Owner a firearm requires a few things such as keeping them out of the hands of unauthorized people and getting the training so we know how to use them property and effectively.
When thinking about training and evaluation trainer make sure you know the following
– What is the instructors knowledge of the topic?
– Can the instructor teach the topic effectively?
– Are YOU ready for this level of training?
– Do you have the proper equipment or will the equipment be provided for the training course?
Purchasing a firearm for most people is a major investment. Equivalent to a monthly car payment or mortgage payment which is why most people are always looking for the best deal. Firearm dealers don’t have BOGO (Buy One Get One) sales and seldom have rebates (although we’re seeing more lately). The big stores sell things at MSRP or close to it. The smaller firearm or sporting good stores will be cheaper than that but what do you do if that’s still too expensive? Buying on-line can help but look at the whole process before you jump in.
Have packages delivered where an individual can sign for it. This could be a trusted neighbor or having it delivered to your work.
Alternatively UPS and FedEx allow you to customize your delivery time/address from their apps
Get a PO Box or a box at a Mailbox Etc location where they can sign for your packages
Update the delivery preferences for the carrier to have them place the item out of sight from the street. This could be by the garage door or backdoor. Just make sure that wherever it is that you remember it’s there and that it’s protected from the elements
Monitor package deliveries from the carriers. Amazon is great to tell you when something ships bu USPS, UPS, and FedEx will all tell you what is coming to your address
For UPS go to UPS.com and signup. They also have a hand feature to allow you enter in when you will be on vacation so they will hold packages for you
For FedEx packages for to Fedex.com and signup for their notification services.
Note: All of these services allow you get notification on a package by package basis but what we are talking about is creating an account with the carrier so they can email and text you when they receive a package as well as when a package will be delivered.
Some of these options are not free but you need to balance the inconvenience of a package theft with what you’ll pay to know your package is safe.
First off I’m not former law enforcement and don’t qualify for LEOSA. What I do know is that the intention of LEOSA and how it’s implement is not perfect and those who qualify for LEOSA need to understand the law before they depend upon it.
One of the best resources is the NRA-ILA. They stay on top of changes and advocate for improvements to the law.