This scares me. Seriously. I can handle armed robbers, but to me being tied up is a bright line of action. How about you?
Original video with details: http://get-asp.com/m0xs
How do I protect myself from armed robbers?
1. Keep your firearm on your person! Plenty of people keep a firearm stationed near them under the counter or on a desk, but in the moment of need you can’t ever be sure that you can get to it if it’s not on your person. If you go read the news link, the armed robbers stole a firearm from the gym in the robbery, which means they HAD a gun in the place to protect themselves. But that does them NO good if they don’t have it in the moment of need.
2. In the moment armed robbers attack you, you must look for your opportunity to protect yourself. It is strongly possible that the moment of the attack is not that moment. You want to wait for the time that the armed robber is not focusing on you to act with decisiveness to protect yourself. When the man with the gun put it away, these armed robbers weren’t in any position to act with deadly force and that was the chance to defend.
3. You must establish some “bright lines” of when you’ll fight for your life, no matter the odds. Sometimes it might be best to give in, but there are some situations that are so dire that any odds are better than none. For me, being tied up is one of those bright lines. The second is being taken to a second location. In those situations I will fight to the death right where I am. You must establish your own “bright lines” of defense that you know it’s time to go right now.
4. You must accept that danger exists and that it can happen to you. This is the foundational core of spiritual fitness and the first step in taking proactive steps to protect yourself and your loved ones. If you live in a fantasyland that nothing bad can happen because nothing bad has happened in the past, you’re setting yourself up for a terrible letdown. These ladies didn’t act like they knew danger could come their way, in my opinion. Most people don’t think it can, in reality.
5. We must never settle for being able to protect ourselves against a lone attacker because of how common multiple attacker engagements are. Rats travel in packs, so we must always be prepared to face multiple attackers! Armed robbers often work together, and it’s often enough that we must expect it.
Attitude. Skills. Plan.
(music in the intro and outro courtesy of http://www.bensound.com)