I’m sorta ‘into’ guns. If you’re reading this, I suspect you are as well. Because of this interest it’s tempting to focus on the gun part of safety preparations to the exclusion of everything else. No, I’m not talking about knives or canes or even empty hand skills, but rather the more mundane stuff like CPR and first aid and fire extinguishers.
Let’s be honest: it’s more likely that you’re going to need first aid (including response to life-threatening trauma) skills than you will need to perform a sub-one-second reload, but how many of us put the same effort into CPR that we do to pulling a trigger? I’d wager that most of us don’t, and that’s a misallocation of resources. (Time is a finite resource, believe it or not.)
Please take some time to read this article at the Washington Post, regarding the importance of first aid kits at the recent Tucson shooting.
Do you have a trauma kit? Do you truly know how to use it? Do you practice those skills as assiduously as you practice shooting? If not, why not?
-=[ Grant ]=-