Why do I need a firearm?

Why do I need a gun? That is a question I often get asked. The next statement they have generally varies, but is normally something like “The police will protect me” or “that would never happen to me.” These are all statements of people that can not see the reality of the world that surrounds us. I can understand not liking firearms, but refusing to learn how to properly handle one is complete denial.

FBI Crime Stats
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As shown in the image above there will be several crimes committed in the time it takes you to read this article. Do you want to be one of those victims sitting there waiting on law enforcement to respond to protect you? I have tried to research and find a law enforcement response time. I can not find any solid data. The small amounts I can find are saying 10+ minutes, but that is not official data.

As outlined in the Warren vs District of Columbia Supreme Court case. The police have no duty to protect you, sorry if I just debunked your method of personal protection. Now that we have eliminated the possibility that the police will protect you when your being attacked, raped, assulted, or killed. Who is going to protect you?

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This responsibility is going to fall on yourself. You and only you are going to have to step up and become your own personal body guard. You need proper training on how to handle self defense and personal protection situations. These situations can be handled in a verity of ways. You can verbally deescalate the situation. You can use less than lethal means to end an confrontation. You can use hand to hand combat skills to fend off an attacker. There are several methods you can use to defend yourself. I strongly advise you become proficient in all of those methods. What happens when you are both out numbered and out gunned? That is a time when you either give in and become a victim or you fight back and become a solution.

Crime is a very big thing in the U.S. According to the FBI crime statisticsfrom the year 2010. There were a total of 9,550,234 murder, rape, burglary, larceny, and motor vehicle theft victims in 2010. According to FBI statistics this rate is down slightly. From what I have seen on my local news the rate should be up drastically.

It is up to you to protect yourself and your family from violent crime. In order to properly protect yourself and your loved ones you need every tool available. You need to be able to fight off that attacker, but you also need to have the ability to fight back if he makes the decision to make a simple robbery become a murder. Don’t let yourself become a victim because you don’t own a firearm. Get a Glock and Get Trained.

Posted by  on May 9, 2012

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