I must say that I enjoy it when an armed robber gets what he has coming. Don’t you? Practicing Active Self Protection gives you the attitude, skills, and plan to deal with an armed robber like this if the situation ever comes your way!
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How do I protect myself from an armed robber?
- Transitional spaces are places where we MUST be more careful of potential attack. A transitional space is any location that (1) allows attackers to prey on potential victims with an element of surprise and (2) provides ready escape for the attackers. All convenience stores are transitional spaces by definition, and an armed robber will use these kinds of spaces to attack people. Be aware.
- In any territorial or predatorial violence, the attacker gets to set the time and circumstances of the attack. They will almost always launch that attack from ambush, or as we like to call it in Umas, from “obscurity.” Surviving that ambush is one of the most important keys to successfully defending yourself. The armed robber used the door to launch his attack from ambush, which is not uncommon at all. Don’t expect much notice of the attack!
- You must know the range of your force multiplier and the range of various force multipliers that might be used against you. Knives are short-range, fast moving force multipliers. Firearms are extremely long-range, fast moving force multipliers. Sticks are fast moving, medium-range force multipliers, unless it’s the long one used against the armed robber in which case it’s a medium moving, long-range force multiplier. If you know the speed and distance of the tools you have and the tools that can be used against you, you’re in a better spot!
- 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!
Attitude. Skills. Plan.
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