Posted by: reformedmusings | November 1, 2014

Preparing for the barbarians inside the gates

Terrorist attacks on soft civilian targets is nothing new. ISIS is actively calling for lone wolf attacks on American soil. The problem for most countries is that their subjects have been disarmed, leaving them helpless in the face of a terrorist attack. That’s also true in some places here in the U.S.A., despite our Constitution guaranteeing our citizens the uninfringable right to keep and bear arms. The wisdom of our Founding Fathers in the 2nd Amendment has never been clearer than in our time.

Self-defense expert Mas Ayoob has written an excellent article on how the armed citizen might address a terror attack, including warnings learned the hard way. Please read this article in its entirety, even if you don’t routinely carry now. First, it may save your life. Second, it should convince you to carry everywhere that you legally can do so. The article is long by necessity, but Mas packed it with critical information and suggestions.

The military always works in teams, starting from the squad on up. There’s good reason for that – mutual support and cover. As a lone armed citizen, no matter how good you are, you don’t have that advantage. Mas points out several cases of citizens who took action but were ambushed by the violent predator’s accomplice(s). A lone citizen must stay aware of their surroundings, observe before acting, and think tactically with the best use of cover available, especially in their blind areas. While surprise, speed and violence of action are keys to success in combat, prudence must be added for a lone good guy. One also needs a practiced warrior mindset and training on a regular basis.

This isn’t limited to classic terror attacks. The same principles apply to attacks by violent criminal predators. Compliance with a violent predator’s demands will not necessarily save you life, especially in this day and age where our society is raising vicious animals with no regard for life. In the case at this link, the clerk complied with every demand made, yet the predatory animal killed the clerk anyway and later told the police that was his intent. That, unfortunately, is the ultimate outcome of the Great Society created by FDR and LBJ and perpetrated to this day by liberals and progressives.

Again, read Mas Ayoob’s article and take it to heart and to action. It may save your life and the lives of those you love. Stay armed, stay aware, and stay safe.


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