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In 2016 alone, the FBI reported 803,007 violent crimes across the nation, with more than 332,198 of those incidents reported as aggravated assaults.

Robberies constituted 26.6 percent of violent crimes, while 7.7 percent were rapes, and 1.4 percent, or 17,250 cases, were murders.

While some would have you think you’re perfectly safe, you’re not; and, considering the separate statistic of 213,600 robberies committed in 2016, neither is your home.

Personal-defense expert, firearms instructor and friend Rob Pincus sums up the role we are called to take with respect to our families and our homes in four short words: Protect what you love.

For me—and countless others—there is no greater responsibility than committing to that endeavor. Of course, such a call to responsible action not only drives good people with guns to rise against bad people with guns, it also drives a segment of our industry seldom discussed—firearm storage and access—and improves both our ability to strategize and protect people and property.


My past experience with safes was like many of yours: little more than a heavy box in which to stack rifles. If you were lucky, the safe included a shelf for handguns, ammo and a few accessories. Today, a more realistic perspective on crime, especially in highly concentrated populations, coupled with rising interest in storing both firearms and non-firearm valuables, has sparked major innovation in both storage and high-tech security.

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