Sheesh! Back in 2011 I wrote a blog piece about the increase in crime, gang violence and such. I look around today and I see all of that and more increased, (Really? A “knock out” game); but I also see the random lone gunman, fanatic, mental case, etc who we all potentially could encounter in an average day. Theater shootings, Military Bases and Recruitment centers, Houses of Worship, Malls and Shopping Centers are all targets of these individuals. When there is an active shooter, the Government recommends running if possible, hiding if not, and fighting back as a last resort. Again – Really? How many others may die or be injured because an armed, trained, and capable person choose to hide until confronted? Run away, Hide or,…now here’s an idea… Put Down the Threat? I am not advocating lone wolf heroics, but come on, when did we turn into sheep. This “don’t hit” BS and “don’t touch” has gone off the edge. We need to get back our Man and Women Cards! When we were in school, playground scuffles happened, and more often than not, we were friends afterwards. Today, the attitude is “don’t hit”, “don’t touch”, don’t get involved, let the authorities handle it, the Government will take care of it…and us.
I say, “Nope – if you bring it, I will deal with it”.
Homeland Security/FEMA has a course available to everyone here. It’s about the most useless drivel there is, maybe not quite that bad, there is some good in it. – Especially if you are NOT routinely armed and aware. Then it makes perfect sense. However, Why are you not armed and aware, responsible for you and your families, your fellow citizens? Seriously, going to fists is a poor alternative to going to gun with appropriate cover!
Let’s get trained, keep our selves armed and ready, and stay aware! Staying aware is the biggee here. Lot of terms for this, “Stay frosty”, “Stay hard”, “Keep the head up”, whatever, they all translate into …. Just how do you ambush and knock someone out on the street if you are maintaining the “Aware state of mind”?