since recordkeeping began in 1998.

Better Safe Than Sorry

So you got a new firearm for Christmas, or maybe you recently gave your child his or her first BB gun. Whether you’re a first-time gun owner or seasoned firearms enthusiast, you’re in a powerful position of responsibility.

  • 29 May 2016
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A Lesson I Will Never Forget

I believe you must learn lessons from certain events in your life. Life-changing situations can become blessings when viewed through the right lenses.

  • 1 January 2016
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Unintended discharge incidents see recent decline

Losing one Soldier to an unintended discharge from a service or privately owned weapon is one too many, but such accidents have been on the decline across the Army in recent months.

  • 24 August 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
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Ready, Aim ... Fire?

Any time you handle a firearm, the basic principles of weapons safety should always be followed — regardless of how many guns you own or how often you go to the range.

  • 1 June 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
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Is the weapon clear?

Whether Soldiers are handling a military or privately owned weapon, safety should always be a top concern.

  • 8 January 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 14407
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