The New Reality by Ken Hackathorn

H/T WRSA

 

If you are a citizen who carries a Gun, Focus on Learning these 3 Things:

     1. Awareness

Get your nose out of your damn phone and BE PRESENT when you are out and about in public. If you can BE AWARE of a Threat before it becomes a PROBLEM you can AVOID IT.

     2. Avoidance

Once AWARE of the threat, BREAK CONTACT and Get the Hell out of Dodge!

     3. De-Escalation

If Avoidance fails, always seek to show you are NOT the agressor via Verbal or Physical De-Escalation. The Kyle Rittenhouse shooting is a great example whereby Kyle repeatedly tried to avoid being attacked but eventually could no longer do so and was put in a Kill or be Killed situation. Remember: The New REALITY is that you are ALWAYS being recorded in public!

 

There is no better example of WHITE MALES being demonized in the media when it comes to VALID Self-Defense Shooting’s than the case of Jake Gardner. 

Gardner did everything right in defending himself legally, but the media went after him because he shot a black man, and in THE NEW REALITY, blacks, regardless if they are POS Criminal thugs with arrest records thicker than the phone book (George Floyd, Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin) cannot be killed.

“The Best Gunfight is the one YOU ARE NOT IN!”

-Clint Smith

Drawing Your Pistol While Seatbelted in a Vehicle: Click It or Ticket?

Drawing Your Pistol While Seatbelted in a Vehicle: Click It or Ticket?

 

This goes back to my previous article about Vehicle Security

We spend a LOT OF TIME in our Vehicles, often times more than we think.

Therefore, drilling on self-defense scenarios while driving are extremely important.

From my experience, situations like this (while inside a vehicle) are extremely fluid and complex.

Before we even start thinking about drawing our weapon we need to consider if EGRESS is possible?

I have always said that the 2 ton vehicle you are driving TRUMPS the 29 oz handgun you are carrying!

Consider and Know the Legalities in your State. In Texas, The Castle Doctrine states my vehicle is part of my domicile.

As far as the actual handgun drill, it needs to be drilled on 80/20.

80% dry fire to 20% live fire. Why? Repeition in Presenting the Firearm is the crux of the drill.

Regardless of how you choose to approach it (seatbelt off before or after) DRILL on it the same way, EVERY TIME until it is Smooth and free of snags.

Stay Dangerous!

Self-Defense in the Soviet Union, Sound Familiar?

H/T Revolver News

 

From the Gulag Archipelago by Alexander Solzhenitsyn:

 

 

Know Your Weapons: History and Evolution of the Karambit

History and Evolution of the Karambit

 

Even though they look bad ass, I do not recommend the Karambit as a EDC.

It’s a Special Purpose Knife that requires some training to use Properly and Effectively.

 

Lessons Learned From the Rittenhouse Case

Lessons Learned From the Rittenhouse Case

 

I think the biggest takeaway from this case other than being prepared for the legal fallout of a self-defense case in the 21st century America can be summed up with two points.

  • AVOIDANCE

Avoid DANGEROUS Situations and STUPID People, and yes, this mean RIOTS.

Yes, I agree with the author that a 17-year old kid with an AR-15 does not need to be in the middle of a full blown riot, but in all fairness, does an ADULT ARMED CITIZEN need to be there either?

I mean unless it’s a situation where they are TRAPPED inside their vehicle or business and are in FEAR for their lives, but the fact of the matter is the law is not going to smile upon you grabbing up your rifle and going to defend your town from the lefty marxist/anarchist assholes trying to burn it down. I would agree it’s the noble and decent thing to do, and we all may find ourselves doing it pretty soon when the hammer eventually drops and the rule of law shits the bed, but right now in the present situation, legally it’s just not SMART!

  • DE-ESCALATION

I think anybody would agree that Rittenhouse tried several times to De-Escalate the situation, both VERBALLY and by RETREATING. From a legal standpoint this helped Kyle’s case IMMENSELY because it showed he was not the PRIMARY aggressor. Now I am not saying you should always by default seek to retreat from a situation before using FORCE or DEADLY FORCE to defend yourself, circumstances will dictate that, but in most cases including the often forgotten case of Jake Gardner, De-Escalation is the PRIMARY reason WHY DEADLY FORCE was JUSTIFIED. As with Rittenhouse, the aggressor was intent in their mission to harm Gardner, thus, he had no choice but to shoot him. The only difference was Gardner shot a black thug instead of three white ones like Rittenhouse and we all know what that means in Woke FUSA.

Train Often and Realistically, it’s the only way to stay Prepared!

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!