NRA Personal Protection in the Home
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The NRA Basics of Personal Protection in the Home covers important topics such as creating a safe room,
clearing a room, identifying blind spots, establishing an escape route, discovering opportunities where criminals
may hide, and more.
NRA Basics of Personal Protection in the Home Course is for law abiding citizens and advanced shooters who
want to learn additional strategies necessary to protect themselves in their home in the event of a home intrusion, break-in, or robbery.
Shooters learn advanced mastery of basic skills, safe gun handling, shooting a group, zeroing the firearm, proper storage and
safekeeping of a firearm, and proper care and maintenance.
Students learn additional defensive shooting skills which are built on top of previously acquired skills, strategies for home protection,
responding to a violent confrontation, , how to choose a handgun for home defense, how to establish a safe
room, how to clear a room where a suspected intruder may be hiding, the differences between cover and concealment, establishing a
defensive mindset, understanding defensive shooting concepts, advanced shooting positions, aiming and firing techniques, making
your home safer, the aftermath of a defensive shooting, and much more.
NRA Basics of Personal Protection in the Home is unique as it addresses techniques and strategies designed to
deter burglars, home invaders, and other criminals. Included are ways to make your home safer and less appealing to criminals. This
information is valuable for homeowners who choose not to incorporate a personal firearm in their home protection strategy.
For homeowners who include a firearm in their personal home defense and protection strategy will learn additional shooting positions,
aiming and firing techniques, the use of cover and concealment, and methods of clearing various types of malfunctions.
NRA Basics of Personal Protection in the Home is divided into six parts: Safety, Mental Preparation, Developing
Defensive Shooting Skills, Strategies for Home and Personal Safety, Firearms, Self Defense and the Law, Selecting Firearms,
Ammunition and Accessories for Personal Protection and more.
The NRA Gun Owner’s Responsibility Statement
“Americans enjoy a right that citizens of many other countries do not - the right to own firearms. But with this right comes a
responsibility. It is the gun owners’ responsibility to store, operate, and maintain his or her firearms safely. It is the gun owners’
responsibility to ensure that unauthorized or untrained individuals cannot gain access to his or her firearms. And it is the gun owners’
responsibility to learn and obey all applicable laws that pertain to the purchase, possession, and use of a firearm in his or her locale.
Guns are neither safe nor unsafe by themselves. When people learn and practice responsible gun ownership, firearms are safe.”