Gun Safes, Floods and Water

Damage estimates from hurricanes Harvey and Irma are astronomical—and growing with each person as they slowly return to what is left of their home—but those lofty figures don’t reflect many of the heirlooms a family considers priceless, a list that includes inherited firearms. Even those “safely” stored in a gun safe have fallen victim, because those heavy-duty steel systems capable of frustrating burglars and shrugging off a fire’s heat, aren’t usually waterproof. Our thoughts and

Lawful Gun Owners WIN All-Time Safety Record

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), which is is the trade association for the firearms industry, recently announced some terrific news that will come as no surprise to NRA Members who have always made gun safety their top priority. According to The National Safety Council’s “Injury Facts-2017 Edition,” the 2014-2015 time period showed the lowest number of unintentional firearms fatalities since record keeping began in 1903. As you’ll no doubt remember, that was a year in

Janet Swahn: Life is full of surprises

For Janet Swahn, the question of “What do you want to be when you grow up?” turned out to be multiple choice. It was a question she answered, “D: All of the Above.” She has toured the world as a professional acrobat, assisted one of the most well-known magicians in Las Vegas, turned the art

Bluffton trainer emphasizes gun responsibility

By NOELLE WIEHE Bluffton Today   One Bluffton firearms instructor has worked to earn her credibility through extensive safety training and trying to be the best at what she teaches. Janet Swahn, a South Carolina certified concealed weapons permit instructor, and her husband Rick emphasize safety and responsible gun ownership within their training. Swahn is also a

SC Bars | Restaurants

In South Carolina, Governor Nikki Haley signed a bill Tuesday that permits people with Concealable Weapons Permits to carry their firearms into SC bars and restaurants. Under the law patrons would not be allowed to drink alcohol and carry weapons. “This is not a guns in bars bill, it was never a guns in bars