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Keeping Your Gun Clean

If you have invested in a handgun, you should know how to properly maintain it. Gun costs range from hundreds to thousands of dollars. You want to take care of something that you put this type of money into. Here are a few parts to the weapon that you should make sure to clean on a regular basis.

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Slide

The slide ejects the shot casing. A lot of dirt and black powder will be released onto the gun when a bullet is fired. If the residue from this is left on the slide, it can cause the gun to jam and not cycle through the ammunition as smoothly as it should. This can affect the performance of the gun and make shooting it a less desirable thing to do.

Lower Receiver

The lower receiver does not have the bullet or casing, but it is very important in shooting the gun. The grip, firing pin, and upgrades such as a Glock trigger kit will need to be taking off and cleaned inside and out. All these items help you be able to shoot and make the gunfire. If one of these parts is corroded and dirty, it can be a safety hazard.

Barrel

The barrel can become the dirtiest part of the gun. This is where the most residue will be at because it is where the bullet is fired out of. The size of the barrel determines how much area and gun powder you will be cleaning. Like many other parts, it’s not only the inside but the outside of the part that needs to be cleaned. The barrel will determine a lot of the accuracy of your gun, so keeping it clean will help you shoot better.

Safety and performance are what many people look for when purchasing their guns. Do not compromise those features of your handgun by not cleaning your gun properly.

Be responsible this Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, health practitioners are reminding adults to always practice safe sex.

In a Facebook post, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime-Philippines admitted that condom use is still unpopular, with only 38 percent of men who have sex with men (MSM) using condoms when having sex (IHBSS, 2018). A recent UNODC-Ph study disclosed that MSM who had experience using drugs where twice more likely to have condomless sex.

“While it may be awesome to make love without a condom, we are increasing the possibility of getting infected by HIV and other sexually-transmitted infections,” the FB post said.

As a Valentine’s Day reminder, the UNODC-ph encouraged the public to lower the risk of HIV and STDs by using condoms. “We can still enjoy making love while USING CONDOMS. They are free. Contact your nearest sexual health facilities.”

A total of 70,740 individuals have been diagnosed with HIV in the Philippines since 1984. Ninety-four percent are males. Sexual contact is the most common mode of HIV transmission.

Should Churches Have Security Guards?

Violence is a national epidemic and even the decision to leave your home carries risks. Between school shootings, event tragedies, and shopping center attacks, countless of Americans congregate to their local or beloved house of worship to offer sympathy and pray for peace during the most disturbing times. Unfortunately, churches aren’t off limits to some the most depraved, disturbed, or violent domestic terrorists. There were nearly 140 church shootings between 1980 and 2005, and that number’s gotten so much bigger that there’s now a national church shooting database. Could those have been avoided or prevented with the right security measures? There’s no way to change the past, but there are some reasons a professional security guard may be beneficial to help reduce violent crime in churches and other houses of worship.

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A Professional Security Guard Can Ease Underlying Burden

Members of a church’s congregation may opt to skip a sermon as the need arises, but that’s far more difficult for the actual religious leader of the establishment. Regardless of whom is in the house of worship, however, they are simply human. As such, a pastor, priest, rabbi, or Imam may have as strong emotions and fear as their followers. Yet, it’s their duty and responsibility to remain strong and offer praise, prayer, and hope on a weekly, and often daily, basis. The presence of a professional security guard can do wonders for moral support as the religious leaders help to ease burdens and provide hope for everyone in attendance.

A Professional Security Guard Can Help Channel Potential Chaos

In the event of a major scare or tragedy, the fight-or-flight response sets in and chaos can ensue. Even if someone swears it would never happen to them, the survival instinct is instilled in the human brain and the flight response is forced by the nervous system in times of great stress. The pastor or rabbi may actually find themselves among the scurrying congregation at the highest point of panic. A professional security guard can perform a variety of tasks to help ensure members and visitors alike stay calm and collected as they’re escorted to safety.

A Professional Security Guard Can Minimize Theft

Hopefully, disaster will never strike at your house of worship. But that doesn’t mean visitors and members won’t be targets of theft or other crime. Unoccupied rooms and parking lots are particularly common targets for petty and high-level criminals. Furniture and potentially valuable relics are easy to remove as the service commences. Unlocked vehicles are readily broken into for obvious valuables. Criminals can even get away with serious and often expensive damage to church property or locked cars without the right security elements in place. A professional security guard can be tasked with patrolling the property during service to help deter criminal activity.

A Professional Security Guard Can Help Your Congregation Grow

There are over 350,000 religious meeting houses nationwide, averaging 100-400 individuals per congregation. Most of those are open to the general public at some point and they all require active members to help the religious establishment fund various necessary programs to help the local residents and promote missionary endeavors. The monetary gifts and volunteer efforts from visitors and members are crucial to the survival of a religious institution. A bad or dangerous reputation can not only lead to low congregation numbers, but it can also ensure future members avoid the church altogether. Korner Security in Metro Detroit can provide the right professional security guard for your needs so your church can grow and flourish for years to come.