Very excited to announce that on May 30-31, 2015 I’ll be one of the featured trainers teaching at the first-ever Families With Firearms Conference near Des Moines, Iowa. If this is something you might be interested in, I’d urge you to follow the link and get yourself signed up. Seats will probably fill very quickly for this valuable weekend.
One of the things I love about this is that inside the training world, we’re finally beginning to tackle many of the tough questions that are important to women. A lot of these issues really haven’t been addressed before, at least not to the depth they deserve. The fact that more women own firearms for self defense means that we in the training community are beginning to look at a lot of questions that historically, defensive firearm instructors were unable to cover in depth just because there just wasn’t a big enough audience for that type of work.
Helping parents learn how to help their children grow in healthy awareness without fear, learning how to role play with your kids, playing games that help develop child-friendly family preparedness, finding comfortable ways to carry a gun that work safely and well for people who spend a lot of time around young children — all of these are questions that have never really been seriously considered and discussed among the concealed carry community. And they should be!
This is far more than just repeating the Eddie Eagle rules for your children (though that’s really, really, really important!). It’s about finding ways to take your own self-defense plans and turn them into family defense plans. Learning to stay safe for yourself is one thing. Learning how to keep your family safe, and teach your family members how to keep themselves safe — that’s a whole different kettle of fish.
If you’d like to join us, do step over to Melody’s page and sign up. We’d love to have you add your voice to the conversation.