Surviving a Terrorist Incident

Dear Fellow Survivalist;

paris-attackGreetings. If you’ve been keeping even half an eye on the news, I’m sure that you’re about as concerned about the threat of terrorism as I am. With all the terrorist activity throughout the world, there’s plenty of good reason to be concerned. The attacks in Paris merely lend emphasis to concern that is already there.

Since Obama has taken office, there have been over 100 acts of Muslim terrorism on U.S. soil. Of course, few people are really aware of that, as our Muslim-supporter-in-chief won’t allow them to be referred to as acts of terrorism or even acts of jihad; they have to be referred to officially and in the media as acts of “workplace violence.” Then, of course, they always make the time to blame “right-wing extremists” before anyone has any idea of what actually happened.

This not-so-subtle attack on mainstream America is effective in keeping the sheeple under control. They believe whatever the liar-in-chief says, so even when other information comes out later about these acts, the ignore it. They heard that it was right-wing extremists or white supremists and that’s the story they stick with.

But that’s not my major concern right now, although it is important. My concern is surviving one of these attacks, should it come to your town or mine. Terrorism isn’t going to go away anytime soon; in fact, I firmly believe we’re going to see it increase. While there hasn’t been much going on here at home, with the number of terrorists that Obama is letting in the country, it’s just a matter of time.

So, how can you avoid becoming a statistic? The first thing is to avoid high potential target areas. Terrorists, just like the demented fools who do school shootings, look for places where they can make the most impact. That’s usually measured in body count. They don’t go for some quiet neighborhood, they look for someplace where there are a lot of people. Shopping malls, sports stadiums, theatres, concert halls, public demonstrations and even churches are likely targets of their attack.

Granted, there are times when you have to be in one of those places. If that’s the case, then go prepared. You need to be prepared to defend yourself, but even more than that, you need to be keeping a constant eye out for anything that seems suspicious.

Being aware of what is going on around you is the biggest protection you can have against terrorism or any other man-made danger. Criminals will give away their intentions to those who are aware. They’ll either be paying too much attention to one person that they are targeting or they’ll be scanning the crowd, looking for potential targets. Either way, it’s a flag that the person needs to be examined more carefully.

Of course, your scanning the crowd, looking for those criminals is going to look suspicious too, so don’t be surprised if someone gets leery of you. That’s okay, you’re not trying to make friends, you’re trying to protect yourself and your family.

As much as it sounds politically incorrect, you should be paying special attention to those who fit the racial profile of being potential trouble makers or terrorists, as well as people who are carrying bags that could hold explosives or weapons. Who are these potential people? Mostly young men, whether young black men who are dressed like they just came from the ‘hood, Middle-eastern young men who could be Muslims, or Muslim women dressed in traditional garb. They could hide anything under there.

You don’t want to assume that these people are criminals or terrorists, just because of the way they look, but you do want to examine them closely, to see if they are doing anything that could be suspicious. If they are fine, go on to others, but if not, keep an eye on their actions.

The other thing you want to do is always be armed. If you don’t have your concealed carry permit, this is a good time to get it. You can’t defend yourself against a terrorist with a shopping bag full of Christmas gifts, you need something a bit more powerful. Even then, you’re going to be at a disadvantage, as terrorists tend to arm themselves with the AK-47 and all you’re going to have is a pistol. Still, that gives you a huge advantage over the citizens of Paris.

To reduce your disadvantage, make sure you have the largest caliber pistol you can shoot comfortably and accurately, carry a couple of extra magazines and practice, practice, practice. You can’t practice too much. Terrorists, unlike common criminals, are trained in the use of their guns. So you can’t count on them missing as often as they do in the movies.

Besides basic target practice, you need some tactical training too. Those terrorists aren’t going to stand still like a black spot on a white sheet of paper; they’re going to be moving, taking advantage of cover and maybe even hiding amongst a group of innocent victims. So, you need to be accustomed to shooting under those conditions.

Most shooting ranges offer some tactical shooting events, which are a great way of getting some experience in tactical shooting. In such events, you’ll have to take on a number of different targets, at different ranges and angles, some of which might be moving. You might have to move while shooting or between shots, take advantage of available cover and perhaps even shoot in low light. All in all, it’s great training.

So, get out there are get yourself trained, and don’t allow yourself or your family to be nothing more than a victim. Be ready to send any terrorist to see their 72 virgins; they might even thank you for it.

In the mean time, keep your powder dry and your survival gear close at hand.


Dr. Rich

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