Prepare to have your preconceived notions about shelter, security and wellbeing turned topsy-turvy. You think you do everything you can to safeguard your loved ones, investments and home? The victims of murder, assault, rape, kidnapping, molestation, cyberbullying, identity theft, burglary, mugging, carjacking, poisoning, electrocution, fire, flood, and natural disasters thought the same thing. Safe astonishes with its array of alarming facts, including:Leaving your lights on when you leave your home may actually attract burglars.Most people don't even know what dumpster diving, phishing and pre-texting are until they're victimized.You should never put outgoing mail in your mailbox.Nearly 20 percent of children ages 10-17 are sexually solicited online. 75 percent DO NOT tell their parents about it.Safe also arms you with the information to need to avoid, evade, withstand and survive danger. It's the first and only book that shows you how to properly protect yourself, your family and your possessions from every potential threat. Terrorist attacks. Hurricanes. Sudden infant death. Child abductions. Accidents. Crime. Everything.
In his introduction, LaPierre, executive vice president for the NRA and author of numerous titles about firearms and freedom, makes no secret of his agenda to protect the rights of Americans to bear arms, and goes on to offer advice on the subject of personal safety in our homes, the outdoors, the digital world, and on the streets. As most of us are not experts on how to cope with child abductions, long-term power outages, or other dramatic circumstances, it's hard to argue against an increased awareness of personal safety. Readers will likely also benefit from LaPierre's insight into accident prevention, online safety, avoidance of identity theft, and a helpful reference section that features a number of informative websites. NRA supporters may find LaPierre's volume a welcome addition to their library, gun control advocates will see it as an attempt to spin a polarizing issue. Pried free from a political grip, however, LaPierre's intense focus on common-sense security is a useful addition to anyone's Go Bag.