The 2014 police shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed teen, in Ferguson, Missouri, sparked the Black Lives Matter movement, which went on to have a significant impact throughout Missouri and the rest of the country. This movement continues, with people of all races wondering if it has done any good. A recent report by the state attorney general seems to suggest that progress against racial profiling during traffic stops is not only not being made, but may be regressing.
As a Missouri small business owner, you may consider your intellectual property one of your most valuable assets, and chances are, you would be right to do so. If you have formulas, recipes, techniques or other elements of your business that set you apart from your competitors, you likely want to protect them to the fullest extent possible. Luckily, there are some simple steps you can take to help safeguard your valuable property and prevent it from falling into the wrong hands.
Owning a firearm is a great way to protect your family, defend yourself and stay safe. You probably put a lot of effort into ensuring that you handle your firearm safely and responsibly, but you must exercise additional caution when you are armed and interacting with law enforcement. Such situations can escalate quickly, but if you follow protocol, you can enter such interactions calmly and confidently.