Whether formally declared by our “leaders” or not, make no mistake that the world is at war.

Police officers have been assassinated while sitting in their patrol cars, and publishers have been murdered for having the audacity to print a caricature.

And race baiters continue to drive a wedge between private citizens and peace officers while padding their own checkbooks. While the mainstream media was oh so politically correct, lumping all the gatherings together as demonstrations, there were also riots—and anyone with two active brain cells saw it with their own eyes.

How do you protect yourself and your loved ones in dangerous times? You may enroll in shooting courses, and you may even take some tactical courses (no, they are not the same thing). But when all is said and done, what will serve you best are increasing your situational awareness and developing the right mindset.

Good situational awareness means living in Condition Yellow unless you are sleeping. A good way to increase your situational awareness is to play “what if” games. What will you do if someone crashes through your door while you’re watching TV? Can you access your firearms? What improvised weapon(s) can you use until you get to a firearm?

When driving, be mindful of being followed. What if someone attempts a carjack at a stoplight? Do you have room to maneuver out of danger? (Hint: if you can’t see the tires of the car in front of you, you probably don’t have room to get around it.)

The correct mindset, while casually talked about by many people, is harder to cultivate. Now—not during an attack—is the time to honestly ask yourself if you are capable of taking a human life.

Once you have made the decision that good will triumph over evil, it does not matter if the assailant is a Muslim Jihadist, a whacked-out Christian evangelist, or even a pregnant atheist. If you believe they may injure or kill you, your loved ones or an innocent third party, you must act with speed and aggression and not quit until they cease to become a threat.

Sitting around singing “Give Peace a Chance” may be admirable, but the fact of the matter is that evil exists. Stay frosty, America.

Until next time, stay low and watch your back.

(sig)

0 Shares:
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like
Read More

Wehrmacht Sniper: Lessons From the Eastern Front

On 22 June 1941, the German Wehrmacht launched an offensive into Russia with 139 divisions across an 1,800-mile front. Operation Barbarossa was the largest military offensive in human history. Around three million German troops took part. The German war machine was then justifiably thought to be invincible.
Read More

Against All Odds: Easy Disaster Preparations

Back in the early 1980s, a buddy of mine who was “connected” started telling stories out of school. Stories about nukes being hijacked by terrorists, tales of bombs already sighted in American cities, hints about the existence of a “fifth column” of terrorists who infiltrated through our porous Southern border. I did what checking I could and began to become nervous—very nervous.
Read More

J Frame of Mind: The Snubby’s Guide to Life

Lately, against the counsel of many of my more appropriately armed friends, I have taken to carrying a Smith & Wesson Model 642 Airweight .38 revolver. I have my reasons, as undoubtedly do the many legions of permit holders and off duty personnel who slip the snub into a pocket and sally forth. I carry the J Frame having trained with it hard and understanding its limitations.