A little about myself: My name is Erin. I am a husband and a father, a son and a brother, a friend and a patriot.
Firearms have always been a passion of mine. I remember my first shooting experience, when I was about ten years old, with a bolt-action .22-caliber rifle at a youth camp. I wasn’t the best shot on the range… but I’m sure I had the most fun. I shot as often as I could. But, spending my formative years in Rhode Island (a traditionally anti-gun state) did not lend itself to a lot of shooting opportunities.
It wasn’t until I joined the Army as a Cavalry Scout that I got the opportunity to spend a significant amount of time at the range. And I would shoot every chance I got. I made it a personal goal of mine to qualify “expert” on every weapons system available to me. It didn’t matter what it was: the 9mm handgun, the M16, the M60 machine-gun, the M4 Carbine, the M240B, the 40mm grenade launcher. I didn’t just want to fire it… I wanted to fire it well. While I didn’t manage to qualify “expert” on every weapons system, I did on most.
As a soldier, I was trained that I depended on everyone else… and they on me. And because of this, I embraced the fact that ensuring my own safety and that of my fellow soldiers was the most important thing I could accomplish on the range. So shooting became of secondary importance to safety and I committed to not only becoming a danger to those who would do me or my brothers-in-arms harm, but to never put myself or anyone else in danger by my actions or inaction.
Fast-forward to today and I’m still the same guy.
Although I’m no longer in the Army, I still have people who depend on me. My wife and my children expect me to be a danger to those intent to do them harm. They expect me to keep them safe… and to keep myself safe. And every family wants and deserves the same. It doesn’t matter whether you live alone or with a family. It doesn’t matter whether there are two parents or one, two children or ten… everyone wants and deserves to feel safe.
And, to this end, I have gathered a knowledgeable and enthusiastic team to offer up content that will support The Safehouse Firearms Initiative goal of “engaging, empowering, and informing the firearms community.”
There are a lot of “tough guys” out there who will gladly teach you how to wage war against the zombie horde. But if you want to be secure, knowing you’ve chosen the right gear and have the necessary skills to defend yourself and your family and keep your house a safe house, you’ve come to the right place.