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  1. freyasman

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    https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/how-to-barricade-a-door/
    From the link;
    "How to Barricade a Door




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    In an active shooter situation, your first priority is to run.

    If you can’t do that, the next best option is to hide, and to hide in a room with a locking door. Attackers are looking for easy targets, and will often bypass a locked door without trying to breach it.

    If the door of the room you’re in doesn’t lock, then you’ll want to barricade the door (and you should do this even if the door does lock, simply to create extra protection). When barricading yourself in a room, you want to create what security professionals call “layers of protection,” so that if an attacker breaches one obstacle, he’s faced with another.

    The first step in creating security is simple situational awareness and reconnaissance. Whenever you enter a room, you should know where the exit points are, and whether the door(s) swing outwards or inwards, as this orientation will dictate what measures you use to secure it.

    If the door opens outward (towards the shooter), there are various methods you can use to jerry-rig it closed. If it opens inward (towards the room you’re in), you can wedge something in the door to keep it shut. In either case, it’s advisable to stack furniture against the door to create an additional layer of security: the shooter, who again is looking for easy targets, may choose to move on rather than wade into the barricade; even if he does attempt to breach it, the obstacle will give you time to launch a counterattack against him. If you have “ownership” of the room (e.g., you’re a teacher and it’s your classroom), consider positioning the room’s furniture near the door normally, so that you can quickly move it against the door in an emergency. Once it’s barricaded, you want to get away from the door as quickly as possible, in case it is physically breached or shot through. After you’ve secured the door, position yourself away from it and against a wall.

    While it’s unlikely you’ll ever need to employ these tactics, people really have done so in real-life active shooter situations, even googling “how to secure a door” in the midst of the crisis. Rather than be fumbling with your phone in the heat of the moment, study the tips above, and you’ll be ready to employ them in an emergency."
     
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    http://www.captainsjournal.com/2018/07/30/xin-loi-and-training/
    From the link;
    "Xin Loi and training
    BY WISCODAVE
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    A week or so ago Herschel contacted me and said he was going on a trip and asked if I would “like to guest post for him that week” or something like that. I replied that I was both humbled and honored by his request and said yes.

    I then told him I have no idea how to do any of this. That didn’t seem a deterrent. We figured it out.

    I still don’t know what I’m doing…

    Well, a quiet recitation of A. Shepard’s Prayer and here we go.

    Ruby Ridge, then Waco.

    All we get is Xin Loi.

    Countless no-knock SWAT raids with innocents and dogs injured and killed.

    All we get is Xin Loi.

    People shot dead in the doorway of their home, because…

    All we get is Xin Loi.

    LaVoy Finicum.

    All we get is Xin Loi.

    FBICIANSA shredding the Constitution they took an oath to.

    All we get is Xin Loi.

    Politicians raping this country, both figuratively and literally.

    All we get is Xin Loi.

    When is our Xin Loi moment?

    There are a plethora of trainers out there ready, willing and able to pass on valuable skills that will greatly increase your chances of survival (or at least make a decent accounting) in the struggles that seem to be on the horizon.

    Martial skills.

    Medical skills.

    Communication skills.

    Local communities can even offer an education in growing and preserving food.

    There is a wealth of knowledge out there. Knowledge to be gained in any price range. For any skill level.

    You just have to look around. Urban, suburban or rural. It’s there.

    The only thing I haven’t found is a course that tells you when to get out/bunker in. Or, more importantly, when to shoot.

    Even Selco will tell you that he doesn’t have the answer to that. Sure, there are signs. Easily visible in hindsight.

    But hindsight only helps the living.

    In my “youth” I knew a man, a Korean War vet. A big man. Beyond good with a rifle, knife or tomahawk.

    He would always say that he would make the first move. We were just to watch. We wouldn’t know when to shoot. He would. By the time we figured it out it would be over.

    The Time to Shoot had passed and the Time of Shooting had started.

    He’s long dead now. The ferryman has his payment.

    I wish I could ask him about the time to shoot. Maybe, just maybe I could learn something."
     
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    https://katu.com/news/offbeat/victim-describes-chaotic-scene-after-firework-attack-at-asheville-bar
    From the link;
    "ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Asheville police are searching for the people who shot a firework onto a patio full of people at a popular downtown bar.

    It happened just before 1:30 a.m. at the Rankin Vault Cocktail Lounge.





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    "We were all in shock,” said Shana Loconsole, who was at an Asheville bar when someone shot a firework onto a patio full of people. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)


    "We were all in shock,” said Shana Loconsole, who was at bar when the incident happened.

    Loconsole said just minutes before everything happened, she stepped out onto the patio to smoke a cigarette.

    “Then the firework, or the mortar, came out the window," Loconsole said.

    It exploded just feet from customers and sent sparks flying everywhere.

    "Throwing it at somebody, or at a building, there are so many consequences to that, from catching curtains on fire to literally burning somebody," Asheville Fire Department public information officer Kelley Klope said.

    Despite the size and proximity of the firework, only one person was hurt. She was immediately helped by other customers and staff.

    "All the focus was on that woman who was gushing blood," Loconsole said.

    An image Loconsole said she can't get out of her head.

    "I mean, I’m still really shook up,” Loconsole said. “It took me a whole day to kind of recover. [Wednesday], I spent the whole day thinking about that woman."

    And also thinking about how lucky she was.

    “Sometimes, that porch is packed with tons of people, way more people,” Loconsole said. “So, it could have been a lot worse."


    Sitting outside on the patio means you're going to be more exposed to passerby, some of whom may have bad intent. You need to act accordingly, and pay attention.
    (And is this woman a sissygirl, or what? She didn't even get a scratch and she's shook up for a whole day?:rolleyes:)
     
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    http://www.sensibleselfdefenseblog.com/2018/08/thugs-with-pepper-spray-growing.html
    From the link;
    "Thugs with Pepper Spray--A Growing Carjacking Tactic?


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    16 June 2018: Prosecutors have charged Curtis Alford and Jana Stowers with 10 felonies after Alford used pepper spray on two women to steal a pickup truck in downtown St. Louis. Witnesses said that Alford then intentionally struck two people as he sped away, one of whom has died. Police said Alford and Stowers admitted to planning a robbery in order to steal the truck.

    Some research on the incident above and similar incidents shows that using pepper spray is perhaps becoming a favorite technique for would-be carjackers. The tactic typically involves approaching a victim in a parking lot and asking for money or directions to distract the victim as the carjacker gets closer and to then pepper spray the victim, grab the keys (if the victim is not in the car), or to yank the victim out of the car and drive away.

    One of my students forwarded me a summary of a recent incident in San Antonio, Tx. That seems to fit this model. A gentleman and his daughter were waiting in a Wal-Mart parking lot at approximately 7:30 pm when a late model white SUV parked in the row across from the gentleman. Even though it was a typical sweltering early evening in San Antonio, the SUV had all the windows opened and at least 3 adult males inside. After about 10 minutes, one of the individuals from the SUV exited the rear door and walk over to the gentleman’s vehicle.

    The gentleman waived him off immediately but the SUV occupant started knocking on the driver side window. The gentleman stated that he wasn’t going to open the door; however, the SUV occupant continued knocking and asked the gentleman to “just crack open your window.” Once the SUV occupant realized that the gentleman wasn’t going to open the window, he asked for directions, and then returned to the SUV. The driver of the SUV then quickly exited the parking lot. Once the SUV departed, the gentleman’s daughter in the back seat behind him said “daddy, he was trying to open my door when he was knocking.”

    It’s impossible to say what the SUV occupant intended; however, someone legitimately seeking directions is not going to try and open your car door. The gentleman in this instance did the correct thing because he had the doors locked and did not open his window.

    This was not the case with a woman who was sitting in her car with the door open on 6 February 2018 in Gainesville, Fl. Naytrellis Enoch came up to the victim, pepper sprayed her in the face, and then grabbed her by the ankles and tried to pull her out of the car. When he could not get her out of the car, Enoch tried to take the keys from the ignition and steal the woman's cellphone, which she was holding—he failed at both attempts and then ran away. Police caught him a short time later.

    So how do you prevent these attempts? You are extremely vulnerable sitting in a stationary vehicle with the motor off and windows down. People can approach in the vehicle’s blind spots and be on you before you can react. If you must wait in a car, do so with the car backed into the parking spot, engine running, and windows up. I know this “wastes” gas; however, it is certainly better than choking with a face full of pepper spray while a thug drives away in your car with your kid in the back seat.

    Another is simple awareness. Avoid task fixation in public. Don’t allow yourself to become so focused on the task you are performing that you exclude everything else happening around you. Cell phone conversations come to mind; however, head down hunting for your keys in a purse, talking to someone with you, etc. The earlier you notice a potential problem, the more time you have to develop a solution.

    A would-be carjacker will approach you under the guise of normalcy, i.e., needing information, some small item, or in a recent case in Georgia asking for money. While the carjacker is talking, he getting in position to attack, evaluating your awareness about what he is doing, and estimating your commitment to defending yourself. Do not let unknown persons approach you without a clearly legitimate reason to do so (e.g. someone passing you in a parking lot who is obviously going to their car).

    You should always be careful when an unknown person approaches you and asks for something. This may be a distraction. Your answer should always be "no" and insist that he keep his distance. If an unknown person approaches, ask politely but firmly for them to stop. A phrase such as “Hey sir, please hold right there for a minute” allows them to comply with your request and you have not been rude. If they stop, you can ask them what they want.

    If they don’t stop and keep approaching, then you can increase the severity of your request to that of a command and insist that they stop. DON’T COME ANY CLOSER! If they continue to come toward you, then you must act to maintain the distance. Moving laterally, putting barriers between you and the individual, and ideally moving toward other people.

    Even bad guys using firearms generally want to be as furtive as possible because they don’t want to get caught. Someone following you around the parking lot pointing a gun at you is going to be much more obvious to any passer-by or police officer cruising the area.

    This applies to someone approaching while you are getting into your car. If you are already partially in the vehicle, get in an lock the doors—even if you must leave a bag or other item outside the car. If you are not in the car, don’t stand there and watch him approach, control the distance by moving away from him (see above).

    Carjackers frequently work with partners. A vehicle driving up and stopping in front of you is an immediate cause for alarm. This is especially true, if a car stops in front of you and someone jumps out as you are getting into your car. They guy jumping out may intend to carjack you while the other speeds away.

    If you are already in your car when someone approaches, stop what you are doing and start the car if it not already running. You might also want to put the car in gear. If it turns out that something is amiss, you can drive out of danger. If the person tells you something is wrong with your car do not get out and look. Thank them, tell them you will look into it, and drive away.

    As in the San Antonio incident above, be especially aware of someone who has approached and is grabbing your car door handle. Actions such as knocking at your window are often used as a cover for this. If you see a criminal trying to work your door handle, immediately put your car in gear and drive away. Remember, there is no legitimate reason for a stranger to do this.

    If you are with your family or children, you must discuss and rehearse a plan of action before you face the situation. Think through the potential scenarios you might face given your particular circumstances, then plan, and rehearse accordingly.

    Why go to all this trouble? The reason is simple, there are thousands of people around who are likely to be easier and safer targets. When you make it hard for the criminal to victimize you, he is more likely to go find less aware victims elsewhere."
     
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    Pay attention to your co-workers..... just because they're not pissed at you, doesn't mean you won't get caught up in their shit and catch a bullet.
    https://www.click2houston.com/news/...n-missouri-city-warehouse-shooting-identified
    From the link;
    Suspect posted Facebook video before deadly warehouse shooting
    Shooter, victims in deadly Missouri City warehouse shooting identified
    By Aaron Barker - Senior Web Editor, Ryan Korsgard - Reporter, Cathy Hernandez - Reporter
    Posted: 5:19 AM, August 20, 2018Updated: 5:24 AM, August 21, 2018

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      Missouri City police said that a woman, identified as Kristine Peralez, who worked at the warehouse, opened fire inside and shot two of her fellow employees. One of those people, who police identified as Francisco Reyes, the overnight manager at the warehouse, died at the scene. The other, who police identified as Fedencio Janas, was taken to a hospital to be treated for a gunshot wound to his leg.

      Police said that when officers arrived at the scene, the shooter was in the parking lot. There was an exchange of gunfire, but it is unclear if she died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound or by gunfire from officers, police said.

      Peralez posted a video to Facebook Live right before the shooting where she appeared to apologize.

      "This is your fault. I'm sorry. For everything. I didn't want it to end like this," Peralez said in the video.

      She also said she had been pushed too hard for too long. Peralez's father-in-law, Tido Peralez, confirmed the person in the video was Peralez. She also said in the video, "Tell my grandmother I love her. And I'm not crazy."

      VIDEO: Facebook Live suspect reportedly posted before shooting



      In a message posted to Facebook not long before the shooting, Peralez said her life was threatened 12 years ago. She said she was left with two options.

      Police said there were about 20 people working in the warehouse at the time of the shooting.

      "In fact, quite a few of the employees spoke with the shooter quite a bit during the day, today," said Missouri City police Chief Mike Berezin.

      It was not immediately clear what led to the shooting, but Berezin said Peralez may have posted her motive on social media before her rampage.

      "I don’t know what triggered it to happen," Tido Peralez said. "What I’m afraid of is -- the things that happened to their families -- these people’s families. They’re just as devastated as I am. Of course, they’re even more devastated because their loved ones is gone."

      READ: Preventing workplace violence -- How to keep employees safe

      "I think (the post) may have spelled that out for us all, but until we have an opportunity to review that -- it's too early in the investigation," Berezin said.

      A spokesman for the company called the shooting a "tragic situation," and said company leaders have been in contact with their employees.

      VIDEO: Missouri City police provide update about shooting



     
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    https://www.click2houston.com/news/violent-robbery-leaves-sw-houston-family-on-edge

    Alright, alright, alright.... Lot's of good info in this one. Go to the link above and watch the video and read the story; guy was waiting in ambush, guy was masked in anticipation of surveillance cameras, guy had zip-ties with him and used them to restrain victim while beating her to gain submission. And the guy used threats against helpless loved ones to ensure compliance.
    Pay attention to these details folks, they're important; victim was attacked right as she was entering her residence.... how many times have I said that entering or leaving is when you're most vulnerable? Don't relax just because you're in your driveway and finally home after a long day, that's when the guy waiting for you will hit you, or when the juggers who followed you home are going to come at you.
    Use of restraints; either go all out, right then and there, to keep them from putting them on you, or have a plan and the capabilities to escape from them, whether it's zip-ties, tape, or cuffs. (BTW, it's harder to escape from them than you think, it usually requires tools, and if they're standing over you watching you, it's just not going to happen.) Don't let anyone put restraints on you during a crime, it's better to die fighting than be raped and tortured first, then murdered anyway.
    And threats against your loved ones.... anyone or anything you care about can be used to threaten you; prepare your mind accordingly. If you lose your shit and can't function because you're scared of what will happen to someone you care about, you are probably not going to be able to improvise a plan on the fly, prepare, and then execute that plan to prevail over or escape from your attackers. I'm not saying don't care about your people, I'm saying care about them enough to put your feelings aside and coldly do what's necessary.
     
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    https://abc13.com/unsuspecting-houston-residents-robbed-by-fake-comcast-workers/4217570/
    From the link;
    "Unsuspecting Houston residents robbed by fake Comcast workers
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    These fake workers are getting inside people's homes and stealing from them, right under their noses.



    Updated 22 mins ago
    HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) --
    Residents of the Houston area need to be aware of a top scam that could be opening the door to thieves in your own home.

    Crooks are showing up at people's doors, pretending to work for certain companies, but they're fake.

    The Better Business Bureau says they are getting between five and as many as 15 complaints a day.

    "They may even have on a uniform when they come to your door," says the BBB's Leah Napoliello.

    A 91-year-old Friendswood woman learned this the hard way last week, when police said a man showed up at her home claiming he was a Comcast worker.

    He convinced the woman to come to the backyard so he could show her the problem that needed to be fixed.

    What the elderly victim didn't know was that thief was distracting her from a second thief, who was rummaging through her home, stealing cash and jewelry.

    Comcast issued the following statement to ABC13: "Our employees adhere to strict company policies. Whenever visiting a residence, an employee can be easily identified by a company uniform along with a visible photo I.D., and immediately identify themselves as a representative of the company. At Comcast, the safety and security of our customers and the general public is a top priority."

    The BBB says if you haven't requested a worker to come to your home, do not let any worker come into your home.

    "You don't want to let anyone in your home if you don't know that they're supposed to be there and they just appear out of nowhere," Napoliello says. "And you should at that point immediately call the company and verify is this your guy. Definitely call the company and speak with them and see if that is a representative of the company or not."

    Also, don't be afraid to ask for identification, Napoliello said.

    If you have elderly family members, you are urged to share this information with them, because often target older residents."


    I have had multiple members of my family give me a hard time for getting aggressive with people who approach either my, or if I am there, their homes.... I respond by showing them stories such as this one. A guy looking for someone to steal from usually avoids the house where the big guy is giving him a mean, suspicious look while holding a hand at his belt line under his shirt where a gun would be. They also don't like it when you photograph them.
     
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    Listen to the guys who have been there...
    https://www.theorganicprepper.com/s...-the-fluidity-of-the-situation-when-the-shtf/
    From the link;
    "SELCO: No List of Supplies to Hoard Can Prepare You for the Fluidity of the Situation When the SHTF

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    Sometimes, real survival/prepping can be nicely organized and presented in a form of lists and tasks that you check off on your way of prepping. But no list of supplies to hoard can prepare you for the fluidity of the situation when the SHTF actually happens.

    You can easily get done some preps in terms of what stuff you need and how much of it, what is really important and what not. A lot of that knowledge is available online and some people did a very good job putting that information together.

    For example, you can find info what kind water filter is best for the time when clean water is not available, you can find reviews of that filter online, you can buy the item, and you are prepared.

    Same with weapons, ammo, clothes…or whatever.

    Same with the amount of the things that you need, there are simple tools for calculating how much of what items you need for how much persons for how long.

    Information is available, you just need to research it and buy it.

    But prepping in its essence should not be the simple hoarding of items. It should not be because it might easily lead you into paranoia, and another important reason is that most of us do not have means to store everything that we might need for a longer period of time.

    You have to expect the fluidity of the situation

    Very often you can miss the whole point if you do not count on something that I call “the fluidity of the situation”.

    SHTF has at its core that “fluidity of the situation” and it can crush all your preparing or at least shock you if you do not count on it in your preps.

    That fluidity means that the situation and value and importance of all your preps, solutions and plans might change all the time, and many times during the SHTF.

    It sounds bit vague but it is actually simple, and it is best to describe it is with real-life examples, particularly the example of food.

    The value and importance of food changed based on a few subjects: personal needs, regional circumstances, psychological needs.

    Personal needs

    It is very simple – do not store food that you do not like to eat.

    You might think” oh but I might use it for trade” but there is not too much sense in that, because you might get into a situation that you’ll have to eat it.

    With all of the problems that SHTF will bring, you do not need food that will depress you even more or that makes you even more miserable.

    Chances are high that eventually if the situation is really prolonged you’ll end up eating stuff that you do not like. It does not have to be food that you actually bought and stored.

    Check your needs, allergies, medical conditions, and what kind of food makes sense for you or members of your family.

    Regional circumstances

    Depending on your surroundings, it makes sense to store some foods more than others.

    It may be different in different parts of the worlds, but look around you and check what food will be available more than others once when SHTF.

    Are you living in an urban area or in rural settings? Do you live close to some major food sources of any kind?

    I’ll use a personal example here for a very usual item – salt.

    In my case during the whole period of SHTF, salt was available more or less all the time. You could go out and find salt through the process of trade and it was not expensive.

    Or to be more precise, the trade value of salt went up 2-3 times maybe while the trade value of some other food items went up 10-15 times.

    In that same period of time, in a region maybe 300 km away, salt was so rare that some people had medical problems because of the lack of it. In that region, people would take very dangerous trips through the enemy teritory over the mountains just to get some salt from another city.

    It was rare.

    Now I am not even sure why it was like that, probably the level of salt in some warehouses was much higher in my case when SHTF, or something else. I do not know.

    But it is important to understand how different it was from region to region.

    So it makes sense to figure that salt will be available easily if you live close to the sea for example. In that case, you do not need to have a huge stockpile of salt. You need other things.

    Psychological needs

    The psychological need for food items is a bit weird and hard to explain, and of course, it might be different for each one of us, but I’ll use examples again.

    Once during the war and hunger, I stumbled upon a lot of small packages of sweet cocoa-milk cream spreads in some abandoned house.

    I cannot properly explain here what that meant for me. I ate that until I got sick and it was not about being hungry. It was about having something that reminded me of peacetime and normal life, maybe even childhood. Who knows?

    I ate that spread. I was dirty, hungry, scared… there was carnage around me and the city was burning in hundreds of fires, but I think I felt like I was normal again and everything else was normal around me just for that moment.

    I knew a man who was crawling for an hour slowly, over the open area with few burned cars as a cover, over the area where snipers killed many folks, he was literally crawling over the dead bodies only to check if there maybe any lollipops in the small burned shop remains.

    He was a big tough guy, and all that did not make sense maybe, but at the same time it made perfect sense.

    He psychologically needed lollipops. Probably it reminded him of normalcy or school, or his mother maybe… who knows.

    Anyway, the point is to know what items work for you and to store them. And of course, you can go one step further and check what items comfort people around you in hard times and have that too, for trade.

    Other preps

    I used food items above only as examples. Your other preps should follow similar steps and philosophy.

    Another example that I always mention is the example of a simple cheap lighter.

    It was really interesting how valuable that cheap lighter became when after a couple of months, people needed it very hard badly for fire starting and there were no stores to buy it.

    Not to mention that it was a great item for store and trade since it is cheap to get today and easy to carry when SHTF.

    Items that you store may have other value when the SHTF simply because again, you can’t predict the fluidity of the situation. No list of things to hoard can predict that."
     
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    https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-shootings-20181201-story.html
    From the link;
    "Harford County woman fatally stabbed in Baltimore after rolling down car window to give a woman money
    Talia RichmanContact ReporterThe Baltimore Sun
    A 54-year-old Harford County woman died early Saturday morning after being stabbed in the chest, according to Baltimore police.

    Police say Jacquelyn Smith and her family were driving through the 1000 block of Valley St. in the Johnston Square neighborhood at 12:27 a.m. when they saw a young woman carrying what appeared to be a baby and holding a cardboard sign that said “Please Help me feed my Baby.” Smith, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, rolled down the window to give her money.

    Baltimore police still searching for man who fatally stabbed Aberdeen woman who rolled down car window »

    A man then approached the car to thank the family — before he reached into the car and tried to grab the woman’s wallet. After a struggle, police said, the man took out a knife and stabbed Smith.

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    Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (410) 396-2100."

    Don't feed the animals people.:cool:
     
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    H/t to @Dawg for the link
    https://www.ammoland.com/2018/02/political-agendas/#axzz5ZVviOJUU
    From the link;


    "Warning Gun Owners, Regarding Political Agendas & Democratic Dominated Police States
    Ammoland Inc. Posted on February 8, 2018 by John Farnam


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    In late January, a Colorado teacher, while traveling in NY, was arrested by local authorities at the Airport in Albany, NY (ALB) as she declared her legally-owned and correctly packaged-for-travel pistol.
    Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- In late January, a Colorado teacher, while traveling in NY, was arrested by local authorities at the Airport in Albany, NY (ALB) as she declared her legally-owned and correctly packaged-for-travel pistol (in checked baggage) to SW Airlines for her trip home.

    TSA enforces federal law, so they don’t care. But local authorities, enforcing state law (or at least their interpretation of it), made the arrest, after SW Airlines turned her in.

    This is just the latest in a endless series of arrests by state authorities in NY, NJ, MD, CA, et al of hapless out-of-state gun-owners who made the mistake of trying to fly out of ALB, JFK, LGA, EWR, et al, or who voluntarily “reported” their guns to local police, naively thinking they were thus in compliance with local laws.

    Even people in possession of empty magazines have been arrested!

    In response, many writers have emphasized that, when traveling certain places, you must “know the law.”

    Unfortunately, that provides scant protection.

    As I’ve said before, “knowing the law” is probably impossible, because in reading the law, regulation, guideline, or rule, you will still not know how, where, by whom, or even if, “the law” is enforced.

    What you really need to do is “know the agenda!”
    Here it is.

    In any state dominated by Democrats (like NY), gun-owners, local and out-of-state, will be mercilessly harassed, even thrown in jail, at every opportunity, and based on the most feeble of excuses. Cynical Democrats calculate that gun-owners don’t vote for them anyway, so they have nothing to lose in singling us out for punishment. That is their long-standing “agenda.”

    Seeing innocent people rotting in jail doesn’t concern them, any more than it concerns Madura, down in Venezuela.

    My advice is to stay out of NY and other states mentioned.

    When you do travel out-of-state:

    • (1) Maintain a low profile
    • (2) Don’t talk about guns with anyone
    • (3) Don’t “volunteer” information about yourself, nor your business
    • (4) Don’t answer questions that weren’t asked
    • (5) Don’t approach police and ask about local gun laws
    • (6) Don’t fly-out of airports mentioned above
    • (7) Don’t enter any building, nor “attraction,” where they are “wanding” entrants
    • (8) Keep anything that could be identified as a “weapon” discreetly out of sight, out of conversation
    • (9) Stay away from crowds, particularly events with political overtones
    • (10) Don’t be “out” late at night. Conduct business during daylight hours
    Remember, leftist politicians, including most Democrats, want all Americans forcibly disarmed.

    When they get in positions of political power, they predictably use persecution and harassment to enforce that agenda, regardless of what “the law” supposedly says.

    Don’t expect protection from our courts, nor our Constitution. Where Democrats rule (and they mean to rule), the fix is in.

    /John"
     
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    https://www.growingupguns.com/2018/12/07/brazil-bar-gun-grapple-analysis/
    From the link;
    "EXPERIENCE IN VIOLENCE
    It is apparent to observers that BlueShirt is experienced in violence. From his immediate forward drive when he sees the gun, to this ruthless face shooting, to his calm demeanor immediately following. He has done this before."

    One of these guys had a gun (and I read elsewhere that he was a corporal in the Brazilian Army).... and the other man was simply dangerous.
     
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    Blue shirt is a killer. Red was an idiot.

    Crazy video either way....
     
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    Like I keep trying to tell folks; "People are dangerous, guns are just objects."
     
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    https://thestreetstandards.wordpres...acticing-shooting/comment-page-1/#comment-687
    From the link;
    "Stop practicing shooting!
    December 12, 2018 ralphmroz


    I’ve often written that instead of buying a new gun you should spend the money on few cases of ammo and practice. But let me go one further and suggest that you not spend any money at all on more guns or ammo; put the money instead in your retirement account and focus on what I suggest below, because you are much more likely to want more money in retirement than you are to need a slight incremental improvement in your shooting. Plus what I suggest working on will actually dramatically improve your chances of surviving the bad thing.

    This of course assumes that you can already shoot reasonably well. And by “reasonably well” I don’t mean being able to put a full magazine into a half-dollar at ten yards at .20 splits. I mean reasonably well.

    This post was inspired by this very sad article. Give it a quick scan. Basically, a 73 year old Vietnam vet who appropriately shot a very bad man who had broken into his home and was trying to drown his grandson was himself shot by responding police who mistook him for the BG when he didn’t drop his gun when ordered to do so. This is not a tragedy – not in the classical literary meaning of the word – it is the opposite of that. But it is very, very sad.

    In discussing this story with Marcus Wynne* he said (among other things): Some of my previous students in South Africa observed that American tactical training is for the most part not taken seriously in South Africa because we [Americans] focus too much on one tiny piece of the total problem. I should note here that they have real crime in SA: real, violent, regular crime.

    So, instead of doing the easy thing and buying another gun, or doing the fun thing and blasting away to shave a tenth off your splits, lets see what falls out from considering the (chronological) elements involved in surviving a violent attack:

    1. You have to be focused enough to avoid potentially bad places, events, etc.
    2. You have to have a gun with you.
    3. You have to be aware enough of your surroundings to notice that something isn’t right.
    4. You have to assess what’s not right to determine if it’s a threat.
    5. You have to – in real time – decide if it’s a deadly force threat.
    6. You have to act on the threat. Most people freeze or don’t believe what’s actually happening. You have to employ appropriate tactics such as moving, sheltering a loved one, etc. Of course you have to be aware of your environment to make the best choice here (see 1. above).
    7. You have to give appropriate instructions to anyone with you.
    8. You have to access your weapon in time.
    9. You have to employ effective challenging techniques, if appropriate.
    10. You have to track the BG’s movements in real time – we’re talking fractions of a second here – to understand what he’s really doing at that exact fraction of a second.
    11. You have to track what’s behind the BG so you don’t potentially hit an innocent.
    12. You have to be aware of anyone else in the area with a gun who might mistake you for a BG with a gun.
    13. If you have to shoot, you have to hit the BG, preferably COM.
    14. You have to track the just-shot BG to make sure his weapon is out of reach and prevent same weapon from falling into the hands of his buddies or a bystander.
    15. You have to communicate effectively with the now-shocked/hysterical bystanders to keep them safe, let them know what just happened, and make it clear that you – the guy that just shot someone – is in fact a good guy.
    16. You have to get yourself and loved ones to safety.
    17. You have to get your gun out of sight.
    18. You have to call 911 while making it clear that you are the good guy. Included in that call, among other things, has to be a description of you so that responding cops know who you are. You want to do this yourself for what I hope are obvious reasons. Also of course, you have to know everything else to say and what to include in this critical call.
    19. You have to initiate first aid to any innocent injured.
    20. You have to make sure you’re not shot by responding police.
    21. You have to know how to interact with responding police: how to act, what to say, what not to say, etc.
    22. You have to call your lawyer. Do you know who’ll you’ll call? Bail will come later.
    23. You have to call your spouse, partner, parents, whomever, if they aren’t with you to let them know you’re OK and won’t be home for dinner. Or maybe for a few days. And to let them know that the press will soon be pounding on their door. And how to handle that, if you haven’t already discussed it.
    24. You have to call some trusted, competent third party to go and be with your spouse, partner, whomever to help them through this stressful time and to deal with the jackals in the press.
    25. You have to be able to articulate a clear self-defense case to your attorney. This assumes that you know what those elements are, and what things (witnesses, etc.) need to be tracked down pronto because they will disappear in short order.
    I’ve probably missed a few things, but 25 is enough. Of course at this point the fun’s just beginning; you still have an investigation, court appearances, and possibly a trial to go through. As well as other things that are even less fun.

    And yet, almost all American training focuses only only on element 13. That is, one out of 25+ things you need to be competent at to truly survive a violent encounter. This out-of-whackedness has only gotten worse over the last 20 years. One of the pioneers of civilian deadly-force encounter training, Massad Ayoob, did (and still does) teach almost all of these elements in his flagship course. But almost no one else does, certainly not the plethora of young “trainers” these days with no real-world experience at all. They can shoot (in some cases), but they aren’t teaching you how to survive: they don’t know how to; they don’t even realize that they aren’t.

    Ditto most competitively-focused instructors. Whenever I point out the limitations of competitively-focused training, I invariably get someone whose only significant experience is in elements 8 and 13 lecturing me about how those elements are critically necessary. No shit. As much as I admire (indeed, covet) the skill of competitors, it’s not enough.

    So why do we (Americans) focus almost exclusively on just shooting? I submit it’s because, unlike our South African friends, the high level of safety in most of our country allows us to get away with it."


    Check out the comments below the article at the link for more good info.
     
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    It's funny. Once I went over to my in-laws property as he wanted to shoot. I had a model 29 with me. My father in law had a bench all lined up and everything set out. I shot once, hit my target exactly where I wanted and put my weapon away. He wondered why I did that and I told him I knew all I needed to know. lol

    (no joke)

    I stayed with him while he plinked away but for me, I was done. I should add the 29 was a bit of a beast to shoot anyway.
     
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    Yesterday, I saw a nice couple, in a nice vehicle (Lexus) give a panhandler at an intersection here an apple. I was right behind them at the light. I pulled up next to them at the next light, and advised them both not to do that shit anymore; it ain't safe, and more importantly, it's why we have so many panhandlers at every intersection around here.
    I doubt they will heed my advice.
     

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