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Designing a Firearm Safe Home


THERE ARE FAMILIES ACROSS
THIS COUNTRY THAT LOOK JUST LIKE ANY OTHER FAMILY.
BUT THERE’S SOMETHING DIFFERENT. A LOVED ONE WHO HAD MADE A
COMMITMENT TO DEFEND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
AND OUR WAY OF LIFE. NISSAN NORTH AMERICA PRESENTS,
DESIGNING SPACES MILITARY MAKEOVER.
BRACE YOURSELF, BECAUSE HERE IT COMES!
OO-RAH! (DRUMMING)
TIME FOR US TO SHOW OUR APPRECIATION
AND GIVE BACK TO THOSE WHO HAVE SACRIFICED. THIS IS
DESIGNING SPACES MILITARY MAKEOVER!
AND IT STARTS RIGHT NOW. HERE WE ARE IN THE HOME OF
STEPHEN LUNT AND HIS LITTLE FAMILY.
NOW WE SENT THEM AWAY ON A LITTLE R & R AND ARE
DOING SOME BADLY NEEDED RENOVATIONS,
FROM THE OVERHEAD TO THE DECK. FIRST OFF, MAYBE WE SHOULD SEE
STEPHEN IS. I’M SURE THAT WOULD HELP.
(GUITAR MUSIC) I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN MONCKS
CORNER, SOUTH CAROLINA, WHICH IS JUST A
LITTLE TOWN OUTSIDE OF CHARLESTON.
WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL AND GRADUATED AND
THEN JOINED THE MILITARY. STEPHEN MET ASHLEY AT THE
SAN DIEGO AIRPORT WHILE ASHLEY WAS TRAVELING TO A FRIENDS BABY
SHOWER. STEPHEN WAS ON LEAVE FROM JAPAN.
HE STARTED TALKING TO ME AND SAID
SOMETHING LIKE, “SO…YOU GO TO COLLEGE?”
OR SOMETHING LIKE…SOMETHING CHEESY.
STEPHEN JOINED THE MARINE CORPS SPECIAL OPERATIONS TASK FORCE
AND WAS FIRST DEPLOYED TO FALLUJAH,
IRAQ, (BATTLEFIELD NOISES, EXPLOSIONS)
BEFORE VOLUNTEERING TO GO TO THE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND REMOTE
HERAT PROVINCE IN AFGHANISTAN. WE HAD RECEIVED A MESSAGE FROM A
TEAM THAT WAS IN DISTRESS.
THEY WERE CROSSING A RIVER THAT WAS
DEEPER THAN USUAL. (MUSIC)
HAVING THEIR AMMUNITION-FILLED HUMVEE
STUCK IN THE RIVER, THE TEAM CALLED STEPHEN’S UNIT FOR
ASSISTANCE. THE GAME PLAN WAS TO TRY TO
BLOCK THE RIVER UMMM, WITH SAND BAGS
BY HIRING LOCAL NATIONALS TO COME
HELP US. ONE OF THE YOUNGER KIDS THAT WAS
WORKING FOR US, UMMM, USED A PICK AX THAT WAS IN HIS HAND AND
STRUCK ME IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD.
ASHLEY RECEIVES A PHONE CALL FROM THE COMMANDING OFFICER
TELLING HER ABOUT THE INCIDENT.
I WAS A WRECK OF COURSE, AS TO BE
EXPECTED, BUT WHEN I GOT TO HEAR HIS VOICE AND HEAR HIM TALK TO
ME, IT WAS A LOT OF REASSURANCE.
(MUSIC) EVENTUALLY, STEPHEN RECOVERS AND
NOW IT’S TIME FOR US TO GIVE BACK
AND MAKEOVER THEIR TOWN HOUSE IN
SUMMERVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA. HAVING A GUN AS PART OF YOUR
HOME DEFENSE IS A RIGHT, BUT IT IS VITALY IMPORTANT THAT
GUN SAFETY RULES ARE FOLLOWED TO THE TEE. THE GUNNY
PERSONALLY SAT DOWN WITH KIE WAGNER OF GLOCK.
KIE, I’M GONNA’ CUT RIGHT TO THE CHASE-
NORMALLY WHEN THE SUBJECT IS GUNS AND HOME DEFENSE, THERE’S
A BUNCH OF OLD GUYS SETTIN’ AROUND TALKIN’. WHAT ABOUT
THE LADIES? MORE AND MORE WOMEN NOW A DAYS ARE EMBRACING
THE IDEA OF HOME DEFENSE. TELL ME ABOUT IT.
WELL, THAT’S DEFINITELY TRUE. WE ARE SEEING THAT MORE AND
MORE WOMEN ARE INTERESTED IN BOTH SELF-DEFENSE AND HOME
DEFENSE, BUT WE’RE ALSO SEEING AN OVERALL RISE IN
INTEREST IN GENERAL FIREARMS. SOME TIMES, JUST FOR FUN.
YOU KNOW, BUT ON THE TOPIC OF HOME DEFENSE, IT’S VERY
IMPORTANT THAT ANYONE IN THE HOUSEHOLD IS PROPERLY TRAINED
ON FIREARM SAFETY EDUCATION. GLOCK ACTIVELY WORKS ALL YEAR
LONG WITH A LOT OF DIFFERENT PARTNERS IN THE COMMUNITY
TO RAISE PUBLIC AWARENESS FOR FIREARM SAFETY EDUCATION.
WE RECENTLY LED A CAMPAIGN CALLED, SAFE, WITH STANDS FOR-
SERIOUS ABOUT FIREARM EDUCATION. IN THIS CAMPAIGN, WE ASKED
FOLKS TO GO ON OUR SITE AND TO PLEDGE THEIR OWN COMMITMENT
TO PERSONAL GUN SAFETY AND EDUCATION, AND WE HAD A LOT
OF PARTNERS IN THIS. THE MARIETTA POLICE DEPARTMENT
WAS ONE OF THESE FUNDAMENTAL PARTNERS.
YOU KNOW, I CAN’T THINK OF A BETTER WAY TO REACH OUT TO
PEOPLE, AHH, ABOUT GUN SAFETY. NOW, YOU BROUGHT ALONG A
HAND GUN. I DID. THIS IS OUR G19.
THIS IS OUR MOST POPULAR HANDGUN.
AND IT’S A LOVELY GUN. NOW I KNOW,
THAT EVERY TIME THAT WE SELL A GLOCK WE ALSO GIVE THE PERSON
THAT BUYS THAT GLOCK A GUN SAFETY DEVICE, WHICH IS
THIS RIGHT HERE. AND IT’S SO SIMPLE.
YOU KNOW, THERE’S NOTHING COMPLICATED ABOUT GUN SAFETY.
IF THE GUN IS NOT IN USE, YOU SIMPLY, RUN THE SAFETY LOCK
THROUGH THE GUN, SO IT TOTALLY DISABLES THAT GUN.
ABSOLUTELY. YOU CANNOT SHOOT IT AT THIS POINT.
NO. IT’S TOTALLY DISABLED. BUT, IF THIS IS YOUR GUN AND
YOU HAVE THE KEY, IT TAKES ABOUT TWO SECONDS AND YOU’RE BACK
IN BUSINESS. YOU CAN USE THIS GUN.
IF I DIDN’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT GUNS, HOW DO I GO ABOUT LEARNING
ABOUT THE SAFETY AND HOW TO USE THIS GUN PROPERLY?
SURE, THERE ARE LOTS OF DIFFERENT
WAYS. YOU CAN BUY THE GUN FIRST, OR YOU CAN BUY THE GUN AFTER
TAKING COURSES. NOW, THESE COURSES ARE
READILY AVAILABLE AT A VERY REASONABLE FEE AT YOUR LOCAL
GUN RANGE AND SOMETIMES AT YOUR LOCAL DEALERS. AND YOU CAN GO
TO THESE RANGES AND YOU CAN LEARN ALL ABOUT FIREARM SAFETY.
YOU CAN LEARN HOW TO SHOOT, HOW TO HOLD A PISTOL, AND REALLY
BECOME COMFORTABLE WITH YOUR FIREARM. THAT’S THE SECOND
MOST IMPORTANT THING. SAFETY- NUMBER ONE. AND
COMFORT AND PRACTICE-NUMBER TWO. GOING TO THE RANGE IS GREAT
FOR PRACTICING BUT IT’S ALSO VERY, VERY FUN. IT CAN BE AN
ENJOYABLE FAMILY EXPERIENCE, OR AN AWESOME WAY TO
CHANGE UP DATE NIGHT. AS FAR AS I’M CONCERNED,
THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT OF OWNING A FIREARM IS, KNOWING
THE SAFETY RULES AND REGULATIONS.
HOW DO YOU HANDLE THIS GUN SAFELY?
RULE NUMBER ONE IS WHAT? RULE NUMBER ONE IS-
TREAT EVERY FIREARM AS IF IT IS LOADED.
MAKES A LOT OF SENSE. OKAY, NUMBER TWO, WHAT’S NUMBER
TWO? NUMBER TWO IS- ALWAYS BE SURE
OF YOUR TARGET. OKAY, SO IF YOU’VE GOT A
TARGET OUT THERE AND YOU’RE GONNA’ SHOOT AT THAT TARGET,
YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT TARGET IS ABSOLUTELY SAFE.
CORRECT, WHICH BRINGS US TO NUMBER THREE,
WHICH IS TO MAKE SURE THAT WHEN YOU
ARE POINTED AT YOUR TARGET, TO MAKE
SURE THERE ISN’T ANYTHING BEHIND OR BEYOND IT THAT YOU DON’T
INTEND TO SHOOT. YEAH.
NUMBER FOUR IS- KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOU ARE
READY TO SHOOT AND YOU’RE EXACTLY LINED.
THERE YOU GO. SO SIMPLE. OKAY, SO, I’M PRETTY SAFE WITH
FIREARMS. WHAT IF SOMEBODY WANTS TO BUY A
FIREARM FOR HOME DEFENSE AND THEY
HAVE NEVER OWNED A FIREARM BEFORE
AND THEY NEED TO LEARN? WHERE WOULD THEY GO?
TO FIND MORE ABOUT GLOCK PISTOLS AND MORE ABOUT GUN SAFETY AND
MUCH, MUCH MORE, YOU CAN GO TO
GLOCK.COM I RECOMMEND CLICKING ON THE
GLOCK UNIVERSITY. YOU CAN GET TIPS
FROM THE EXPERT SHOOTERS OF TEAM GLOCK AND THEY TEACH HOW
TO CLEAN GUNS, HOW TO HANDLE GUNS.
THEY’LL GO OVER THE SAFETY RULES AGAIN AND THEY’LL TEACH YOU
GENERAL FIREARMS INFORMATION. OKAY, THAT’S GREAT. KIE, THANKS
FOR BEING HERE WITH US TODAY. IT’S BEEN A PLEASURE.
THANKS. AN ABSOLUTE PLEASURE.
(MUSIC) THE TEAM HAS MADE A LOT OF
PROGRESS TODAY AND IS ON TRACK TO COMPLETE MAKING OVER THIS
OPERATION HOMEFRONT PROVIDED CONDO
BEFORE THE LUNTS RETURN. CREW AND VOLUNTEERS ARE WORKING
HARD ON THE DOWNSTAIRS, UPSTAIRS,
AND BACK YARD. HEY FOLKS, WE’RE JUST GETTING
STARTED! THERE’S A LOT MORE TO BE DONE. CHECK OUT PART-TWO
OF DESIGNING SPACES MILITARY
MAKEOVER BROUGHT TO YOU BY NISSAN NORTH
AMERICA. IF YOU REALLY CARE, THEN BE
THERE! OO-RAH!
(MUSIC) FAMILIES ACROSS THIS NATION
ARE… ST..TURNING
TO..TO…TO..CUT…HA-HA UMMMMM…HA-HA..BLEEP!
(LAUGHTER) (MUSIC)
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